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How to Get off the Diet Roller Coaster

How to Get off the Diet Roller Coaster
January 28, 2021 03:46 PM

Eat less, exercise more. Is it really that easy? You may not be surprised to hear that losing excess weight and keeping it off goes way beyond such one-dimensional recommendations. In fact, the concept of calories in and calories out may be the biggest misunderstanding people have about weight. It turns out that weight gain and shedding extra pounds are not as black and white as many seem to think. Let’s look beyond fad diets at a functional approach to weight loss. We’ll explore some lesser...Read more

Cutting Through Brain Fog: How to Gain Clarity

Cutting Through Brain Fog: How to Gain Clarity
November 30, 2020 11:20 PM

Brain fog is one of the more common symptoms we see in practice, as well as being one of the most elusive and hard to pin down. A sudden onset of poor concentration, mental fatigue, inability to focus, confusion, and memory issues make even the simplest tasks seem overwhelming and can negatively affect all aspects of life. Let’s take a look at the various causes of brain fog, and what you can do to clear things up.   What Causes Brain Fog? It may surprise you to read that brain fog is a we...Read more

Stress and Anxiety Decoded: How to Cope This Fall

Stress and Anxiety Decoded: How to Cope This Fall
October 13, 2020 10:38 AM

The pandemic has brought us six solid months of stress, anxiety, and fear of the unknown. This Fall things are ramping up again, with increased COVID infection rates and back to school worries. Hundreds of studies have been published on the negative health effects of the pandemic worldwide, and what tops the list? Skyrocketing levels of stress and anxiety. Whether you’re stressed about contracting COVID-19 or dealing with the many “pivots” brought on by recurring lockdowns and decreased soci...Read more

Does Your Body Need Help to Detox?

Does Your Body Need Help to Detox?
October 13, 2020 10:30 AM

What does going on a ‘detox’ or ‘cleanse’ mean to you? Fasting? Following a boxed detox kit? Going on a lemon juice cleanse? Messaging from the growing detox industry implies that without such measures, detoxification won’t occur. The truth? Our bodies detox 365 days a year, sweeping our cells clean of toxins and removing them from our bodies. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore these detoxification pathways. Let’s look at why detoxification is so important to overall health, and what yo...Read more

Top Tips To Support Your Adrenals

Top Tips To Support Your Adrenals
June 08, 2020 11:04 PM

Carving out a home workspace, becoming a home-school teacher overnight -pandemic pivoting is tough. If you feel unsettled and exhausted, you’re not alone. But what if you were already feeling tired, stressed and overwhelmed before? Could your adrenal glands be part of the problem? While there is some debate about the term ‘adrenal fatigue’, we can all agree that stress levels are at an all-time high. People are burning out.  And the adrenal glands are major players in the stress response.  S...Read more

7 Ways To Avoid The “Quarantine Fifteen”

7 Ways To Avoid The “Quarantine Fifteen”
May 14, 2020 11:38 PM

Let’s start with the good news: If you’re self-isolating, you should have more time to devote to creating a healthy diet for yourself. At least, that’s the fantasy that many of us started out with a few weeks ago. However, terms like the “quarantine 15” and “isolation constipation” are starting to appear on social media.  It turns out that eating healthily and avoiding overindulging during a pandemic isn’t always easy, even if we have the best intentions.  How Emotions Affect Food Choices ...Read more

Meditation: Why It’s Vital Right Now

Meditation: Why It’s Vital Right Now
April 13, 2020 09:59 PM

Tense muscles. Obsessing about the news. Anxiety about the future. Difficulty sleeping. Do all of these sound familiar? You’re definitely not alone. There’s no doubt that we are living with a lot of uncertainty right now.  How can we cope?    Doing Nothing To Cope With Everything The answer might be as simple as doing…. nothing. Simply sitting still and mindfully clearing your thoughts through meditation has an astounding number of benefits that are vital right at this point in history.  ...Read more

What To Do During This Pandemic

What To Do During This Pandemic
March 15, 2020 09:46 PM

I know this is a time of great uncertainty. It’s easier said than done, but please don’t let fear take over. I find it helps not to watch the news too much. Facts about COVID-19: COVID-19 stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019 which is a new type of coronavirus never seen in humans before and originating from Wuhan China The virus spreads from person to person through infected respiratory droplets through coughing or sneezing within 6 feet of each other. Also, the virus can live on surfaces...Read more

What to do if you have a C-section

What to do if you have a C-section
February 13, 2020 02:07 PM

First of all, one of my biggest pet peeves is when women call a vaginal birth, a natural birth. It makes those that couldn't have a vaginal birth feel very un-natural. Let's be mindful of our verbiage.  As a lot of you know, there are a lot of health benefits for the baby when they are born vaginally. The vaginal flora will coat the baby and will help with the baby's digestive system by allowing good bacteria to grow and colonize. Also, the compression and spiral action through the birth can...Read more

Top 10 Tips for a Happier, Healthier 2020

Top 10 Tips for a Happier, Healthier 2020
January 27, 2020 01:11 PM

This year will be different. This year you will turn things around and realize your goals towards happiness and health. You’ve got this! How do I know? Because we’re going to work together on making sure you know exactly what to do in order to be your best self.   Here’s a quick list of simple, proven tips that can help. Of course, when you’re making changes like these, it’s important to start off with realistic expectations. Remember that new habits can take a while to “click.” (One study ...Read more