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How to set a goal that you can actually achieve

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions?  If you’ve ever set a goal in January, and then found yourself struggling to keep up by February… You need to read this blog!! A 2019 study by fitness company Strava found that most resolutions are abandoned by January 19.  Don’t let yours end up the same […]

Take Control of Your Inflammation

Have you heard that inflammation in the body can contribute to numerous health problems? Have you ever wondered how to know whether inflammation is an issue for you? This can be challenging to figure out because chronic, systemic inflammation is silent in the body. So, it’s important to understand some of the early, physical symptoms […]

Why You Should Eat Fermented Foods

There is growing interest in the idea that the bacteria in our digestive tract have a strong influence on our overall health. But what difference does it really make? How do we know if we are out of balance? And how do we incorporate these foods easily into our daily meals? We don’t often think […]

Is My Poop Normal?

Have you ever wondered if your poop is normal? Do you care? … You should! Your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health. For example, you may get constipation or diarrhea when you eat something that “doesn’t agree with you,” or when you’re super-nervous about something. Or, maybe you haven’t taken the time […]

What the Heck are Adaptogens?

Adaptogenic herbs are those that have constituents that help our bodies to adapt to stress. They do this by exerting a non-specific but normalizing effect on the body and have an anti-fatigue effect helping you to increase your mental work capacity. They also support the functioning of our thyroid and adrenal glands (where cortisol is produced) […]

Stress and My Adrenals: What Can I Do?

Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep? All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue (or “HPA Axis Dysregulation,”) is something you may have heard […]

Look Years Younger with Nutrition and Lifestyle

Do you ever feel like your skin is looking older than you are and want to know what you can do about it? Sure, we know that excess UV ray exposure causes skin aging. But did you know that your diet and lifestyle can cause accelerated skin aging as well? How Excess Sugar Damages Skin […]

Mental Strategies for Weight Loss

Do mental strategies really work for reducing weight? Science shows definite health benefits from mindfulness and meditation. And in this post, I will describe how you can use it to help manage your weight and cravings. “Meditation” is the practice of connecting the body and mind to become more self-aware and present. It’s often used to […]

4 Tips for Achieving Goals

Have you ever had the experience of setting a goal one year, only to find yourself setting the same goal a year later? Do you feel like you have trouble staying on track and end up giving up? This is a common problem, particularly with health goals (and weight loss in particular). If I had […]

Stress-Busting Tips That Work

Some days, stress can feel like it’s wreaking havoc on your health. I have written about the health implications of stress many times. I’ve discussed how they impact specific health symptoms, weight loss, and your adrenals. Many of us have heard that acute stress can be helpful in motivating us to action to get things done. And on […]

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