The Happiness Factor

I’ve been pondering a lot about what really makes me happy, fulfilled and contented in my life.  It’s been an eye-opening experience because I want to be happy all of the time yet I often catch myself feeling trapped doing things that don’t produce happiness.  Don’t get me wrong, I feel like I’m pretty happy…

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What is a Plantain?

Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are starchy, lower in sugar and must be cooked before serving as they are unsuitable raw. Plantains are used in many savory dishes somewhat like a potato would be used and are usually fried or baked.

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Everyone Needs a Coach

“Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.” – Bill Gates Even the best of the best in every field of endeavor are limited by their own visual blinders. In order to change ourselves we need to surround ourselves with support. We…

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Kaizen – Constant, Continuous Improvement

One of the most interesting things that happens as I coach and work with patients to help them achieve their health goals is that I often notice patterns of behavior between people who are not in any way connected to each other. I have always been fascinated by the fact that there are “trends” that…

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The Scoop on Nutrition Bars

Whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, a soccer mom or just like to stay active. Chances are you have probably packed a nutrition bar with you before, in fact manufactures are counting on it!

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The Importance of Healthy Relationships

Here’s a question for you. What are the most important lifestyle habits that create health?  If you are like 90% of the people I’ve asked that question to in the past, you probably answered “diet and exercise”. While it is great that most people at least know about the need for a nutritious diet and…

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Kids in the Kitchen

Peace of mind comes from knowing how to take care of yourself. If you know how to cook help teach those skills to others, especially children.

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3 Keys to Accomplishing Your Goals

According to most lists I’ve seen, about 5 of the top 10 resolutions set at the start of the new year revolve around health. Whether it is to lose weight, stress less, get in shape, quit drinking or smoking or just to enjoy life more. The saddest statistic I’ve seen this week is that less…

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The Best Diet for Your Weight Loss Goals: Part 3 Ketogenic Diet

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been focusing on a few different ways to approach our diets to foster weight loss. In my first post, I talked about making changes to the quality of our food and eliminating foods that are inflammatory and drive blood sugar out of control. Last week I discussed how we…

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The Best Diet for Your Weight Loss Goals – Part 2: Detoxification

Whenever I am working with a patient who is having a hard time getting off of a weight plateau I think of 4 main problems: Hormones Nutritional imbalances Gut dysfunction and Environmental toxins. Why are these 4 areas more important to look at than how much the person is eating or how long they are…

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