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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The Best Diet for Your Weight Loss Goals – Part 1: Paleo

We’ve all been told that the secret to losing weight isn’t really a secret at all…simply eat less and exercise more! Right? Well, it seems to me that if it was that simple we wouldn’t see the numbers on the scales going up every year. Turns out this little formula works for some but for…

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Creating Habits that Create Health

A new year has begun! It’s that time again when people everywhere set goals, make resolutions and are excited about the adventures that await them in the new year.

According to TIME magazine Eat Healthier and Get Fit are always on the top ten list of set and broken resolutions. Instead of setting such a broad goal that can seem overwhelming set smaller goals that will become habits that help create what you want in your life.

Just a couple of week ago I was talking with a client that needed to make some pretty big changes in her diet because of the state of her health. Sometimes when I work with clients that need to make drastic changes they are resistant and have many excuses and reasons why they can’t ma

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Dry Skin Brushing for a Healthier You

Dry skin brushing is an easy, low cost self-help method that will boost your health from the very first time you try it.   The process of dry skin brushing is not only a great way to maintain healthy skin but it also gives you the ability to maintain a healthier body. Our skin is the…

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How to Beat the Cold & Flu Season

Let me start out by saying that there is no such thing as cold and flu season. Sure, it may feel like that this time of year. You hear of more people getting sick but it’s not like all the microbes that contr

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Stay Hydrated to Boost Immunity

One way to boost your ability to fight of the flu and the common cold during the winter months is to stay hydrated. You may have never thought about it but dehydration happens just as easily in the cold of winter as in the heat of summer. We may not notice that we sweat as much during the winter because sweat will evaporate quicker in cold air. Our body is also losing water through breathing, and when it’s cold outside you can see this as water vapor when you exhale.

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The Difference between Cocoa and Cacao

When I first started learning about cacao I thought that someone was just getting fancy with the vowels to make cocoa sound more exotic. Actually it is just a way to differentiate the processing of the cacao bean.

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