Stress Less, Be More

Stress is involved in every common health complaint. Stress affects the adrenal glands which affect your hormones.  Common symptoms such as low energy, foggy thinking, sleeplessness, weak muscles, weight gain, depression, mood swings, blood sugar issues, skin and hair problems, osteoporosis, PMS, premature aging, loss of libido and hot flashes can all be attributed to chronic stress, adrenal malfunction and hormone imbalance. Yet most doctors only treat the symptoms.

Anyone who is...

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Can I Do Something About My Metabolism?

This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days.

You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean?

Well, technically, “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do.

Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally stay alive. And without this amazing...

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3 Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing.  And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance.  And perhaps the alcohol, too…..

It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those special days.

But it doesn’t always stop there.  Sometimes we overeat on regular days.  Or at regular meals.  Or, All. The. Time.

Here are three tips to avoid overeating at meals.

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Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong

Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere!

And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you.  Right?

Well, maybe…

Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat.  This has gotten way too much attention because while this does affect your weight and energy level, it’s certainly not the “holy grail” of health. 

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How Do I Know if I Have a Leaky Gut?

“Leaky gut” is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It’s been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut.

But what exactly is leaky gut? What causes it? What kinds of issues are related to it? And most of all, what can you eat for leaky gut?

What is a leaky gut?

Simply put, your “gut” (a.k.a. “intestinal...

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Why Does Every Nutrition Pro Tell Me To “Heal My Leaky Gut”? How Can It Be Leaking?!

There’s A LOT of talk in the health world about gut health these days. You’ve probably even heard that the key to reversing a whole host of health issues, ranging from skin issues to serious autoimmune conditions, starts with healing your so-called leaky gut.

Afterall, Hippocrates is famously credited with stating that “all disease begins in the gut”.

Several factors are thought to disrupt the normal intestinal environment and contribute to a leaking gut. 
But what...

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Humans Are The Only Animal That Need Advice On What To Eat

It’s a crazy statement, right?  Do we really need to be told what to eat in order to feel healthy and vibrant?  Our ancestors, barring dietary variations based on religion, climate and food preparation, ate real food. But most of us have gotten so far away from how our ancestors ate.  One only needs to go back two or three generations to see this.  We have become addicted to sugar, soda, fast food, and other convenience foods that we have since forgotten what...

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Water: How Much Should I Drink?

It’s easy to argue that water is the most essential nutrient. It’s needed by every cell and is essential for the proper function of the body. 

Water makes up way over half of the blood. In addition to helping control body temperature, stabilize blood pressure and regulate heartbeat, the water in blood cushions joints and aids digestion. One more thing: it helps maintain electrolyte (mineral) balance. And those are just a few of its roles. Not bad for a little liquid.

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Intermittent Fasting 101

Intermittent fasting is easier than it sounds. You simply alternate periods of eating with periods of not eating (fasting). The goal: to limit calorie intake during certain hours each day or during certain days each week.  

Sound too much like a diet? Intermittent fasting is more of an eating pattern than a diet. It limits when we eat, not what we eat. That’s part of its appeal for people who don’t want to count calories or keep a food log to track everything they eat.

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What About Alcohol?

For many, drinking before, during and after their flight has become a routine. Whether they use it to combat stress or to calm flight-related anxieties, some people who may not regularly drink alcohol will use it as a pacifier when traveling. 

I get it.

Getting ready for a trip and making it to the gate on time can be very stressful.  The perception is that alcohol can help soothe that stress. 

And, if you are heading on vacation, what better way to kick off your happy time...

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