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What’s Your Digestion Telling You?

By | July 9th, 2015|Disease Management|

A common issue concerning health today is poor digestion. Chronic constipation, flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome and candida are just a few signs of the havoc being wreaked on many people’s digestive systems. The main cause? Poor diet! While these listed symptoms may seem like minor aggravations, they can actually lead to more serious illnesses such as colitis, Crohn's disease, cancer or a condition called leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut is caused by food allergens and [...]

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Grocery Shopping 101

By | June 26th, 2015|Nutrition, Wellness Tips|

Sometimes going to the grocery store can be difficult. If you don’t have a list, are limited on time or you’re unsure of what’s truly healthy, then the trip may be unsuccessful. An important and necessary factor in eating healthily is planning. If there is no nutritious snack or meal on hand, then the likelihood of reaching for a convenient, pre-made item is greater. First things first, plan a trip to the grocery store each [...]

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Happy Thinking Is Happy Health

By | June 19th, 2015|Disease Management, Stress Management|

Is your glass half empty or half full? Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Your answers to these questions may be a reflection of your outlook on life. Food for thought: Positive thinking is an effective tool for stress management and it allows for a more tolerable, achievable experience when dealing with life’s difficulties. In the long run, the ability to manage stressful situations more effectively reduces the harmful effects of stress on your [...]

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Don’t Just Sit There!

By | June 12th, 2015|Uncategorized, Wellness Tips|

At this point, many of us are aware that sitting for long periods of time is negative to our health. Perhaps you've seen the highly publicized studies or experienced it first hand? In fact, experts have compared the damage from sitting to that of smoking. With that said, it is important to truly grasp and understand why this is and how we can change it. Our bodies are just not meant to be stagnant all day. Research continues [...]

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Your Daily Dose Of Breakfast

By | June 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|

What I love about mornings is that they give you a chance to make a fresh start and take a moment to think about how you want to use the 24 hours ahead. You are offered a few moments of simple peace and quiet before the outside hustle and bustle begins and you quickly lose sight of the hands on your watch.  Mornings can be the most difficult time of the day for many: wake [...]

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Health and Nut Milk

By | May 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

I know nutrition nuts have been posting about homemade almond milk for a while, but I wanted to add my thoughts on the matter. I LOVE homemade nut milk and would marry it if I could. Before I give you an easy, basic recipe, here are some reasons why it’s just too good to pass up: Nut milk is versatile. You can use pecans, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, and seeds or grains like hemp [...]

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Your Willingness For Wellness

By | May 22nd, 2015|Wellness Tips|

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Ziglar We all know that making changes around health can be very difficult and exhausting to even think about. It often requires a mental shift and some motivational upheaval on all fronts. Many barriers include the lack of time, energy, confidence, and putting the needs of others first. At the end of the day, we must ask [...]

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Express Yourself! Creating an Art Journal

By | May 15th, 2015|Wellness Tips|

Blah…ugh…ooph…by the end of the week sometimes my brain feels like mush. I have heard so much, talked so much, and used my mental “super powers” so much, that I have nothing left! No more words can come to mind, and I can’t possibly attempt to summarize my week’s events or how I feel. Do you ever feel this way? “How was your day?” or “How are you?” seem like such simple questions. But, when [...]

Just DO IT, Avoiding Sabotaging Self Talk

By | May 8th, 2015|Wellness Tips|

What would you do, if you knew you couldn't fail? Often times we sell ourselves short by overthinking our goals. We let our minds take control of our ambitions, letting our own thoughts talk ourselves out of accomplishing amazing things. photo credit: March 16, 2013 at 01:54PM via photopin (license) We all have excuses, and they are there for a reason correct? We truly believe them to some degree. And, with some obstacles, they really are a [...]

The “You Basket” Concept

By | May 1st, 2015|Wellness Tips|

What are your interests and hobbies? Have you ever been asked that question? It’s a simple question whose answer can indicate a lot when it comes to your life balance. QUICK! Do this right now: list 3 hobbies you regularly enjoy. Were you able to? Me neither. Over time, it’s natural to start focusing on the “must do’s” instead of the "I’d love to's…”   It’s important for your well-being to have hobbies and interests. "Why?" you ask? [...]