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The “M” Word

The “M” Word

Whenever I mention the “M” word to my clients, I often get the same blank stare. Then almost immediately I hear the usual excuses,  “I don’t have time” “I can’t do it” “It never works for me”….and on.  That “M” word is Meditation.    Of all the health and wellness...

Stop and Breathe…

Stop and Breathe…

One of the most common things I'm seeing in almost every patient right now is shallow breathing. And, wearing a mask everywhere isn't helping.   Take a moment right now and notice your own breathing. Are you breathing deep down into the bottom of your lungs? Before...

Morning Madness or Bliss?

Morning Madness or Bliss?

How does your day begin? Do you grab your phone first thing or do you take a little time for yourself first? If you're like most people, your phone is next to your bed and it's the first thing you tap into even before your feet hit the floor. Here's some tough love...

Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium

Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium

Last week, I talked about Magnesium. This week, I wanted to talk about calcium and specifically how to get it through your diet without always looking to dairy products. Yes, dairy products do contain high amounts of calcium and so do many other foods. Dairy can tend...

A Favorite Supplement: Magnesium

A Favorite Supplement: Magnesium

Magnesium is one of my favorite and most useful supplements. It does so many things! Magnesium works with calcium to keep the bones strong. It helps muscles contract and nerves send and receive signals. It helps us maintain a steady heart beat and a strong immune...

The Rainbow Diet

The Rainbow Diet

The Rainbow Diet is something I talk about all the time and it's the only "diet" I ever recommend. Most traditional diets don't work, aren't actually based on science, and generally make people feel deprived and down-right bad about themselves. When someone comes to...

Breast Health Basics

Breast Health Basics

While we can't change what are called non-modifiable risk factors for breast health issues, we can change the modifiable ones. Non-modifiable risk factors are such things as family history, being born with breasts, and your age. Modifiable risk factors are the things...

Let’s Talk About Palm Oil

Let’s Talk About Palm Oil

Did you know that palm oil is the main fat used in over 50% of the products you see in major stores today? It's used in many processed foods, such as bread, pastries, cereal, peanut butter, chocolate and margarine. It's also used in personal products like shampoo,...

COVID-19 Health Update

COVID-19 Health Update

This week, I was able to attend a webinar hosted by the American Herbalists Guild called "Evolving Therapeutic Strategies in the Stages of COVID-19" with Registered Herbalist, Paul Bergner. Paul is known for his decades of herbal medical experience and his expertise...

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