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  • A New Year’s Veggie Resolution

    January is the month of resolutions. Each year a significant portion of resolutions have to do with dieting and weight loss. Yet you have probably heard that diets don’t work. As many as 90% of successful dieters end up gaining their weight back and more within 6 months. Further, repeated dieting has been linked to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, weight loss resistance, and even eating disorders. Imagine this January making a different kind of resolution? A resolution focused on increasing health and wellness versus decreasing your pants size. In my experience as a health coach and a...

  • What is the Right Diet and Exercise for Weight Loss? Let Your DNA Decide

    Whether your knowledge of DNA only extends as far as your high school biology class or you’re a PhD student elbows deep in genetic research, it’s universal knowledge that our DNA makes us who we are. It’s the unique code that each of us is born with and dictates much about our health, appearance, and development. But recent research shows that the “destiny” that your DNA lays out for you may not necessarily be set in stone. Simple changes in lifestyle choices have the ability to promote or silence genes in your DNA that lead to adverse health later...

  • New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Meal Planning

    New Year’s resolution time is upon us! For many us, this includes making promises to ourselves to be healthy this year—to eat healthier and make a stronger commitment to our health and our family’s health. But for most of us, as the year moves along, and we become more and more busy and ‘distracted’ with the ongoing stressful events of lives, we lose focus on ourselves and our health. It can feel like we’re slowly sinking into an old pattern that repeats itself every year. The key to shifting this pattern is finding an easy routine to help us...

  • Leveraging the Natural Power of the Mind to Conceive

    The infertility statistics in the United States are a bit inconsistent, depending on the source you reference, but let’s face it, if you’re someone who’s struggling to get pregnant; statistics are the least of your concern. It doesn’t matter what the numbers say, all that matters is what you’re going through personally. If you’re like most women I’ve worked with, you feel that you’re on a rollercoaster consisting of the strong desire, or even what feels like a need, to have a child; flashes of hope; tuning into even the slightest physical sign that something different is happening inside...

  • The O-Shot: The Next Generation in Natural Treatment for Sexual Dysfunction

    Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments are becoming a popular option for giving a naturally based, biological boost to the healing process. Platelet cells in our circulation have the natural function of assisting the healing process by the release of biologically active substances, growth and tissue healing factors. Since platelets are utilized in this manner naturally throughout the body, a number of different areas of treatment have arisen as experience with treatments using PRP has grown. Platelet Rich Plasma treatments can be used successfully for female sexual dysfunction, stress incontinence, erectile dysfunction, hair restoration, and arthritis. The PRP Process Platelet...

  • 7 Steps for Healthy Conception with TCM

    More than six million couples are diagnosed with infertility, and more than nine million are seeking treatment for infertility in the US each year. These numbers are staggering and they’ve been progressively getting worse for decades. There is a complex array of contributing factors involved. Among them are the many stressors we find in modern life including environmental toxins, high stress, poor diet, sleep issues, and lifestyle choices. Other factors include low sperm counts, infections or scarring in reproductive organs, and hormonal irregularities. Add to all this the rising number of couples waiting longer to start a family, and...

  • The #1 Factor in Successful Weight Loss

    Do you know what is the number one determining factor in successful weight loss and maintenance? It’s probably not what you think like eating healthy, prepared whole foods and being active with moderate exercise daily. Here’s a hint… The Mayo Clinic Diet published an article entitled, “Social support: A necessity for weight loss.” Joining a support group is the number one thing you can do to ensure successful weight loss! Research is showing that finding support for your weight-loss efforts can mean the difference between success and failure. A 2010 study in the International Journal of Medical Informatics reported...

  • STRESS ADAPTATION: Understanding Our Body’s Response to Stress

    Hans Selye, an endocrinologist from Vienna, Austria was one of the first to describe how stress affects the body. He even coined the term “stress” that didn’t exist fewer than 100 years ago. He wrote a paper on the topic in 1926, which was published in Nature, a prominent scientific journal. His theory is called the “General Adaptation Syndrome.” Think about the last time that you felt stressed or pressured. What were the feelings that you had? How did you respond? How did you feel after the feeling of pressure was gone? Selye’s theory was that there is a...