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Health Choice CT
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  • Restaurants Keeping It Real

    Do you like to eat out? I do! Of course, cooking at home is more cost effective and can be the healthier choice, but eating out is fun, relaxing and can be a delicious culinary treat. I have to admit that I am pretty picky about the restaurants that I choose, because I will only go if I can eat real food made with the best ingredients. I thought that I would share how I figure that out and create a list of Connecticut restaurants that are getting it right. In the coming months, I will spotlight a different...

  • Hypnosis: A Proven, No Diet, Weight Loss Solution

    Those long, cold, dreary days of winter are finally upon us again. The beautiful holiday lights have dimmed. The festive decorations removed. All the endless shopping seems such a long time ago. We enjoyed celebrations with loved ones and friends, indulging on delicious food and sharing conversation as the wine and bubbly flowed. The glittering ball of crystals began its descent signifying the beginning of a brand new year, a new beginning for us all. Resolutions were made but many, unfortunately, will soon be broken. Like many, you may have promised yourself this would be the year! You vow...

  • New Year, New Financial Life

    Am I going to be okay? We all hear these words in our lives. Maybe your best friend asked you this question as she grieved the death of the partner that she loved. Perhaps your Mom said this to you as she worked through new and challenging health conditions as she aged. Or maybe you have wrestled with this fear in those few fleeting moments of alone time, when all you wanted to do was just breathe but your head raced about your life and your finances. You are not alone. We all are dealing with uncertainty. If anything...

  • Make Stress Your Goal This Year

    Most people want to alleviate stress in their life; so much so, that they stress over it, but there’s actually a good reason to embrace stress. Stress can make us think and behave in various ways, but you can control stress by the thoughts you allow yourself to think, and by the way you allow your body to respond. We often increase our own stress by losing sense of our personal power. We don’t set appropriate boundaries and then we become frustrated by the way people treat us. We say “yes” when we want to say “no”, and then...

  • Exploring Infertility with Shamanic or Hypnotic Regressive Techniques

    In my professional practice and personal relationships, I’ve witnessed the heartbreak that women, men and couples endure due to infertility. Sometimes there is a medical explanation for the inability to conceive or to carry and birth a healthy baby; sometimes there is none. Women are the child-bearers, but men can also carry emotions which may impair conception. In some cases, the individual or couple is told that they should be able to conceive without issue. When conception seems elusive or medical intervention produces no results, I am asked to present unconventional options. In some cases, hypnotic regression is chosen...

  • 5 Steps for The Basics of Improving Fertility

    Over the past 20 years, technological advances in fertility have been quite remarkable. Accordingly, it should come as no surprise that much of the attention rests on the fancy terminology and procedures that make up the modern fertility landscape. However, it is astounding how little attention is given to the basics of fertility. Fertility is still a biological process that can be enhanced naturally. Many reproductive practices require no equipment nor do they culminate in costly medical bills, just a well thought out diet and lifestyle regimen. In the United States, about 9% of men and 11% of women...

  • Do You Need a Detox?

    It’s that time of year again! We have overindulged, perhaps put on a few pounds, and made resolutions to be healthy. A time of year where gyms are enticing you with 8 week challenges, and every clinic (mine included) or online forum is offering some sort of cleanse or detox. Is there any validity to this idea of detoxification and is it right for you? Are You Toxic? The reality is that we are all carrying some toxic burden in our bodies. It is impossible to exist in our modern world without being exposed to toxicants. From birth the...

  • New Year, New You!

    Start your new year by changing some old habits that don’t really contribute to your well-being. Here are some quick tips to make a few easy changes that can give you more energy, an overall better feeling, ease of motion and less muscle ache. 1. Drink more water, eat more protein The latest health experts report that we should drink half our body weight in ounces of water a day as a minimum. A 150 lb person starts out with 75 oz of water and must adjust to accommodate physical activity and/or caffeine consumption. Since caffeine is a diuretic,...

  • 6 Ways Clutter Is Affecting Your Health

    Are these statements something you have said in the past … or are currently saying? “This clutter doesn’t bother me. I’m ok with it.” “I’m doing this organizing project for my … husband/wife.” “I’m able to find what I need.” “I know where everything is.” These are statements I hear many times from new clients. Today I want to challenge you that if these are statements you are making, you might be in a sense of denial. How can I say that? Because as I begin the process of organizing with these clients and see how scattered their thinking...

  • Is Stress Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts?

    As for many people, your New Year’s resolution may include letting go of some extra pounds to improve your health and wellbeing. Maybe you have tried this in previous years and have gotten frustrated with weight not coming off despite best efforts. Maybe your excess weight returned promptly when you finally started eating normally again after weeks of deprivation. If weight loss seems daunting to you or you just can’t resist those cravings and are blaming yourself for lack of willpower, I have some good news for you: it may not be your fault! Calories In vs. Calories Out?...

  • Was That a Spiritual Set-up?

    When I first began my spiritual journey, I declared that my spiritual mantra was, “Bring it On!”. This has resulted in a spiritual journey with many wonderful miracles and many difficult healing moments. It seemed like each time that I wanted to go deeper on the journey, the Divine would come in with what some might call a “test” to see if I was ready. Recently, a client told me about a series of experiences in her life that impacted her down to her very core. Her sharing included unbelievable moments that could have come right out of a...

  • The Critical Importance of Full Body Detoxification

    “Have you ever noticed that many people treat their cars better than their bodies? They wouldn’t dream of ignoring a warning light on the dash letting them know that it is time to change the oil, but they often ignore the telltale signs that their body is in dire need of cleanup or critical support.”   ~ The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Third Edition, M.T. Murray & J. Pizzorno, ND (2012)   Have you heard about body detoxification, but are not sure whether you need to do it, or how to begin? Below are some basics to start you...

  • Break the Bad Habit Loop: You Can Do It!

    I’m sure you have heard people say, “I am on autopilot,” or “I could do it in my sleep.” Quite literally, once something becomes a habit we are automatically doing things without thought behind them. The thought was there once, but may no longer be there when we do something habitually. From smoking to eating and beyond, habits can be broken but this is much easier said than done. Learning to walk is a dangerous escapade, one in which parents have to painfully watch while their little one falls over and over until their nervous system learns how to...

  • Your Oral Environment is the Key Indicator of Health

    The basic tenets of holistic dentistry are simple: dentistry should do no harm, and dentists review mouth, sinuses, airway, teeth, jaw bones, gums, gingiva, tissues ties, and TMJ as integral parts of a larger, whole-body system. Holistic dentists as they have developed over the last 20 years have understood the oral environment as the key indicator of health, far more than than just a processing station for food. As holistic dentists we examine all related and seemingly unrelated healthy conditions while analyzing the oral environment and head/neck area including: teeth, gums, airway, joints, sinuses, blood supply and jaws and...

  • New Year New Child: 5 Tips for Better Focus and Attention

    It is almost 2020, a year that sounds more like science fiction than reality. As with every year, it’s a perfect time for us to look at the year behind us and decide what we want for the year ahead of us. A smart man once told me, “You can have anything you want, you just have to know what it is.” I think New Year’s Resolutions are like that. If we dedicate ourselves to a goal, whether for us, our family, or our children, we can accomplish it. Does your child have problems focusing or paying attention? Are...

  • Where Did My Libido Go?

    Many of my patients, friends, colleagues and myself are among the 2 million women yearly who have entered menopause in the US since 2000. Besides dealing with the symptoms of menopause, what’s happening to our sex lives is a hot topic. I ask all of my patients at their annual gynecological exams, if they have concerns about their sexual health. Almost every woman in her 40s and beyond describes changes in their sex drive, sexual satisfaction, and often post-menopausal discomfort with intercourse. Some of the comments I’ve heard include, “Where did my libido go?”, “I’m so dry, I have...

  • 6 Stellar Superfoods for You and Your Baby

    Eating for two is not easy and there is a lot of pressure to get the right nutrition, especially when there is so much information out there about the things you should or should not be eating. Here are 6 superfoods that you should be including in your daily diet. 1. Leafy Greens Leafy greens pack a ton of nutrients in every bite; high levels of antioxidants, dietary fiber, protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. Don’t be afraid to...

  • Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed

    Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by insulin resistance and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). High blood sugar is toxic to the cells and can lead to serious complications like kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, vision loss, sexual impotence and nerve damage. In addition, diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic amputation of the toes, feet and legs. According to the CDC, 30.3 million people have diabetes, about 1 in every 10 people. Diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in 2015. The average medical expenses for people diagnosed with diabetes is $13,700 per year. This is a disease...