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Your Health – Fate or Choice?

Published: May 4, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Service: ,

We all know some people who get sick all the time. They’re just getting over one thing when here comes the next round of illness. We also know people who just seem to be full of energy. Those people never get sick or so it seems. What are the key differences between these North and […]

Disease Care versus Health Care

Published: April 28, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

Now that health care reform has been put on the back burner, maybe it is time to discuss what health care reform should really look like. Although we talk about a “health care” system and health care reform, what we’re actually talking about is a “disease care” system and disease care reform. Doctors of modern […]

Peeling the Onion

Published: April 27, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

In the language of statistics, health is a continuous variable. A person’s health can be expressed as an infinity of values ranging from abundant well-being to terminal states approaching death. If health were a discrete quantity you could assign a number to it. You could say that someone had 95% health or 32% health. You’d […]

Sugar Substitutes – Good or Bad?

Published: April 25, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

Sugar…..personal trainer public enemy #1!  You might recall this enemy as being the catalyst for most of the food journal spats that you have with your trainer.   Individuals who are serious about their training program will take the time to understand the dangers of sugar (especially refined) and how it affects the body’s metabolism.  Through […]

Get Outside, Get Grounded

Published: April 14, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

It was a beautiful day yesterday. My husband (David) and I decided to go for a hike up in the mountains. We loaded our dog, Louie, into the car and off we went. It was warm enough to wear shorts, yet cool enough that a few layers of t-shirts keep the chill at bay. The […]

The Inner Game of Health

Published: April 6, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

Chronic disease affects so many people in America. These complex problems – cancer, diabetes, and heart disease – require complex solutions. Part of the solution involves people learning to help themselves by creating health-promoting states of consciousness – this is the inner game of health.  Many tools are available, including meditation, guided imagery, yoga, and […]

Feeding Your Life

Published: March 31, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

What you eat and drink has a profound effect upon your health.  One of the greatest challenges in making decisions about nutrition is that there are nearly as many different opinions on diet as there are different foods.  This is not made any easier by food suppliers who profit from influencing your choices.  The key […]

Yoga – It’s not a new fitness craze.

Published: March 29, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Service: ,

Every five years or so a new fitness craze sweeps through the culture. Television news anchors blather on about the latest, greatest exercise programs. Newspapers and magazines publish features in their Sunday sections, filled with pictures of glistening, glowing, glamorous celebrities hard at work on the new routines. Back in the mid-1980s, aerobics classes were […]

Making the Pursuit of Health Easier

Published: March 24, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

It’s easy to make a mountain out of a mole hill, so to speak. This is true especially in the area of deciding to become a healthier person. So many choices, such a big “to do” list, rigid rules of what you should and shouldn’t do. Does this sound familiar? Heck yeah. Just think about […]

Osteoporosis – No Magic Pill

Published: March 23, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

The following article was written by Jane Brody, Health Editor of the New York Times. The causes of bone loss can be related to genetics, hormones, diet, fitness level, damage from the spine from wear and tear, and auto-immune diseases to name just a few. Regardless of the cause, my personal belief is that people […]

Rest

Published: March 21, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

Taking time for rest and rejuvenation is an essential part of a balanced lifestyle.  It helps keep us healthy, whole and focused upon what is important in our lives.  With our full and busy lives, many of us push ourselves until illness forces us to slow down.  Some of us lead such hectic lives that […]

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