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Get Outside, Get Grounded

Published: April 14, 2019   |   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, 2019   |   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, 2019   |   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, 2019   |   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, 2019   |   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, 2019   |   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, 2019   |   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 […]

C’mon now. You know that’s not right.

Published: March 8, 2019   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

I just read an article on CNN that the FDA has advised taking Vicodin and Percocet, two powerful painkillers, off the market because patients who take these drugs risk addiction, overdose and liver damage. Maybe I am just a little bit too logical, but answer this question for me: How do these drugs even get […]

Words from the Dalai Lama

Published: March 5, 2019   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live […]

Protein Needs and Guidelines

Published: March 3, 2019   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

Picture the scene, if you will….trainer and client, hand-in-hand, running through a meadow, muscles rippling, smiles on faces, all is right with the world.  They are running to their three day a week picnic, and client is ready to whip out the food journal that he/she brings religiously to each picnic =;)  Upon handing journal […]

Functional Medicine Lab Summary

Published: January 7, 2019   |   Category: Blog   |   Service:

An integrative approach to address the causes of mental, physical and emotional diminished health. Functional medicine combines the objective study of neurology, biochemistry, genetics, and physiology     with environmental and lifestyle factors. Based on comprehensive consultations and laboratory  analysis, functional medicine looks “under the hood” to determine the emergence of disease while finding natural […]