Let’s Bust This BIG FAT MYTH Once and For All

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Let’s slap down a very widespread misconception with a big dose of truth today. Here goes: “Eating fat” and “getting fat” are two completely different things.   When we talk about dietary fat, we mean a whole collection of substances. Some of these fats are harmful and best avoided, but many other fats have healthful… Read more »

It Doesn’t Care About You— Even A Bit.

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Sorry to say, the answer is food.   Why? Food itself just “is”—it’s an inanimate substance that has no emotion of its own and, honestly, doesn’t care about what’s going on in your head or health. (It doesn’t dislike you, either—it just doesn’t care.) The problem is that we’re so invested in food: We think… Read more »

3 Tech Tips to Help Keep Your Sanity

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Pop quiz: How are you reading this newsletter? If you said “on my phone,” then I would guess you probably could use a break from that little miracle of modern technology.   Think about it. If you’re reading on a mobile device, there’s a good chance you’re multitasking (or even “dual-screening”), too. Are you squeezing… Read more »

I Refuse to Add to the Opioid Crisis!

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Are your back, neck, shoulders, and/or knees bothering you? Do you feel stiffer and slower—almost as if you never took that energizing vacation? Maybe you were over-exercising or participating in vacation activities that aren’t in your usual routine? Even regular strenuous or moderate exercise sessions can bring on pain or discomfort.   This was my… Read more »

My Vacation Totally Stressed Me Out!

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The “dog days” are behind us (mostly), and the world outside still hints of adventures to come. With that open, free feeling of the vacation season lingering in the still-warm air, late August surely feels like a great time of year to get in one last summer getaway. I hope you have the opportunity to… Read more »

Foods to Rev Up Energy, Mood, and Memory

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“Food is medicine,” as the saying goes.   Yes, we have a place for medications in health and wellness, but what’s on your plate can have a tremendous impact on every cell of your body. Food makes nutrients available for sustaining function and wellbeing. By combining modern science and nutrition, we can directly affect many… Read more »

Extinguish the Fire of Heartburn — Naturally

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Last week, Marissa came into the office with a surprising story to tell. This petite 30-year-old teacher had returned from a family barbeque over the holiday, which she enjoyed very much—until she experienced sharp pain in her chest and throat. Could she be having a heart attack at such a young age, she wondered, because… Read more »

Vacation Time? Don’t Forget to Pack This!

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Summer, and it’s time for adventure! What do you have planned for this travel season? No matter where vacations take us, time off lets us get caught up in things unusual and exciting: the stunning scenes, the local culture, the people, the sounds and movements, and patterns different from our everyday routines. What a wonderful… Read more »

No More Excuses! Easy, No-fuss Exercise Solutions

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It’s hard to keep up. I don’t want to injure myself. So much sweating is unpleasant. I don’t have time. I’m embarrassed to try. I’m such a klutz! And _________. Okay, fill in the blank. What’s YOUR biggest reason for avoiding exercise? In my more than two decades of guiding people toward greater wellness, I’ve… Read more »