• Do You Know What The Number One Toxin For Your Heart Is?

    Do You Know What The Number One Toxin For Your Heart Is?

    Seventy-five percent of Americans report they’re exposed to moderate or high levels of it. We encounter it nearly everywhere: in the office, at home, in traffic—even (maybe especially?) at school drop-off. And it can be toxic. It’s stress. Skyrocketing stress levels seem like a symptom of modern living. But the body’s stress response is actually quite old, rooted in a time when stressors tended to be life-threatening. Today, our stressors tend to be less serious. (No matter how harrowing your commute feels, you’re probably not spotting a saber-toothed tiger on the B train.) But the stress response, once triggered, is...

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  • Make Yourself a Priority in 2019!

    Make Yourself a Priority in 2019!

    Many of us think of good self care in terms of nurturing strategies, like bubble baths and massages, a "quick fix" technique to undo the stress, worry, and tension that has accumulated. While things like bubble baths and massages might get rid of some immediate effects of stress, worry, and tension, they certainly cannot prevent us from reacting to the day to day events and situations in our lives that overwhelm us. What is Self Care? True self care is really more about PREVENTION than INTERVENTION. Let's take a look at intervention first. Intervention has to do with reacting to...

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    "Why should I take care of myself? I thought I was supposed to put everyone else's needs first. And isn't self-care selfish?" Self-care is an often misunderstood concept. Taking care of yourself does not mean neglecting everyone else in your life. And BIG NEWS-self-care has nothing to do with being selfish or a "bad" person. Self-care is as essential to life as breathing. Before I continue, let me clarify how I define self-care. Self-care involves addressing your own basic needs, such as food, water, shelter, sleep, money to live on, etc. It also involves addressing some of your higher needs...

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  • Why Fiber is the Key to Losing Weight

    Why Fiber is the Key to Losing Weight

    There are plenty of ways to lose weight. Some weight loss plans, like Body Complete RX  are healthy and effective. Others will just simply deprive you of your food and sanity. Regardless of how you lose weight, there are a few basics to keeping or maintaining that weight loss. One of the must haves in your diet is high fiber food choices. Fiber: The natural fat blocker Fiber has a very desirable or diet friendly effect on fat. During the digestive process, certain types of fiber, particularly soluble fiber, will bind to the bad fat or trans fat and carry it through the...

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  • Lose Weight & Boost Energy Naturally!

    Lose Weight & Boost Energy Naturally!

    Are you looking for natural ways to boost energy and weight loss? Here are six tips to put into everyday practice: Fill up with Fiber.The average American consumes 15 to 16 grams of fiber a day. We should aim to eat much more, closer to 40 grams of daily fiber. It fills us up with minimal calories. Fiber-packed sources include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lentils, beans, and peas.   Case study: Let’s say you’re traveling and need to grab a bite to eat. If you go to a local diner, you could easily ask for steamed greens and beans, like...

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    Eating The Rainbow: Why Eating a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Is Important for Optimal Health. In fact, the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables have enormous healing powers...

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