Tips to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

In an ideal world, you’d simply drop off into a peaceful slumber every night, however, sleep—or a lack of good sleep—can often cause you to feel bad emotionally and physically. In fact, research shows that sleep is a complex state that affects a wide range of your body’s mechanisms, including: • brain plasticity • memory • emotional processing • cardiovascular [...]

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Stay Clear & Focused: New Year, New You in 2019

Each year, after weeks of celebrating and indulging in food, drink, and fun, we often make New Year’s resolutions to improve our health. These resolutions allow us to begin the year focused and with healthy intentions. Right? Unfortunately, most people lose sight of their goals and give up on their resolutions within the first few months of the year. Let’s Try [...]

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

The holiday season can be challenging when it comes to holding onto the healthy lifestyle habits you’ve worked so hard to cultivate throughout the year. But it doesn’t have to be that way! There are small things you can do each day through the holidays and in January to help maintain your healthy ways. If you’re someone who works better when you have a goal to stick to, you’ll [...]

Seasonal Eating and Immunity

Just as the seasons change, your body’s needs change with the seasons. Your immune system demands more during this time of year, and eating in tandem with what Mother Nature naturally provides can keep you feeling in top form—even if you’ve historically gotten sick when the temperature plummets. The Seasonal Connection It appears that Mother Nature may know best. During [...]

De-stress, Build Bones, and Boost Metabolism

By now, you probably know that stress takes a tremendous toll on your body, often showing up in the form of headaches, intestinal issues, weight gain, hypertension, insomnia, and other health problems. Did you know stress also wreaks havoc on your bones and calorie burning capacity? If stress travels with you like unwanted baggage, take advantage of summer’s slower pace to let it go, boost metabolism, and build [...]

Why I Eat Organic Produce

There are at least two good reasons why I eat organic—and encourage my clients to do the same: Organic food contains fewer pesticides and more nutrients. Fewer Pesticides Chemicals in pesticides can be absorbed into fruits and vegetables, leaving behind trace residues that then get absorbed by your body. Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) pores over the results [...]

Why You Should Avoid “Fragrances”

We can get very attached to the smell of our favorite lotion or body wash, but there’s often something lurking behind the scent that can harm your health. Many fragranced personal care products contain chemicals called “phthalates,” which help the scent cling to skin and hair. The term hardly ever actually appears on the labels, but instead may be one [...]

5 Healing Herbs and How to Grow Them

By growing your very own fresh herbs, your medicine cabinet is only as far as your garden plot! Here you’ll find five all-star plants that have potent medicinal properties. If you aren’t able to grow them yourself, you can still benefit from their healing nature by looking out for them throughout the summer at your local farmer’s market or roadside [...]

Food and Mood: Lifestyle Changes Can Lift You Up

Do you feel like you’re constantly on a stress-induced rollercoaster? Do your fluctuating moods rule your days? Do you feel blue more often than you feel joy? If so, you’re not alone. One in 24 Americans suffer from dysthymia, or low-level, chronic depression. Fortunately, making small changes in your food, fitness, and friendships can significantly increase your overall happiness. Because [...]