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Why being essentially true to yourself matters (mostly).

You may have heard about a number of dietary theories that are supposed to set you on your path towards losing weight, healing your body or treat a mental health condition.  Take your pick, theories about veganism, a Paleo/Primal/Ancestral diet or the Epi-Paleo Rx, the Carnivore diet, the Bullet Proof diet, Macrobiotics, or how a Ketogenic…

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What are you REALLY hungry for?

Perhaps you feel lonely, struggle with being depressed or anxious.  You may also believe that you are not living your life to your full potential and are lacking meaning.   As such, you find yourself engaging in behaviors that are contradictory to your intentions and deepest desires in life.  So you do what has become familiar…

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Exploring the gut-brain connection for insights into multiple sclerosis

New research by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) suggests that bacteria living in the gut may remotely influence the activity of cells in the brain that are involved in controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration. Using pre-clinical models for multiple sclerosis (MS) and samples from MS patients, the team found evidence that changes in diet…

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Are you putting yourself at risk by doing this . . .

You may eat very healthfully, exercise consistently, sleep like a baby,  spend time outdoors with nature getting sunlight everyday, take some supplements and yet still be experiencing various health challenges.  While all of these behaviors ARE health promoting, you may underestimate the power and importance of having social contact and community involvement. Research in several…

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Why doing a little bit of this everyday will radically improve your life . . .

You may face situations that are challenging and perhaps even overwhelming each day.   You may be “tested” at the expense of your inner peace and personal resources.  Illness, the loss of loved ones and simple everyday experiences like bumper to bumper traffic can provoke feelings of pain, sadness, frustration and anger.  Such experiences not only…

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How to shield yourself from electrosmog

Are you being Wi-Fried?

Everywhere you go, it’s nearby. Sometimes, it’s in your face (literally), or very close by. When you go to your local gym (E.g., La. Fitness, You Fit), buy groceries (E.g., Whole Foods Market, Publix, Trader Joe’s), eat out at restaurants, and even go to your local park (e.g., Tropical Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden).  It…

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How simple mindfulness practices can help you to enhance your wellbeing and reduce your distress . . .

Mindfulness is the practice of intentionally bringing your attention to your here and now experiences with an attitude of curiosity, openness and non-judgment.  Many studies have shown that mindfulness practices can help you to reduce stress, worry, symptoms of binge eating, many anxiety disorders and ADHD.1, 2 Mindfulness practices, including yoga, yoga breathing exercises and qi…

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Learn how to move past self-sabotaging behavior . . .

You may be working to lose weight or improve your health because you’ve faced a life threatening illness, quit drinking alcohol after years of struggling to be sober or find the romantic partner who you’ve dreamed about your entire  life.  You have made great strides in losing weight having lost 50 lbs. and regained your…

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Why less is more with your body

Why less is more with your body . . .

If you’re like many people who  are trying to lose weight or improve your health, you may think that you have to follow a restrictive diet and exercise to burn the excess calories.  While this approach may work for some people in the short term, the reality is that most people who diet end up…

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