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How to rekindle the fire that burns inside . . .

You are fundamentally an energetic being and you respond to your environment.  Every cell in your body has organelles known as mitochondria that extract nutrients from the foods that you eat and make energy though a biochemical process known as cellular respiration.  These energy “power plants” are more accurately defined as ancient microbes that have…

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How to deepen your self-compassion in order to experience vitality and bliss . . .

If you’re like many people at this time of year, you probably have had and will continue to enjoy your share of holiday indulgences in the form of food, alcohol and several celebrations.  You probably have also had your share of difficult or even painful experiences in the form of financial worries, feelings of guilt…

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Getting the Upper Hand When Anxiety Attacks Occur

We’ve all felt nervous before a big event like a wedding or a job interview, and even get anxious over small things like a test in school or having to give a speech in front of an audience. Our hearts pound, our hands sweat, and we may even feel dizzy or nauseous. These are universal…

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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’s inside your gut may be the reason for your poor health . . .

Many health conditions and psychological symptoms originate in your gut.  Your enteric nervous system, or “second brain,” is home to an abundance of neurons and produces an array of neurotransmitters. It is also where trillions of microorganisms (collectively known as your gut microbiome) reside.  You are, in fact, only 10% human as each of these…

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How to cool the flames wrecking havoc on your health . . .

Several chronic diseases are mediated by your body’s inflammatory response. Conditions such as multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety, arthritis, obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease and even obesity are mediated by chronic inflammation.1, 2,3 When you experience an acute infection or sustain an injury to your body, your immune system mobilizes an inflammatory response to neutralize the…

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How to nourish and cherish the love in your life . . .

With it being Valentine’ day today, you may have big plans with your partner (e.g., boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, etc.) to celebrate the love that you both share.  If you are single, you may experience the anticipation, excitement or nervousness of your first “big date” with someone you recently met or you may dread the…

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How simple mindfulness practices can help you to enhance your well being 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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How externalizing your awareness can rein in your mind’s stories . . .

If you experience bouts of anxiety, worry and depression or you obsess with unproductive and painful thoughts because you’ve experienced trauma (e.g., PTSD), you’ll likely benefit by learning to cultivate and externalize your awareness.  You may believe that suppressing what your mind tells you or replacing your mind’s stories with better thoughts or self-affirmations will…

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How to safely reduce inflammation in your body . . .

Several chronic diseases are mediated by your body’s inflammatory response. Conditions such as multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety, arthritis, obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease and even obesity are mediated by chronic inflammation.1, 2,3 When you experience an acute infection or sustain an injury to your body, your immune system mobilizes an inflammatory response to neutralize the…

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