Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work?

Well…yes, Mindfulness and Meditation do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice of connecting the body and mind to become more…

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Coffee – Should you drink it or avoid it?

Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and milk). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your gut, your mind, etc.). Not to mention the crazy headlines that say…

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How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flew. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society – it becomes a long-term reaction. It becomes chronic. You’ve probably…

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Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight. Is this possible? Yes! You are NOT crazy! And here’s why. We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight. There’s definitely more to the story than just what…

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Menopausal Women: Do This Before You Take the Meds Your Doctor Prescribed

Of course, listen to what your doctor says. But remember to listen to what your body says as well. We all know that what you eat and how you move can make a HUGE improvement in some of the symptoms of menopause. Not to mention how common it is for ladies to gain weight at…

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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Feeling tired, cold or feel you’ve been gaining weight? Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and…

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Sleep… Are You Getting Enough?

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet…

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5 Stress-Busting Quick Relaxation Techniques for Busy People

Stress can strike anytime, anywhere. From the moment you wake up in the morning until you go to bed at night, challenges at work or home can set off your body’s stress response system which can lead to fat storage and weight gain. What’s really concerning is that the stress response tends to result in…

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