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Yoga Poses to Relieve Sinus and Respiratory Issues

Yoga Poses to Relieve Sinus and Respiratory Issues   Sinus/ Respiratory Issues.  There is said to be a direct correlation with the sinus cavities and the hips/pelvis region. Poses to open up hips:   Figure Four at the Wall Lie on your back near a wall, with your legs up the wall. Bend your knees so […]

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Betcha Can’t Eat Just One

The Science of Addictive Junk Food. I first learned about the science of addictive junk food from David Katz, MD, (author of The Flavor Point Diet) at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, back in 2010. During his lecture, he talked about the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes and the fact that 80% of U.S. adults […]

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Did You Know Your Body Has a Second Brain?

When it comes to your moods, decisions and behavior, you have a second brain that may be doing the thinking. For instance, you overslept and missed an important meeting at work and now your boss is furious with you. Come lunchtime, you push your salad aside for the cake in the break room. At times […]

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Gut Check: Trigger Foods

About 15-20% of all Americans suffer from irregular bowel syndrome (IBS).  For many, most IBS episodes occur right after consuming dairy. However, often times, symptoms don’t occur until the following day. This can lead to confusion as to the cause of your digestive issues. The problem can be frustrating, trying to pinpoint one specific food […]

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Easy Home Remedies for Acne

Acne – an annoyance that can occur at any age, but can also be a reflection of our internal health. Being the largest and fastest-growing organ of the body, if you experience ongoing pimples, cystic acne, blackheads/whiteheads, it may be an indication of a poor diet, oxidative damage, and/or hormonal imbalances. While acne can vary […]

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Grab This, Not That

On certain days we may find ourselves craving a particular type of food, such as salt, sweets or fat, etc. While some might find this “normal”, it’s actually your body telling you it’s depleted in a specific vitamin or nutrient, therefore, creating a craving. Often times we don’t really understand the specific nutrient we are […]

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It’s Kapha Time

According to Ayurveda, when winter transitions into spring it’s Kapha season. The cold, heavy, dull qualities of winter and the dampness of spring enhance Kapha. Kapha is one of the three doshas associated with the Ayurveda Health System. Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the body and mind. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for […]

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Break the Habits that Hold You Back

Bad habits don’t appear suddenly. They develop over time as certain behavior is repeated over and over and begin to overlay the way you work. The good news is that through awareness and some effort you can break your bad habits! Here are 5 steps to help turn bad habits on their head: Step 1: […]

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We’ve Become a Nation of Snackers

For years, fitness trainers and nutritionists have been telling us to graze – eat little and often – up to 5 or 6 small meals a day, to boost our metabolism, keep our blood sugar levels balanced and deter us from overeating unhealthy food. Sounds good in theory, but does it really work? Studies have […]

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Orthorexia Nervosa

When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy Obsession The term Orthorexia was coined by Steven Bratman, MD. in 1997. He started using it with patients that were overly obsessed with healthy eating. The word Orthorexia is derived from anorexia and “ortho” means straight or right. But unlike anorexia, which focuses on restricting food intake in order to […]

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You Can’t Change Yesterday, but You Can Change Today!

Springtime is a very active and energetic time of transition, from the dormancy of winter to the promise of new life, rebirth, growth and change. We see it all around us in nature with green shoots sprouting out of the ground and new buds bursting forth on the trees. It’s a great time for all […]

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Your Face: A Reflection of Your Health

As a Holistic Health Coach, I am a huge proponent of preventive medicine. A very practical approach to thwarting disease is learning the art of Facial Diagnosis. Facial Diagnosis is part of an ancient Oriental holistic system, where one can detect physical problems before they arise. According to this theory, only a few moments in […]

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