Why People Gain Weight After Dieting

Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. Why is this? Weight loss often leads to declines in our resting metabolic rate, or how many calories we burn at rest, which makes it hard to keep the weight off. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) refers to […]

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Entering Pitta Season…are You Feeling the Heat?

Ayurveda is the health system of ancient India and is considered the world’s oldest medicine dating back to 3000 years. It’s a prescription for healthy living tailored to the individuals’ constitution, unique characteristics, needs, age, and environment. Each of us has a unique proportion of the three doshas (body type or humor) in our prakritis […]

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Part Two: Pantry Makeover

ReThink & ReVamp to Better Health Before purchasing any new food items to store in your new pantry, you’ll want to spend an hour or two, throwing out food products with expired dates. Get yourself a big trash bag and start tossing all refined sugars or anything that has hydrogenated fats and high fructose corn […]

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Kitchen Makeover: Part One

Did you know certain vegetables could actually lose their flavor and develop brown spots when stored in your refrigerator? Or that cheese should be wrapped in parchment paper to keep fresh?  Tips like these are essential when preparing to makeover and organize your kitchen.  Although it may take some effort initially, a kitchen makeover will […]

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How to Avoid a Food Coma

Food Coma or medically known as postprandial somnolence, occurs after consuming a large meal that triggers activity in the parasympathetic nervous system, that sends a signal to your body to “rest and digest”. The average American consumes up to 3,500 calories in a single meal during Thanksgiving, so it’s quite common for many to experience […]

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Break Through the Mood in Minutes

I recently attended an event for Yogi/Author Dave Romanelli and the launch of his new book, “Happy is the New Healthy”. Dave’s a very talented and funny man, and he didn’t disappoint the crowd with his hilarious stories as an awkward teenager to his inspiring tips on slowing down, smiling more, and enjoying the present […]

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Eat Chic- Lose the Sugar

Sugar is so “outre” or overdone during the holiday season that come to the New Year, many of us are left with a decrease in energy, brain fog, irritability, and even depression. These negative motivators are not likely to help you create lasting change. What does work is getting clear on the positive payoffs and […]

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Are You Dehydrated, but Just Don’t Know It?

With the summer months coming up, people love to spend time outdoors soaking up the sun. Whether it’s lying by the pool or working up a good sweat exercising outside, exposure to high temperatures (mix in some humidity) can lead to electrolyte imbalance, including dehydration. According to research, about 60-75% of Americans don’t drink enough […]

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Fall Foods & Tips to Increase Your Energy

Fall is the beginning of the yin cycle when daylight lasts less than 12 hours. We may find ourselves a little more serious and less carefree from the days of summer. It’s a time to begin more introspective indoor projects- it’s also a time when we may start feeling less active. To help keep your […]

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What is Sound Meditation?

What is Sound Meditation? The Most Accessible Form of Deep Meditation   Sound Meditation is the practice of deepening meditation with the use of sound and music. For thousands of years, sound has been used in ancient cultures to ease anxiety and promote a sense of well-being. Many cultures, religions, and mystic traditions have celebrated […]

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Allergies and the Immune System

According to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, allergies are one of the most common chronic health conditions in the world. People with a family history of allergies are at a higher risk of developing allergies. Hay fever, eczema, hives, asthma, and food allergy are some types of allergic diseases. Allergy symptoms can range from […]

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Hyaluronic Acid:The Fountain of Youth?

What is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic acid is a clear gooey substance known as hyaluronan that is naturally produced by your body. It’s a very long chain of disaccharides (sugars) present in all connective tissues in the body that is responsible for retaining moisture. It occurs in high concentrations in the skin, joints, and eye fluids […]

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