Taurine: Most Abundant Amino Acid You’ve Never Heard Of

Taurine is the most abundant amino acid you’ve never heard of. The Japanese have a life expectancy that is among the highest in the world. Undoubtedly, there are many factors that play into the life spans of the longest-living populations, but evidence shows that they all have one thing in common: a high dietary intake […]

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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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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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Eat, Drink & BE Merry

There is nothing better in life than to eat, drink and be merry. In fact, the phrase “Eat, Drink and be Merry, for tomorrow we shall die” originates back in biblical times. You’ll find different interpretations, all suggesting we should enjoy life as much as possible because it will be over soon. Enjoying life as […]

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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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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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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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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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Probiotics To Boost Your Mood? Yes!

Probiotics work in your gastrointestinal tract to help balance out the harmful microbes living there. Evidence now suggests that a certain type of probiotics known as psychobiotics may also help improve your mood. It’s hard to believe that by altering the bacteria in your gut, you can better handle stress, improve your mood, and even […]

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2014 New Year’s Resolution; Don’t Give Up!

Millions of us will make a New Year’s resolution to improve an aspect of our health. After the overindulgence of Christmas, many people see the new year as an opportunity for self-improvement.  Although our intentions are good, keeping a New Year’s resolution can be tough. Statistics show that 75 percent of people stick to their […]

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