Some call them bacteria or bugs but the nice name for this lively population is “flora.” More than 500 different species make up the flora in our bodies, weighing in at between 2 and 5 pounds.
This colony of microbes doesn’t just coexist within us. Our health is dependent upon their ability to stay healthy and report for work each day. Read why.
Filed under: Chronic Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, depression, Detoxification, diabetes, Energy & Vitality, Fermented Foods for Health, Fibromyalgia, Food & Nutrition, Food Allergies & Intolerances, Health & Healing, Nutritional Wellness, Uncategorized on February 27th, 2013 | No Comments »
There’s lots of confusion on what constitutes a “balanced” diet. Some people do best on higher ratios of protein to carbohydrates while for others it’s the reverse. One thing is unanimous though and that is that your body needs a certain amount of all three  macronutrients every day! What are your macronutrients? These are protein, healthy fat, and low glycemic / complex carbohydrates.
A properly balanced meal with good digestion and absorption should sustain mental and physical energy for 4 – 5 hours. Learn how to achieve your weight and wellness goals.
Filed under: Energy & Vitality, Fibromyalgia, Food & Nutrition, Health & Healing, Nutritional Wellness, Weight & Wellness on August 28th, 2012 | No Comments »
You may think of inflammation as something that happens when you sprain your ankle or get a sore throat. However, did you know that low-level inflammation (which you may not feel at all) could be a significant risk factor for heart disease?
Filed under: Cardiovascular / Heart Health, Chronic Disease, DASH Diet, DASH Diet Cooking, Fibromyalgia, Food & Nutrition, Health & Healing on August 27th, 2012 | No Comments »
Too much sugar in the blood has a multitude of deleterious effects on health and can definitely trigger fibro flares and symptoms such as brain fog…not to mention cause weight gain. Here are some tips and strategies to help make it easier to break the sugar habit!
Filed under: Chronic Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Food & Nutrition, Health & Healing on July 31st, 2012 | No Comments »
Taking a break from everyday tasks is the greatest way to gain an appreciation and unbiased perspective on our lives — what is working and what is not. In a supportive, non-judgmental community that welcomes solo travelers, mothers and daughters, friends and couples, together we will have the experience of a lifetime.
Filed under: Detoxification, Energy & Vitality, Fibromyalgia, Food & Nutrition, Gluten Free, Health Retreats, Love, Meditation, Nutritional Wellness, Organic, Sleep, Spirituality and Personal Growth, Stress Management, Weight & Wellness, Yoga, Yoga Nidra Deep Relaxation on July 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
Make Hara Hachi Bu a regular check-in at the end of the meal. Everyone at the table can weigh in on what percent full they are. However, be careful not to judge. Anyone who is at 80% isn’t the winner. The point of the exercise is awareness; learning how to sense when we are still hungry, overfull or just right. Becoming conscious of this important cue has benefits to reap each day, each year, each meal. And like the Okinawans who practice this, we may be laying the groundwork for many years of vibrant health.
Filed under: DASH Diet, Food & Nutrition, Health & Healing on May 29th, 2012 | No Comments »
The DASH diet has the potential for helping millions of people. It is viewed as an ideal eating plan and is promoted by many large health organizations, including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Mayo Clinic. The DASH diet has the added bonus of promoting safe and effective weight loss and weight management.
Filed under: Cardiovascular / Heart Health, DASH Diet, DASH Diet Cooking, diabetes, Energy & Vitality, Food & Nutrition, Uncategorized on April 16th, 2012 | No Comments »
Have you vowed to be healthier? A detoxification program can get you going in the right direction. Attend this free tele-seminar that will teach you how to safely and effectively detox your body: Simple ways to mentally and physically recharge.
“Health and Wellness is not a destination, it is a journey that must be continued the rest of your life”
Filed under: Anti-aging, Chronic Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, depression, Detoxification, Fibromyalgia, Food & Nutrition, Food Allergies & Intolerances on March 26th, 2012 | No Comments »
10 TOP FIBRO EXPERTS from across the globe have collaborated in this, our 2nd edition of Fibromyalgia Insider Secrets: 10 Top Experts E-book and audio series. This is truly a work in progress containing all of the latest and greatest treatment strategies and protocols available to you today.
You’ll find the never before revealed or seen information available on integrative and functional medicine to help you navigate the territory of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue on your road to recovery.
Filed under: Chronic Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Food & Nutrition on January 31st, 2012 | No Comments »
How well are you sleeping lately? Do you wake up between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. on a regular basis? This is a common symptom I hear from clients who are struggling with low energy and don’t understand why. Functional wellness gives us a clear understanding of the physiology behind what is typically going on in this instance:
Filed under: Fibromyalgia, Food & Nutrition, Hypoglycemia, Sleep, Stress Management on December 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »