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Fighting your Cravings – Body & Mind

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Health Blog | 0 comments

Fighting your Cravings – Body & Mind

Okay… let’s face it. Sugar is as addictive, if even more addictive – than cocaine.  Google it – you’ll see what I’m talking about.   It’s in everything, it’s everywhere and I still find it troubling how this seductive ingredient can take its hold on me whenever it wants.  And it’s so subtle too – it starts with a nibble here.  A bite there and before I know it, I’m having cookies and pastries and my serotonin is being fed like a crazed lunatic while my guilt, shame and disappointment also weigh heavily on my mind. Why do I keep doing this to myself? Sound Familiar?? Last night I had to do...

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What’s My Secret for Staying Motivated?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Health Blog | Comments Off on What’s My Secret for Staying Motivated?

What’s My Secret for Staying Motivated?

What does it truly mean to ‘stay motivated’?  It’s such a complex question and can really trigger some deep feelings, doesn’t it?  Change is hard.  Moving from where you are now to where you want to be takes true behavioral effort and that’s why so many of us fail. We are all creatures of habit. Let’s look at some ways that can help you stay on track to get to where you WANT to be. But before we dive in, let me share with you how I managed to go from “point A” to “point B”.  It wasn’t easy even though it was a MUST do scenario.  For me, I can recall some really dark days of beating myself up...

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How Much Do you Love your Pet?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Health Blog | Comments Off on How Much Do you Love your Pet?

How Much Do you Love your Pet?

Most of you know my personal struggle with breast cancer and how prevalent it is for women today.  According to the National Breast Cancer Organization,  every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.  And even more shocking, 1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.   As we become much more aware about the power of prevention we are becoming our own personal advocate for better living.   But what about our pets?  Did you know the leading cause of death for dogs is cancer?   When I...

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Stop Eating these ‘Healthy’ Foods – Pronto!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Health Blog | Comments Off on Stop Eating these ‘Healthy’ Foods – Pronto!

Stop Eating these ‘Healthy’ Foods – Pronto!

  The food and diet industry is BIG business! Today, brands are spending a lot of Advertising $$ to make us think foods are healthier than they are because we, as consumers, are becoming smarter and more savvy with what we put in our mouths and how we spend our $$. In other words, as we get smarter, food packaging gets more, shall we say, “creative”! That’s okay so long as you know how to separate effective marketing campaign and hype from factual ingredients on the actual label. So how do you know if you’re being misled?… and what are the better options to choose instead? Here...

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Insulin the Master Hormone, Friend or Foe?

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Health Blog | Comments Off on Insulin the Master Hormone, Friend or Foe?

Insulin the Master Hormone, Friend or Foe?

If you stop and think about it… most of us haven’t got a clue how the food choices we make affect the body. Candidly, why would we? I think I may remember having one educational class in 4th or 6th grade about ‘food’ in my entire life – and I turn 46 in July folks! And honestly, those who aren’t forced with having to learn ‘quickly’ may be the lucky ones who get to go through life in ignorant bliss. I know I was up until I was diagnosed with cancer in May 2015… Oh, the good ‘ol days of Starbucks mini-vanilla scones for breakfast washed down with black coffee filled with...

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