Category Archives for Healthy Living

Sugar, Friend or Foe?


I just recently finished reading the book, Fat Chance, by Robert Lustig, M.D., in preparation for a sugar reduction program that I am planning for my business. Dr. Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist who has specialized in obesity and is famous for a You Tube video called “Sugar, the Bitter Truth”. This video has over […]

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What’s the Deal with GMOs?


     I have just started a new six-week session of my detoxification program, From Fatigued to Fantastic. As part of this program I educate the class members about the various toxins they may be ingesting through food as well as in other ways. One topic we consider is GMO foods.      What does […]

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Stop “Shoulding” on Yourself!

     I heard a great speech recently at a women’s networking group by life coach Julie-Ann Parrott. Julie-Ann pointed out that we often go through life thinking about or doing things we “should” do.       I should eat more healthily.               I should exercise.     […]

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Listening to Yourself, Part 2

      In last week’s article I discussed learning to listen to your body and noticing any symptoms you might be feeling on a regular basis. Many people tend to ignore negative symptoms or suppress them with over the counter medications until they get too big to ignore any longer. Because you are taking the […]

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How to Listen to What Your Body is Telling You


“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”  Winnie the Pooh      Doing nothing is very hard for me. I am a type A person and have worked hard my entire life in all my roles whether as a student, […]

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What is Kombucha?

     Kombucha is a type of fermented beverage that has been consumed by people for over 2000 years. Other similar drinks include milk kefir, water kefir, and kvass. It originated in Manchuria, China around 220 B.C. and was associated with the Japanese physician Kombu who lived around 400 A.D. It later travelled to Russia […]

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Eat Five or More Vegetables a Day

     All healthy diets are in agreement that people should eat whole, unprocessed or minimally processed foods. While there are conflicts between various diets about the amount and types of proteins and fats people should eat, they all agree that non-starchy vegetables are extremely important because of the number of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and […]

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The Essential Seven Habits, Part 3

This is the third and final post on the essential seven habits of successful people as categorized by author, Gretchen Rubin. You can read part 1 here, and part 2 here.      Because December is often a time for reflection and goal planning, I want to challenge you over the next few weeks to […]

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The Essential Seven Habits, Part 2

     As I wrote in part 1, one of my favorite authors is Gretchen Rubin. In her research on habit change, Rubin found that the happiest and most successful people had good habits in each of seven essential areas.      Since December can be a time for reflection and goal planning, I want […]

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