Restaurant Guide: Eating Out on an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

We all know that it is impossible to prepare 100% of your meals in advance, but just because you aren’t preparing your own food, it doesn’t mean that you need to break your diet. We use food as a way to celebrate and come together, which is not something you should avoid. You can easily […]

Benefits of Omega-3s Go Beyond the Heart

Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends eating fish 2-3 times a week for a healthy heart? That is because fish are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential fats– meaning our bodies are incapable of producing these fats intrinsically, and therefore, we are completely dependent upon dietary sources for these essential […]

Exercising in Winter

In January, it can be difficult to be active since a lot of our favorite activities such as hiking, gardening and bicycle riding can be prevented by the cold, dark days of winter. However, there’s a multitude of ways to get an adequate amount of exercise even when it is cold outside. Exercise is essential […]

New Year, New You!

  The New Year is here! What resolutions did you make for 2018? Getting healthier was the top resolution among Americans this year, according to Google analytics. However, Forbes magazine recently found that only 8% of people actually follow through with their resolutions. I want to make sure that you meet your goals this year […]

Weather or Not to Feel Down

Do you have the Winter Blues? 16% of people in the United States do according to Psychology Today. Other experts argue that the public overestimates the seasonal doldrums because people dislike winter weather. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a depressive condition occurring seasonally, but annually, that affects women and young people the most. According to Helpguide.org, […]

What Does It Feel Like to Change a Habit?

“At any given time, about only 20 percent of people needing to change an unhealthy behavior are actually prepared and ready to do so,” says Dr. Janice M. Prochaska who is the CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems. There are stages of change and many emotions that accompany what stage of change you are in. According […]

Decreasing Inflammation When You’re Ill

It is the season where colds, viruses and bugs may get the better of you and keep you home sick. It seems that colder temperatures prohibit the immune system from responding adequately due to a reduction in antiviral signals. How do you address the inflammation in your body when you are ill? The truth is […]

Every Breath You Take…

How you breathe affects how you feel. Quick, sudden, shallow breaths can bring on anxiety and panic while long, deep, slow breaths can engender feelings of relaxation. Over time, breathing patterns can also influence posture and how you carry yourself. Shallow breathing encourages limited rib cage movement and tight neck muscles. Consistent mouth breathing can […]

Holiday Eating

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, laughing all the way. All those smells and holiday treats, wonder what I weigh? The average American gains between five to eight pounds from Thanksgiving through the end of the year. This does not mean that when the holidays come around that you cannot partake in socializing and some special treats. […]

Assess Your Stress

It takes 21 days for a rat to become chronically stressed. How long does it take you? What if you have been operating in a state of chronic stress? Would you even notice after a while? According to Helpguide.org, a resource for mental and emotional health, to assess yourself, you need to look at four […]

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