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, a resource for mental and emotional health, to assess yourself, you need to look at four […]

Scary Habits!

On Halloween, 4% of yearly candy consumption is consumed by Americans or 3.4 pounds of candy per person! Frightening! It is also scary to think about how poor nutritional and lifestyle choices have contributed to the obesity epidemic and rise in chronic medical conditions in the United States. But what are the habits that are […]

A Taste for Change

-A child must taste something a minimum of nine times before they will “like” it. -People will not eat as much food if it is served on a red plate. -Temperature, texture, and odor affect how a food tastes to each person. – Approximately 15% of adults have a taste disorder. -Along with sweet and […]

Snack Attack

If a food is bite-size, you will eat more of it, according to Psychology Today. Eating bits of something is a tease for our bodies and brain. It stimulates the dopamine system, but does not satisfy it completely. So, the thought that you will have just a few is a “come on.” We are wired […]

Your Coach Says: You Can Do It!

Lose weight faster and gain confidence, that is. Ask a runner how they got ready to complete their first marathon and likely they had a coach. Ask a professional tennis player how they got that killer serve and you might get the same answer. Coaches motivate, inspire, and empower others to reach their full potential.  […]

Help, I Am Addicted to Kale!

Lets talk seriously about food addictions for a minute. Do they exist? The latest research presented at the Seattle Summit on Obesity and Food Addiction says they do. There is even a scale to measure it called the Yale Food Addiction Scale. Certain foods – not kale – are more addictive than others. According to […]


Coffee – Enjoy or Avoid?

By Melonie Jorgenson, Wellness Program Director Dr. Gala points out that coffee is full of anti-oxidants that are anti-inflammatory. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of coffee in regards to reducing blood glucose levels, prostate cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and many others that are too numerous to mention here. However we can’t ignore the fact […]

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