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 […]

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. […]

Are You in a Time Famine?

We may think that a new car or more money in our savings account is what lights up our world, but is that true? A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America explains that a “time famine” may be wreaking havoc on our happiness quotient. As […]

Exercise Do’s and Don’ts

Do exercise, but don’t overdo it! Moving and getting enough exercise is an important part of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, but there are some definite do’s and don’ts when it comes to physical activity, especially for individuals with specific conditions. In general, when you are feeling under the weather, do analyze your symptoms first and don’t […]

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 […]

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get into Your Kitchen!

It’s getting hot in America and it is directly related to inflammatory conditions like diabetes, arthritis, and leaky gut syndrome! Mercola states that allergies, Alzheimer’s, anemia, congestive heart failure, stroke, multiple sclerosis, gall bladder disease and more are affected by inflammation. This ongoing slow burn can be aggravated by how we eat. According to the […]

Is Your Environment Helping You Succeed?

Question for you – Are you at your goal weight? Do you have all the energy you want? Are you off all your medications? Do you see yourself healthier now than you did 10 years ago? I was recently reading a great book by Marshall Goldsmith titled Triggers. In this book he talks about the […]

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