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 […]

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 […]

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash becomes a versatile filling for many dishes and is a great alternative to pasta. To preheat the squash for easier cutting, poke a few holes with a knife and microwave for about 4 minutes per pound. Spaghetti Squash Ingredients:  1 medium size Yellow Spaghetti Squash 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil Directions: 1. Preheat oven […]

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 […]

What Happens to an Inflamed Brain?

Your brain can become inflamed, like your body can. But not quite in the same way.  The brain has something called the “blood brain barrier” to limit toxins and substances from entering.  It does an amazing job of only allowing important nutrients to get in, but after injury and damage even this relatively reliable barrier […]

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 […]

What Message Are You Sending Your Body?

We know that the vast majority of ailments in the western world are chronic lifestyle induced diseases. We don’t suffer from infectious type diseases like Malaria, or Cholera. When you look at chronic diseases there is an inflammatory component. We are all familiar with acute inflammation, like a sprained ankle that swells up. What I […]

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