Category: Health

Do You Know All the Dangers of Soda?

“Carbonated soft drinks account for more than 27 percent of Americans’ beverage consumption.” (Liquid Candy — How Soft Drinks are Harming Americans’ Health — Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D. )  This is an amazing statistic, that is a huge percentage. And it is negatively affecting our nation’s health. Many…

Ten Smart Strategies for Losing Weight and Keeping it Off!

There is no shortage of advice and how-to’s on how to lose weight. Many of these ideas and diets do work, especially in the short-term. However, once you stop the diet then the weight comes right back! There are some simple strategies that you…

10 Powerful Fundamentals You Need to Know about the Blue Zones

It’s more than just living a long time… Blue zones are areas of the world where longevity is much higher than the average. The blue zones that have been identified are in: Sardinia; Ikaria in Greece; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Japan’s Okinawa…

Sleep – Vital for Health

Get enough sleep!  Sleep is a crucial period where our brains and body rest, renew and regenerate.   Healthy and fulfilling sleep is necessary for long-term health (just ask anybody who suffers from insomnia!).   Having a deep, restful sleep is important for all…

Can you reduce your exposure to toxins?

It is one thing to eat a great diet, exercise, get a good nights sleep, have time for meditation and other nurturing, healthy habits.  However, we also need to be aware of the hidden dangers in our environment, food and water supply.  Our world…

The First Yama of Yoga – Ahimsa

The first Yama, Ahimsa, means non-violence.  This is the first and foundational principle.  Violence towards self or others makes a journey into the yogic lifestyle impossible.  Non-violence towards yourself means forgiveness, understanding and love towards yourself.  Towards others, ahimsa shows up as compassion, forgiveness,…

Yoga – Mind, Body & Spirit

I just finished my 200 hr Yoga teacher training!  I was blessed to delve into yoga for 200 hours and this educated me, inspired me and really wet my curiosity to learn more.  Learning about yoga has improved the quality of my life, helping me…

And the enemy is…SUGAR!

    Why is sugar our enemy?  Weight gain, excess sugar gets converted to fat.  Healthy fats, omega 3s and monounsaturated fats, can help increase metabolism.  So it isn’t fat consumption that makes us fat, but the excess sugar. It is addictive and we crave…

The Increase in Chronic, Degenerative Disease

A chronic, degenerative disease is one in which our normal body structure or function deteriorates over time causing unwanted symptoms and effects on the body. As opposed to an infectious disease caused by a foreign organism, usually bacterial or viral in nature, these chronic…

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