Four Simple Tips for Listening to Your Body

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One of my favorite things to help my clients with is learning to listen to their bodies. I always say that I know a lot about health, but you know your body the best. When you really tune in, you will notice that it’s always talking to you. The simple act of tuning in each day can give you a profound insight into your health. You’ve heard about meditation and the importance of mindfulness. Hint…. It isn’t hard to listen to your body! You can do it in just moments a day. I’ve made it easy with these four simple…

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How to Keep Your Memory Sharp

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Sometimes, when I’m really busy at work, I’ll walk into a room and not remember what I’m doing there. Have you ever had that? Do you remember everything in great detail? Can you recall your childhood phone number? What you wore to work yesterday? What you ate for lunch? For many of us, memory is not what it used to be. Constant stimulation, poor nutrition and lack of deep rest have taken a toll on what we can recall. Luckily, you can improve your memory by practicing the habits below! Brain-Boosting Diet One of the best ways to strengthen your…

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Lighten Up This Summer!

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Summertime!!! Woo hoo! It’s a time of vacations, long lazy days, and spending time outdoors. Have you noticed that when it’s hot outside, you don’t want to eat so much? Do the longer days make you feel more energetic? Or do obligations, long days, and heavy meals make you feel tied down and exhausted? I often suggest that you eat according to the seasons and summer is the time of year with such an abundance of fresh food available. Shift your mindset and diet to live seasonably, and you’ll reap the benefits of this energetic season! Here are a few…

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How to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Glowing

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When I was a little girl, I watched how my mother took care of her skin. She put lotion on every day, and kept herself out of the sun. She never looked her age. So I had a healthy foundation for taking care of my own skin (although I was a sun lover and got out there as much as I could)! Healthy skin isn’t just about what you put on your skin, it’s an inside job.  Many of my patients are surprised and delighted when, as their health improves, their skin takes on a healthy glow. Caring for your…

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How Acupuncture Helps With Pain

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One of my pet peeves when it comes to life on earth is that we all have to suffer pain sometimes. It is what I have dedicated my life to eradicating. My mission is to help you feel better and solve your problems with pain. This is one reason that I love Chinese Medicine. If pain is part of your every day life, or you have trouble sleeping, or wake up dreading the day ahead because of pain. Acupuncture can help! This ancient Chinese practice dates back over 2000 years, and is still one of the safest, most effective solutions…

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When Probiotics Are Bad For You

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Are you one of those people who has tried probiotics because of all the press that they’re THE best thing for your guts, only to feel way worse when you take them? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Not everyone can take them and do well. Probiotics are increasingly popular, with a lot of new science showing the connection between gut health and brain health and how probiotics play a role in it. There is a bewildering array of new products coming out every day. With everything from easy kits for fermenting food at home to refrigerated supplements, you can find…

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Natural Treatments for High Blood Pressure

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Do you have high blood pressure? If you’re like many Americans, these numbers show an alarming risk for problems such as heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is increasingly common, with one in every three adults receiving a diagnosis. Luckily, there are many natural ways to bring these numbers back into a healthy range. Know Your Numbers One of the first steps to take control of your blood pressure is to learn what is normal for you. The following list shows ranges of both chronically low blood pressure (hypotension) and high blood pressure (hypertension). I recommend taking…

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How to Save Your Marriage: The Food Sensitivities Secret

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Running a wellness practice grounded in love has often given me a front row seat in the lives of my married patients. Recently, I was given the opportunity to watch a struggling couple shift their relationship from conflict and tension to understanding and love.  The secret was in an undiagnosed food allergy: a gluten intolerance for Nancy, and a sugar intolerance for Steve. Shockingly, the food we eat can affect our moods, especially if you’re allergic to something you’re eating. Could this be the case for you? Here is what to look out for, and how to regain control! Going…

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How to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

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Cholesterol is a natural, necessary substance found in every cell in our bodies. It helps with digestion, hormone production and assists in making Vitamin D. Our bodies make all the cholesterol they need. However, we can develop issues with cholesterol either from our diets or an imbalance in how our bodies handle it. One common issue with cholesterol is that it can contribute to plaque building up in our arteries, leading to heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Luckily, it’s possible to safely and easily lower your cholesterol on your own. More than Two Types of Cholesterol There are several elements to cholesterol. In a normal cholesterol…

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Listen to Your Gut: The Gut-Brain Connection

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When is the last time you had butterflies in your stomach when anxious? Or had a gut instinct about when to leave the house or a particular route to take on the way home? We have these feelings because of the connection between the brain and the gut, which scientists refer to as the brain-gut axis.  This connection also sheds light on the source of many common conditions. Gut health is responsible for mood, inflammation, appetite, immunity, your brain health, and much more. Below, I share more about the brain-gut axis and my favorite ways to ensure the health of…

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