I was recently talking to a patient about breakfast and we bonded over our mutual love of smoothies. She told me that she made the same smoothie every single day: frozen berries, spinach, flax seed, protein powder and some almond milk. While all of the ingredients in her smoothie are nutritious, I encouraged her to try changing it up. Why? We tend to be creatures of habit. We find things that we like and stick to them, especially when it comes to food. It might be quick and easy to stick to the foods we know and love, but by eating the same food everyday we might actually be losing out on some … [Read More...]
We can all agree that fitness should be an aspect of anyone’s life, whether we are into team sports, weight lifting, jogging, dance, or even a morning powerwalk, physical activity is an essential part of our well being. However, our fitness regimen can do more than just keep us fit, it can keep us functional.
Have you heard of the expression “fundamentals first?” All top-level coaches, professionals, and experts advocate the simplistic approach of having the fundamentals before anything else. One of the challenges today is that many of us want progress to the next level without having our … [Read More...]
Clean eating, counting calories, point systems, paleo, vegan, intermittent fasting, ketogenic - there are so many “right” ways to eat nowadays. Someone finds a strategy that works for them and thinks it is the end all be all to weight loss and vitality. The truth: there is no one-size-fits-all eating plan that will work for everyone. If you are looking for a way to eat better, lose weight, prevent illness and slow down the aging process, one way is simply to consume more whole foods.
Whole foods are foods that are the closest to their natural form - meaning they have not been processed, … [Read More...]
A few decades ago, scientists claimed that fat in our diet was the root of all health issues. That is when the craze of low-fat, light, and vegetable oil products began as many believed they are making the healthier choice. However, obesity, heart disease, and cancer rates still skyrocketed. Fast forward to now, we are learning that it is not the fat that is causing the fuss, but the sugar! Today, an average American consumes about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. You add it to your morning cup of coffee or tea, bake it into pastries, cakes, and cookies. You even sprinkle it all over your … [Read More...]
From eating right, to sleeping well, to staying active everyday, we do lots to keep ourselves healthy and in good shape. However, we may be missing one key component in our daily routine that is keeping us from reaching optimal wellness: taking the right supplements.
Remember the Flintstones tablets your parents made you take as a child? Maybe they weren’t the best choice, but your parents definitely had the right idea. Many of us assume that by eating a nutritious diet we get all the required daily nutrients our body needs to function properly. Although a healthy diet is the starting … [Read More...]
Anxiety, fear, resistance, jealousy, doubts – these are all unpleasant emotions that we wish we could avoid, but can often overpower us. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a technique that would help relieve us of these feelings almost instantly without being invasive? Well, the answer is at your fingertips – literally - it’s called the Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT.
EFT has its background in energy psychology – it is a form of psychological acupressure that uses your own fingertips to stimulate exact points on the head and chest and upper body while concentrating on the issue at hand, and … [Read More...]