What’s the Hippocampus Got to Do With It?

We all know the importance of regular movement and exercise, but did you know about the positive benefits it has on your brain?  It turns out, the effects from just a single workout can have lasting effects that can protect your brain for different conditions like depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Wendy Suzuki, Neuroscientist and author, knows all about…

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Eat Less, Lose Weight… Right or Wrong?

Just eat less and you will lose weight! Right?  We’ve all heard this standard prescription when it comes to weight loss. Makes sense. Have one doughnut instead of two or one scoop of ice cream instead of two and watch those pounds shed away. (Hmmm… if only it were so easy!) A new study published in the JAMA (Journal of…

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🎵 “ I Found My Thrill on Blueberry Hill…” 🎵

Bet you haven’t heard this once popular Fats Domino song in a while! Me neither, but it came to me because… I’ve got BLUEBERRIES on my mind! It all started April 1st, which just happens to be the start of blueberry season. Blueberries happen to be a real SUPERFOOD! Not only do they have a sweet flavor, but they…

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Foods that Boost Your Immunity

If you are like me, you are trying to do all the “right” things to avoid getting the FLU. Your hands are super dry from all the hand washing. You’ve avoided at least one or two public events for fear that you might encounter someone who is “possibly” sick. And what about traveling?  It’s even more stressfull. This past month, I…

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🎵”Stuck In The Middle With You” 🎵 – Part II

Yes.  It’s time for part II of “Getting Unstuck”.  I’m just guessing that you too are feeling a little “stuck” these days?  Especially when it comes to shedding those holiday pounds! You’ve ditched the processed junk foods and started bringing healthy lunches to work.  These are powerful first steps that sound simple, but make a profound impact.  Hopefully, you saw some…

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8 Steps to Reset After the Holidays

The holidays are officially over and, if you are like me, you are feeling a bit bloated, sluggish, and not quite yourself.  It’s time make a few minor adjustments to get back to feeling somewhat normal again: Here are 8 simple steps for bouncing back after the holidays. 1. Stop Beating Yourself Up and Get Back Into a Routine Life happens….

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My Favorite Things!

As we approach this busy holiday season, here are a few of my favorrrrrrite things, which just happen to include some great gift ideas! 1.  Sun Basket* Of course, we all want to plan and shop for the ingredients of wonderful, healthy meals… but sometimes you just can’t pull it off. That’s where Sun Basket comes to the rescue!   Sun Basket…

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Don’t just sit there!

What if I told you that if you reduced the time you spend sitting down to less than three hours a day, you could increase your life expectancy by TWO YEARS!?  Who knew!? This guidance came from research completed in 2012 by Peter Katxmarzyk of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.  The study examined the health risk of sitting for the…

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What are you craving?

When you think about food cravings, typically the first thing that comes to mind would be some type of junk food… high in calories, low in nutrients, processed, and quite unhealthy.  Is that what you tend to crave when a craving kicks in?  What is your go-to craving — chocolate chip cookies?  A big bowl of ice cream? How about…

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Start with Step 1 Today!

So, what if I told you that there are 12 simple (mostly!) steps that you could take to become a healthier you? These simple steps come from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)*, where I received my health coach certification training.  It is the only school that not only focuses on over 100 dietary theories, but also considers relationships,…

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