More articles in category: Health

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Fall Detox

Fall is one of the best Seasons of the year (Spring being the second best) to think about detoxing your body, especially if your summer was particularly indulgent with barbecues or perhaps a lobster-roll overdose.

You are a wise and Ageless Goddess. Your body is wise too and it thrives on being balanced. On the physical level, your cells need to operat…

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Can lymphatic drainage help digestive problems?

Does lymphatic drainage massage help with digestive problems?

 

The digestive system is responsible for distributing all nutrients, fluid and medications into the blood. The large and small intestines are very rich in both blood vessels and lymphatic vessels. It is also at this level that all the water is absorbed into the body. The pelvic …

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FAT: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly, Part 1

Fat. It’s like a four-letter word that gets your mouth washed out with soap. We all want less fat in our lives; whether we give up flavor with nonfat foods or exercise ourselves to death to burn more fat off our bodies, it seems fat is only a good thing when it refers to our wallet.

But what if everything you were taught about fat is wrong? And what if everything...

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Cancer: The Loss and Pain Inside

There’s not a single person who has not been touched with CANCER. We’ve all have a family member, friend, or friend of a friend that has been touched by the dreaded ‘C’. This disease can leave the family members who survive with deep wounds that appear to never fully heal.

For me, the first time I heard of Cancer was when my grandfather got stomach cancer. I have…

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How the Universe Tells You It’s Time For a TimeOut

Everything was going great this past Saturday afternoon. I was looking snazzy, having a good hair day…I thought why not wear heels since I rarely get a chance to put them on?  And it is a party after all, right?  I decided to bring my camera to take some candid shots of the surprised birthday girl (my step-mum), and so I was fully prepared. It was going to be fun! Too wir…

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To Shake or Not to Shake

Salt is a four-letter word that has been banned from the dinner table and tossed out of the spice cabinet all in the name of health, but is salt really that bad?

For thousands of years, salt was a precious commodity. People who lived by the sea enjoyed salty fish and sea vegetables and those who lived inland burned salty marsh grass and sprinkled the ashes on the…

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Firstifications: My first visit with a chiropodist

fir·sti·fi·ca·tion (fərst əfəˈkāSH(ə)n)- the expectations a person holds before doing something for the first time

Your feet support you all day, but what supports them? We spend countless hours on our feet but we rarely take the time to give them the attention they deserve. Take a second and think. Wwhat do you know about your feet, other than your shoe …

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How important is water?

We hear that it is important to stay hydrated and drink lots of water, but really, how important is water? 80% of our brain is water, and in adult men and women, the body is made of 60-70% of water. Most functions in our body require fluids in order to run smoothly. Blood transports oxygen, nutrients, electrolytes, enzymes and many other products that are needed for each …

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Time to “Fall” back into a fitness routine

It’s that time of year, back to school and back to bringing your behind to the gym!

There are several time periods throughout the year where people take charge of their health. And one of them, is when all the kiddos are back in school.

If your that family where kids stay home with you throughout the summer months or even if you work and hav…

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While At The Doctors With My Mom

After watching my mom get a chunk of her nose removed this morning, I decided I want to share an article from the National Cancer Institute. I guess if we all witnessed the surgery to remove some skin I’m pretty sure we would be more conscientious.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and…

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Firstifications: My first visitg with a naturopath

fir·sti·fi·ca·tion (fərst əfəˈkāSH(ə)n)- the expectations a person holds before doing something for the first time

First times can be awkward and clumsy.

And while experience (hopefully) makes us less awkward, the knowledge gained from health class isn’t enough to make us experts on ourselves. Ask yourself: ” Am I g…

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4 Advanced Methods for Recovery & Regeneration

When most people think of training recovery you will traditionally think of a post work out protein shake, sports massage or foam rolling, ice and heat packs, stretching or hot and cold contrast baths. However recovery and now regeneration strategies have progressed considerably in the last few years with the emergence of advanced practices such as cryother…

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Flushing Unused Pharmaceuticals: The Toxic Effect

Did you know you may be contributing toxins to natural water resources. I believe in healthy life, healthy mind, and healthy practices for self and for our global community. Although my article for this month is no so much focused on self-transformation, I feel this is also part of my authentic message as a whole. Practicing new and better habits that also affect the whole!...

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When Caffeine Becomes Creepy: 10 Surprise Sources

Caffeine, the wonder-addiction. Why do I say that? Because by slipping it into foods you consume, the company creates a need in you. You have to have more of the product to feel energized so you can compete at work or school. Basically, you are being trapped into becoming a permanent customer. It’s the same reason why Coca-Cola used to lace its products with cocaine u…

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Side Effects May Include

You’ve heard it before… maybe on a commercial for any of those *lovely* pharmaceutical drugs.

Or maybe you’ve read it on a bottle of something else *magical*.

There are side effects to everything. 

Sometimes they go unnoticed; other times the side effects can actual capture more attention than the original desire…

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Grandma tips 2 Cure Diseases with Cinnamon & Honey

When you think of medicine to help alleviate arthritis pain, or lower cholesterol, it’s probably a safe bet that cinnamon and honey didn’t cross your mind — until now.

Believe it or not, cinnamon and honey have been used to cure an array of diseases in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and this mixture has a long tradition of use as a homemad…

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Everyday Safety

What do you think about when you hear “everyday safety”? Wearing a bicycle helmet? Driving prudently? Having appropriate shelter? Though these are all worthy topics, few people consider the safety (or lack thereof) that comes from the stuff they use every single day of their lives.

You might be slowly killing yourself and the planet.

What do you put on your…

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Landmark Day: July 7, 2017

International Chocolate Day! Just reading these three words and my mouth starts to water.

There are certain foods that are simply irresistible. The challenge is to eat enough…not too much. We each find certain foods so delicious that we overindulge. This may be chocolate, sweets, pizza, or, in my case, homemade bread warm from the oven. Oh my! The trick is to re…

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Thank You, Tommy Douglas!!

Have you ever watched the movie Prairie Giant, a made-for-TV movie about the life of Tommy Douglas? Tommy Douglas (1904 – 1986) is the founder of Canadian Medicare. His famous grandson is Kiefer Sutherland!

Prairie Giant is a wonderful chronicling of the political fight Tommy pursued to ensure all Canadians had access to free health care. He was a Bap…

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HEALING is a CHOICE

Healing is a choice. It’s not our choice though, it’s God’s choice. It’s always God’s choice.

God created a natural healing process. When we get injured or when we get sick there is a natural healing process that takes place. Healing doesn’t always happen though. Sometimes people get injured or get sick and healing doesn’t occur and they die or live broken lives. OR…

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Do You Even Feel Like You’re in Your Body?

Because in all seriousness, I meet people like this daily and it fires me up, in a good way.

You see, here’s the deal: 

Your BODY is EVERYTHING. When any part of life starts to go or feel cuckoo,

it’s time to retreat back to your one true home, your body.

Your vehicle for this life.

Your temple.

Your one place to live as you r...

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Sugar Rush: The Effects After The Fourth of July

The Fourth of July was just celebrated one week ago. It is noted as a federal holiday known as Independence Day. However, it is also notorious for outdoor barbeques, family gatherings, outdoor sporting events, beach celebrations, and especially eating. That day, most children get a chance to sleep in than normal and watch the fireworks show later that night. They also enjoy …

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Rehabilitating a Concussion

Rehabilitating a Concussion

 

Past vs. the present

Like with every other illness and injury, doctors used to (and some still do) prescribe rest as part of the rehabilitation. There was a time when heart disease patients were told to rest and people with cancer were told to avoid exercise. Res…

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Chowing Down or Dining? What’s your eating style?

“Too many people eat to consume calories. Try dining for a change.” John Walters

I often eat lunch at my desk while working, will have a book to read or, if dining alone at home, I’ll eat in front of the TV.

In fact, last night I did something that I very seldom do. I sat in front of the TV with a bowl of chips. I know that for many people this is a common occ…

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Why we should drink more water.

I never ask my clients how many glasses of water they drink a day. Eight glasses (as we have been hearing for decades) is simply not nearly enough.

I ask how many liters they have consumed. If you wait until you are thirsty it is already too late. Imagine your poor cells! Once you experience thirst, your cells are literally starving. Your bones become dry and brittl…

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The Oral Health Issue Is Coming Soon!

What do you and I have in common with Batman and Bane? For folks who don’t watch cartoons, Batman and Bane are fictional characters in comics and in movies. Batman is the superhero of the story while Bane is the super villian of the story. They are at opposite ends of the justice spectrum but they both have something in common. And this common fact is the one point I…

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Tired of being tired?

Is this you? {Well, maybe not in the delicate purple shirt with long hair and a laptop…but, emotions the same…} 

Do you have moments when you literally just want to dump everything you’re doing and curl up and hide?

Quit ____ {x, y, and z}.

Vanish.

Take a long nap or vacation and let life correct itself.I get it…

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Obsessive Compulsive Mouth People

Are you one of those people who are obsessed with mouths? You might think that you are no more obsessed than anyone else it. It’s not like you have a mouth fetish and stare at lips all day and all night, do you? In this short article, I share with you an idea about Obsessive Compulsive Mouth (OCM) people that you might have not even considered.

In our modern so…

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Does Lymphedema need to be treated? YES Here’s why

Picture from Beyond Masectomy Boutique 

What is lymphedema?

 Lymphedema is the enlarging of a body part due to an accumulation of fluid, better known as lymph. This happens due to a break or injury to the lymphatic system either due to illness or genetic abnormality. While there can be an enlarging of the thorax, back, chest, mos…

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Summer Temptations

It’s so easy in the summer to want to be healthy, but the only problem is that summer food is so unhealthy.

Ice cream, freezes, frozen flavored coffee drinks, and the best part is that they are on sale or summer promotion, like how McDonalds has summer drink days and most beverages are only $1. How can you say no to a sale or summer promotion. It’s easier to say ...

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I Feel Your Pain……..Yoga and Parenting? Why?

Yoga has become an essential part of my life and a stress relieving method for single parents. Yoga is a spiritual, physical, emotional, and transformational experience through breathing, relaxation, meditation, muscular stretching, and healing. Sarah Court of execise.com mentions some of the changes regarding …

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Happy Hips (and other joints)

Seven years ago, my husband, Louis, then 35 years of age, was told he needed to have his right hip replaced.

Grade 4 osteo-arthritis was causing him a lot of pain and preventing him from being able to function normally. When you’re 35 and you go from playing competitive sports to not being able to tie your shoes, your whole world comes crashin…

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Mental Health is Key to Physical Health

The phrase “mental health” seems to have a negative stigma to it. Mental health brings to mind people who talk to themselves and haven’t brushed their hair in over 2 weeks. Terms like schizophrenia, bipolar, OCD and crazy come to mind. However, mental health is just that…the health of your mental state. Mentalhealth.gov defines it this way, “Mental health includes our emoti...

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Let Food Be Our Fuel to Health

Your body is a temple. If you fuel it properly, it has the power to heal, energize, and revitalize you. Nowadays, we as a society are slowly becoming more aware of what we are putting into our bodies. We’re waking up to how chemicals, pesticides, and herbicides are truly damaging our organs not to mention the havoc wreaked by all the processed foods and sugars we’re consumi…

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What is Contributing to Your Low Back Pain?

Do you suffer from back pain? Well you are not alone. Low back pain is one of the most common injuries affecting our society. About 85% of the working population will experience low back pain some time in their lives, [1] with 7% becoming a chronic injury.[2] 

More often than not, the underlying cause of low back pain can be due to muscles, tendons, ligaments, join...

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Spinal Fusion Surgery: Rehabilitative Process

Spinal Fusion

 In a day and age where people are becoming more and more sedentary, the prevalence of back injuries has increased exponentially. Two of the causes of this trend is a decrease in core muscle strength and a decrease in range of motion. Other causes for severe back pain include vehicle  and sporting accidents. If the injury t…

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Working on a summer body.

Summer has arrived, unfortunately however, due to the unexpected changeable weather patterns, it hasn’t quite come to stay. Yesterday was chilly, and today its warm and tomorrow, rain is predicted. This is confusing…what should we be eating?

I know it is not the best nutritional regime to follow but many of us change our eating patterns according to th...

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On World Thyroid Day Check Your Neck & The Facts!

May 25 marks World Thyroid Day every year. Whatever month you find yourself reading this, I urge you to tuck this information in the back of your mind for yourself or a loved one down the road. Or maybe it will even tweak something in you now to go ask your doctor some questions. If so, I am thrilled. I keep putting the thyroid information out there because if I can sav…

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Inhale ! Part 1 Diaphramatic Breathing

Diaphramatic breathing (DB) is one exercise I teach to every client I meet. The benefits of DB include improved lung function, circulation and blood oxygen levels, stress mamangement, lower heart rate, aids in posture and improves core and pelvic floor muscle function. Literally every person can benefit from DB, from athletes to seniors, pre and postnatal, those recov…

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Life is a Matter of Choice!

Recently, I was speaking with a very close friend who happens to be a Psycho Therapist; we were talking about how people deal with problems. We all have “stuff” that happens to us along the way, no matter what age we are. The only difference between younger & older people is that older people have simply had to deal with more events. The emotional turmoil & tra…

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What is the impact of concussions? Part 2

 

In order to understand and diagnose concussions, it is important to understand what the myths are.

 1.    You need to lose consciousness

 This is probably one of the biggest myths that exists. The parents that were mentioned from Cleveland whom we all shook our head at claimed that their son couldn’t have suffered a concussion because he never lost…

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10 Signs your Liver needs a Rescue

About a year and half ago I was told I had Rosacea. The signs were written all over my face! Facial redness, swollen red bumps, small visible blood vessels, I did not like the way my skin felt or looked at all, I lost sleep over it.   

I was referred to a dermatologist who immediately wrote me three different prescriptions and sent m...

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How to Avoid Ticks and How to Get Rid of Ticks!

When spring has sprung and it’s time to get outside we are all asking the age old questions: how to avoid ticks and how to get rid of ticks. Camping, hiking and other outdoor activities are calling every nature lover’s name, but we must be aware of the dangers lurking in the weeds.

It happens every year. Along with the amazing sights, smells and sounds of spring com…

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What is the real impact of a concussion? Part 1

I read so many articles either directly or indirectly related to concussions, proving that there is a lack of understanding of what a concussion is. In North Carolina, parents wanted a bill passed giving them the right to decide on return to play; not only medical professionals. A Cleveland high school was sued after the school claimed a student suffered a c…

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Have you heard of the Mangosteen?

We all recognize and have probably tasted the delicious fruit, the mango. But, have you heard of a mangosteen? Until a few years ago I hadn’t. So what is a mangosteen? A mangosteen is a dark reddish-purple tropical fruit which originates in Indonesia. It is grown today in parts of Asia, India, Florida and Puerto Rico.

It has a thick purple rind and jui…

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Why Hanging out with Friends is Good for Us

Ask any woman who’s happy and well-adjusted what the secret to her success is and the chances are, she’s got a tribe of soul sisters that have her back.

Now, that ‘tribe’ could mean just one good friend, the quantity of friends is irrelevant – what’s really important is that women make time to be with the people that are in their corner, simply because it …

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Mental fitness… can you improve your brainpower?

We all know that exercising is important to keep our bodies healthy. Although we know this in general, we seldom think about the health and well-being of the individual parts of our body. We mostly take our health for granted until something happens and we are compromised in certain areas.

More than anything, when considering our health, we think of the we…

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Slow Down & Make A Connection With Your Meals

I have developed some new habits that make me quite happy…but this comes from having to break some habits that definitely needed tweaking! One I am still working on is this: I need to eat more slowly. I wouldn’t classify myself as a “wolfer” or “inhaler.” I have table etiquette I swear. But when you are the first one to finish your meal at every restaurant you visit with fr…

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“SUCCESSOGRAPHER” – What the heck is that?!?

A little over a week ago, I started on a new journey of discovery. An exploration into purpose & passions, mindset & motivates, honesty & happiness, and a integrity filled self-description.

For those of you who have read some of my articles in the past, you will understand when I say this journey actually started much further back, and is still on-…

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Feeling Unfit and Fatigued

When you look in the mirror and all you see is a puffy face with tired eyes. When you squeeze into your pants and your post baby fat rolls over the top. Well, when you feel like this, it doesn’t matter what they say because when you loathe your body they can compliment you all they want, it doesn’t change the way you think and feel.

I get it. You are tired, you lac...

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Listen to your body!

We all have dates that are etched in our memory. Birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

June 6, 2011 is one that I always remember. And do you know what I did that day? I went to the doctor! Thrilling, right?

Well let me tell you, I’m glad I did. You see, I listened to my body and man, was it telling me something.

For quite some time before that date, I ...

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And the Beat Goes On

How important is your heart rate? I guess from my perspective, Sony and Cher captured the concept most important to me in the lyrics to their song: “And The Beat Goes On”. Do you remember the sound? “The beat goes on, the beat goes on – Drums keep pounding – A rhythm to the brain -La de da de de, la de da de da”. There is a lot more to the song; well maybe not a whole lo…

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Life Sucks And Then You Die… (Part 1 of 3)

Now I’m sure you’re wondering what manner of madness is going on here. Maybe your immediate reaction was, “Poor Vaughn, there must be a heavy burden troubling him.” Maybe you said to yourself, “I been there too before and know that feeling.” Whatever emotion the title of this article evoked in your, the imagery accompanying it was one of sadness. In this first article of th…

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Breakfast Ideas to Inspire a Healthy Day!

Many studies have shown that eating breakfast regularly can combat obesity, burn more calories throughout the day, inspire physical activity, increase mental clarity and focus, lower the risk of high blood pressure & diabetes, and even reduce the risk of stroke. An interesting study also showed that eating a quality breakfast regularly, and making it your biggest meal…

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The Heart of the Matter

The world of your heart is full of wondrous properties that will fascinate your imagination. These properties make the heart the most exciting organ of the body. 

At the Heart of the Matter

The ancients all the way back to Cro-Magnon man and woman had a concept of the heart as evidenced by their cave drawings. Since that ti…

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Stop Being a Couch Potato — Get Up and Move!!!

Now that we know the detriments of sitting and texting and the health conditions it can cause, the solution is simple – Get up and Move. But is it that simple???

Knowing is half the battle, and my hope after my articles about the impact texting and sitting have on our health, this will spark a new wave of people who want to improve their wellbeing and longevity just …

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Finding Inspiration…

Something regular human beings struggle with on a daily basis is finding inspiration. How do you elevate from being docile and uninspired to on fire for a goal?

It depends what your core motivations are…

Survival, Goals/Objectives, Purpose, and/or Passion.

In my own daily life I have time allocated towards survival work activities for the purpose of su…

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Spring is in the air

Now that winter is over, there are no more excuses to hibernate or eat unhealthy. I know that in the winter all we want to do is stay home be warm and eat all our favourite comfort foods and indulge in fancy coffees, hot chocolate and marshmallows.

As spring arrives and we remove our baggy sweaters and replace them with dresses, t-shirts, shorts and even…

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Compound Effect your Weight Loss

I get asked often about quick tips, tricks, and fixes on how to lose weight, the thing is though, I don’t believe in the quick fix mentality. After all the quick fix mentality has generally led us to to the place of NEEDING to change our health habits in the first place. That moment of, “just this one extra piece.” Or, “Well I blew my diet today, better enjoy my ENTIRE CHE...

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Keep smiling…if not for you…for someone else

On a day to day basis I talk to my patients about how hectic our lives have become. We are always on the go, there’s always something that needs to be done, and we just don’t ever seem to find the time to just sit and relax. We are always consumed in our day to day activities and forget that there needs to be a balance in life to keep our minds calm and our spirits up….

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A New Lifestyle: Heart-Healthy Diet and Exercise

With the deterioration of medical care under Obamacare, and so much uncertainty surrounding “Trumpcare,” there is no time like the present to become your own personal medical advocate. This can be even more challenging when dealing with chronic or long-term conditions or illnesses, which will require longer term involvement with healthcare practitioners who may not have …

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Becoming an Empowered Health Care Self Advocate

How Affordable is your Health Care?

Over the past probably 20 years, the cost of health insurance and affordability of health care, especially cardiac issues, which make up the majority of medical illness has increased dramatically. Cardiac issues such as chest pain, heart attack, arrhythmia, and atrial fibrillation make up the #1 cause for hospit…

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Best Hangover Remedies

So you are heading out to the pub? Did you take your vitamin B and C?! 

What did she just say?!

You heard right! Alcohol is broken down and eliminated from the body with proper levels of B vitamins, and vitamin C with Bioflavonoids helps with the liver metabolism. Bioflavonoids are antioxidants and are found in many natural foods. Together with vitamin C, th…

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The power of Gratitude

In the years before I began my life transformation, not only was I a huge complainer, but I was also really negative towards myself. I never felt good enough, and I never felt capable of achieving my goals. When faced with a new challenge or opportunity, I would set myself up for failure, practically quitting before I had even started. I would say things like: 

“…

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Back Pain Tips

If your like me and have experienced back pain in you lifetime then you know how painful and frustrating it can be both physically and mentally. Your back is a complicated structure of bones, muscles, ligaments and joints. You can sprain, strain, tear, rupture and irritate the components which will lead to some type of pain. My pain all stems from a car accident but even th...

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Why sufficient calcium is important to our health

We all know that we need to consume calcium and that it comes from dairy products and we need it for bone health, but what else do we really know about why are bodies need calcium?

Not only is calcium good for your bone strength, but combined with Vitamin D it can protect against cancer, can decrease your risk of type II diabetes, as well as have many…

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The New Smoking — Sitting is Killing You (Part 1)

The Past…

In September 2011, the Canadian government implemented a Federal Tobacco Control Strategy to reduce the smoking rates among Canadian smokers. Statistics showed that more than 230,000 deaths each year in Canada were smoking-related. These staggering numbers were the driving force behind the idea that health-related labels were required to be displayed on c…

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Your Healthy Lifestyle Begins in Your Head

Have you said any of these things recently?

“I really should get into shape. Starting Monday, I am going to get serious!”

“I ate/drank too much yesterday, I have to workout harder today to make up for it”

“I just don’t have the discipline to lose weight.”

“I keep trying and it’s not working”

“I can’t get anything do...

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You Can Call It Paleo…Or Just Getting Old Timey

I have seen several articles lately referring to the Paleo way of eating as a “fad diet.” Whoa! Anyone who knows me knows I don’t believe in diets. Not for this babe. Weigh-ins? Counting calories? Being obsessed with the numbers on a scale?

No thank you. I say good day. Buh bye.

I have got to know many amazing people who follow a Paleo way of eating thro...

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You Can Call It Paleo…Or Just Getting Old Timey

I have seen several articles lately referring to the Paleo way of eating as a “fad diet.” Whoa! Anyone who knows me knows I don’t believe in diets. Not for this babe. Weigh-ins? Counting calories? Being obsessed with the numbers on a scale?

No thank you. I say good day. Buh bye.

I have got to know many amazing people who follow a Paleo way of eating thro...

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Do You Practice Self Care?

 When you hear the idea “Self Care” what do you think of, what do you see? We may all have our different versions of self care or maybe we have never even thought of it at all. Until recently, the whole self care idea felt so foreign to me. As a mother of four, I always thought “That self care stuff sounds great, but it’s not for me, not with my Life.”…

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How your Posture is Impacting Your Health

“For every inch of forward head posture, it can increase the weight of the head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds.” Kapandji, Physiology of Joints, Vol 3.

It is not uncommon that I see patients walk into the office with a head that has moved forward 2 inches in front of their shoulders and their posture is far from perfect. The question I always …

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5 Steps to Empowering your Best Self

 A person aiming for empowerment is able to take control of their life by making positive choices and setting goals. Developing self-awareness, and understanding of your strengths and weaknesses – knowing your own limitations is key to personal empowerment and developing your best self.

Taking the steps to set and achieve goals – both short and long term an…

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My Life with Meniere’s Disease

My Life with Meniere’s Disease

 

Martin Luther, Jonathan Swift, Vincent Van Gogh, Emily Dickinson, Alan Shepard, Peggy Lee, Mike Reilly, Kristen Chenoweth, and me have in common? From a religious reformer, to a painter, poet, singer, astronaut who walked on the moon, baseball umpire, award winning actress, and me all have or had Meniere’s disease. What is Me…

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AN ADDICTION IS AN ADDICTION IS AN ADDICTION

Did you know it is possible to become addicted to a behavior? Well, guess what? It is. How? You might ask. I’ll tell you how.                                                   

As we journey through life we go from one life experience to another. These experiences, when molded together, shape us into who we are. Some of these experiences are positive and life-enhancin…

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Childhood PTSD: Fighting Fire With Fire

 

I’m five years old, the babysitter just left as my mother arrives. As she sets down her grocery bags a distinct smell of burnt paper is in the air. My baby sister is asleep in her crib, unaware of anything amiss. My mother looks around, wondering where the source of the burning smell was coming from. She suddenly looks at me and asks me if I saw o…

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Are you neglecting your vitamin intake?

Being healthy is so important, your body is your temple and you only get one, so you need to take care of it and treat your body with respect. Being heathy means having your body function at its best as nobody wants to experience pain, discomfort or stress.

It’s often been said that “we are what we eat”. Of course we all crave sweets and delicious unheal...

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Are you neglecting your vitamin intake?

Being healthy is so important, your body is your temple and you only get one, so you need to take care of it and treat your body with respect. Being heathy means having your body function at its best as nobody wants to experience pain, discomfort or stress. 

It’s often been said that “we are what we eat”. Of course we all crave sweets and delicious un…

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How drinking water helps your skin and body

Happy New Year! After all the celebration of last night, I hold up a glass of water and say, “Cheers to you!” on this first day of 2017.

We have all heard about the benefits of drinking water, and lots of it, for weight loss and good health. However, it is just as essential to your skin to drink water in order to maintain good health – especially during the summer mo…

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Veggie Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa

So, as some of you may know, I am an Administrative Consultant and I assist small businesses by providing a package of administrative support tailored to their business needs. However, my profession is primarily of a sedentary nature which means I am always looking for ways to stay healthy and active.

During a corporate church fast of no meats and no sweets I was i...

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Breathing Exercises 2 Calm an Anxious Mind

Whether you have occasional worries or full-blown anxiety attacks, deep-breathing is a must for maintaining optimal physical health and emotional well-being.

Deep-breathing is so vital ...

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CINNAMON NOT JUST FOR ROLLS Healthy Benefits

Excerpts from an article by Vineetha

This delightfully exotic spice is obtained from the outer bark of the cinnamon tree. The tree is native to India and Sri Lanka, but is grown in many tropical countries as a spice and medicine. Cinnamon is also used in Asia and America to treat various ailments like stomach upset, respiratory problems and diarrhea.

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Remember Chia?

Every so often, a new “superfood” hits the news and the latest trends in healthy eating. As new foods are introduced and being enthusiastically consumed, so do the older, less talked about foods take a back seat.

Not too long ago, before dark chocolate, kale, acai and blueberries, the health food of the day was the chia seed.

Well what of chia seeds?…

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The Science Behind Gut Health

Your body is equal parts bacteria and human. Whether it’s the bacteria coating your skin, causing cavities in your mouth, or the “microbiome” in your intestines, we are a walking host for microorganisms. While it’s far from the 10:1 rat...

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Building New Habits

When I began thinking through this article several days ago, I originally planned to title it “Breaking Bad Habits” but quickly realized the fatal flaw of that mindset. It’s virtually impossible to break old habits without intentionally building new ones. If you decide to eat less junk food then you will almost certainly fail. However, if you decide to incorporate three …

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Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD); My Story

I wanted to write about this condition as this is something that I’ve been dealing with for over seven years of my life. I’m only in my mid thirties but sometimes it feels like my body is in it’s seventies (no offence to anyone in their seventies). 

I never felt any symptoms of this disease until I was struck by a woman in her car. I was driving in the slow lan…

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The Bullshit Factor

Most people who know me will attest to the fact that I am always ready to call someone out on their bullshit. If I am being lied to, or someone is being taken advantage of, I am one of the first people to yell BULLSHIT! Sometimes I make the mistake of suspecting bullshit but not acting on it, staying quiet, and while in the short-term, it saves me confrontation, in the…

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Caring for Your Brain in an Age of Overload

“I’m struggling to think clearly.”  I verbally said these words to myself this afternoon, and I’m not in the habit of speaking to myself.  Perhaps I needed to speak the conclusion in order to take it seriously.  Why did my brain feel so overloaded?

Why indeed?  I would love to be able to tell you that my brain is always a calm, collected place, full of coherent though…

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Disease vs. Dis-ease – What’s The Difference?

Throughout my website Liis on Life and in my lectures, appearances, writing and interviews you will often see and hear me using the word “dis-ease” instead of “disease.” You may have heard others in the holistic health community tweaking the word and sneaking that little hyphen in there too. There is a very good re...

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Snow Shoveling 101: Shoveling Lessons

Snow Shoveling 101: Shoveling Lessons

Let me introduce myself. I’m the Wiggle Writer, the personal trainer/author who teaches writers, or anyone chained to a desk, how to add movement to their day.

You’re busy. I get it. So busy, in fact, that your shape is starting to resemble your chair (think about it…). If you want an a…

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Is Your Bathroom Making You Sick?

Have you ever taken a shower and suddenly discovered to your utter disgust an unsightly black moldy growth inhabiting some of the tiles and grout on the wall next to you, or the corner of the ceiling in the bathroom? Seemingly harmless, mildew and mold can be potentially quite dangerous to your health causing everything from asthma to respiratory disorders. So what causes …

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Wishing for, Thinking about AND Deciding to do it!

“If a person decides, commits, is determined and believes they can be successful, then nothing can stop them. My favourite motto is, “If I can do it, so can you.” You decide how successful you want to be. I can show you how, but you have to want to do the work it takes to be successful. You’ll face challenges & be tempted to steer away what you are focused on. B…

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Forget Love, Let’s Talk About Syphilis!

It’s February, which means that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Its a time when those in love share chocolates, doting words of affection…and syphilis. Let’s talk about syphilis. Once a feared disease that physically marked people as societal outcasts, the advent of penicillin in 1943 tamed it. That is until recently: both within the United States and worldw…

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Pay Attention To These Health Warning Signs

Little things are big things. Like so many people, I didn’t realize how many “little” parts of my health were falling apart and leading to bigger health issues – and they are all “little things” I hear so many people comment upon weekly.

Before I got diagnosed with autoimmunity in 2011 and really started to revamp my health, “health things” would crop up but be…

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Power of 21 – Tips

In my last article, I mentioned and explained the Power of 21. If any of you have implemented it into your lives, how are you doing with trying it out?

I thought I would give you a few more helpful tips to keep up your resolutions of being a healthier better you! Since we all love GoRead and buy books every month, why not get a book or…

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3 Easy Ways to Rethink Breakfast For Better Health

I chat with many people who want to make healthier lifestyle choices but just don’t know where to begin. They want a few easy attainable ideas to get started that aren’t overwhelming and can be implemented immediately. I tell them to rethink breakfast. Making a few simple changes will start your day off on a better, more energetic foot and set the tone for the rest of th…

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Lack of Willpower Does Not Mean You Are Weak

Temptations of any kind often lead me to think, “I’m so weak! I have no willpower.” There is a common misconception that you can achieve anything, overcome any challenge, if you have the willpower to do so. Let me tell you right now, that’s total bull!

Willpower’s Limits

You have only so much stamina and energy unless you recharge…so it is…

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Natural Homemade Toothpaste

Most people are more concerned about the foods that enter their bodies opposed to the little pea sized globs of paste you put into your mouth on a daily basis. Over the course of your lifetime you can end up using around 20 gallons of toothpaste, sounds crazy right? 

Your mouth is one of the most absorbent parts on your body. Some medications are put under the tongue…

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Could this happen to you?

 This article will be a little different from the articles that I normally write as it focuses on our health and well being. Our health and well being are key aspects of our success and we must stayed informed of what is and can happen. I wanted to share information about an incident that occurred in Corpus Christi, TX this past December that you may not be aware of. In sha…

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THERE’S ONLY ONE YOU!

How well do you take care of yourself?

Let’s face it – we live in a society where more and more people are extremely stressed and suffering from anxiety, depression, or burn out. People are too busy, grabbing food on the run, rushing around all weekend, feeling like they are living on a hamster wheel.

Here are a few daily, weekly, and monthly …

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3 Simple Questions that Drive Resolution Success

They say most resolutions are broken, discarded and abandoned by Jan 17. If this is true, then why do we continue to make them year after year? It is so easy to get caught up in the hype, but if real change is what we actually seek – then what can we do to support it?

Let’s start by asking 3 simple questions.

1)     Core Beliefs – What beliefs …

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Five Fun Facts About Your Liver

As a doctor, I’ve cared for a lot of patients who have a liver so scarred that it barely functions. These patients are by far the sickest among us. All the normal rules about the body go out the window; their blood pressure is messed up, their blood salts are difficult to control, they turn yellow and become confused. It’s difficult to appreciate a well functioning liver unl…

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Healthy Weight Loss New Year’s Resolution

A new year means a blank slate for your life. Millions of people are excited to start the year off right. They all have ambitious dreams of wealth, success and fitness. Unfortunately only around ten percent of people actually stick to their resolutions, which means around ninety percent will get frustrated, quit and have a negative head space for a while. 

I think…

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Measure Inflammation

Quill Cloud

I advocate for a few companies that I feel put our best interest at heart. Cell Science Systems​ is one of those companies. 

Food Sensitivity Testing

I believe that because I took their test, Alcat, and learned what food…