Blood Testing: What’s in Your Blood?

Annual blood testing is the most important step you can take to prevent conditions from becoming life threatening diseases. With blood test results in hand, you can catch critical changes in your body before they manifest as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or worse. Having the proper blood tests can empower you to enact a science-based, disease-prevention program that could add decades of healthy life.

The basic baseline labs you want to get on an annual basis are as follows:   

Comprehensive metabolic ...

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The Ketogenic Diet

Mercola.com (Dr. Joseph Mercola, trained in traditional and natural medicine) just released information about the ketogenic diet and how he says it can starve cancer. I was excited to read this since I have been using a ketogenic diet plan in my office for over 10 years. The plan calls for eliminating high glycemic carbohydrates — those carbohydrates that convert to sugar rapidly — and replacing them with healthy fats and protein.

The average female will lose 12-18 pounds of body fat ...

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GMO: What is it? What does it mean?

When you see “GMO free” on food labels, what does that mean?

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Foods. GMO on the label is used by some companies to let the consumer know that the DNA of the product has been genetically modified in order to present a prettier, bigger and insect-free product. Companies can realize a higher profit margin with a GMO crop full of “beautiful and healthy” foods.

For many years, companies have stood by the quality and safety of these ...

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Conscious language

I want to talk about the word choices we make, our ‘conscious language,’ because I’m not sure everyone understands how crucial language is in our overall ability to thrive.

Language touches every thread and fiber of our reality. By changing one word, we can expand, contract or alter our consciousness, our awareness, and our reality. Language shapes our world and can affect our health – do I have a disease (dis-ease), am I happy or sad, do I have abundance or ...

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April is Stress Month

I personally think that every month should be stress awareness month. In fact, my book comes out this month and I have a whole chapter on stress. We have become so busy that we don’t really enjoy life anymore. 

It is important that we help others and not focus only on our own lives. We need to find a healthy balance. And learning to say “no” is an important part of that balance. I counsel many moms who involve their kids in ...

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Your Heart Health

♥ LOVE YOUR HEART ♥

Just as we are recovering from the Christmas and New Years’ holidays, we shower our loved ones every February with roses and restaurant reservations. Appropriately, February is also Heart Health Month, a time when we should focus on our body’s most essential organ.

The heart beats about 72 times a minute and pumps up to 3,600 gallons of blood a day, making it one of the hardest working organs in our bodies. The health of our other ...

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The Perfect Machine:The Body’s Immune System

I can’t overstate the importance of the body’s immune system. I see so many clients who want that quick fix. They want to quickly drop weight that they’ve gained because of their bad eating habits. The problem is that it all comes down to more than simply losing weight. It comes down to getting the body healthy.

The body doesn’t make mistakes. The body is this perfect machine that has to be cared for or it starts to have problems. We hurt our bodies tremendously ...

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I’m All In — Are You? (we’re talkin’ weight loss)

I always sigh when the weight loss ads start hitting the airwaves on New Year’s Eve and continue through January. I myself over-indulged a little during the holidays.

Losing weight was the #1 New Year’s resolution in 2012, and with the percentage of Americans who are obese at 36%, it is highly likely that weight loss will be on top of many people’s resolution lists again this year. Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Are you one of them? ...

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Flu Season

It’s flu season, and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

The flu virus can change from year to year and can spread easily.  The flu virus occurs during fall, winter and spring.  When a person with the flu sneezes, coughs, talks, or laughs, the flu virus can spread into the air as droplets from the mouth or nose.  These droplets can spread to people and surface within 3 to 6 feet.  The flu virus can spread ...

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Take Care of Those Bones

When you think about staying healthy, you probably think about making lifestyle changes to prevent cancer or heart disease. Keeping your bones healthy to prevent osteoporosis may not be at the top of your wellness list, but it should be and here’s why.

Osteoporosis occurs when the body fails to form enough new bone, when too much old bone is reabsorbed by the body, or both. The bones become weak and can break more easily. In serious cases, something as simple ...

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