Tasty Tuesday Spotlight: Better With Beets

How did you respond when your Mom put beets on the table? My response was 🤮 but that’s before I learned the old saying floated around in the natural health community ‘better red than dead.’ I had NO idea how healthy they are and now they’re a staple in my juicing recipes especially during intermittent fasting. Beets belong to the …

Ease Those Zoom-Tired Eyes With Astaxanthin

Eyes getting tired from too much screen time? It might be time for a little extra Astaxanthin (pronounced as-tah-zan-thin). In the world of antioxidants, Astaxanthin is a leader. As a carotenoid it’s what gives the reddish pigment to salmon, crab, krill and lobster. In clinical studies astaxanthin has been shown to be a superior free radical quencher when compared to other …

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Unleash The Healing Power of Garlic

You know the old maxim ‘let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’ There’s never been a time when those words were more important than they are now. Throughout ancient history, garlic was revered for both its taste and its medicinal properties. It has been used for centuries in folk medicine for both internal and external conditions ranging …

Five Reasons to Start Your Day With A Protein Shake or Smoothie

Strolling through the business section of Barnes & Noble one afternoon I noticed four shelves worth of books on ‘How to Be More Productive.’ From one business coach to the next, they all seemed to offer on the same thing: organizational tools, apps and strategies for maximizing time. But in Lifestyle Medicine we think differently. It’s not about apps and …

The Pineapple Punch: Budget Friendly, High Power Nutrition

I’m a firm believer that one of the core tenets of optimal health is good nutrition. In my practice, food is the first medicine and no visit is complete without discussion about the challenges of eating well and a few tips on how to do it well on a budget. This is where my love of fruit comes in handy. …

Every Day Mindfulness: Cultivating ‘Beginner’s Mind’

Beginnings noun: the point in time or space at which something starts synonyms: dawn, birth, inception, origination, genesis, emergence, start, point, launch Recently I stumbled on a LinkedIn post that deeply resonated. The title was ‘September is the new January.’ The author described how the energy of autumn coupled with her memories of childhood make the season a perfect opportunity to consider new beginnings. When I …

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Hiring A Health Coach? 5 Key Questions to Ask First

The times we are living in are absolutely amazing. There’s no shortage of information and anything we need to know seems right at our fingertips.  From heart disease to hanging roof shingles, it seems we’ve reached a point where there’s literally nothing we cannot teach ourselves.  If there’s a medical topic that we’re unsure of, no problem!  In five seconds …