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. Though many consider it a spice, garlic is botanically classified as a vegetable and is …

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 …