Daily Detox: 6 Daily Habits for Healthy Hormone Balance

You know that frustrating moment when the little spinning wheel icon comes up on your computer, telling you that the page you need right now is trying to load but can’t?  After clicking ‘wait’ a few times the only thing you can do is shut down all of the other tabs you’ve got open and reboot the whole system? Well that’s …

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 …

Shaking and Baking: Turn Your Protein Shake Mix Into A Delicious Dessert

Sometimes the biggest hindrance to weight loss isn’t our own habits but the pushback we get from our friends, family members and co-workers. How many times have you put your best foot forward to cook a healthy meal for your family only to hear the whine, get the blank stare and the flat-out refusal? If you’re having trouble getting your …

7 Benefits of Swimming: Weight Loss, Relaxation, Cardio and More

Last summer I decided to start working on a long held personal goal to get my diving certification. Well, I held myself to the standard of learning all four swim strokes first and getting REALLY comfortable in deep water. So I signed up for swim lessons at the ripe old age of forty-something! Can I just say how much I …

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 …