How Many Prescriptions Do You Take On The Daily?

The other day I was sitting in a patient room waiting for my doctor to see me for my annual exam and I overheard him saying to someone outside the room, “Costco has a six month supply of Nexium for $13.00!” He was recommending this person run to Costco and snatch it up. As soon as I heard this, my …

Homemade Magnesium Body Butter

I love topical magnesium for a few reasons 1) I can use as much as I want and it does not affect the bowels – think of drinking too much Milk of Magnesia.  That never ends well. And 2) it rapidly absorbs into the skin and gets to work! I really do like Magnesium oil spray, but sometimes that can …

How To Stop Self-Sabotaging From Negative Self-Talk

I asked my Facebook friends to share how they talk to themselves when they feel they have messed up. Many shared and let me say that takes vulnerability and courage to put it out to the world of how we talk to ourselves. I am so thankful to my friends that they were willing to share because now I can …

How Caffeine Can Induce Anxiety

When stress is really high in my life, I get a lot of anxiety. Heart beating fast, shortness of breath and on the brink of a panic attack. I started reducing my stress by doing some yoga, deep breathing, meditation and taking nightly walks.  I could feel my anxiety melting away. Even though I was working hard to reduce my …

Top 3 Strategies to Enjoy the Holidays Without the Weight Gain

Question…  How much Halloween candy have you enjoyed already? I have enjoyed my fair share of Snickers and Milky Ways, they were great but now I feel satisfied.  I have had 4 minis for the past three days. I didn’t start even eating them until this week.  Mainly, because they just didn’t sound good to me until now. So many …

My 12-Year-Old’s Meltdown At The Grocery Store

I don’t typically share my newsletters that I write to my inner circle, but this one got a lot of feedback on it, so I thought I should share as it can help bring awareness around the type of oils we eat AND how not parent LOL. No seriously….. I learned a big communication lesson this day. So here it …

What Is Chronic Inflammation And How To Reverse It

The word inflammation is popping up everywhere in my world lately. So much so that I feel it’s a topic that I should cover and not only tell you what it is and how it is caused but also how you can reverse it. Let’s start with acute inflammation that’s caused by a physical injury or virus. If you break …

Lose Weight Via Proper Breathing

Did you know that we lose fat through our breath?  I know when I was first asked this question I honestly thought it was by eliminating waste from our body. But nope it’s actually about 85% through breathing out carbon dioxide and about 15% through sweat, tears, urine and feces. Since most of the fats cells that are broken down …

Cereal vs Burger ~ Which is the better option?

Recently I was having dinner with some friends (husband and wife) and we were talking about nutrition. They have been actively making some changes on eating a little healthier. We were talking about how healthy fats don’t make you fat and they should be included in their meals every day. The importance of protein and so on….. The wife said, …

3 Tips For Overcoming Resistance To Change

Picture this….. you decide it’s time to make a lifestyle change and you’re feeling determined and excited. You announce it to your family, giving them all the reasons why you want this change and declare it will happen! You have never been so serious or determined about any other change than this one! You think your loved ones will be …