Health & Wellness

Fibromyalgia: More Common Than You Think


Fibromyalgia is a health issue that is characterized by a group of symptoms happening together. Patients with fibromyalgia often complain of aches and pains all over the body, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. Fibromyalgia is often compared to arthritis. But, unlike arthritis, fibromyalgia does not cause redness, swelling, or damage to the joints. Fibromyalgia may affect [...]

Fibromyalgia: More Common Than You Think2019-06-21T08:27:14-04:00

Taking the Mystery out of Essential Oils


Essential oils have a number of benefits, but many of my clients consider them a mystery. What are essential oils? How do you use them? What are their health benefits? In this article, I want to take the mystery out of using essential oils so that you can confidently make the decision that is right [...]

Taking the Mystery out of Essential Oils2019-06-14T09:23:48-04:00

Holistic Practitioner View: Environmental Toxins


Most of our time as health care providers, is spent treating chronic illnesses. As a holistic practitioner, I see that these conditions are often brought on upon us by lifestyle, genetics, trauma, and a host of other contributing factors. But what if many are related to our every day exposures to the air we breath? [...]

Holistic Practitioner View: Environmental Toxins2019-06-04T13:21:09-04:00

How Air Quality Impacts Your Health


Air quality can have a significant impact on health which can aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma and cause shortness of breath with irritation to the eyes, nose and throat. According to World Allergy Organization, “the effects of climate change on aeroallergens, in particular pollen, include impacts on pollen production and atmospheric pollen concentration, season, [...]

How Air Quality Impacts Your Health2019-05-24T13:57:01-04:00

Eating Seasonally – What’s in Season for Springtime?


Eating seasonally means eating what is fresh, local, and yes - in season. Seasonal eating is both healthy and economical because the food sold and consumed closer to the source. What is in season right now, you ask? A plethora of colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables are available now at your local farmer’s market. Leeks, [...]

Eating Seasonally – What’s in Season for Springtime?2019-05-16T17:33:06-04:00

Fasting and Living Longer


How can you preserve longevity? Fasting! Fasting is not a new phenomenon, humans have fasted for centuries. The difference now is we have food readily available everywhere! Every activity revolves around food from sports activities, theatre, movies, holiday parties, or just gathering with friends. The constant sugar spikes with eating frequently is desensitizing the body [...]

Fasting and Living Longer2020-01-24T09:15:17-05:00

The 5 Top Benefits of Fasting


The 5 Top Benefits of Fasting 1. Promotes Blood Sugar Control by Reducing Insulin Resistance Intermittent fasting and alternate-day fasting could help decrease blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance. 2. Promotes Better Health by Fighting Inflammation Fasting could decrease inflammation and may be useful in treating inflammatory conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. [...]

The 5 Top Benefits of Fasting2019-03-17T16:11:55-04:00

Why Should You Practice Resistance Training?


Resistance Training What is resistance training? “Resistance training is simply a form of training in which you're working against some type of force that "resists" your movement.” – Resistance training is an essential key to increasing and maintaining healthy muscle and bone as we age.  Why Do You Need to Practice Resistance Training? Health [...]

Why Should You Practice Resistance Training?2019-03-07T20:13:07-05:00

Maintaining Lean Body Mass As We Age


A healthy active lifestyle is key to the prevention of muscle mass loss, also known as Sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass along with strength and mobility that occurs at a rate of 1-2% per year of healthy individuals over the age of 30 and at a much faster rate of 3-5% of [...]

Maintaining Lean Body Mass As We Age2019-03-05T18:47:43-05:00

Exercise is Crucial for Reclaiming Your Health


The increasingly sedentary lifestyle is contributing to the decline of health in the United States. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, physical activity was essential for survival - to provide for our families - and walking was the primary means of transportation. In modern society, stress is inevitable and physical activity is lower than ever. Remaining [...]

Exercise is Crucial for Reclaiming Your Health2019-02-24T20:49:41-05:00