General Health

Exercise and Heat

Baby, it’s hot out there!  If you have been working out over the past winter and spring months, you may be surprised at the new challenges that summertime fitness throws at you. You are probably discovering that your body reacts to the combination of exercise and heat and humidity differently[…]

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woman exercising in hot weather

Effects of Sugar

The warm breezes of spring mean that Easter is around the corner! From jelly beans to chocolate bunnies, empty calories abound, and the subsequent effects of sugar aren’t far behind. You need a plan to avoid this. Sugar Facts I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you[…]

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a pile of Reese's easter candy eggs to infer the large amount of sugar and its effects

Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day gifts can be hard to choose, especially as we get older. We want to give our Moms something they wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves, but that they deserve. In fact, whether you are a mom or not, this is for all the women out there who feel trapped[…]

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mothers day gift box

Food for Fuel

From weekend warriors to Ironman athletes, performance is directly tied to diet.  Food is fuel if you want to train at the peak of your ability and recover quickly. Be intentional about what you eat, taking care to feed your body what it needs, not what will only temporarily satisfy[…]

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trying to workout without food sign

Cortisol and Weight Gain

Understanding the relationship between cortisol and weight gain, and how relaxation plays a part is key to getting the body you want. The Role of Cortisol One of the most important reasons that relaxation is good for you is because it prevents the release of excess cortisol.  Cortisol is a[…]

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man stressed which causes increased cortisol that leads to weight gain

Power Nap

It’s 3 in the afternoon and you can barely keep your eyes open.  Your mind feels foggy, and all you want to do is curl up under your desk for 20 minutes and take a power nap. But cutting-edge, productive people wouldn’t take a power nap, would they? Actually, yes![…]

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kitten taking a power nap

Mindless Eating

Do you suffer from mindless eating? You’ve been trying on some of your favorite pieces of clothing from last year.  If you are like many people, they don’t feel quite as comfortable as they did when you last wore them. The zipper is a little harder to zip, and the[…]

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mindless eating

Food Allergies

Food allergies and food sensitivities are becoming more prevalent and talked about, but knowing their differences is the first step in managing them. The Differences On the surface, food sensitivities and food allergies may seem similar, and while they can cause some of the same symptoms, they are two different[…]

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common food allergies

Liver Detox

Liver detox isn’t simply staying away from alcohol for a period of time. If you are like most people, you don’t often think about your liver, but if you are interested in living as healthy as possible, attending to your liver can have big payoffs. Named after the Old English[…]

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liver detoxification


Sunlight has a profound impact on our bodies, particularly on two hormones that control mood and energy:  serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin tends to boost mood and energy, while melatonin tends to make you feel sleepy.  Too much melatonin can even lead to depressed feelings in some people. Serotonin and Melatonin[…]

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serotonin and melatonin