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How Do You Manage Change?

By Karen | January 31, 2020 |

"The more things change, the more they remain the same" - Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr How many times have you heard that quote? The only constant in life is change, I think we can agree. Sometimes we can just roll with it, but other times it rolls us. You can't avoid it Change is inevitable. When…

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The Mediterranean Diet...I Think We're Onto Something

By Karen | January 30, 2020 |

For decades, the Mediterranean Diet has been linked to promoting heart health. It was determined in the 1960s that people who lived in Greece and Italy had less heart disease than people in the US and northern Europe, which is attributed to their way of life including the food they eat. What is the Mediterranean…

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Paleo Diet...What Do You Think?

By Karen | January 29, 2020 |

The Paleo Diet, also known as the Caveman Diet has been a controversial topic since it started gaining in popularity. Much like the Keto Diet, it eliminates whole food groups, possibly leading to some nutrient deficiencies. The premise of the Paleo Diet is that we should be eating the way our Paleolithic ancestors did as…

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Ketogenic Diet - Good or Bad?

By Karen | January 28, 2020 |

I decided to spend today and the next few days talking about different popular dietary theories. Today we'll look at the good and the bad aspects of the ketogenic diet, or Keto as some call it. Atkins in the beginning This theory has been around for many years, popular in the 1960s and 70s and…

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Plant-based or Vegan...Which Do You Think Is Better?

By Karen | January 27, 2020 |

Our Standard American Diet (SAD) may not be the best choice for a long and healthy life. It contains a lot of animal sourced food like meats, eggs and dairy and all the health challenges that go along with those options. There may be a healthier choice More and more studies are showing that eating…

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Your Second Brain

By Karen | January 26, 2020 |

Did you know the human body has a second brain? It's in the digestive tract. Yes, it's true. The digestive system is able to influence the brain in your head. In fact, it has more control over us than we may even know. Cravings Gut bacteria can influence food cravings. In order for the gut…

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Do You Have A Pet?

By Karen | January 25, 2020 |

Some of my favorite "people" have had four legs. We were away for recently and put our dog Monet in the kennel, which made me think how much I miss her when she isn't around. Even though she's ten or eleven years old, she still brings a childlike joy to our home. The dogs in…

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EFT-The Healing Modality You Probably Don't Know About

By Karen | January 24, 2020 |

Have you ever heard of EFT? It stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. Some people know it as "tapping". Tapping is an alternative treatment for anxiety, physical pain, trauma, PTSD and other afflictions. What is it? EFT is rooted in Chinese medicine and is a form of acupressure. It's based in the belief that there is…

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