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    Depression…More Than Just Low Serotonin

    When you think of depression, the first mechanism that comes to mind for most people is low serotonin. There is however a strong body of data emerging that depression is associated with a chronic low grade inflammatory response. The epidemiological link between depression and cardiovascular disease is well established in the medical literature. Inflammatory disorders such as cardiovascular disease and autoimmune disease can trigger depression. On the other hand it is also well documented that depression is an independent risk…

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    Green Smoothies

    Green Smoothies When getting your health back on track, one of the biggest obstacles in the beginning is trying to find things to help you stay full and avoid cravings. These 2 smoothies will help you through… High in good fats, fibre and phytonutrients…they are sure to keep your system balanced all day. I usually suggest one as a mid afternoon snack to replace the empty calories (cookies, crackers, granola bars) and caffeine that people typically have. Spinach and Avocado…

  • Blog,  Detox,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Reclaim Your Health

    Reclaim Your Health 2016…Make it Your Year I have never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. For one thing, studies have shown that they never work. More importantly, I see my patients set themselves up for unrealistic expectations to later realize that they can’t maintain their choices. One of the reasons that I think that Resolutions fail is that people don’t have a clear reason or vision as to what they really want for their health. If you ask…

  • Detox,  Nutrition,  Recipes,  Weight Loss

    Chocolate Candy Cane Smoothie

    Chocolate Candy Cane Smoothie A great, festive way start your day to avoid sugar cravings and overeating during the holiday season. Ingredients Vega Energizing Smoothie  – Chocolate 1 scoop 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond or cashew milk for a creamier taste 1 tsp of vanilla 2-3 drops of peppermint extract 1 frozen banana (or you can use 1/2c of frozen strawberries and ¼-½ an avocado if you are not doing bananas   To make it extra great – add…

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    People Pleasers Unite

        Article By: Amanda Weber, Happiness Coach amandameditates.com Calling All People Pleasers! Yes, I’m talking to you! The person who said yes even though in the pit of your stomach you swore you wouldn’t.  The beautiful soul who so hated to confront conflict that she said yes to that project at work that she really didn’t even feel qualified, let alone the bandwidth, to do.  And yes, that person who loves her kids so much that she puts them…