• Blog,  Features,  Stress Management,  Women's Health

    Painful Periods? The Power of Acupressure.

    Acupressure is a self empowering, wellness practice, you can do right from home!  Unfortunately, not all acupoints respond to acupressure, as some are just too deep to be accessible through this means and are best therapeutically accessed with needles (acupuncture).  However, some points do respond well to this simple technique, as seen with this study looking at painful periods and acupressure.    Check out this #RelevantResearch that highlights the impact acupressure can have.  This study was looking at intervening with…

  • Blog,  Stress Management

    Acupuncture FAQ

    Acupuncture-Frequently Asked Questions Does it hurt? Most of the time, patients don’t even feel the needles!   It’s funny, having experienced acupuncture for years, I don’t even think of them as “needles” anymore, with respect to the same sense of hurt or discomfort.  Yes, they are needles, but the experience is very different from say, receiving a vaccine or giving blood.     Sometimes a dullness, heavy, aching, or even an electrical sensation may be experienced, these sensations indicate “De Qi” has…

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    How to Set Your BEST New Year’s Resolution for Health

    We need a balance of nutrition, movement, healthy relationships, sleep, and stress management in order to live a vibrant life. It is the consistency of these daily habits that will ultimately determine our quality of health. But life happens, and it is sometimes hard for us to continually uphold all of these habits.   Regardless of how you feel about New Year’s Resolutions I do believe that this time of year provides an opportunity to not only reflect on our…

  • Blog,  Features,  Nutrition,  Recipes,  Weight Loss

    Gingerbread Protein Cookies

    You  may know that I talk a lot about trigger foods and buffer foods, especially around the holidays. What can we buffer our cravings with when we feel triggered to eat something less healthy? Well, there are options! If your trigger food around the holidays is cookies, then here’s a recipe to buffer that with a little BONUS of added protein.   NOTE: The best protein powder to use for these cookies is vanilla whey OR pure paleo. Vega, unfortunately,…

  • Blog,  Features,  Nutrition

    Breaking Up with Food – How Hunger Starts in the Mind

    When I first started counseling people on nutrition, I too was obsessed with food. My advice was to eat within 30min of waking and make sure to eat every 3 hours all day long.  If you didn’t do this, my concern was that you were going to be hungry. If you get hungry, you are going to make the wrong food choices and overeat. This analogy is true for some; however, most people do better when they make fewer food…