• Blog,  Features

    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,  Nutrition

    Let Food Be Thy Medicine: 3 Tips to a Plentiful Plate of Phytochemicals.

    Hippocrates put it so well. Have you ever had a meal that was just right for you in that moment, and you finished it feeling fantastic?? …That elated feeling of wellness and satisfaction, your body expressing gratitude for giving it exactly what it needed.?  __________________________________________________________ There’s so much more to food and nutrition than simply providing our bodies with energy or meeting basic human requirements for survival.  There is vast health and wellness potential through nutrition.  Not even getting into…

  • Blog,  Exercise,  Nutrition,  Updates

    Live Long and Well: My new inspiration

    The good news is that we are living longer than ever before. The advances of modern medicine have allowed the average lifespan to increase by over 10 years compared to 1960.  The question is…are we living well. Take a look at this curve. The blue line represents the traditional and ancient wisdom of aging. It tends to not have people live as long, but people traditionally have a better quality of life. The red curve represents the western approach, where…

  • Blog,  Exercise,  Nutrition,  Stress Management,  Updates

    Optimizing Health Before Conception

    As moms, we would do anything for our children.  Many times, we are all guilty of putting the needs and health of our children over our own.  Myself included! I just went for my optometry check up, only to find out it was 6 years since my last visit and the dentist was a full 2 years between visits. Between feeding, cooking, cleaning,  kids activities, and working full time there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    How Much Weight do I Need to Lose to Positively Influence my Health?

    Less than you think!   Now don’t get me wrong, I always strive to encourage my patients to optimize their health and body composition. Positively influencing your health and achieving optimal health are different. At the same time achieving optimal health seems like an overwhelming project for many people. So overwhelming in fact that they get started, only to fall off the wagon because they feel like they are never going to get there, or ever make a difference.  …