Mindfulness and Digestion

We often hear about all the dietary changes we need to make in order to lose weight, feel better, or heal our bodies. Usually, these recommendations include, “eat more veggies” or “eat foods rich in these vitamins”. Though these things are important, there’s a lot more to nutrition than the content of what you are consuming. Did you know that practicing mindfulness can increase digestive enzymes and assist in absorbing the nutrients you eat? Mindfulness… Read More

Celebrate Breast Cancer to Bikini!

In April 2018, 12 courageous women dawned their bikini’s, ready to enter another life changing event. All are breast cancer survivors who displayed their courage and their scars as they started the 3rd annual 6-month Breast Cancer to Bikini (B2B) Challenge. Heather Reimer, a breast cancer survivor and founder of “Each One. Tell One.”, a nonprofit organization, created the B2B challenge after two mastectomies and months of chemotherapy. She was depressed, physically weak, and scarred… Read More

Exercise of the Month: Squat Jump

Start position is standing with the feet shoulder width apart. Lower into a squat with the knees aligned over the toes. The heels should be on the floor with the back straight and the head upright, eyes looking forward. Leap upwards out of the squat by swinging your arms behind you and extending through the hips, knees and ankles to jump as high as possible. Use the motion of the arms swinging forward to carry… Read More

Recipe of the Month: Low Carb Crock-Pot Coconut Curry

Prep time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 – 13 oz can coconut milk 1 lb chicken breast or thighs cut into bite-sized chunks 2 tablespoonsgluten-free curry paste  12 oz broccoli florets, cleaned and trimmed (or green beans) 1 medium carrot, shredded (optional) 1 colored pepper, sliced in strips 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped salt and pepper 1 bag cauliflower rice, steamed and drained Directions: Pour the can of coconut milk into a slow cooker with chicken. Add… Read More

How Sleep Apnea Can Lead to Heart Disease & Stroke

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea occurs when you stop breathing for 5-30 times per hour or more. It prevents restful sleep. It is associated with high blood pressure, arrhythmia and heart failure. Isn’t Sleep Apnea a disease of overweight people? There are two major types of sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with obesity. The upper airway closes off because the muscles cannot hold the airway open Central sleep apnea occurs less frequently…. Read More

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