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5 Simple Rules for Hydration

5 Simple Rules for Hydration

Hydration is a very complex topic. If you read my previous post, you already know that there’s no clear-cut answer to the question, “How much water should you drink?” The idea that “more is better” is simply not true. Good hydration is really about maintaining a good balance between water and mineral intake to help(…)

How Much Water Should You Drink?

How Much Water Should You Drink?

Hydration may seem like a simple topic. Just drink eight glasses of water a day and you’re good, right? Not quite. The truth is that hydration is not simply about drinking enough water. It’s much more complex. There’s no clear-cut, universal answer to the question of “How much water should you drink?” Keep reading to(…)

What Are Artifacts of Compromise?

What Are Artifacts of Compromise?

The state of matter we call life is marked by a continual flow of energy through the cell. The relationship between the cell, its internal environment, and its external environment, is essential for promoting positive development as well as healing and recovery. When the body undergoes stress—whether mental, physical, emotional, nutritional, or toxic—this can lead(…)

5 Fantastic Health Benefits of Coffee

5 Fantastic Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee consumption is still a somewhat controversial topic, particularly in the health and wellness community. Coffee often gets a bad rap—undeservedly so. When you look at the scientific evidence, a different picture begins to emerge showing that there are, in fact, many health benefits of coffee.1,2 This blog post outlines five fantastic benefits of coffee(…)

Building a Foundation of Understanding

Building a Foundation of Understanding

There is an important concept in my coaching method I refer to as the foundation of understanding. This concept is key to getting motivated—and staying motivated—along the path to health and happiness. I believe that cultivating a strong foundation of knowledge and understanding is a necessary first step toward realizing your desired experience in life.(…)

Redefining the Word “Stress”

Redefining the Word “Stress”

People often talk about “holiday stress.” But what does that really mean? Are the holidays stressful in and of themselves? Why do tasks like holiday shopping, decorating, cooking, and wrapping presents stress some people out, while making others feel joyful and cheery? These two very different responses to so-called “stressful” events help to highlight the(…)

The Truth about Prebiotics and Probiotics

The Truth about Prebiotics and Probiotics

Let’s address the myth of “good” bacteria in the intestine. So often, intestinal bacteria are referred to as some sort of miracle germ that improves health and function. They are proclaimed to produce nutrients, increase your ability to absorb nutrients, improve your mood, create an appropriate appetite, help you lose weight, etc., etc. But is(…)

The Power of Root Vegetables

The Power of Root Vegetables

Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner but dreading that overstuffed, sleepy feeling that usually hits around pie-eating time? Consider replacing some of those rich or “heavy” sides with healthy Thanksgiving dishes that are easy to digest and packed with good nutrients. A good place to start is by tapping the power of root vegetables.(…)

Text Neck: How Posture Affects Thyroid and Heart Health

Text Neck: How Posture Affects Thyroid and Heart Health

What is “text neck”? It’s a term referring to the pain and postural distortion associated with routinely looking down at your smartphone. When your head posture is too forward (i.e., too far in front of your center of gravity), this causes a reverse curve of the cervical spine. Over time, the tissues become more and(…)

Why Is Bad Posture So Bad?

Why Is Bad Posture So Bad?

Posture is important to the health of your spine. Period. This is not a breakthrough concept. The cultural cliche of the parent telling the child to “sit up straight” demonstrates a general awareness that slouching should be avoided. However, if you were asked to describe in detail the potential downsides of poor posture (outside of(…)