Environmental Enrichment and the Power of Success

If you read my previous post, you already know that novel experience is shown to have a tremendous positive impact on health and healing. New sensations and experiences, such as those introduced through environmental enrichment, help to enhance brain plasticity, learning, and self-confidence. They also aid in the treatment and prevention of things like anxiety, depression,(…)

How to Stay Motivated: A Five-Step Guide

Many people struggle with figuring out how to stay motivated along the path to fitness. If you can tap into your natural inner drive, you will be far more likely to succeed. It’s important to design an individualized fitness program that allows you to experience success and pleasure along the way. This five-step guide provides(…)

Expectations: Realizing Our Dreams or Setting Up for Failure?

So I stated in my previous post on the keys to staying motivated that “changing everything at once is an unrealistic expectation.” The most important thing to understand about this is what a realistic expectation is. The short description is: one that can be accomplished. Describing what goes into evaluating how easily an expectation can be(…)

Exercise Nutrition

    Appropriate nutrition before, during and after exercise is key to getting optimal benefit from your workout. The goals of the individual, the type of exercise, its intensity, and duration are all factors that need to be considered when outlining an individual nutritional program. This blog will be dealing with general guidelines to help(…)

Foundation For Human Nutrition part IV

  As stated in Part one, some of my findings when researching the effect of foods on the human body have uncovered information that challenges the common wisdom of a healthy diet. In this post much of that information will be the foundation of my discussion. It is important to reiterate that there are no(…)

I am becoming healthier and feeling great, but my weight keeps fluctuating! What is going on?

  Weight fluctuation is normal during the process of healing. In my experience, during the process of healing, weight goes up and down at various stages. I am going to give a brief overview of the type of weight fluctuation I typically see, along with an interpretation as to what is happening inside your body(…)