Why Am I Always Hungry?
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If you often feel hungry, you are not alone!   There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are having a party.   But other times, the hunger may not be physical hunger. It … Read More

Recipe (relaxing chamomile): Chamomile Peach Iced Tea
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  Serves 1 1 cup steeped chamomile tea, cooled 1 peach, diced   Place both ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice if desired.   Serve & enjoy!   Tip: You can use fresh or frozen peaches.    

The Stress Mess: How Stress Messes With Your Health
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  We all have some level of stress, right? It may be temporary (acute), or long-term (chronic).   Acute stress usually won’t mess with your health too much. It is your body’s natural reaction to circumstances, and can even be life-saving.  Then, when the “threat” (a.k.a. “stressor”) is gone, the reaction subsides, and all is well.   It’s the chronic … Read More

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?
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Oh, the words “blood sugar.”   Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles.   The thing is, it can fluctuate. A lot.   This fluctuation … Read More

How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)
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  STRESS!!! Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree? Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flown. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society – it becomes a long-term reaction. … Read More

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh
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  Do you have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”? I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously), and what you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours and I’ll look at mine).   Waist Circumference and the link with “Belly Fat” Do you remember the fruity … Read More

Why is My Metabolism Slow?
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You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight.  Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen?  Why do metabolic rates slow down?   What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create … Read More

Have you said good-bye to sleep?
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  Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!   The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning … Read More

The difference a good night’s sleep makes
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Lack of sleep is my kryptonite. Without a good night’s sleep, my world falls apart pretty quickly. My resolve is weaker, I have no energy and I am generally not a great deal of fun to be around, especially after a prolonged period of late nights.   Imagine this ….. It’s Sunday. You have high hopes for the week ahead. … Read More