Conquer Food Cravings

When Covid hit in March, 2020, my business as a Health Coach and Holistic Nurse Practitioner floundered.  As we were all sheltering in place in a time of great uncertainty, many of us felt highly stressed. So, to maintain my sanity and feel that I was still contributing to my community, in April of 2020,…

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Cucumber Sandwiches: Part of your self-care?

  Many years ago (I won’t admit how many), my husband and I were in the Peace Corps, living in Apia, Samoa, in the South Pacific. I was teaching nursing at the College of Nursing, and our Principle was a woman from New Zealand. On most days, we observed the British practice of Afternoon Tea,…

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Deadly duo: Foods can become addicting

Some days I hate my job. When Covid hit, my business as a Health Coach and Holistic Nurse Practitioner floundered.  As we were all sheltering in place in a time of great uncertainty, many of us felt paralyzed and highly stressed. So, to maintain my sanity, in April of 2020, I started delivering groceries to…

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2021 Immune System Reboot

  Is your immune system neglected or in need of repair? With Covid all around us in our communities, and being in the peak of cold and flu season, NOW is the time to fortify your immune system. We know that certain medications and other lifestyle measures can unknowingly damage our immune system, but in our…

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Covid & Comfort Food

Are you like me and afraid to get on the scale these days? Dozens of people I’ve talked to in the past few months are bemoaning the fact that they’ve gained the “Quarantine 15.” And others have said “I always lose weight over the summer, but not this year.” The Covid pandemic has affected us…

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Covid: What’s ahead for your health?

The novel Corona virus, officially named SARS-Co2, has wreaked havoc around the world. And we know that this virus is not going away. As stores, restaurants and businesses re-open, a high degree of uncertainty prevails concerning our personal health and the health of family and friends. What lies ahead in the next 2 months? Will…

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Strategies to STOP Covid-19

View this email in your browser Strategies to STOP Covid-19 Amid ALL the uncertainties of the Covid-19 (Corona virus) pandemic, we must all be vigilant to protect ourselves and others. As the Director of Integral Health Solutions, I care about your health and well-being, both immediately and in the long run. Many of us are feeling confused,…

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Why “diets” don’t work

Thousands of Americans started a new “diet” on January 1 as part of a New Year’s resolution, and by late January, more than 50% of these “diets” have gone by the wayside. WHY Don’t Diets Work??? “Diets” make us think of restricting, of bars and shakes that taste horrible, and of never having pleasure around…

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Mindful Holiday Eating

Are you FEARING the upcoming 3 weeks, with the Holiday office party, the annual cookie exchange, an early Christmas get together at Aunt Dorothy’s, an all-day feast on Christmas day, etc.? You’ve worked so hard all year to maintain your weight and keep your blood sugar balanced, but you know that the upcoming events will…

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Fantastic Fall Foods

Why eat for Fall? Have you ever heard about Eating Seasonally? Why do we do it? Why SHOULD we do it? Think back to when we used to be hunter-gatherers, thousands of years ago. Our prehistoric ancestors didn’t have the technology we have today, which allows us to ship fruits and veggies all over the globe. They had…

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