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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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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Fatigue Busters

Do you rely on Starbucks and energy drinks to get you through the day? Do you oftentimes feel that you haven’t had enough sleep? There are many causes of fatigue, some more serious and complicated than others. If you’ve had fatigue for more than 2–3 weeks, and 8 hours of sleep at night doesn’t seem…

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Diabetes & Prediabetes escalating

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 47% of US adults now have diabetes or prediabetes, a whopping 700% increase in the past 50 years. And an estimated 23% of adults have undiagnosed diabetes. These numbers are staggering and are contributing to rapidly rising healthcare costs in this country. According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD,…

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Lower blood sugar naturally

The incidence of diabetes and prediabetes in the US is skyrocketing. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2017 reported that almost 50% of adult Americans now have diabetes or prediabetes. The cost to our healthcare system and to individuals with these conditions is staggering. If you have been told you have prediabetes or diabetes,…

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Knock Out Knee Pain

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Knee pain affects more than half of adults over the age of 50 at some point in their life. The knee is responsible for supporting nearly the entire weight of your body, so over time, the knee joint sustains a lot of wear and tear, oftentimes resulting in knee pain. Mild to moderate knee pain,…

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