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Seven Tips to Establish a Habit

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Health | Comments Off on Seven Tips to Establish a Habit

  Seven Tips to Establish a Habit For many of my patients, my advice comes down to something that seems so simple: change your habits. Whether it’s smoking, over eating, inactivity, or inappropriate stress responses, they must choose to change. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. –Albert Einstein What does science tell us about changing those patterns of behavior? How long does it take to reverse years of bad habits?  Below, I outline seven ways to ease yourself into establishing a healthy habit. Handwrite your lists Simon...

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Breathing and Sleep

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on Breathing and Sleep

Breathing and Sleep Usually when we think about breathing, it is not something we do consciously and focused. I am giving you two breathing techniques to help calm the mind, reduce stress and relax. Nadi Shodhan Pranayama The first technique is called Nadi Shodhan Pranayama, which is alternate nostril breathing. It is easy to do! You just need a few quiet minutes to start. It is a wonderful way to slow down at the end of the day. 1. Sit comfortably with your spine erect and shoulders relaxed. 2. Place your left hand on your left knee with the palm open to the sky or in Chin Mudra (thumb and...

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PHW Product Review – Viracid

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on PHW Product Review – Viracid

PHW Product Review: Viracid  Cold and flu season is officially here! We’re beginning to see more sniffles, coughs and colds. If you missed our post about ways to support your immune system or need a friendly review, read up on awesome ways to give yourself a healthy boost through the winter. Shouldn’t I just take an Antibiotic? A question we hear on a daily basis is “Do I need an antibiotic for my cough/sinus congestion/sore throat?” Nasal congestion, sore throats, coughs/bronchitis are most commonly caused by viruses. Rarely will cold symptoms be caused by a bacterial infection....

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Step back into fitness

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Health, Nutrition | Comments Off on Step back into fitness

Life Happens We try to avoid it but sometimes life gets in the way and we let excuses take over. A day of exercise missed turns into a week, which turns into a month and sometimes a year or more. During this time we tend to fall of the wagon of healthy eating and feel as though we have reached a point of no return. Each passing day of not exercising makes it more difficult. Without realization we begin to gain body fat, we lose all the lean muscle we have built. It isn’t until we see pictures of our self on vacation or at a family reunion that we realize we have changed, changed in a way we...

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Broccoli Sprouts and Autism

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Health, Nutrition | Comments Off on Broccoli Sprouts and Autism

Mom’s were right! Eat your Broccoli. Phytochemical Extracted From Broccoli Sprouts Shows Promise For Autism Symptoms  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by social deficits and communication difficulties, repetitive behaviors and interests, sensory issues and in some cases, cognitive delays. While it is currently unknown how many people have ASD, it is estimated that 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys) are affected by this condition – and the incidence appears to be rising. Science does not know the...

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Boost Your Immune System

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Health | 2 comments

  7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System During Cold/Flu Season   1.     Cut Back on Sugar While this is especially difficult during the holiday season (Halloween candy, pumpkin pie, Christmas cookies…) one of the best things you can do is limit your sugar consumption. Sugar promotes inflammation in the body and leads to suboptimal immune system performance. Get creative this year and look for healthier versions of holiday treats. Think less “processed” ingredients, and more “whole food” ingredients. 2.     Physical Activity Daily physical...

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