• 8 Ways To Deal With Picky Eaters

    8 Ways To Deal With Picky Eaters
    When you are struggling to make the right food choices, negative feedback from the dinner table every night can push you back to old ways pretty quickly… Click Here to read the full article at the Huffington Post
  • Talk to the Hand – How I cured my Eczema

    Talk to the Hand – How I cured my Eczema
    My eczema, whom I thought was my enemy, was actually my friend. It may well have been protecting me from something even worse! This made sense to me and I adopted their “heal your gut’ eating/nutrition guidelines. Here’s my ‘coles notes’ version of what I did: Click Here to read the full article at Be a Better Story
  • Are You Too Busy To Eat Healthy?

    Are You Too Busy To Eat Healthy?
    When I prescribe diet changes to my patients, the most common objection I get is that their busy schedule is not conducive to healthy eating choices. As a busy professional I can understand how eating healthy might feel like an enormous burden and can be left on the curb due to the numerous demands of life. While eating healthy on a time budget does...
  • The Importance of What You Believe about Your Health

    The Importance of What You Believe about Your Health
    Most people are familiar with the placebo effect: a patient who is given a sugar pill that he thinks is medicine may well receive a therapeutic effect. Scientists believe that the combination of positive belief about a drug or treatment with the nurturing care of a healing professional provides the best possible treatment outcomes. The “nocebo effect” is just the opposite: negative beliefs about...
  • Brain Chemicals

    Brain Chemicals
    There are a number of key brain chemicals that contribute to your our overall sense of health and wellness. Dopamine is the chemical that produces the feeling of satisfaction and well-being when you will succeed at meeting your needs. Times dopamine is released include: When you achieve a long-sought goal When you recognize the next step to take toward a goal When you take that...
  • Willpower: Rediscovering an Underrated Strength

    Willpower: Rediscovering an Underrated Strength
    One of the most underrated human traits is willpower. We tend to forget that this trait can be our strongest ally when we’re trying to create healthy habits. Recent studies conducted by research psychologists suggest that willpower is a good predictor of academic success, professional advancement, and stable relationships. In addition, it appears to be related to personal happiness levels, mental and physical health,...
  • What is a Detox?

    What is a Detox?
    Our bodies come equipped with an organ, the liver, that is tasked with removing toxins from the body. Normally, it’s quite good at its job. Problems arise when we overload the liver with environmental toxins, harsh chemicals and alcohol; these need to be cleared from the system before ordinary toxins can be dealt with. When we overload our bloodstream with sugar, the liver goes...
  • Cravings

    Cravings are by far the number one saboteur of any eating plan, diet, challenge or nutritional program. They appear at unexpected times and aggressively destroy the most well affirmed dietary intentions. The good news is that your cravings are guaranteed to diminish and dissipate as you begin to replenish the nutrients in your body. This can take some time. In the interim, we have...
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