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Food Relationships

Is it a love-hate relationship? Used to be for me. I loved to eat, then again I hated to eat. Mostly because sometimes what I wanted to eat (and how much I ate) was ‘not good for me’. I used to think I had a food addiction. Now I believe that what I was ‘addicted’ to was the habit of eating certain foods to cope with life struggles. Or maybe to even avoid those issues for a few moments at best. Then there are also the celebration aspects of life centering around food like birthdays and holidays. Eat when...

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Moving More

active family riding bikes Moving more is a simple way of thinking about being physically active. Research is showing us that “sitting is the new smoking”. And that means that being inactive is as dangerous to our health as smoking a cigarette. Amazing . . . and scary! I love my washer and dryer. Just imagine...

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Prescription Drugs

prescription pills Today I want to talk about prescription drugs. I have never been one to take many prescription or over the counter drugs. When I was younger, I did go through a time where I was sick, quite often, in the winter time with a bad cough and chest congestion. When I was 16 my tonsils were taken out and I didn’t seem to get sick as often. I have been truly blessed with decent health.

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How Much?

I have worked with many people that did not have any idea how many calories they were consuming. Once they became aware, educated you might say, about the calorie content in their food choices they were able to lose weight simply by being able to keep at an amount that created a deficit in their ‘energy balance’. Very simply, if the amount of calories that are consumed are greater than the amount of calories expended or burned, this will equal weight gain. The reverse is weight loss.

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Getting Started

So it’s a new year . . . . . are you wanting a new you? Well that can be a good thing, to make changes in yourself, and that can also be overwhelming. If you’re anything like me and most other people, you tend to see ALL your faults and flaws and want them to all be gone! Well, the number one New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and for years that was my focus too.

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What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are some of the most powerful and oldest therapeutic agents known. They are distilled from the different parts of the plant such as the leaf, root, flower, seed, and limbs. They are, in their pure state, some of the most natural concentrated extracts known and can penetrate the cell membranes rapidly, enhance cellular function, and travel throughout the blood and tissue within the human body.

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Chemicals In Our Personal Care Items

Women are worse off than men because we use so many more personal care items. I read that a woman can actually apply 300+ toxins to her skin a day. That is why someone who eats right and is moving intentionally to take care of herself can get cancer. If you aren’t checking out the chemicals that you are putting onto your body and if you are spraying all kinds of room sprays and lighting candles in your home…..