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Healthy Habits Start With You

January is that month that opens many of us to a whole 365 days of potential opportunities and with great thoughts of what we can do “this” year. I usually prefer to use September as my “new year” rather than January, but this year I decides to switch things up. I began by re-reading Gretchen Rubin’s book, Better Than Before. […]

Fall Back Wisely

That’s right, it is our bi-annual clock changing habit this weekend — fall back an hour. Have you ever noticed that your body starts to adjust to the fading light? I decided to track my waking and bedtimes leading into this fall’s time change. Well, as of this week, my body has already fallen back one hour! Curious about this […]

Looking Back at 2016

Throughout 2016, I wrote about themes like SIBO, habits, recipes and health-related book reviews. But as always certain posts resonate with my readers. So what rose to the top for 2016? Lots of recipes! So I guess I know what I should be bringing to you for 2017.  Regardless, here are 2016’s favs … …drum roll, please… Tweetable:  “Good health and good […]

Staying the Course

December is here and so is the busyness of the holiday season. Many of you are bustling about at the mall, rushing off to Christmas parties and productions, and forgetting to take care of yourself in the process. Before Christmas day arrives, you are frazzled, lethargic, and feeling sick. BUT instead with a few simple “holiday-dos,” you can thrive through […]

What’s On Your Counter?

Spring is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. Many individuals choose to spring clean their surrounds by decluttering and organizing. But did you know that what’s on your countertop correlates to your body mass index (BMI)? [1] Recent research out of Cornell University revealed that what is on your countertop does, in fact, reflect on your hips. The […]