Client Success!

November 25, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Robin Coon for working her way off blood pressure meds! I’m so happy for you and proud of all your hard work. Next up, Disney Princess Half-Marathon! Related posts: Benefits of Meditation

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You have to have a Strategy!

November 20, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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There was an ER nurse in my Duke coaching classes. He had a problem passing up the cookies that grateful patients and baking coworkers brought in. During a demo coaching session, he came up with the idea that every time he passed the cookies, he would do a little I’m-not-going-to-eat-you dance. When he reported back […]

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HappyLite! : SAD Light Therapy

November 4, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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If you have problems with low energy or depression in the grey months, you may be affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and you may benefit from light therapy. I have been using the Verilux HappyLite to get me through the winter and fall for years now. Every morning I sit at my computer, drink tea, answer […]

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Roasted Cauliflower

October 30, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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I prefer roasted cauliflower. In fact, it’s the only way I like it. Cut into florets, spread on cookie sheet or jellyroll pan, sprinkle with sea salt and bake at 450°F until the edges turn brown, about 30 minutes. Tastes like popcorn!         Related posts: Recipe: Quinoa Egg Bake What’s for Dinner: […]

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Equipment Estimated Calories versus Actual Calories Burned: How to calculate calories burned during exercise

October 15, 2012 | Comments: 2 Comments

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This is a topic I talk about all of the time. How many calories did I actually burn during that workout? It is an excellent question with a particularly convoluted answer. Calorie expenditure is related to age, weight, heart rate during exercise and sex. In general, male-bodied people burn more calories for similar effort than […]

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Benefits of Meditation

September 19, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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Meditation has been studied for decades and its benefits to the nervous system and general well-being have been documented. Lower blood pressure Lower heart rate Slower respiratory rate Improved blood circulation Less perspiration Less anxiety Lower blood cortisol levels Less stress More feelings of well-being Improved deep relaxation I bolded “lower cortisol levels” because that […]

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Powdered Protein Supplements: How can you tell which brands are safe?

September 6, 2012 | Comments: 2 Comments

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The unfortunate answer is there is no way to tell. Consumer Labs (CL) and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) are the most widely respected testing bodies for consumer products; however, CL does not test every year and when they do, they do not test every brand. USP has a voluntary program in which companies […]

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The Natural Path to Better Health: Herbs for Everyday Problems

August 22, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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  Here is a list of some commonly used herbs that you might like to keep around the house for everyday maladies.   Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Parts used Root The underground stem, or rhizome, of this plant has been used as a medicine in Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal traditions since ancient times. In China, […]

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Recipe: Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers

August 14, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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I was served these vegetarian burgers while attending class at the Duke School of Integrative Medicine. They are fantastic! The class loved these so much, we asked for the recipe and it was kindly provided by the school’s head chef, Cate Smith. I hope you like them as much as I do! The nutrition information […]

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Recipe: Quinoa Egg Bake

August 14, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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We are so rushed in the morning that it can be difficult to come up with quick, healthy breakfasts to eat as we run out the door. This quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) egg bake is great to make on a Sunday night then reheat in the microwave for the rest of the week. The quinoa in […]

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