Tag Archives: inflammation

3 Surprising Benefits of Niacin

Niacin, also called vitamin B3, is a water-soluble vitamin that is found naturally in certain foods, is added to processed foods and can also be bought as a supplement. All the B vitamins are important for health and I routinely … Continue reading

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Health: An Overlooked Cause of Inflammation

I’ve shared numerous times in the past that inflammation is at the root of most, if not all, chronic disease. We know eating packaged, processed, fake foods increases inflammation as does using vegetable and seed oils, trans fats, gluten, sugar … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: Is There a Best Exercise

Last week I talked about whether there’s a best time to exercise. This week I want to ask if there are certain types of exercise that are better for weight loss than others.  Personally, I believe the bottom line is … Continue reading

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Sugar and Inflammation: My Experience

When I work with clients, regardless of whether they are trying to lose weight, normalize blood sugar or cholesterol, dealing with arthritis and joint pain or some other health issue, inflammation is at the root of it. Chronic inflammation has … Continue reading

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Nutrition: What the Health Documentary

I have worked with people who have varied types of diets. While I don’t particularly like labels, I am what I consider a “qualitarian” – someone who eats animal products within a plant based diet, my overriding concern is food … Continue reading

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Nutrition: One More Reason to Go Gluten Free

If I asked you to name one of the most benign, safe over-the-counter type drugs, most of you would name one of the anti-inflammatory NSAID drugs like ibuprofen. Many people use these drugs weekly for minor aches and managing chronic … Continue reading

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Health and Inflammation: What Does “Awe” Have to Do With It?

In case you didn’t realize it, your emotions influence your physical health. It’s long been known that the emotions of love and compassion activate your parasympathetic system (the healing and restoration system) and stress activates the sympathetic system (fight or … Continue reading

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Healthy Mood: Is It Really Just All in Your Head?

Inflammation is the root, and not the many other “symptoms” we have been told are the cause of any number of physical problems. For instance the pharmaceutical companies would have us believe elevated LDL cholesterol – the “bad” cholesterol – … Continue reading

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Healthy Life: Are You a Victim or a Master?

Environment impacts our lives and health, emotional and physical, in countless ways. For example, if you are working in a poorly ventilated room, it could affect how well you can breathe, especially if you have asthma or some other lung … Continue reading

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All or Nothing?

With weight loss clients, one of the basic principles of my Today’s the Day plan is the 90-10 rule. Even this isn’t set in stone – it can be 90-10 or 80-20.  Often clients feel if they don’t follow the … Continue reading

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