Month: December 2016

Is sugar making you sick?

The typical diet contains many nutrient deficient foods that are high in added sugars. Added sugar is another name for a processed, refined carbohydrate. The top offenders, according to the American Heart Association are: (1) soft drinks, energy drinks, sport drinks; (2) refined grain-based desserts (cakes, cookies, etc); and (3) fruit drinks. (When you hear people mistakenly say that carbs are “bad” for you, they’re usually talking about added sugars, not all carbohydrates.) There are two categories of carbohydrates: (1) complex carbs (full of fiber): whole grains, whole vegetables, whole fruits, peas, beans; and (2) simple carbs: natural sugars (from fruits and vegetables) and refined sugars (white flour, sugar, most...

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How your brain connects to the universe

It was said long ago that what one thinks, one becomes. This simply means one’s thoughts, emotions and beliefs affect their reality. William James (known as the “father of American psychology”) said over 100 years ago that “the greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another”. Innovator Henry Ford put it more bluntly: “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t—you’re right.” It’s rewarding to witness the shifts that occur in those clients I work with that learn to utilize more of their innate power to replace a habitual focus on “what they...

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New quiz may predict your longevity

Because your thoughts, beliefs, and feelings are at least partially under your control, you have the power to switch off your body’s stress responses and return the nervous system to the health-inducing relaxation response that activates the body’s natural self repair. Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, has developed this 20-question Whole Health Quiz to help bring a greater awareness to how you might increase your longevity and also to assist you in better understanding just what stress really is…   Take the...

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