Oil Pulling for Oral Health

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A client recently ask me to write about this topic (thanks, Gloria ) and I must say after researching it a bit I was sufficiently intrigued. There are plenty of testimonials online and as Gloria says, oil pulling certainly is “trending.”   So what exactly is oil pulling? Well…..it’s the opposite of oil pushing (sorry, I couldn’t resist). But seriously, the term is somewhat vague and even misleading and has nothing to do with pulling oils out of the body. It … Read More

Resolve to Be Selfish This New Year!

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My New Year’s Resolution: To be more selfish…..when it comes to my health.             Well that certainly sounds…..selfish! That’s right, it is! And isn’t it about time you put your health first? Hasn’t your health taken a back seat to so many other things and to so many other people in your life for long enough? Now I’m not saying to disregard the needs of others for the sake of your own. What I am saying is that you might … Read More

The Art of Self-Discipline (or How to Not Be Distracted)

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One of my goals is to bring much more of my personal experience (who I am) into my practice with the hope of reaching and helping more people and inspiring fresh dialog.  Hopefully, this will do just that. I have been thinking a lot about self-discipline lately. Why? Because it’s been a lifelong challenge of mine. Sure, I can look back on periods in my life and be proud of the amount of discipline I exhibited. The discipline it took … Read More

Which Cooking Oils Can Stand the Heat?

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                Consuming denatured foods is one way to wreak havoc on your health and, believe it or not, the type of cooking oil you use can be especially problematic. A food becomes denatured when it has been chemically altered to such an extent that the body cannot break it down and assimilate it properly, triggering abnormal reactions such as gastrointestinal distress, inflammation, and allergies. Over time, these harmful foods can promote more chronic conditions such as heart disease (e.g. atherosclerosis), … Read More

The Yoga of Eating…or How to “Cheat” On Your Diet and Get Away With It

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      How many times have you cheated on your diet and beat yourself up about it later?  You’ve worked so hard at eating what you are supposed to and then in a moment of weakness or unawareness you falter and eat the “wrong thing” or too much of something.  Sometimes when this happens, you are so hard on yourself that you scrap the whole effort and hastily decide that you just aren’t cut out for this whole eating healthy thing….that … Read More