Vegetarians are often asked the question, “how do you get your protein?” Americans have become somewhat obsessed with protein these days and we tend to be an “over-proteined” nation overall. The truth is that ounce per ounce, pound per pound, calorie per calorie, plant-based protein may pack a more powerful punch than animal protein. Take…Details
Recently I’m learning of challenging diagnoses and prognoses for friends near and dear. I want to talk about how we support our friends and loved ones when they are going through challenging times. It’s about practicing being present.
Our lifestyles and eating choices impact nearly every aspect of our lives, but in particular, these choices directly impact our health and well-being. Poor choices lead to increased inflammation in the body, and the SAD (Standard American Diet) drives inflammation. Refined carbohydrates, sugar, trans fats, empty calories, fiberless foods, and an imbalance of unhealthy fats…Details
Wellness and a lifestyle marked by inspired well-being is wonderfully contagious! A golden thread that ties together and supports the experience of positive living is built moment by moment, thought by thought, and action by action. Always be mindful of the fact that you are always called to greatness. We all are. Step into every…Details
If you had to choose just 40 foods to eat for the rest of your life, be sure to take this list with you. This is your “deserted island” shopping list (in no particular order); the list that if this is all you could eat the rest of your life, you’d be good – awesome…Details
It’s up to you and I to stretch ourselves and break out of the familiar and move into the spectacular. It’s time to go for Exceptional by using the power of your great big vision for your life that is all about purpose and passion.
I’m a lifestyle medicine expert and you know what? A lot of people are not feeling good about healthcare today and it would be easy to become very pessimistic. We have “Big Pharma.” We have all the situations that have driven us to the brink. We’re fat. We’re tired. We’re depressed. We’re not sleeping well.…Details
How many times have you said, “I used to be able to eat that way….” referring to the way a teenager or twenty-something wolfs down two bagels fully loaded with strawberry cream cheese? As we age, we do tend to gain weight for many reasons. Metabolism slows down as our level of activity slows. But…Details
“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~Bernice Johnson Reagon Here in Colorado and across the country, certain days resurrect painful memories of past tragedies; it seems natural and logical to move into a place of grief and despair. Oklahoma City, Columbine, and Sandy Hooks…Details
Our brains are wired to respond to happiness. Every thought we have releases chemicals in the brain. Happy thoughts encourage the growth of nerve networks, improve reasoning, and the ability to analyze and focus. Happiness increases creativity, problem solving and alertness. Happy, optimistic thoughts decrease cortisol and increase serotonin, creating a sense of well-being and…Details