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More About Sugar

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Waaaaay back in the 1950s, when an increasing number of heart attacks became a big issue, it was postulated that heart disease was caused by too much fat in the diet. This led to the eventual publication of the 1980 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. An entire generation of people grew up believing that fat was evil and was to be avoided as much as possible.  As history would show, this theory was not grounded in solid research, and has since been quietly dropped as the leading cause of heart dis…

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About The Lifest

What is The Lifest?

The word "lifest" is original, which means it's a word I made up. When I was naming my business, I searched for a word that described my philosophy about life. One of the definitions of life is, "the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual."

I self-define "Lifest" as someone who adheres to and believes in optimizing the physical and mental experiences that make up their existence.

My greatest joy is to help people to optimi…

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All About Sugar

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Is sugar a friend or foe? Necessary for energy or harbinger of disease? Why is there so much confusion about this one substance in our diet? 

My goal in this series of articles about sugar, carbohydrates, and wellness is to clarify some of the confusion you may have encountered in your quest to educate yourself about how to live your most healthy and vibrant life. I'll cut to the chase quickly - added sugar in our diet is slowly eroding our health, leading to chronic illness and unhealthy aging…

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Life Coaching

 

What is a Life Coach?


A life coach is someone who helps you identify your goals and develop an actionable plan to achieve them. I will help you maximize your full potential and reach your desired results.


I do this by encouraging and counseling you on a variety of health, relational, career, and spiritual issues. I analyze your current situation, identify limiting beliefs and other challenges and obstacles, and devise a plan of action to help you achieve specific outcomes. T…

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Ayurveda? Eye-yer-what? Part 2: Detoxification

 


There are many types of "detox" or "cleanse" programs available. (Just Google these terms!) How is an individual to choose which one is best? Of course, I recommend the Ayurveda approach to detoxification. Here's some information about what that means.


Ayurveda Detoxification: How to Cleanse Safely


Ayurveda recommends internal cleansing at every change of season. Detoxification is especially beneficial in the spring, because that is the time of year when all of nature is…

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Ayurveda? Eye-yer-what?

 

For my friends and family who are thoroughly confused about my particular natural health practice, I've decided to write a multi-part blog about the ancient science of Ayurveda.


Ayurveda is the world’s oldest health system, originating in India over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda originates from two Sanskrit words: ayer, meaning “life,” and veda, meaning “knowledge.” Ayurveda is the science of life and it is focused on balancing the mind and body for thriving health.


Western medi…

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Jin Shin Jyutsu - The Art of Hands-on Healing

 

Are you intrigued by healing that is so simple it seems to come from nothing? In the healing art called Jin Shin Jyutsu, there are no prescription medicines, no diets, no exercise routines, and no special equipment.  We need only our hands and our awareness to tap into the energetic source of healing power.


Jin Shin Jyutsu is a healing art that facilitates the flow of energy in the body. It is based on the premise that the cause of all illness – mental, emotional, and physical – is…

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Ready, Set, Thrive!

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Do you want more vibrant health, better sleep, and more energy? Would you like to age more gracefully? Are you yearning to take your physical and emotional health to a higher level? Do you desire to be supported in a community of like-minded people who want to live vibrantly? Are you ready to be part of a dynamic group of individuals committed to developing healthy lifestyle habits and living life with more ease?
If you answered Yes to any of the questions above, you are a perfect candidate fo…

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