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Stop Struggling Your Way to Weight Loss

So, have you ever felt that you have to sacrifice and struggle through fad products or a starvation diet just to take off a few pounds?   Perhaps you’ve felt suppressed, criticized, or held back, like no matter what progress you make, it’s one step forward and ten steps back and that causes you to become tired and stressed, and then you lose your confidence. And then you say I’ve got to just keep trying harder, I’ve just got to try harder.   Well,  it doesn’t have to be that way, as a matter of fact, that’s not your natural

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Results

When Kelly signed up for my Vibrant Health Coaching program in the fall of 2018 we quickly uncovered that she was pre-diabetic, with very unstable blood sugar levels.   Her legs would swell and she would get painful, unpleasant abrasions on her legs that would dramatically hinder her mobility. She was ready and committed to seeing her blood sugar levels lower while building energy, strength, and well-being.   Kelly first said YES to herself, realizing that she could have the Vibrant Health she desires.   She then implemented the Vibrant Health strategies, tools, & techniques I showed her. In phase

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“Diets of Depletion”

We have all heard the words sickness, illness, compromise, disorder, ailment, conditions, and disease before, but have you ever truly questioned what their meanings are?  Take for instance, the word “dis-ease”; it’s a general term, used widely, to denote an interruption, cessation, or a disorder of body functions, systems, or organs.  Pretty vague right?  How many times in your life have you found yourself with a physical health & wellness problem to solve? It may be something that is happening right now. Life is full of compromises, ailments, disorders, and disease which are problems that we have to overcome. And

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“A Recipe for Focus”

Years ago when I was in college at Johnson & Wales Culinary University, as like most college students, it was a high-pressure and hectic period in my life. Our school was very disciplined, and had specific guidelines as to how things must be done. The discipline & guidelines were taught not only for our safety in an ever changing environment, like a kitchen, but also to instruct us how to deliberately turn on our focus and be at the ready.   Johnson& Wales was nothing short of a military culinary school. We had chefs from all over the world. In

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Cultivating Confidence

In the course of working with clients I’ve noticed that they hold varying levels of confidence depending on the subject or goal that we are addressing.  When I ask what they feel is stopping them from reaching their goal many times the obstacles’ are self-doubt, uncertainty, indecisiveness, and willpower. Discussing confidence with clients forces me to look reflect back on my own, and since a great deal of it occurred when I was younger, I thought of an example that was etched in my mind from that time. When I was in middles school, my brother and his friend (who

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Case Study #1: Moving From Confusion To Clarity

When my client Pete and I began working together last fall, he knew he had the potential to regain great health but couldn’t decide which course of action to take to achieve it. He was juggling with taking multiple medications (both prescription & over the counter supplements) and confused by what foods were healthy for him, which left him with multiple symptoms and feeling scattered, overwhelmed, and fatigued most of the time. Pete discovered that by simply making a change in the foods and combinations of foods that he was consuming, made him feel more aligned with his health and

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Looking beyond one-size-fits-all nutritional solutions

Over the last century we’ve witnessed a profound shift in our perspectives toward health and wellness. We, as Americans, have come to practical realizations that there are no real magical solutions for most ailments, disorders, and imbalances, and that sustainable health is linked to internal (diet), and external (exercise), motivators. On some levels, this seems like it ought to be a simple enough task. But for most, identifying an effective diet, has been an objective that somehow seems to remain just out of our reach. One of the problems is that we are bombarded with contradictory information about what really

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Bridging Nutrition And Western Medicine, The Shift That Changed My Life

I have been very lucky in my life to have had a strong interest and education in the sciences. That interest and education saved my life. Here is my story: In high school, I instinctively understood and comprehended the complexity of the double helix, the building block of our genetic makeup. I was intrigued by how the arrangement of chromosomes and the genetic programming of our ancestors worked to help create who we are – not only physiologically and anatomically, but in behavioral ways, as well. Chemistry was another subject that just made sense to me. The Periodic Chart of

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Spinach-Feta and Ground Turkey Frittata

A frittata is a type of Italian omelet – you can add almost anything to the eggs. It is also delicious eaten cold and makes an ideal “Grab and Go” snack. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups fresh spinach 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped ¾ cup ground turkey ½ cup black beans, cooked 4 eggs 1 tomato, diced 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped ½ cup Feta cheese Sea salt, to taste Instructions: Heat 2 Tbsp. of the oil in a skillet. Add the turkey, and let cook over medium heat for

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