Toxic Fats vs Health Fats

Toxic Fats vs Health Fats

The past two weeks I have talked about sugar and alcohol, and how they often serve as obstacles to achieving radiant health. I think it's safe to say that most people know that sugar and alcohol can be toxic to the body and mind. We understand they are not great for us, so perhaps we make an effort to limit our consumption of these substances when we want to improve our health. 

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Is Alcohol an Obstacle?

Is Alcohol an Obstacle?

If you read last week's post, you might recall that I believe sugar is the most common obstacle preventing people from achieving optimal health. I thought about another prevalent obstacle as I viewed a youngster on the Malecón sporting an "Espresso then Prosecco" t-shirt: alcohol. 

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Releasing Sugar Addiction

Releasing Sugar Addiction

Today I feel compelled to share my thoughts on sugar, after having several conversations about the topic with clients, friends, classmates and complete strangers. I knew it was time to address sugar addiction again on my blog because so many people, just in the past week, have told me it's impossible to give up sugar!  

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The Practice of Reframing

The Practice of Reframing

About a week before leaving for Mexico I met with my naturopath to review blood work results. It appeared that it was time to bring my estrogen and thyroid back into balance. I could either start hormone replacement therapy, or I could complete a detox protocol for six weeks to restore hormonal harmony naturally. I chose the second option.

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Foraging and Fiddleheads

Foraging and Fiddleheads

Today is the official start of our summer vacation- yay! Nothing signifies the start of summer like the emergence of the fiddleheads. I spent the morning in a delightfully meditative state, foraging for the special green beauties. My Alaskan friends and I agree: there is something deeply primal about heading out into the woods and gathering wild plants. It just feels right. It's also amazing to come home with bags full of nutrient dense vegetation. 

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Enjoy the Process

Enjoy the Process

I was just out tending to my tapped birch trees: collecting the nutrient dense water, listening to the spring birds sing, enjoying the calming energy of the woods. It was exciting to see that the trees gave me exactly five gallons of water over night! I have been having so much fun collecting and bottling the water for fermentation. My goal is to produce champagne, and that will be exciting, but I'm definitely enjoying the whole process. If the champagne experiment fails, oh well!

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End Diets Forever

End Diets Forever

How are you doing? Have you made any progress selecting a nutrition plan that aligns with your radiant future self? Did you notice I said "nutrition plan" instead of "diet"? Yes, I purposely did not use the D word. In my mind that word means a restrictive, regimented torture utilized to reach a certain weight. That's not how your future self wants to live, is it? 

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Solidify Your Belief (Reclaiming Your Health Part 3)

Solidify Your Belief (Reclaiming Your Health Part 3)

Congratulations! You have made it to Part 3 in the Reclaiming Your Health Series! (Part 1 and Part 2) I hope that you loving your food and eating mindfully, and connecting to your why and your vision of radiant health. 

This week you will solidify your belief in that healthy future self. If you can believe it you can achieve it! In the words of Buddha: “Our life is the creation of our mind.”

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Define Your Why and Your Vision (Reclaiming Your Health, Part 2)

Define Your Why and Your Vision (Reclaiming Your Health, Part 2)

I hope you had a fabulous week treating your food like a special guest! (If you missed Part 1, here it is.) The goal for last week was to pay attention to and enjoy your food; to minimize automatic, mindless eating. I hope you had fun developing an awesome relationship with food! 

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Have Fun with Your Health

Have Fun with Your Health

For so many years I took dieting and exercising way too seriously. I was fanatical, and quite often a stick in the mud. It was stressful to live in such a regimented way! 

Adopting the primal lifestyle has given me a whole new perspective on health; now being healthy feels like freedom and fun! 

Today I'd like to share some of my tips for having fun with your health. 

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