We Will Survive COVID-19

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Let’s be positive, work together, and be stronger versions of ourselves!

These last few months have been difficult, wouldn’t you agree?!! So many unknowns and so many changes. These dramatic changes make it difficult to eat healthy, exercise, and even get up in the morning. And now, more than ever, we MUST work on every aspect of our health—physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional!Read More

Mushrooms Anyone?

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Mushrooms are amazing – both for cooking with and for medicinal use. There are many varieties that have been used for centuries around the globe for supporting health. Modern research shows that these ancient mushrooms do indeed provide a rich source of nutrients and other bioactive compounds. These components have several health benefits but most importantly, they support the immune system.Read More

Is This Your Window?

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Window of Opportunity

I love September! Kids are back in school, fall colors are coming, and we have the perfect window of time to lose weight and get in shape before the holidays! You get my newsletter and get great health and fitness tips. Do you use them? Read More

Understanding Adverse Food Reactions

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Many recognize that they have negative responses to foods but have difficulty understanding why they have the reactions or identifying the specific foods that cause the reactions.  In an attempt to find answers, people will seek out various tests to confirm or disconfirm their suspicions so that they can create a plan to start feeling better.  Before spending a lot of time and money on testing, however, it might be helpful to understand the different types of adverse food reactions.Read More

Injuries Suck!

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Exercise can be a struggle for anyone, let alone when you are recovering from an injury. Exercise is no longer in your routine again. You might have done some emotional eating while recovering. And, you might feel “fluffy” from lack of exercise and extra weight gain. You might say, “I’m afraid I’ll hurt myself again.” Or, “I don’t have time to workout anymore.” or “I won’t be able to keep up with the rest of the group!” This self-talk can debilitate. One week becomes two weeks becomes 2 months becomes . . . a long time!Read More

Public Service Announcement About Service Dogs

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Sullivan (Sully)
Born April 3, 2018
Standard Poodle, Parti coloring


Have you ever seen a service dog when out and about? Aren’t they cute?! They obey so well and provide such an amazing gift to their owner! Have you ever wanted to go up to the owner to pet their dog and ask the owner questions? Now that I’m on the receiving end of this, I would love to share some perspective.

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Intermittent fasting is becoming a popular trend for losing weight, but it can also be dangerous to the body. Here is some very helpful information from our expert, Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT.

Fasting, the exercise of going prolonged periods of time without food, has been practiced in many cultures for centuries as a way to restore clear thinking and optimal body function, as well as connect with one’s spirituality. Lately, it’s been touted as the newest and best method for weight loss.Read More