Moving to a Healthier Way of Eating

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When you want to get healthy and feel better, one of the biggest changes you will have to make is how you are eating. The standard American diet that so many people eat daily, is full of chemical additives, synthetic colors, refined sugar, unhealthy oils and artificial flavorings. Much of this type of food has […]

9 Health Benefits of Walking

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To be healthy, it is important to exercise regularly. If you are looking for an exercise that you can do daily and that is simple to do, then perhaps you should consider walking. Of course, taking regular walks has some benefits that aren’t health related. It doesn’t require expensive equipment to do. All you need […]

How is Stress Affecting Your Health?

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Stress….it’s everywhere! And pretty much everyone you meet is overwhelmed and stressed out. Stress comes at us in many different forms each and every day. Deadlines, projects, tests, managing your family, social obligations, relationship issues, illness, rushing from place to place, economic worries, unrest in the world all contribute to the tension, stress and anxiety […]

Stress and Hormones

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Stress is a growing problem in the world, and as a result chronic illness is on the rise as well. The connection between stress and illness has been well documented. One area that needs to be addressed is the connection between stress and hormones. Treating Symptoms vs. Treating the Cause When a person develops a […]

10 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Sleep

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Functional health coaches, do your clients struggle with getting enough sleep? It is vital for them to be getting enough sleep so that they can avoid the health pitfalls of sleep deprivation. Here are some tips that you can share with them that can help them to improve their sleep so that they can improve […]

Dealing with Poor Digestion

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Digestion woes have really come into focus in the health industry these days! IBS, GERD, leaky gut and malabsorption are just a few of the things that can plague those with poor digestion. It may seem easy to define a gut issue simply by looking at the symptoms, but in reality, there are as many […]

Are Your Personal Care Products Toxic?

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Photo credit: © Andrea Rankovic | Dreamstime.com When we go to the store to purchase the personal care products that we use every day, we take for granted that they are actually safe to use.  The problem is that many personal care products are filled with synthetic chemicals that haven’t been tested for safety on humans.  Even many products […]

Why You Need to Get Off of the Couch and Get Moving

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How often do you get up off of the couch and get moving? We often hear about how important it is to exercise our bodies regularly, and yet most people live sedentary lives and get very little exercise each day.   Technological advances have made it much easier for us to perpetuate a sedentary lifestyle.  We […]

Signs Your Cortisol Levels Are Too High

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Functional health coaches regularly deal with clients who are chronically stressed.  And because clients are tested, it is clear to see how high levels of stress are negatively impacting the health of those we work with.  And yet, these clients already know that they need to better manage stress, and yet they rarely take the […]

The Surprising Stuff Hiding In Your Food

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Food It fuels our bodies and minds, stimulates our senses, and keeps hunger at bay. Food has become so much more than a source of nutrition. Food can be a source of pleasure, but can also be a source of pain. When used correctly, food can be the most powerful medicine. Unfortunately, some foods can […]