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Coronavirus: A Needed Perspective

Originally predicted to claim up to 200,000 lives by the end of 2020, COVID-19 predictions have been drastically downgraded to 60,000 lives lost in the United States as a result of the virus. As we all would agree, each person is valuable. The pain of losing a family...

How to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus

It is important to understand that different types of related viruses can cause chickenpox, smallpox, and monkeypox. Further, different coronaviruses cause different diseases in people. The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus causes SARS and the...

3 Supplements to Help with Fatigue

Fatigue is so common, it is an every day complaint in patients who come to me for care. It’s not surprising that nutrient deficiencies are low energy causes, given that your body’s trillions of cells rely on vitamins and minerals to generate energy. What is surprising...

Living with a Winning Mindset

1. Thinking Big vs Thinking Small Those with an abundant mindset are renowned for thinking big, it is part of their DNA. Scarcity mindset creates limitations in the mind which prevents the creation of audacious goals. 2. Plenty vs Lack Those with an abundant mentality...

10 Foods/Drinks for Great Gut Health

The health of your gastrointestinal system is critical for overall health. It’s the hub of our immune system, where we digest and absorb the nutrients from the food we eat, and plays a role in our mood and energy levels too. A whole food diet filled with a variety of...

Inflammation: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Everyone who has had a sore throat, rash, hives, or a sprained ankle knows about inflammation. These are normal and appropriate responses of the immune — your body’s defense system — to infection and trauma. This kind of inflammation is good. We need it to survive —...

Detox Strategies

It is a good and healthy strategy to practice detoxifying your system at least twice a year! Living a lifestyle that is in accordance with healthy principles every day will improve the quality of your days! Here are a few tips for you. 1. Consume whole foods as close...

Hypothyroid & Cruciferous Vegetables

Is Green Good or Bad when it Comes to Hypothyroidism? Green is the new black – when it comes to food. Green smoothies have been trending for several years now in the kitchens of clean eaters and in hipster and health cafes. With ingredients like kale, celery, mint,...

Are grains bad for you?

Let’s go way back. The only grain you would find is wild grain. Then, about 10,000 years ago, we began to plant and cultivate grain, mainly to keep up with the demands of people gathering and living in the same area. To make grain edible back then was a lot of hard...

Is “everything in moderation” really a good plan?

The phrase, “everything in moderation,“ is often bantered about freely in a wide variety of situations.? The phrase was originally spoken in the Bible by the apostle Paul. The context, in this case, had to do with the consumption of meat that was sacrificed to idols,...

3 Ways to Maintain Motivation

Many ask how Dr. Michele and I consistently stay motivated to continue in our drive for overall wellness. This question has prompted much introspective thought and reflection. In this context, I am defining wellness as more than physical. I am speaking to overall...

Why You Should Get Uncomfortable

No fly zones will always get you in trouble. These zones typically are governed and patrolled by governmental military personnel and armament. Pilots understand these zones. JUST DON’T GO THERE because consequences will follow. Though this is a clear issue...

Learning to Listen

Dr. Michele and I have a great desire to lead people in the right direction. Whether it be in life, love, money, health, or the relationship with Jesus. We certainly want to be good examples. As I write this blog, I stare out across the sea. We are not talking much,...

Immeasurable Grace

What is Grace? Most would define it as, “unmerited favor”. When I think of God’s grace, I am moved to the deepest emotions. Do we get what we deserve? I think not. So let’s talk a minute about what we do deserve. When I asked myself that...

How to Exercise the Mind

Most understand the importance of physical exercise. However, there is another type of exercise that may provide even greater benefits. This is an exercise that occurs in the mind. Our patient base is full of individuals who want, and need, not just a physical reset...

Vitamin D Deficiency

Most Americans are indeed vitamin D deficient. The causes are multifactorial and include various reasons. 4 Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency Not enough direct sunlight. Even though the production of vitamin D is facilitated by sunlight on the skin, we are taught to stay...

The Best Way to Get a Flat Stomach

Is it crunches? Leg lifts? Sit ups? Is there one best exercise to get a flat stomach? Let me be the first to inform you the answer is an resounding, YES! With that emphatically stated, let me lay out this perfect exercise for flat abdominal muscles and a chiseled...

Why Everyone Needs a “Tom”

It is an undeniable fact that people appreciate encouragement. Encouragement can come in many forms – from people, to writings, or even music. For Dr. Michele and I, a particular source of encouragement came to us in an unexpected place and from an unexpected...

How to Stop Overtraining Syndrome (OTS)

Overtraining syndrome, known as OTS, is far too common in the world today. Young and inexperienced trainers, with an impassioned zeal to help people, can fall prey to pushing the vulnerable client too far. Additionally, persons can believe erroneously that the old...