Additional Health Articles

  • Five Surprising Reasons You Might Be Constipated
    Posted on May 28, 2015

    Five Surprising Reasons You Might Be Constipated Let’s talk poop. Or lack thereof. It's not a topic we really want to talk about - but it's important when it comes to good health! You may consider yourself a healthy eater but for some reason you get stopped up. No matter what you try nothing seems to work and you are left feeling bloated and uncomfortable. Pooping every day is healthy! It’s a sign that your body is doing what it’s meant to do. If you are finding yourself constipated it might be time to investigate why. Here are five surprising reasons why you might be irregular:

  • Boost Your Nutrition: How to Get the Most Out of What You Eat
    Posted on May 27, 2015

    Boost Your Nutrition What we put in our mouths is only part of the story when it comes to good nutrition. Did you know that how you live your life and the thoughts you think can have a profound impact on how you metabolize and digest food?

  • Fatigue Getting You Down? Sleep May Not Be The Problem!
    Posted on May 20, 2015

    man x-ray If you are struggling with lethargy and fatigue, but you get a decent amount of sleep, it’s time to look at other areas of your life that might be impacting your energy level. These are areas we often overlook that if addressed can have a profound impact on how you feel each day! Let’s work on getting some pep back into your step!

  • What Is Weight Hate?
    Posted on May 13, 2015

    What Is Weight Hate? Weight hate is a form of bigotry that identifies larger bodies as “wrong” and privileges thinner bodies. Just like racism privileges white bodies over bodies of color, or sexism privileges male over female bodies, weight hate is an ideology that considers thinner bodies to be more valuable than heavier bodies. It’s an ideology that believes, whether it’s stated or not, that “thinner is right and fat is wrong.”

  • Can Happiness Be Learned?
    Posted on May 11, 2015

    There are a lot of happy people out there, and there are a lot of miserable people out there, too. Are happy people happy because of habits and outlook, inborn traits, or life circumstances? On the other hand, are unhappy people unhappy because they’re born that way, because they don’t have enough stuff, or because of how they habitually think? Can happiness be learned, is it a byproduct of what we have, or is it an innate trait? There are a lot of happy people out there, and there are a lot of miserable people out there, too. Are happy people happy because of habits and outlook, inborn traits, or life circumstances? On the other hand, are unhappy people unhappy because they’re born that way, because they don’t have enough stuff, or because of how they habitually think? Can happiness be learned, is it a byproduct of our situation, or is it an innate trait?

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Digestion Isn’t Great
    Posted on May 1, 2015

    3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Digestion Isn't Great You might watch what you eat, or subscribe to a particular diet, yet when it comes to digestion it’s still not where you want it to be. If your digestion could use a little help, there may be some areas you haven’t thought of as to why. Here are three surprising reasons why your digestion isn’t great:

  • 5 Weight Loss Strategies That Just Don’t Work
    Posted on April 2, 2015

    5 Weight Loss Strategies That Don't Work Have you tried different ways to lose weight, only to gain it right back? Or to have the weight-loss method not work at all? Or you might lose weight, but then live in constant fear that it may come back? It could be that you’re investing in strategies that aren’t feasible. Here are five weight loss strategies that just don’t work:

  • 4 Tips to Help You Get Out of a Rut with Food
    Posted on March 26, 2015

    4 Tips to Help You Get Out of a Rut With Food Are you feeling dispassionate about or uninspired by the foods you eat? This blog is for you if you are feeling bored around diet, not liking food, not sure what to eat, or somehow wanting some new energy when it comes to what you eat. Here are four tips to help you get out of a rut with food:

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why You Keep Getting Sick
    Posted on March 25, 2015

    Beautiful summer landscape with vineyard You don’t go around licking Petri dishes with illnesses in them, you sleep decently, and you eat some nutritious foods, so why are you still getting sick? In spite of good nutrition, plenty of sleep, and limited exposure to illness, some other factors may be at play. Here are three surprising reasons why you keep getting sick:

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Digestion Isn’t Great
    Posted on March 24, 2015

    3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Digestion isn't Great You might watch what you eat, or subscribe to a particular diet, yet when it comes to your digestion, it’s still not where you want it to be. If your digestion could use a little help, you may want to explore some areas you haven’t thought of before! Here are three surprising reasons why your digestion isn’t great:

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight
    Posted on March 17, 2015

    3 Surprising Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight You’ve squeezed yourself into jeans that are too small, hoping for that day they’ll fit just right. You’ve starved yourself only to gain it back, plus some. You’ve punished yourself and cut yourself off from love until you’ve attained a body you believe makes you worthy. But none of that is working. Here are 3 surprising reasons why you’re not losing weight:

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why You’re Tired
    Posted on March 16, 2015

    3 Surprising Reasons Why You're Tired If you’re constantly feeling tired and run down, it may not be for the reasons you tell yourself. You’re probably not lazy, or boring. The reason may be you’re not getting the fuel you need to energize your life! Read on for 3 surprising reasons why you’re tired:

  • 4 Surprising Ways That Food Can Impact Your Mood
    Posted on March 12, 2015

    4 Surprising Ways That Food Can Impact Your Mood Mood isn’t just for the realm of psychiatrists. In fact, any mind-altering substance, whether from the street, a bar, or a doctor, only works in our body because we have what are called endogenous—naturally occurring within our body—receptor sites. In other words, the key (substance) wouldn’t work if we didn’t already have the lock (receptor site) in our body. Food is another substance we can consume that will impact our mood. However, the type of food, and how our bioindividually unique body processes it, determine whether the result is mood stability or instability. Let’s take a look at four surprising ways that food, or pseudo food, can impact your mood:

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Diet Isn’t Working
    Posted on March 11, 2015

    3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Diet Isn't Working Although the word diet can mean what foods and drinks we consume regularly, it more commonly refers to a regimented, restrictive way of eating for the goal of weight loss or medical improvement. The latter type of diet can really shift our mind and our body into deprivation mode, which is not a fun way to live. The former version may not come with a mindset or feeling of deprivation, but we may still miss important nutritional needs that can have us working against, rather than with, our body. When our body-minds perceive we don’t have enough, we start to live life in survival mode, rather than thrive mode. If you’re wondering why your diet, in either sense of the word, isn’t working, here are three surprising reasons why:

  • 5 Ways to Have More Freedom with Food
    Posted on March 10, 2015

    5 Ways to Have More Freedom with Food Tired of adhering to limited, boring food options? Do you feel like food is the enemy? If you find yourself being rigid with food and longing for freedom, here are five ways to have more freedom with food:

  • 4 Secrets Everyone Trying to Lose Weight Should Know
    Posted on March 9, 2015

    4 Secrets Everyone Trying To Lose Weight Should Know If you’ve tried to force your body into a smaller size through quick fix methods, starvation, dieting, or shaming, you’ve probably discovered that these methods are not long-term, sustainable solutions. Instead of allowing our body to be its natural size and shape based on our values and lifestyle, we convince ourselves that life will somehow be better with a different size and shape. And so we shame ourselves into some ideal that , ultimately, feels unsustainable. This method doesn’t work long-term -- eventually we give up because it’s too difficult, or too destructive. Here are four secrets everyone trying to lose weight should know:

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