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NEVER have fruit for breakfast (if you want to lose weight and prevent diabetes)

Blood sugar spikes are BAD…they’re what cause us to feel hangry 30 mins later, lightheaded, or craving sugar. They may be especially bad first thing in the morning. You want to break-your-fast with a complete meal vs. one that is too high in sugar. Continued ups-and-downs  in our blood sugar creates a craving in our body for high carbohydrate foods. This can lead to weight gain….and eventually Type II Diabetes.

 

Micronutrient Mondays – **Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)**

Conenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is part of a family called the ubiquinones and is a powerful antioxidant! Humans can synthesize CoQ10 so it’s considered nonessential, but nonetheless, deficiencies can arise. One of the biggest risk factors for deficiency is treatment with a cholesterol lowering statin medication, like Lipitor. It’s established that patients on statin medications have reduced CoQ10 levels. Some studies have shown statins can drop CoQ10 levels by as much as 40 percent.

 

Just say no, the end of the people pleasing era

Hi, my name is Natalie and I am a people pleaser… Let me just say that “people pleasing” is my specialty, my weakness, my default mode. Ask me to do something for you and I will say yes. I will say yes if you’re my mother, my boyfriend, my friends, a police officer, a stranger, […]

 

Winter Blues: See ya Seasonal Affective Disorder, wouldn’t wanna be ya!

I’ll be the first to admit that my patience and general cheerful mood was grossly challenged over the past winter. Those winter blues got me,  and with temperatures as low as -40 with the windchill, who could blame me?? That frigid cold made it harder to get out of my cozy bed in the mornings, […]

 

Why MINDFULNESS is the most important skill you’ll ever learn

By cultivating mindfulness, you quiet the voice. You quiet the voice of worry, remorse, anger, resentment, sadness, guilt, shame…
By cultivating mindfulness, you increase the volume of the present moment. Your experiences become richer and more whole.

 
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