Want to receive our Monthly Newsletter?


Daily Affirmation Daily Affirmation:
I will continue to practice what I want to see happen in my life. I will be patient and know that all is coming.

   

Author Archives: Dr. Nancy

Post Image

8 Healthy Winter Superfoods

Winter has now arrived and the New Year has started! Many New Year Resolutions have been declared and among the top of the list for habits people would like to cultivate most is eating better and feeling healthy. Below are 8 of the healthiest foods to consider when preparing for your trip to the market this winter. Try to be creative on how to incorporate them into you and your family’s weekly and daily eating routines. Cheers for an amazing and healthy 2016!

Take a Tour 
Post Image

Finger Tapping Your Way to Weight Loss?

Have you heard of tapping? There are many ways to do it, but Prevention Magazine says that, “The secret to weight loss might truly be at your fingertips: Tapping your forehead with your finger for 30 seconds could cut food cravings, suggests recent research presented at the Obesity Society Annual Meeting.”

Take a Tour 
Post Image

Ready for Winter: Eating Seasonally and Locally

With the first day of winter (winter solstice) rapidly approaching (21st of December), for people living in the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, so does a slow shift of “in season” fruits and vegetables.  But just because our Sun is in its farthest south position it does not mean that eating locally should stop; there are plenty of good-for-you winter crops that are available both locally and grown in hoop houses and other other methods to extend the natural growing season. In fact, backyard hoop houses can make it seem like you moved your garden hundreds of miles to the south. Growers can count on four to six weeks of extra production in some seasons. By adding an inner layer of cover inside a hoop and picking cold-hardy varieties, people can grow right through winter — even in the coldest climates (source: motherearthnews.com).

Take a Tour 
Post Image

15 Habits That Help Keep Your Home Clean

It is said that a clutter free home and work environment translates to a clutter and free mind. If you are looking to help decrease stress levels and improve your living conditions and mind conditions, try adopting these 15 habits that can drastically bring in levity, light and even comfort into your daily life. Think clean, neat, and tidy and so the Universe will fruition that back to you.

Take a Tour 
Post Image

Staying Hydrated With More Than Just Water

Though school is slowly resuming across the country and the fall season is around the corner, there are many parts (like where I live) of the country where daily temperatures still reach around 100 degrees fahrenheit. It is very important to keep hydrated, as we are only as optimal as the liquids we consume, use and bathe in. In this week’s Chopra Center Lifestyle Newsletter, there was a simple and easy to follow article about staying hydrated with foods (not necessarily just drinking water). It is a good reminder that we can acquire hydration from may different aspects.

Take a Tour 
Post Image

Lemongrass Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Described as the “oil of energetic cleansing”, Lemongrass Essential Oil is idea for clearing old or negative energy away from a home or work space. Its aim is to absolve negativity and leave environments light, positive and happy. Lemongrass smells just like lemons, but is milder, sweeter, and far less sour. This grass is used in countless beverages (including tea), desserts and other forms of culinary creations as a flavoring agent, where fresh lemon is not available or is not to be used because of its more potent flavor. It is widely used in Chinese and Thai recipes. Simply put, there are so many uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil (one of my ultimate favorites and a staple in my home). Below are just a few:

Take a Tour 
Post Image

Total Alkaline Meals

Alkaline diets are a great way to optimize well being and health because most diseases need an acidic environment to grow and develop. While staying away from sugars, processed foods, cheeses and animal products, alcohol and other substances that may tax the body and organs, ridding the body of these is not enough. Stress is also a very toxic factor in our lives. Not getting enough sleep, too much demanding physical exercise and not enough exercise the same is also acidic (opposite of alkaline). Here are great recipes to incorporate into a holistic lifestyle void of any extremes and deplete the body of the goodness…..to bring more alkalinity to your life.

Take a Tour 
Post Image

Happiness Enhancing Strategies

These are 12 researched strategies for sustainable happiness adaptation written by Sonja Lyubomirsky as published in the Scientific Approach to Getting the Life you Want The How of Happiness (Penguin 2007). 

Take a Tour 
Post Image

Healthy Eating Basics: Where Should I Start?

One of the most popular questions I get from inquisitive minds often touch on the basics of eating a healthy diet. I always encourage people to take steps and little shifts to mindful and awareness food consumption that will lead to optimal health. There are just so many “myths” and “truths” out there that have a direct impact on our lives (mental, emotional and physical well being), that if we try to comprehend them all in one big chunk, we could be overwhelmed and throw in the towel before even committing to making a change for the positive. Below are general guidelines I like to follow and suggest for people that need a gentle nudge toward the right way of doing things better when it comes to food decisions. 

Take a Tour 
Post Image

Supercharge Your Metabolism and Lose Weight in 7 Simple Steps

Your body’s metabolism is comprised of enzymes and hormones. Metabolism converts your food intake into fuel (your body’s energy). You have probably heard that some people are genetically predisposed to a sluggish metabolism, which is attributed to weight gain. While this may be true for some people, know that there are certain foods that naturally help increase metabolism and shed pounds. The following healthy eating plan shows how to incorporate these natural metabolism booster foods into a daily diet.

Take a Tour