Integrative Health Blog

Holistic Nutrition: Try a Food Swap

Posted by on Tue, Jan 31, 2012

Healthy Tips

Yesterday I gave a talk at a local school about health and wellness. I was speaking to the teaching staff who work long hours and some of whom are big on “convenience” foods.

Convenience foods make life easier in the short run, don’t they? Pop a frozen dinner in the microwave, get some take out food.

We have turned into a society that no longer waits for anything....instant news, instant information on the internet, instant oatmeal. And then when we do have to wait for something we are super inconvenienced!

Does it make sense to forego our wellness because processed food is so much easier to prepare? I’m sure you have heard me talk about this before but I do so again here because it’s THAT important:

Processed foods do not contribute to wellness, they contribute to illness.

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Are You Making One of These 3 Health Mistakes?

Posted by on Mon, Jan 09, 2012

Healthy Tips

Life certainly doesn’t come with a guide book and we all do the best we can with the tools we have.

That said, when we see a better way or when we gather more information we are inspired to make changes.

Today I want to share with you 3 common mistakes that could be sabotaging your best efforts at maximizing your health:

  1. Too much sugar

  2. Too much white flour

  3. Not enough “real” food

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Breakfast of Champions

Posted by on Tue, Dec 06, 2011

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We’ve all heard it before.......breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

I agree with that , IF your breakfast fuels you and doesn’t fool you.

The word breakfast comes from “breaking the fast”. We fast all night long while we sleep (at least I hope we all do!) and in the morning we need to give our bodies fuel for the day. Foods that fuel us give us energy to keep us going until lunch time. Foods that fool us give us an initial energy surge only to leave us hungry and looking for food an hour or two later.

Try eating different foods for breakfast and see which ones leave you feeling good and energized throughout the morning. Don’t forget those leftovers from last night’s dinner! Nobody says that you can’t eat dinner for breakfast!

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles... How to Avoid Family Meltdowns

Posted by on Tue, Nov 22, 2011

The holiday season starts this week and that means travel for a lot of people. I started thinking about weather and airplanes and trains and crowded terminals and delayed flights. Imagining all the ways in which stress could get the better of us, I thought that this week I would talk a bit about how to avoid “personal and family meltdowns”.

Prepare for the Unexpected

Last winter in Washington, D.C. we had a January storm that came upon us fast. I left my job at 3 p.m. and due to the amount of snow falling and the amount of people driving on the roads, a trip that usually takes me 45 min. took me 10 hours!! Talk about your possible meltdown! All of us were in the same boat that day, never going above 10 mph for hours on end.

What saved me?

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Good Day Sunshine

Posted by on Tue, Nov 08, 2011

Healthy Tips

Do we need to experience hard times to create stress in our lives? No, we don’t...some of us do a good job of that all by ourselves regardless of what’s going on in the world around us.

We stress about how we look, how we don’t know what we should eat, how we don’t have any “down” time, how we haven’t been to the gym in a while, how cluttered the kitchen counter is, blah, blah, blah...

What if we were to understand that the road to wellness is paved with attention to our thoughts?

Wellness is not just about the broccoli, folks!

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Color My World (With Goodness)

Posted by on Wed, Oct 26, 2011

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When you look down at your dinner plate, does it stimulate your senses? Creamy textures, crunchy goodness, rich vibrant colors that look inviting on the plate - food that is pleasing to the eye as well as the taste buds!

Eating well is more than “what’s for dinner”. It’s no surprise that that fruits, vegetables and dark leafy greens are at the top of the list for good nutrition. The more vibrant the color, the more antioxidants and phytonutrients that food contains which translates in to goodness for your cells!

Enjoy the Fall Harvest

Fall is a perfect time to make use of all the colorful vegetables and fruits that are in abundance. What’s in season now?  Acorn squash, beets, carrots, pie pumpkins, pomegranates, pears, kale, collard greens, butternut squash, swiss chard, spinach, celery, turnips and brussel sprouts, to name a few. Roast them, lightly steam or saute them for crunchy goodness or eat them raw in a salad for even more delicious crunch and goodness.

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Can Preventative and Wellness Care Fix Our Country’s Woes?

Posted by on Fri, Sep 23, 2011

Coy Roskosky D.C.

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Holistic Nutrition: C'mon Now... Who You Foolin'?

Posted by on Wed, Aug 31, 2011

How often do you put off doing what you know is right for your body?

All the time? Some of the time?

There’s a chorus from a Paul Simon song that goes like this: “How long you think that you can run that body down? How many nights you think that you can do what you’ve been doin’? Whooo? Now who you foolin?”

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