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Lighten Up By Letting Go

If you want to reach your goals (whether it’s to exercise more, lose weight or something more abstract, such as bringing more peace and contentment into your life), you have to clear out the things that could be literally weighing you down. Fall is a beautiful season and signals a natural time to let go of things that […]

My Summer of Zen

“If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh I LOVE SUMMER! Yes we are in the middle of a crazy heatwave but I can’t seem to get enough of it lately.  I love the longer sun drenched days, the balmy evenings, open toe sandals, flowing sundresses, […]

Is Gluten Free for You?

Should You Follow a Gluten Free Diet? By Christine M. Okezie, CHHC, Natural Foods Chef There’s a serious gluten-free frenzy out there with almost 30% of American adults saying they want to cut down on the gluten they eat or follow a gluten free diet. Like many people, you’ve probably heard about this phenomenon but […]

Food as Medicine

By Christine M. Okezie, CHHC, Natural Foods Chef In my work, I meet people all the time who tell me that they wake up every morning feeling like they can’t go on or have multiple chronic complaints that have totally compromised their capacity to enjoy life.  In fact, it has been my observation that most […]

Benefits of Slowing Down

By Christine M. Okezie, CHHC, Natural Foods Chef For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. ~Lily Tomlin Most conventional nutritionists will tell you that good nutrition is as simple as eating the right food. While this is true, what we eat is key, it’s really only half of the equation Who we are as eaters is the other […]

Listening to Your Body

By Christine M. Okezie, CHHC, Natural Foods Chef Listening to your body is a fundamental principle in holistic health. The basic premise is that if you give your body what it needs, it will naturally heal itself. Similarly, if you are doing something wrong that your body does not like, it will complain. So much valuable information comes […]