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THC Week 11:Animal Protein: Untangling the Dilemma of Animals, People and Planet

The global shift away from phytochemically and biochemically rich wholesome foods to highly processed diets enabled 2.1 billion people to become overweight or obese and increased the incidence of type II diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Unimpeded, these trends will add to a projected substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) from producing food and […]

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THC Week 10: The Collected Experiences of an Inflammation Warrior

Based on the above definition by Merriam-Webster, pretty much everything we come into contact with in modern day society is inflammatory; Our food, our water, our air, the products we clean our homes and bodies with… just about everything in our modern environment has been made in a way that it negatively effects the human […]

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THC WEEK 9: The Sweet Surrender of Home Cooking

We all know that home cooking is better for us than eating out or buying ready-made food at the store. However, what is it about home cooking that is so beneficial to mind, body and soul? There have been many studies done on the subject over the years.  In my mind, the most important difference […]

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TOTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE WEEK 7: HOW EATING LOCAL & SEASONAL CHECKS ALL THE BOXES

The arena of health has always filled with buzzwords. Some of them are related to fads, corporate interests or marketing ploys. Think sugar-free, heart healthy, low-fat, the list is extensive. However, some of them are actually important to our survival as humans. One of those is the advice to eat local and seasonal. A lot […]

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TOTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE WEEK 6: Finding Peace

We have all been there… Last night, after hurting my rotator cuff over the weekend, sleep just wouldn’t come until almost 11pm.  This morning, at Oh God Thirty, my adult children were (as I perceived it) unnecessarily loud in the kitchen, getting ready for their day.  I drug myself out of bed for coffee.  They […]

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TOTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE : WEEK 5

SLEEP HYGIENE Sleep… we’ve all heard the adages. We all know it is important but yet it seems to be one of the most common reported health issues in modern society. I, myself was a lifetime sufferer of insomnia.  I couldn’t fall asleep,  I couldn’t stay asleep, I was a very light sleeper, and I […]

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TOTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE: WEEK4

QUANTITY VS QUALITY: HOW TO QUIT COUNTING CALORIES FOREVER Last week we talked extensively on why the concept of energy balance doesn’t fix the problem of obesity or calculate into health.  So how do we make healthy choices about what to eat? Do you need to continue using all those calorie counting apps? Points? Calculators […]

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Total Health Challenge:WEEK 3

CALORIES IN; CALORIES OUT: WHY ENERGY BALANCE IS NOT THE ISSUE Let’s face it.  We have been told our entire lives that the reason we get fat is because we are eating too much and not exercising enough. The energy balance model has been the gold standard theory of obesity for a very long time.  […]

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Total Health Challenge Partnership with The Valkyrie Club

What is health?  Is it strictly the physiological condition in the body? Is the mind & the soul part of that physiology? These are the questions that brings the scope of health to include wellness. Wellness is realizing that, as humans, we are much more than a biological machine.   We have thoughts, emotions, patterns, beliefs, […]