What Is the Number One Predictor of Heart Disease? (according to JAMA): Whether or not you exercise on a regular basis. An article in JAMA (Journal for the American Medical Association) states that regular exercise is a higher predictor than smoking or diet. This provides one more reason to move every muscle, every day possible with Essentrics® .…

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Are you confused about the latest trendy health craze after another? Welcome to… Do-It-Yourself Health I’ve been blessed to study with down-to-earth pro’s like Donald Yance, Miranda Esmonde-White, Susun Weed, Deepak Chopra, Rosemary Gladstar and others who have taught me much about simple, inexpensive DIY health and healing. For example, Miranda Esmonde-White’s therapeutic fitness program,…

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My relationship with sugar–well, food in general–has been twisted.  Turns out I had good reasons to make bad choices, but that’s a long story for another publication. Sugar and vegetable oils are the biggest dietary contributors to most major diseases and certainly contribute to “sugar belly”. I have always had a fascination for the 1920’s,…

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The Ultimate Nurturing: Gestation. The most amazing moment of my life is still the moment my daughter entered it, and Miranda’s nearly 36. I had limited knowledge of nurturing when I was pregnant, but I did know it was the most important time of my life for self-care. Do you know someone who is pregnant…

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It’s barely November! But given that many of us have had Winter hit early with below-zero temperatures and many inches of snow, let’s get after my Winter Immune Tips, aka What to do when you’re coming down with something: Most of us have a symptom that lets us know we are likely coming down with…

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Immune Support Reminders Get More Sleep; Eat Fewer Carbs  I learned a lot from LIghts Out: Sleep, Sugar and Survival by T.S. Wiley a few years ago, including the fact that our bodies seek alignment with nature and the changing seasons.  To minimize winter weight gain and light-related depression, this is the time of year…

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First and foremost, let go of the guilt! It’s completely natural to want something sweet at times, given that your very first food (mother’s milk) is incredibly sweet.  However…as fall approaches, this is the time of year to limit summertime carbs and start getting more sleep as the days grow shorter. When you start those…

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Forget Osteoporosis… Instead, focus on bone health. One of my favorite mentors, Susun Weed,  suggests we rid ourselves of the emphasis on disease and focus on the nourishment of  the whole body, the whole person.   “Focus on the patient, not the problem.” Should you take calcium supplements? ? Fosamax,? HRT ?(Hormone Replacement Therapy)  Can…

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Connective Tissue is a broad term that includes ligaments, tendons and…fascia. Let’s start with a definition: Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin, that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs.  When healthy, two-thirds of fascia consists of water, allowing muscles to glide and contract…

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From the energetic to the practical, there are many reasons to go without shoes each day–especially when you practice Essentrics.  Since any body movement depends on a strong foundation, being barefoot is essential for the best alignment of your foot, which then allows the rest of your body to align properly while moving into and…

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