Top 10 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick

Some of these tips will be familiar; some you’ve never heard of before.  As always, if you have concerns specific to you, seek guidance from your HCP (health care provider). 1. Probiotics in pill form are popular, but I prefer… including fermented foods and beverages that contain probiotics and prebiotics. This is an easy way…

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Oregon Grape Root Benefits

The indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest used Oregon grape root to treat skin and gastrointestinal ailments, as well as to help lower fever and fight infection. Sounds like a great tincture to have on hand as we move into fall! It’s the root bark used for medicine, since it is high in berberine. Studies…

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No Such Thing as a Healthy Snack

When I read about what snacking does to our blood sugar in Cate Shanahan, MD’s book, Deep Nutrition, it made perfect sense to me. Since we have such ubiquitous access to food, it’s easy to grab a few crackers or cookies to ‘tide you over’ until the next meal–and wreak havok on keeping blood sugar…

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Essentrics® with Susan Privates Plus

Many of us have been challenged to remain active this year, and more than ever…I see the benefits from a daily Essentrics workout, along with walking and other outdoor activities. It’s been 10 months of … craziness and confinement, in varying degrees.  I’m so glad restaurants in Steamboat Springs can be open for business again…

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Screen Time

Remember the days–about a month ago–when we all expressed a desire to cut back on our screen time?? I haven’t changed my mind about that, but I have been sucked into the vortex of coronavirus news, zoom meetings and more social media time that I would like.  Out of desperation. I still have concerns about…

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Take a Vacation from Time

Seventeen days and counting of wise isolation, and though I keep looking for the silver linings, I found myself feeling guilty that I wasn’t accomplishing more. How could I ‘waste’ this ‘extra time’? I’ve observed many of my esteemed Essentrics® colleagues figure out new technology to teach ‘live’ classes online, and others sew awesome masks…

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Simple Tools for Immune Support – Fermented Veggies

You know the basics to keep the coronavirus from spreading: wash your hands often, stay away from others, keep a 6-foot distance even when you enjoy a walk outside together–with those who have had no symptoms. But what can we do to strengthen our body with simple food choices? My post yesterday included a link…

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How Can I Help?

March 23, 2020 This is a question many of us are asking ourselves, especially if we are strong and healthy. I’m lucky to have support from multiple sources, including the Essentrics Instructor Group on Facebook. A number of Level 4 teachers are learning new technology to offer live classes on FB through special ‘closed’ groups–and…

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Number One Predictor of Heart Disease

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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DIY Health and DIY Valentine’s Day

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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