positive emotions

Have you taken your positivity vitamin today? How experiencing positive emotions help us heal, grow, and learn

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ What roles do emotions play in our long-term physical and mental health? That’s the question that Barbara Fredrickson, director of the UNC Chapel Hill positive emotions and …

Functional Medicine

What is a Functional Medicine Health Coach?

The greatest wealth is health.   – Virgil As a Functional Medicine Health Coach, I partner with clients to create a personalized path in four areas:  holistic nutrition, movement, sleep, and stress management. Why Should You Work with a Functional Medicine Health Coach? Because you’ve already read all of the articles, heard all of the advice, and …

Red Phytonutrients

(Red) Food is Medicine

On Valentine’s Day, we think of all things red, so why not red phytonutrients? Today, on the day we celebrate love and are delight in all things red, I’d like to offer a fun challenge – one that will show your body (and brain and heart) some love and care. The next time you find …

Can 40 Seconds a Day Make You Healthier, Smarter, and More Energetic? What If You Could Ditch Your Traditional Cardio Workout?

You’ve probably heard of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), but what about SIT (Sprint Interval Training)? SIT intervals are done at an all-out pace – think being chased by a lion – whereas HIIT intervals are done at 80-90% of maximum. SIT workouts are also generally shorter than HIIT, with only 2-3 sprint intervals spaced …

Functional Medicine Bullet Journal

Bullet Journaling for Health the Functional Medicine Way How to Track Servings and Phytonutrients with Your Functional Medicine Food Plan

Are you looking for a way to use your bullet journal to track your Functional Medicine food plan?  You’ve come to the right place. Why Not Just Track Calories? Calorie counting may have its place, but in Functional Medicine, food QUALITY is paramount in making good food choices.  When we focus heavily on calories, we …

9 Reasons to Enjoy Pomegranates this Holiday Season Why Polyphenols, Plant Sterols, Flavonoids, and Terpenoids are on My Christmas List!

We’re just beginning to learn about some of the beneficial plant nutrients (also called phytonutrients) that God added to the pomegranate.  There are dozens of sciency names for the various polyphenols, flavonoids, and other plant chemical goodies to which we can point. But the bottom line is that we’re learning that pomegranates are literally some …

FMD

How the Fasting Mimicking Diet Lowered My Cholesterol And no, I didn't remove saturated fat from my diet

What is the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD)? The Fasting Mimicking Diet, from Valter Longo’s book titled The Longevity Diet, has created quite a buzz in nutrition science circles lately. Various forms of fasting have been shown to improve and even reverse many diverse health issues from autoimmune disease to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. So, when …