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Our health and wellness blog is a great way to stay informed and be inspired when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Blog posts are added regularly.

Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine

The Nutritionist will guide the public and provide them with knowledge about the most important element in their lives they can control to take charge of their health: the food on the ends of their forks. Hippocrates, largely regarded as the Father of Modern Medicine,...

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“Good” vs. “Bad” Foods, Labels That you Should Reconsider

“Good” vs. “Bad” Foods, Labels That you Should Reconsider

  Let’s try an activity. I’m going to list out some foods, and I want you to think to yourself “good” or “bad.” Salad Cookies Beer Salmon Ice Cream Fried Chicken Spinach Pizza Chocolate All of the foods I listed above are OKAY to eat. Eating any of those “good” or...

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Using Music to Optimize Heart Health

Using Music to Optimize Heart Health

Music has strong potential to optimize heart health, and research continues to illuminate the many ways that music can influence our physiology. Listening to preferred music is associated with changes in brain structures which promote healthy heart activity, such as...

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Heart Disease: Our Number One Killer Year After Year

Heart Disease: Our Number One Killer Year After Year

Heart Disease Heart disease causes over 650,000 US deaths each year (nearly 1 in 4 deaths). It is not only our number one killer, but is a name for an umbrella of chronic conditions that tens of millions of people in the US suffer from every day.  Arrhythmia, high...

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The Power of Love

The Power of Love

February is heart month and in searching for the right angle I decided to spotlight a surgeon in Berks County. My whole occupational life flashed before my eyes as a knife slipped out of my one hand and cut deeply into the base of my opposite pointer finger. I had...

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Healthy Relationship to Self

Healthy Relationship to Self

Healthy Relationships There is no such thing as an "easy" relationship.  Each one has their unique highs, lows, and everything in between.  The fact of the matter is relationships need your constant attention in order to stay strong. As Valentine’s Day approaches...

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Top 3 Ways to Improve Heart Health

Top 3 Ways to Improve Heart Health

So, you’ve heard that exercise can help improve your heart health and reduce the risk of many other diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, and the list goes on. A 2012 research paper has shown that physical inactivity was a...

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Allowing the Heart to Adapt to Activity

Allowing the Heart to Adapt to Activity

We all know the heart is a muscle. Most people know that in order to make a muscle stronger, we must use it and challenge it so the muscle can adapt. I could bore you with numbers indicating ideal heart rate during exercise or how often to increase your heart rate....

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Heart Health & Mental Wellness

Heart Health & Mental Wellness

Heart Health Last year, during heart health month, I chose to share with you all information on Cardiac Psychology.  This was filled with a lot of medical background on the link between depression and anxiety in individuals who experience A-Fib or who have had a...

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Healing the Broken Pieces and Reclaiming Wholeness

Healing the Broken Pieces and Reclaiming Wholeness

Multifaceted Beings When getting to know another person, if we explore with curiosity we often discover that we are multifaceted beings. No two people are exactly alike. We all have our own ways of doing things. For example, different daily routines, different...

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Integration and Functional Medicine

Integration and Functional Medicine

Functional Nutrition In the Functional Medicine and Functional Nutrition Model, integration is of paramount importance to the success of helping the client achieve wellness.  Functional Medicine takes into account the pillars of health: Physical health, Mental health,...

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