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Chronic Illness.  Obesity.  Depression. Stress. These are the words associated with our current national health crisis.  They are the definition of what it means to be unhealthy and unfortunately they apply to a large portion of our society. Although the business of health and wellnes...
This past Monday I was proud to be a guest on Berkshire Viewpoint radio, hosted by Donna Todd Rivers.  We covered a host of topics including how to eat more greens, juices and smoothies, moving more, making fewer excuses about self-care, and the benefits of eating local, organic food.  We...
Gut health.  Although never formally defined in medical terms, gut health includes a properly functioning digestive tract which maintains the delicate balance of floras necessary to keep the body in optimal health.   In simpler terms, good gut health will keep you well and bad gut hea...
Happy First Day of spring!  With 8 inches of fresh snow on the ground in the Berkshires it hardly feels like the vernal equinox but I know there are crocus’ under all that white stuff and my garden planting will be starting very soon.Spring is a time for new beginnings and fresh starts....
I will not sugar coat the truth any longer.  I am a sugar addict.  It is my worst vice…my go to emotional rescue…my dirty little Wellness Coach’s secret!  BUT, knowing the facts about sugar I have learned to enjoy its sweetness without souring my health and so can...
That's me and Dr. Oz!  I still can't believe I got to meet one of my idols and capture this moment on film for all my friends, family and you to see! We all know Dr. Oz...he needs no introduction.  But I have to admit that seeing him on television is nothing as compelling as listen...
Mmm Mmm Good – DofH Tomato Soup Ingredients 2 carrots2 sticks celery2 medium onions2 cloves garlicolive oil4 Cups chicken or vegetable stock1 ¾ Cups canned tomatoes3 large ripe tomatoes1 small bunch fresh basilsea saltfreshly ground black pepperInstructionsPeel and roughly slice the ca...
FAT!  We don’t want to be FAT.  The government has told us that FAT (saturated) is bad and the food companies followed suit by marketing a plethora of non-FAT pre-packaged products promising to keep us thin and “heart-healthy”.  Unfortunately, these non-FAT foods con...
Having Surgery?  Healing Tips From DofH...Tomorrow my husband is scheduled for surgery to help heal a broken bone – nothing out of the ordinary or overly traumatic, however, whenever there is general anesthesia, the opening of the human body, and/or the insertion of a foreign object into...
I’m always telling my clients EAT MORE GREENS!  It’s a mantra and I think I have begun to sound like a Dr. Seuss book, “Have them in a smoothie.  Eat them on the side.  Double up at every meal and skip the starches, I swear you will not die!”  We all need to be reminded to EAT MORE GREENS.  They a...

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