We all know that person who is a fanatic about what they eat. A little too fanatical. Irritatingly fanatical. I used to be that person. I was restrictive, picky, and obsessed with the control this brought to my life. This behavior was devastating to my physical and mental health. It brought isolation, depression, anxiety, and the inability to enjoy what life had to offer. Restriction is often correlated with veganism. Ahh, veganism. A diet sure to bring up some contr
Proper nutrition can literally mean the difference between life and death. What does it mean to eat healthy? I’ll give you a hint...it’s not a million dollar question! Eating healthy nowadays has become incredibly complicated, but under all this complication lies the truth: you don’t need a food science degree to make better choices. You just need a few easy to follow rules and the awareness of how food marketers trick us into thinking foods are healthy when they’re not.
I feel very lucky to live in an era with such advanced medical technology. It has helped me in many ways overcome several health problems I have endured for which I have immense gratitude. I have also suffered many additional health problems from side effects of medicine. I’ve always believed the saying, “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Don’t get me wrong, I worked as a nurse for many years and loved it. I don’t necessarily blame the system (although it h
It seems as if everyone today is suffering from some degree of anxiety or depression. Our lives are busier than ever with increasingly demanding jobs, fast paced technology and media, packed schedules, and pressure to keep doing more. We are a society that thrives on what’s new, which makes things exciting, but also easy to lose gratitude for what we have...because, after all, what we have is probably “so yesterday” already. I grew up in small New England town where the pace
by Shawn Clavelle, WT Health Coach Our bodies are made up of about 75% water and we can only survive two to three days without it, so it is crucial to our wellbeing that we are adequately hydrated. Most people are told they are not drinking enough which can lead to headaches, fatigue, cravings, and illness, but drinking too much can also have adverse affects such as mineral imbalances. The question is, how much should we be drinking and how do we know when we’ve had enough?
by Shawn Clavelle, WTWC Health Coach America seems to have this obsession with finding that one food, supplement, or component of a food, that will magically make them feel better. People are becoming so desperate for these “secrets” that when Dr. Oz makes a suggestion for supplementation, health food stores are bombarded with orders for these products. So what is it that people are looking for? What are we lacking that makes us crazy for anything that is said to improve our
by Sara Bowman, WTWC yoga instructor and nutritional counselor It comes easier to some of us than others. I am one of the others. My head is not only naturally in the clouds, I actually enjoy it there quite a bit. However, a lot of life happens here on earth and sometimes spending too much time ungrounded can lead to feelings of overwhelm. Over time I've noticed that some of the easiest shifts can have a great impact on me feeling grounded which leads to dramatically reduced
Our focus this month is encouraging your to love yourselves utterly and completely, and part of that means taking exceptional care of yourself. Each week during February, WT Health Coach Shawn Clavelle will be bringing you a simple, yet fundamental way to love yourself really deeply through healthy, nourishing habits. We hope that you take these to heart and utilize the information to take your self love to new levels. Tip #3: Reduce Your Sugar Intake If you’ve ever tried cut
Happy 2015!!! May this new year be one of happiness, good health, and overall wellness for you! This month, we have a host of offerings and services to help you make this year amazing. Whatever your goals may be, from weight loss to better relationships; from reduced stress to achieving career goals; we can help you on your journey to defining and reaching your goals. Resolve to be well, and we’ll be here to help you every step of the way! Join us Saturday, January 17th for o
Resolving to loose weight this year?
Sorting through vast information about food choices can be daunting. During this 3 hour workshop, you will receive simplified information and holistic based guidance geared toward losing weight without counting calories. Our nutritional experts will help you discover the obstacles preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals and teach you essential strategies for making healthy lifestyle choices. Within this intensive workshop, yo