How Emotions Impact Your Health

By: Marla Tenney Monday February 3, 2020 comments

How Emotions Impact Your Health

For years, experts have maintained there is a direct relationship between emotional well-being and physical health. If you think about major life events—the birth of a new child, the death of a loved one, buying a new home—all of these can lead to changes in your body. Even happy events, such as welcoming a new addition to the family, can increase our blood pressure or cause us to worry. The main thing to do is to understand how your health is impacted by these emotions so we can alleviate their impact. Mind-Body Coaching ... Read More


Cauliflower Mash Shepherd’s Pie

By: Marla Tenney Monday January 27, 2020 comments

Cauliflower Mash Shepherd’s Pie

Comfort foods are a part of our culture, family traditions, and our overall well-being. There is an actual psychology behind comfort foods. Studies have found that feelings associated with certain foods can boost your mood and decrease feelings of loneliness and depression. The good news is that with most recipes nowadays, there is almost always a cleaner and more healified version that you can find or create yourself that wont wreak havoc on your bodys digestive system, while still allowing you to get that some psychological boost. ... Read More


The Six Steps to Detoxification

By: Marla Tenney Wednesday January 1, 2020 comments

The Six Steps to Detoxification

Looking forward to feeling better and getting healthier in 2020? You arent the only one. Time Magazine lists both lose weight and get fit and eat healthier and diet in the Top 10 commonly broken New Years Resolutions. It seems that this is the time of year when people really start thinking about how to improve their physical health. While its common to think about diet and exercise first, there is more to a healthy body than just the external processes and habits we use to achieve optimal health. Our bodys internal ecology also plays a... Read More


Kitchari Recipe

By: Marla Tenney Monday December 23, 2019 comments

Kitchari Recipe

Kichari (sometimes spelled kichadi) is an ancient Indian dish that is considered one of the most healing foods in Ayurvedic tradition. It is essentially a combination of rice, lentils, mung beans, healing spices and vegetables. The grains and legumes are soaked and cooked down so well that it is extremely easy on the digestive system, is cleansing and grounding for the entire body, not to mention it makes up a complete protein meal AND is a one pot wonder! Kitchari is chock full of detoxing spices such as ginger, cumin, coriander,... Read More


Garlic Miso Zucchini Noodles

By: Marla Tenney Friday September 13, 2019 comments

Garlic Miso Zucchini Noodles

Serves 1 INGREDIENTS: Veggies: 1 tsp coconut oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 bell pepper, julienned 1 carrot, spiralized 2 handfuls of baby spinach 2 large zucchini squashes, spiralized 3 sprigs of green onions, diced 1 tbsp sesame seeds Miso Sauce: 1 cup of vegetable or bone broth 2 tbsp white miso paste 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 tsp of ginger root, grated (or powdered) 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp coconut aminos tsp maple syrup Instructions: ... Read More


How the Glycemic Index Impacts Your Health

By: Marla Tenney Monday March 4, 2019 comments

How the Glycemic Index Impacts Your Health

Literally thousands of articles are on the Internet claiming to have the ONE answer or tip for how to improve your health through diet. And if youre like me, youve probably seen every fad diet that has come throughAtkins, Keto, Paleo, and Mediterranean. (Not to mention the Cabbage Soup Diet, which I actually tried over twenty years ago!) There are several issues with these trendy diets, but the most important problem is that each person is different. How an individual processes different types of food isnt identical to another person. ... Read More


Healthy Eating During the Holidays

By: Marla Tenney Friday November 30, 2018 comments

Healthy Eating During the Holidays

Here are fivestrategies to make sure the holiday festivities dont sabotage your healthy eating. Host the Party The best way to influence the menu options is to be the hostess with the mostest and provide healthier versions of seasonal favorites. Make sure to test your new recipes as some can be tricky to master and may require some experience to ensure they are both tasty and healthy. Excellent recipes can be found online using alternative diet plans. You also may want to research the subscription menu-planning site,... Read More


Top 5 Reasons We Struggle to Lose Weight

By: Marla Tenney Wednesday October 10, 2018 comments Tags: weight management

Top 5 Reasons We Struggle to Lose Weight

Top 5 Reasons We Struggle to Lose Weight Many people get confused and frustrated when trying to lose weight. The simplistic energy balance model (just burn more calories than you consume) does not take many important factors into consideration. I have heard many times from clients that even though they are overweight, they really dont eat that much and they dont understand why they are not losing weight. Unless an individual has: A perfectly proportioned meal plan of wholesome, organic foods as close to their natural state... Read More




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