5 Tips to Change It Up for Better Gut Health

Gut Health Tips

Do you feel like you eat the same foods all the time? Do you get bored making the same foods for yourself or your family? Are you ready to change it up? I have worked with many people, especially those who try to eat healthy, who seem to stick to the same foods day in…

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Am I being too Controlling with my Kid

Zoha Bday

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock Hey parents! How do we know when we are being too much with our children? There is protecting our kids from harm, and then there is overbearing. For example, I had a father who had a fear of making mistakes. He was…

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The Subconscious: An Ally in Wellness Success

The Mind

    Like many people, you have heard the term “wellness” a lot in the recent years. Maybe you have already begun your journey to wellness. Maybe you are in the process of figuring out what wellness is to you. Regardless of where you are at on this journey, there is a good chance that…

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What to Expect from the Integrative Lifestyle Forum 2018

ILF 2018

Are you feeling stressed out? Looking for motivation to get and keep you on the healthy track in this new year? Ready to try something different for your New Year’s resolution 2018? Change your mind set by spending Saturday, January 6, at the Integrative Lifestyle Forum 2018. It is at the Radisson, in downtown Davenport,…

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Healthy Holiday Snacks

Healthy Holiday Snacks

Processed foods are foods that have been altered from their original state. This does not mean that all processed foods are bad. Nuts, fruits and vegetables that are cut, seasoned and packaged for convenience are not necessarily dangerous for your health. Nevertheless, I believe that food in its most natural state is best, not only…

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Finding Joy


There is hardly a time of year that is more filled with opposites than “the holidays.” Greed and giving, gratitude and wishing for more, warm homes and cold winter weather…Grief and Joy. In yogic philosophy, we acknowledge that exploring opposite sensations and emotions is a highly effective mindset for overcoming attachment and delusion. Given the…

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What Does Yoga do for the Nervous System

Nervous System

The brain and the autonomic nervous system regulate everything in the human body, including the gut microbiome. When we are striving to “get healthy” it is necessary to tend to the autonomic nervous system alongside of gut health so that our body is modulating internal processes optimally. Within the autonomic nervous system we have the…

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A Time to Grieve

mom and grandkids

This year will be my second Christmas without my mom. My mom was a saint to say the least and she loved Christmas. My mom would spend weeks planning the day, preparing the food, and praying her four kids, two son-in-law’s, daughter-in-law and six grandchildren would be safe traveling home for her favorite holiday. My…

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Tis the season to shop until you drop, right!? Oh wait, tis the season to shop online because of all of the amazing Cyber-sales, right!? Okay, okay…. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this is the season where you can find huge discounts and sales. I must say, as I was browsing online, I found…

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