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Create Your Own "Blue Zone" for Longevity! healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes meditation mindful movement morning practice real food resilience sleep stress-free sugarfree Jan 09, 2022

Life “Hacks” of the Longest Lived People

Think living a long and healthy life well into your nineties or even one hundred years old is only for those lucky few who hit the genetic lottery? Think again.

Lifestyle factors, the things you do everyday over the long-term can add up to...

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10 Self-Care, Self-Love Gifts for You! healthy living meditation mindful movement morning practice phoenix rising yoga therapy resilience sleep stress-free Dec 24, 2021

We all know that the weeks leading up to the holidays can be hectic and full of stress as we try to do more than ever to make life wonderful for our family and friends.  But that can sure take a toll on our bodies and minds with all the rushing around trying to get it all done.

So whether or...

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Minding Your Brain: What can happen as we age, and how to avoid it healthy eating healthy living meditation mindful movement real food resilience sleep stress-free sugarfree Dec 14, 2021

As the Baby Boomers become Seniors, and as they (we!) feel our bodies and minds start to exhibit some of the feared characteristics of aging, more and more research and attention is being directed to the science of aging.

Many of the negative stereotypes and dogmatic beliefs about aging are...

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The MIND diet for better brain health healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience sleep stress-free sugarfree Dec 12, 2021

Photo by Farhad Ibrahimzade on Unsplash

First of all thank-you to everyone who answered my Healthy Longevity survey, letting me know what issues are concerning you as you age.  And the #1 pick, listed by 80% of respondents?  Cognitive Decline and other Brain Issues.  I’m not...

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Mindfulness and Meditation...Do They Really Work? healthy living meditation mindful movement morning practice phoenix rising yoga therapy resilience sleep stress-free Dec 05, 2021

Mindfulness and meditation are health buzzwords these days.  It seems like everyone, even those who aren't health practitioners, is touting the amazing effects of being mindful and practicing meditation.

But just because it’s popular doesn’t mean you should do it … or does...

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We try to stay healthy as we age - what goes wrong? healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes meditation mindful movement real food resilience sleep stress-free Nov 28, 2021

I’ve been writing for a while now about topics and ideas that I’m passionate about, and they all basically boil down to the health of our bodies and minds.

  • How can we be healthy despite our modern lifestyles?
  • How can we be resilient?
  • What can we do to “turn back the clock on...
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Will you eat your way through the stress of the holidays? healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes meditation real food resilience stress-free sugarfree Nov 21, 2021

If you’ve done any shopping recently or strolled down the business district wherever you live, you know that the “holiday season” is upon us.  Stores are selling “must have” gifts and festive decor items, holiday music is playing, children are SO excited as they...

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Get your winter sunshine -- Vitamin D, that is! healthy eating healthy living real food resilience stress-free Oct 31, 2021

Vitamin D is often called the Sunshine Vitamin

It plays many important roles in our bodies, and yet many of us have a chronic deficiency so that our health may be suffering.

Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble steroids, stored in the liver and fatty tissues.  In humans, the most...

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Processed Foods and Your Gut! healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes real food resilience stress-free sugarfree Oct 18, 2021

It’s true: Your gut doesn’t love processed, convenient, fast foods

We know that processed foods, sometimes known as “junk,” “fast,” or “convenience” foods, are not exactly health foods. Consuming too much can increase your risks for cancer and heart...

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Now that Fall is upon us ... healthy eating healthy living meditation morning practice phoenix rising yoga therapy resilience stress-free Oct 18, 2021

It’s the week after Thanksgiving here in Canada, and Fall has definitely arrived.  The leaves are turning and the night-time temps are dipping down, flirting with the frost that will finish off the remaining summer plants and flowers.  Time to harvest the herbs still out on my...

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7 Strategies to Enhance Your Natural Immunity healthy eating healthy living healthy recipes meditation morning practice phoenix rising yoga therapy real food resilience sleep stress-free sugarfree Sep 26, 2021

Part A - But first of all - what is Immunity?

The human body is a marvellously complex, biochemical system that evolved over the past 200,000 years or so.  It is an organism that relies on homeostasis, which is a self-regulating process by which each of the biological systems maintain...

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Small Habits, Big Results! healthy eating healthy living meditation phoenix rising yoga therapy real food resilience sleep stress-free sugarfree Sep 13, 2021

I’ve been writing for a few weeks now on some of the food and lifestyle habits and practices we can all follow to create a more resilient life - full of health, vitality, energy, adventure, connection -- all the things that can become more elusive as we age.

But how do we make those healthy...

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