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These Smart Strategies Will Help You Manage Stress

By Elisa Haggarty for Parsley Health Chronic stress is associated with every chronic disease. It lays the foundation for hormone imbalance and inflammation. According to the American Psychological Association, 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month. Nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past… Read This Entry »

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How to De-stress for a Zen Holiday Season

The entire holiday season can be an exercise in learning how to de-stress. From talking politics at the table to the mania of shopping-baking-decorating to managing your budget. But here’s a tip to allay your worries: you don’t have to skip it all and book a silent retreat in order to find calm. By simply… Read This Entry »

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Meal Prepping Made Easy in 4 Simple Steps

By Christine Anenberg, NLC Meal prepping is one of those things you keep saying you should do, but then you never seem to actually make it happen, right? It can be challenging and stressful (another thing on the to-do list) to plan out and then find the time and motivation to cook REAL CLEAN FOODS… Read This Entry »

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How to Overcome a Weight Loss Plateau

How rewarding is it when you set out to lose weight and it actually works?! In the beginning, you set your mind to it and the weight started to come off.  At first the weight dropped off steadily, and then there probably was a little weight loss plateau, but then you felt better than you… Read This Entry »

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Adaptogens: Are They Legit?

by Molly Rieger, RD, NLC and Leah Silberman, RD, NLC Your morning just began and your inbox is already inundated with emails, reminding you that there’s no end in sight to your “to-do” list. You’re supposed to go grocery shopping after work, but at this rate you’ll be lucky if you even have time to… Read This Entry »

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It’s N-ommmm-vember!!

We all know November can signify the beginning of a stressful holiday season. And who can blame us? We have trips, gifts to buy, final exams, and the last preparations for these festive months. It is the perfect time to de-stress before the madness and clear your mind. Did you ever think meditation would be… Read This Entry »

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Halloween the Healthy Way

Boo! Scary things are going to happen if you eat a pillow-case bag filled with Halloween candy, like you did when you were a kid. The kid-version of you may have been able to handle a ton of candy without paying the price on the scale, but the adult version of you will not be… Read This Entry »

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Blab About Labs

I know what I’m looking for when clients come to me with their lab work. I was taught lab values in graduate school and have used them in my practice for years. And, I understand why clients can be confused with all these numbers. It’s back to school today friends. Now, keep reading! You don’t… Read This Entry »

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Labor of (Self) Love

Some people are really into the New Year’s resolution thing, but I’m not a huge believer in the once a year promises – I try to make small goals for myself and work at them often. While I try to start each year fresh, Labor Day really inspires me to reevaluate what I want from… Read This Entry »

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A little stress isn’t always a bad thing…

  Stress is bad for you… Right? Well, not always. New research has shown that short-term stress can actually have health benefits. This brief period of stress is called the fight-or-flight response, and is a reaction to immediate threats or danger…Think Superwoman.  During this time, your body’s immune system is boosted to prepare for possible… Read This Entry »

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Mother’s Day at Nutritious Life

One of the perks of having your own business is that you get to choose (to some extent) the people who you surround yourself with on a daily basis.  I am continually inspired by spending time with my colleagues, who I am lucky to also call friends.  I have asked some of these great women… Read This Entry »

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Cinco de Mayo Without the Margaritas

With Cinco de Mayo this weekend, most of us are looking forward to celebrating Mexican culture with bucket sized margaritas and heaping bowls of guacamole. If you’re looking for another way to honor the Mexican-inspired traditions, check out some Mariachi music, an art form that is central to Mexican nationalism. People who connect to their… Read This Entry »

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Shopping Plan for Lower Stress

Black Friday got you feeling blue?  Fighting over parking spaces, wrestling for the last sweater on sale, and pounding countless miles of mall pavement is bound to leave anyone frazzled. Last year 212 million Americans spent $45 billion on Black Friday Weekend.  All this shopping can add stress! Alleviate this seasonal stress by swapping out… Read This Entry »

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October 2011 Stress Less

Just Say No. We aren’t talking about drugs, we are talking about lowering your stress level! From birthday parties to work events, you have Yessed! yourself into a tizzy. Sound familiar? We are giving you permission to say NO! this week to anything new that crops up. Research shows that “multitasking” is really a misnomer;… Read This Entry »

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September 2011 Stress Less

Want to de-stress and amp up your Nutritious Life? Then get cooking! Experts believe that cooking is the perfect stress reliever as it can boost creativity and self-esteem while providing pleasure and a sense of accomplishment. From the smell of fresh garlic to the sound of a simmering pot of soup, cooking is an explosion… Read This Entry »

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AUGUST 2011: STRESS LESS

Did your dog ruin another pair of your favorite shoes? Did your significant other forget to pick up groceries again? Did your kids spill grape juice all over your new white carpet? Let’s face it: we all get angry! While keeping it bottled up inside may seem like the right thing to do sometimes, research… Read This Entry »

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8 Pillars of a Nutritious Life

Have you ever wondered what Nutritious Life really is? “Nutritious Life” is a new way of looking at nutrition.  It reaches beyond a good diet and takes a whole person approach to health, wellness and beauty.  We teach people to listen to their bodies and empower them with the support and tools they need to… Read This Entry »

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JULY 2011: STRESS LESS

Schooool’s Out. For. Sum-mer! Okay, so maybe not for all of us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t act like a kid and let loose—you deserve it! Take a cue from a child’s instinctual way of handling stress and don’t think about it so much! Recent studies from the University of Washington found that taking… Read This Entry »

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JUNE 2011: STRESS LESS

Pop quiz! What’s a six letter word that we all have in common?  You guessed it: stress!  The stress hormone cortisol, secreted during the body’s “fight or flight” response, regulates glucose metabolism, blood pressure and the body’s inflammatory response.  The “Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR),” is the rise in cortisol levels in the blood that occurs… Read This Entry »

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May 2011: Stress Less

We know that seeing sunshine in the morning makes everyone smile! A study reports that spending time outdoors specifically during Springtime has a significantly positive effect on mood. Since we’ve been deprived of the sun’s rays throughout the Winter, the spring sunlight can uplift our moods this time of year. You don’t need to be… Read This Entry »

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March 2011: Stress Less

To celebrate the advent of spring, the Hindu and Sikh faiths partake in a festival called Holi. Holi is a festival of colors, a time for people to rejoice and take in all the new life spring brings. For Holi, people paint their faces and bodies with powdered colors to dance and be merry, celebrating… Read This Entry »

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February 2011: Stress Less

2011 is now in full-swing, which can be equal parts relieving and stressful… For those already in need of some back-to-the-grind de-stressing, a great yoga book or online yoga video might be the perfect solution. The beauty of these tools is that they allow you to choose the time and place to de-stress, at your… Read This Entry »

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Live your most Nutritious Life in 2011!

Start 2011 by being proactive about your diet and overall health! Make the effort, educate yourself on ways to improve your health through exercise, managing stress, sleep, pampering yourself, even sex, and of course, diet. We want to help you live your most Nutritious Life. Until March 1, 2011 you’ll receive 10% off when you… Read This Entry »

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Stress Less (October 2010)

Irritability, insomnia, anxiety oh my! We could go on about these classic signs of stress but surely you’ve felt them before. According to a study of nearly 2,000 people, those with the highest levels of stress were three times more likely to get stomach aches. Although the jury is still out on the exact nature… Read This Entry »

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Stress Less (September 2010)

Daily events can put a wrench in our best laid plans, throwing us off kilter, wanting to scream! Blow off some steam amidst the chaos; cook away that stressful day. According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Healthy Lifestyle Program, cooking can bring about positive physiological responses and help to reduce those sky-high stress… Read This Entry »

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Are you a textaholic?

Many of us are guilty of the PDA addiction. Blackberry, iPhone, or plain old cell phone, it seems we’ve all stopped living in the real world and moved into the digital world. Cat Greenleaf (of NBC’s Talk Stoop), an admitted addict herself, wants us all to put down those blackberries, stop texting and be present!… Read This Entry »

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Spa Week!

Last night I attended the Spa Week Internet Retreat + Cocktail Party! It was a fun night of massages, acupuncture, rooftop meditation, refreshing cocktails! During the event, I had the chance to speak about being your most healthy, energetic, stress free and beautiful you – inside and out.  For your chance to watch what happened at the Retreat, check out: http://www.spaweekblog.com/2010/06/04/the-signoff-movement/   Read This Entry »

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Meditation Class

I readily admit that my Nutritious Life weak points are managing stress and getting adequate sleep. That is not to say I don’t work on them – I do!  It is not natural for me to sit still (actually almost painful for me!) and/or be quiet, which is why I am more of a spin, run… Read This Entry »