I believe that we are here, on this planet, at this moment, for a purpose. This may be uncomfortable for some of you, and challenge your beliefs about health, healing and spirituality. Just notice what shows up for you. For me, I have to ask myself if what I was doing was fulfilling my purpose. So ask yourself, is your purpose to be sitting in an office, toiling, and waiting for 5 o’clock. For me the answer was noRead More
Identifying stress as a big issue seems lame, right? You can continue to deny that you don't feel stress or that it doesn't play a factor in your life. I get it, it's not glamour, but that is how it stays hidden in plain sight.
If this topic irritates you there is a very good chance that it is rubbing up against a truth, that perhaps you are addicted to your stress.Read More
I am feeling so lucky and inspired right now to have this opportunity. I am on my way to experience a truly unique adventure.
I'm headed from Dunedin, to Auckland and on to Kerikeri to take part in a Dreamtime ceremony with the Waitaha of the Maori tribe. The Waitaha are an ancient tribe, said to go back over 2000 years. They are a peaceful and deeply spiritual people.Read More
On April 19th, I had the extreme pleasure of talking with Dr. Bart Rademaker about our unlimited health potential and how our mindset is so vital to our success.
How We Think About Ourselves, Dr. Rademaker’s Prescription For Your Transformation.Read More
Medical advances can make sure we live longer, but that doesn’t translate into health or prospering. The keyword here is prosper and prospering by definition is about going beyond just getting by. To prosper is to thrive and flourish.
It all depends on your mindfulness surrounding health and healing. What are your expectations and what do you want to achieve?Read More
Here is a video of a talk I gave a while back about holistic healing, Eastern philosophies and optimal health.
I'm doing an event in New Zealand in May that will go deeper, but this is the gist of my principles and practices, where I find inspiration and how I view health and self-care.
I am aiming for a whole-health consciousness REVOLUTION! Will you join me?Read More
The basic premise of Eat to Live is:
Eat mainly nutrient-dense, natural plant foods: vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, and seeds. Have a variety. Aim for foods with high nutrient-per-calorie density – this is measured in Dr. Fuhrman’s Aggregate Nutrient Density Index or ANDI.
Eat few, if any, animal products (a few servings per week at most).
Eat no (or almost no) foods that are completely empty of nutrients or toxic to the body, such as sugar, sweeteners, white flour, processed foods, and fast foods.
Super foods that you should include in your diet every day: G-BOMBS – greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, and seeds.Read More
It’s that time of year again!
The holidays have snuck up on us and January is right around the corner.
Where did the time go?
The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year. The expectations of family members and the formalities of celebration are hardwired into our nervous system.
The Eat to Live 21 day Challenge starts January 9th!
This is not a Diet! Nor is it the same old new year guilt ridden austerity weight loss program!
This is an opportunity to take control of your own health destiny and we will be doing it together.
No matter your political beliefs, this is a super stressful time for every one of us.
Now more than ever is the time to become rooted in our self care practices and focus on health and strength.Read More
Pneumonia is not just an infection that preys upon presidential candidates. It is a serious illness that can affect people of any age. College professors, stay at home moms, high school students and toddlers alike, can all contract pneumonia. That being said, most healthy people do not catch pneumonia. The major risk factor that increases your chances of catching pneumonia is a weakened immune system, which leaves you more susceptible to viruses and bacterial infections.Read More
Coverage of the summer Olympics in Rio have revealed an ancient Chinese healing practice being used this time by American athletes! The circular markings on these Olympians in Rio are from cupping. Cupping is commonly used in the rehabilitation of athletes in China, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries.Read More
In part two of this Q&A series on back pain, I answer some practical questions about coming in for treatment. If you haven’t read part one, check that out first! When someone comes to see me for back pain, I look at all the different layers of what’s happening with that person. My approach to treating back pain is to identify the patterns where it is coming from.Read More
Why are my tight neck and shoulder muscles constantly tight no matter what I do?
For those of you who have experienced acupuncture in my office know that I don’t just treat “muscle” pain, but address the “whole” person and the holding pattern/s that create a negative feedback loop causing so much trouble.Read More
Fortunately, acupuncture is an extremely effective solution for back pain. By addressing the underlying cause of back pain—opposed to temporarily alleviating the symptom, the way drugs do—acupuncture is able to eradicate back pain completely so that it doesn’t return.Read More
The best practice for a long and healthy life is to recognize opportunities to improve your health and well being. By taking action now you are investing in your “health bank account” and contributing to a vibrant and healthy life.Read More