Build Your Health Beyond the Fork

By | Food for thought, Relationships, Wellness

When it comes to improving health and wellness, the first thing most people think to change is diet.  Eating clean, whole, nutrient dense foods is essential to a healthy body, however, it is not the only thing to consider.  Primary food goes beyond the plate, nurturing us on a deeper level.  These include things like relationships, career, physical activity, spirituality, etc.  These are the elements or activities that bring fulfillment, wholeness, and balance to a person’s life.  You can eat…

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Go Beyond The Salad

By | Food for thought, Recipes, Wellness

When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan? Roots like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods do, they help regulate them. Why Eat More Root Veggies? Long roots – carrots, parsnips, burdock, and daikon radish – are excellent blood purifiers and can help improve circulation in…

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Feel Better to Look Better

By | Fitness Tips, Food for thought, Recipes, Wellness

You’ve got to feel better before you can look better.  Often times folks put all their focus and energy into losing weight, or building muscle, without putting much thought into good health.  I show my clients how to nourish, nurture, and care for their bodies with healthy lifestyle choices.  This will very quickly lend itself to results such as: more energy, better mood, the disappearance of aches and pains, and others.  Clients will celebrate and discover what true health actually…

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Great Grilling

By | Recipes, Wellness

Even though the kids are back in school, summer is not over. We are still enjoying the warm weather and long sunny days.   We have given our oven a break, and have fired up the BBQ most nights for some delicious grilled grub. One of my favorite things about summer is less cooking indoors.  Here at the Marshall Manor, we grill up just about anything.   Sure we cook up the usual suspects like steaks, fish, chicken, but we also like…

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Superfood or Superhype

By | Food for thought, Health Products, Recipes, Wellness

Food is information. What you eat will do one of two things.  It will serve to build your health, or tear it down.  Plain and simple.  People think that because I am a Health Coach, and “eat healthy” that I’m missing out…deprived… living a life full of restrictions and rules.  Lists and lists of what I can’t eat and do. Jokes on them.  Did you know there are so many amazing delicious foods that bring healing, vitality, longevity, energy, strength,…

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Have You Had Your Primary Foods?

By | Food for thought, Relationships, Wellness

Holistic Health Taking a holistic approach to wellness goes beyond eating vegetables and going to the gym.  Health is not merely the absence of disease.  It embodies much more than that.  It’s a beautiful harmony between mind, body, and soul.  “If there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot harm you.”-African Proverb.  Mental, emotional, and spiritual health each play a major role in the state of our physical health.  They all are equally important, and need to be nurtured….

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What is Self Care, and Why is it Important?

By | Wellness

What is Self Care We all need to fill our cup with the things in life that energize and recharge us. This is not about self-indulgence, although that becomes necessary at times. This is about doing the things that keep us emotionally, spiritually, and physically healthy. We are better spouses, friends, parents, and siblings if we are not pouring from an empty cup. There are certain things that fill my soul. I am sure the same is true for you….

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Juicing vs. Souping

By | Recipes, Wellness

  Juice it My husband bought us the Jack Lalanne juicer years ago before my interest in health and fitness really took off. We only used it Christmas morning for our fresh OJ. I have been experimenting with juicing now for a few years, and I love it. When I first started, I liked it sweet so I used plenty of apples, pears, carrots and beets. That changed as I began to venture out, and juice a variety of fresh…

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Fresh Lemony Green Juice

By | Recipes, Wellness

I got this recipe from a friend of mine. I merely tweaked the amount of lemon, apple and ginger to enhance the flavor. I love the zesty lemon with the freshness of the cilantro and ginger. This is great first thing in the morning, or for a mid-day boost. I also have been know to sip on this while cooking dinner.   Here’s the Recipe   Fresh Lemony Green Juice   1 small cucumber, or ½ of a large cuc…

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How Healthy Is Chocolate?

By | Recipes, Wellness

How Healthy Is Chocolate? Chocolate is made from the Cacao Beans.  These beans are actually the seed of a fruit from the Theobroma Cacao tree, which means “Cacao, the food of the gods.” Cacao (ka·cow) is the raw, unprocessed form of chocolate. Best Kept Secret The cacao bean has always been and will always be Nature’s number-one weight loss and high-energy food.  Cacao beans are probably the best-kept secret in the entire history of food.* What’s In It For Us…

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