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Eating Healthy When Busy

When we are busy, usually the first thing that falls through the cracks is our commitment to healthy eating. Do not beat yourself down, because you are not alone. Blame Mother Nature. Yep, nature designed you this way. Craving sweets when stressed is a natural phenomenon. Let me explain. When... Continue Reading

The Most Important Relationship

When we hear the term “relationship” we automatically create images in our mind. Perhaps you think of a significant other, your child, family member, or maybe even a colleague. All have completely different contexts, levels of significance, and most can recognize the importance of nurturing the... Continue Reading

Losing Weight vs Gaining Health

I recently had a conversation with someone who stated “someone can be obese and healthy”. My only thought that would lead them to say that, is if their definition of health was a lack of a diagnosis. If that were true, than I suppose they are right. You can be obese and not have a diagnosed... Continue Reading

Guest Blog: Posture- Standing up for your health!

"To live a long, active, energetic life, few things matter more than good posture." -American Journal of Pain Management 1994, 4:36-39   Many of us grew up being told to “sit up straight”, and “don’t slouch”. We KNOW we should have good posture but many of us don’t know how far... Continue Reading

Guest Blog: Movement is Medicine – Finding the bounce to your step

It’s that time of year; a change in the air and reclaiming routine, fall is upon us. Movement is medicine for not only the body, but the heart, mind, and spirit. Are you ready for a fresh start? In a season of new beginnings now is a great time to TAKE ACTION and GET MOVING! I invite you to think... Continue Reading

Guest Blog: How to Juice in Fall and Winter

It’s October and that means that the cold weather is officially here to stay. If you haven’t already, it’s time to say goodbye to shorts and sandals and say hello to your winter coat, scarf and gloves. You may think that, because it’s getting colder, you should also say goodbye to juice... Continue Reading

guest blog: the ultimate brain fuel

Through the summer we witnessed a viral fundraising campaign sweep our social media and emails...the ALS ice bucket challenge. ALS involves dysfunction of movement control (motor nerve degeneration) to a debilitating extent. ALS highlights the pivotal role our nervous system has in movement and... Continue Reading

guest blog: 5 reasons you should try fusion fitness

Have you ever heard of the term “fusion fitness” before? The term applies to combining 2 or more different disciplines or group exercise classes into one effective workout. In the past, 1 hour aerobic classes were commonplace. Today, studios like BodyRock Fitness/Fit Republic have created... Continue Reading

guest blog: your environment & your health

your environment & your health: small picture changes lead to big picture differences By Andrew Mackie   In Architecture school, my primary study was the experience of the built environment. Studying at the Institute for Building-Biology, my primary concern became more specific: the... Continue Reading

guest blog- chocolate roots

Local business owner of Zimt Artisian Chocolates, Emma Smith offers some insight from her recent trip to Ecuador and has gracefully offered to write for Naturmend. Thanks Emma!   Having recently taken the opportunity to travel to Ecuador and meet the farmers and processors, my eyes were... Continue Reading