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Is Withholding Forgiveness Costing You Your Health?

Learn why we should forgive, what exactly we need to do and 5 Easy Steps to Doing It Why do we care about forgiveness, when talking about health? Often, while discussing health and wellness with folks, I hear patients attest that they are healthy. Even amidst a list of chronic health conditions, patients are quite…

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Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (Instant Pot)

This apple cinnamon oatmeal hits the spot on a cold morning. Easy to make with just a few ingredients. Simply pour all ingredients in the Instant Pot, set the timer, and by the time you finish with your morning shower you will have a warm, nutritious breakfast waiting for you. This apple cinnamon oatmeal can…

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Veggie and Tofu Chilaquiles

This delicious morning hot dish of veggie chilaquiles will wake all of your friends and satisfy all bellies (even those without a plant based diet). Originally featured in the Thug Kitchen cookbook (which should be a staple cookbook in your house) we have modified to omit the oil. You could also omit the tofu and…

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Plant Based Coffee Creamer Recipe

This plant based coffee creamer recipe is a favorite at our house. No reason to give up your morning coffee just because you have adopted a plant based diet. This non-dairy creamer will hit the spot and the recipe just takes a few minutes to make. A plant based coffee creamer is a great way…

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diets don't work weight loss

Diets Don’t Work…Lose Weight with Wellness.

Diets Don’t Lead to Weight Loss! Diets don’t lead to weight loss. In fact, diets lead to long-term SLOWER metabolism. Those that participate in diets may actually gain more weight in the long-term, because of the fact that they participated in the diet in the first place.  Let’s review the research on this. An article…

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Workplace Wellness

Employers HAVE to Change Mindset on Mental Health

Stress levels at work on the rise. It may be that people are more comfortable discussing stress today than in previous years, it may be that there are increasing stressors at work today compared with yesterday, or it may be that stress mitigation techniques are waning. Whatever the cause, stress at work is a BIG…

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How is Wellness Different?

When you go to the doctor today, there are 2 goals today. “Prevention” of developing disease. You are feeling fine, but due to your age, you doctor recommends preventative care. This typically involves screening exams and attempts for early detection of development of disease. Diagnosis of episodic problems. You have an ache, pain, or complaint…

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Decompression of Stress

As an ER physician, I have become very good at concealing my personal emotions. After all, no one wants to hear their doctor’s emotions, especially during a time of crisis. I suspect most of you have become good at this too. Perhaps, you work in an environment where your emotions are unwelcome. We are taught…

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Is it time to ask for help with your health?

We all need help in finding health and wellness. Isn’t it time, we admit we can’t go it alone?

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Work Weighs on our Hearts

We spend A LOT of Time at Work The average American spends 100,000 hours of their lives at work. To put it in perspective, you have 157,600 hours of live before the age of 18 years old. From 18-65 year old, you have 411,720 hours of life. You sleep for 1/3 of your life, so…

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