Magnesium – a Marvelous Mineral

Did you know that magnesium is crucial to the body’s function? Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong and the heart rhythm steady. It contributes to decreasing swelling and inflammation. But did you also know there is a correlation between the lack of magnesium and increased symptoms of depression and anxiety? Here is an interesting

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Let’s face it, diabetes is on the rise. Statistics show that almost half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes. With Type 2 Diabetes your body develops resistance to insulin and has a hard time controlling the blood sugar level. You may need to take medication to manage this condition. When it comes to pre-diabetes,

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The Power of Routine

We don’t need a lot of science to tell us that we are creatures of habit. The majority of us get up, follow our morning routine, go to work or school at a certain time, come back home and settle into our evening rhythm day after day. Our bodies and especially our minds crave routine

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Feeling Stressed Lately?

I have been talking a lot about stress lately. My “Keep Calm and Carry On” seminar has been pretty popular and I enjoy being in front of people sharing strategies to deal with stress. I also have had my fair share of stress (should I actually expose my vulnerability and admit it was actually a

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What if you don’t like water?

You already know that hydration is very important for your well-being. You probably heard about the recommended 8 glasses of water or half your body weight converted in ounces as a daily goal. But what if you don’t like water? Some of my clients tell me that they do not like the taste of plain

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Justin’s Transformational Journey

My client Justin shares his weight loss transformational journey. He really struggled with his weight. When he reached over 200 lbs he knew it was “time for a change”. His goal was to be under 170 lbs which was his weight in college. He was “tired of being tired” and having no energy for his

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Day 4 of the Retreat

This day is choke full of excitement and discovery as we leave Bucharest and go high in the Carpathian Mountains. First stop is Castle Bran or Count Dracula’s Castle perched high on a cliff at the cross roads of old merchant trails. This 15th century stone castle is famous around the world and made the

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Europe’s Newest American Destination

If you missed my info meeting last week about the Discover the Beauty of Romania – Wellness and History Retreat, no worries, here is a summary of the trip highlights: Royal Peles Castle, the summer residence of the Romanian kings and filming location for “A Christmas Prince” movie Count Dracula’s Castle in Bran 12th Century

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No Sugar, No Guilt Treat

As we are getting ready for the big Thanksgiving feast and we count our blessings, let’s try to be mindful about other people that are partaking in the delicious meal and have some dietary restrictions. Maybe you will have guests that can not have gluten or dairy or processed foods or simply want to decrease

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Discover the Beauty of Romania Info Session

Come learn about this Wellness & History Retreat on December 13, from 5:30PM to 6:30PM, at the Cedar Rapids Downtown Library. Let your escort, Coach Alina, help you discover the rich culture of Romania while you benefit from her wellness tips (did we mention that Dracula’s Castle is on the itinerary?). Light refreshments will be

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