Making Changes for the Better (Part II)

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Renee Scheer on Jan 4, 2017

In my previous article, I talked about some small changes you can make in your daily life if you are on the path to wellness. Many people like to think big and set big goals when it comes to making life changes and New Year’s resolutions, so if you are someone that fits into that category, I’m here to share with you the benefits of living a natural and organic lifestyle for better health and a better world.

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Whole-food Plant-based Diet

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jul 9, 2015

I am concerned about developing diabetes and heart disease. Everything I read recommends eating a whole-foods plant based diet, but what exactly is that? What foods should I avoid?

Diabetes, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, obesity, and cancer are some of today’s most common health problems. What do these conditions have in common? They share a similar cause – mainly poor diet and lifestyle. Yes there are factors that contribute to these diseases that go beyond what you eat and how much you exercise, but these other factors can be difficult or impossible to address in our modern world. So if you want to prevent the development of these chronic diseases, make changes where you can. One very profound and key change you can make is to eat a who

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Build a Healthy Heart Naturally

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jun 19, 2015

My cholesterol levels and blood pressure are starting to elevate and my doctor says I have signs of atherosclerosis and am at risk for cardiovascular disease. Are there any natural ways that I can prevent progression of heart disease?

Yes! There are several nutrition and lifestyle practices that can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease. There are also several natural supplements that can help control the risk factors associated with heart attack and other cardiovascular complications.  Below are some tips for building a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. 

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Green Smoothie Power for Wellness

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on May 16, 2015

I struggle to get in the recommended 5 servings of vegetables per day. Any suggestions for how I can more easily reach this goal?

Making a daily vegetable smoothie is a great way to get in your greens! Making this a part of your daily routine is a great way to boost your health, increase intake of alkaline forming foods and will likely make your skin feel and look more radiant. And for those of you who don’t like vegetables, you won’t have to eat as many! It’s win-win.

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Choosing Healthy Fats & Oils

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Feb 3, 2015

I'm very confused about which fats are the healthiest to eat. For years my doctor has been telling me to eat low-fat but now I am reading more about the benefits of fats and that butter is not bad. Can you help me understand better?

Yes indeed, the topic of fats has been very controversial. Experts used to say to use margarine. But now we know that margarine is a trans-fat and is bad for health. They used to say to avoid butter, but if you read the recent New York Times article you would learn that "Butter is Back".  Below is my summary about fats and oils - which ones are best for your health and which ones are the worst.

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Alkalinizing for Health

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jan 16, 2015

I  am thinking about doing an alkaline diet.  Is this a healthy diet to follow? What are the benefits of an alkaline diet?

Many clients ask me about what they can do to alkalinize their bodies and are curious about an alkaline diet. No doubt a more alkaline diet promotes health and I encourage my clients to emphasize alkaline foods in the diet.  However, this does not mean that all acidic foods are bad. Many healthy foods needed for a balanced diet are acidic – this includes fish and beans. The idea is to not overdo acidic foods such as meat, sugar and refined grains and include lots of the most alkaline foods such as vegetables and fruits for balance.

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Eat More Chia!

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Oct 17, 2014

I would like to incorporate chia seeds in my diet,  but I don't know what to do with them! Any suggestions?

Chia seeds can easily be added to your diet with little prep or culinary expertise. Read this blog for the plentiful benefits and uses for  chia seeds!

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Family Snacking on the Go

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Oct 14, 2014

I have 3 school age children with busy schedules and hungry bellies. I struggle with finding healthy snacks for them to keep them full in between meals and when we are on the go.  Any suggestions?

Planning ahead and having go to snack options is a definite must when you have a busy schedule and kids to keep satiated and energized! Here are some tips for choosing healthy snacks for your whole  family with ideas for quick, yummy and healthy snacks.


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Baking Substitution Chart

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jun 14, 2014

I love baking, but I have several allergies that require a special diet.  Is there any way to change my favorite old recipes to accommodate my needs? 

Need to modify recipes to accommodate food allergies or a special diet?

Click here  for a handy baking substitution chart to get you started!

Includes substitution ideas for gluten, dairy, eggs, butter and sugar.

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The Benefits of Maca

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jun 12, 2014

I’ve been hearing a lot about Maca. What is it good for and is it something I should take?

If you are fatigued and need some support for your energy or are looking to nurture your endocrine system, Maca may be a really nice addition to your wellness regime when added to your diet as a food.

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