Donuts for Abs: Troubleshooting Paleo

OK, you caught me. This isn’t a post about how you can get a marble-cut 12 pack stomach by eating donuts. Although…we do touch on that whole deal in this weeks post. By the way, I’m sure you can…but you can also become insulin resistant and increase your risk of heart disease, depression, PCOS, and more in the process…but I digress…that’s for another day.

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Holistic Entrepreneur Association- Inspirational Entrepreneur: Kim Jordan

My path to becoming a holistic entrepreneur is long and winding- a combination of personal and professional experiences have brought me to where I am now. I was an overweight, unhealthy child who lost weight as a teen, but always struggled to keep it off. I struggled with digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, and anxiety & panic through my teens and early twenties. It wasn’t until I learned about nutrition and how it affects the mind and body that I was able to start my journey of self-healing, which spiraled into my journey of helping others. 

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Nutritional Therapy Practice Opens in Stony Point

According to Jordan, nutritional therapy views the body holistically as one complex, interconnected system. “This system is rooted in specific biochemical foundations, that when supported, create balance in the body. However, when any of these foundations are weakened, dysfunction occurs and symptoms arise,” she explains. “Nutritional therapy works to find underlying causes and support the body by building strength in these foundations to build health from the roots up.”

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How to Avoid Digestive Distress When Traveling

It’s amazing what travel can do for one’s spirit, mindset and mood. A vacation can be an exhilarating and rejuvenating experience. Yet as enticing as a break from our schedule is, it can also interfere with our bodies’ routine functioning. Issues like bloating, reflux, diarrhea and constipation are common for travelers, and can put a damper on what is meant to be a fun-filled trip. However, with some attention to detail and a few adjustments, digestive distress can be lessened and even avoided so that we can enjoy our experience to the fullest.

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How to Lose Weight with Hypothyroidism (When You've Already Tried Everything): Part 2

Although it’s often the first course of action when trying to lose weight, cutting calories and depriving your body is not the way to go when you have hypothyroidism (despite every doctor who ever told you to “eat less” when you mentioned weight challenges!) It may seem counterintuitive since your metabolism purposely is working more slowly—but the last thing your body needs is less nutrition and more stress.

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How to Lose Weight with Hypothyroidism (When You've Already Tried Everything): Part 1

If you struggle with hypothyroidism, chances are you have struggled with your weight. You may have gained weight, have trouble losing it, or just feel larger, puffier, and uncomfortable in your body. You likely also experience issues like low energy, lack of focus, and depressed mood, which are interfering with your healthy eating and exercise efforts. You may find that even when you do exercise, you lack stamina in your workouts and it takes you much longer to recover after exercise.

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