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Let’s Talk About Coffee On An Empty Stomach

Coffee alternates between being reviled and exalted for its health benefits. It’s loaded with antioxidants, gives a powerful energy boost and is a terrific appetite suppressant. As for its downside it can be quite hard on the stomach as it stimulates the release of stomach acids, which is why, if you are prone to acid reflux or heart burn your ...

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Be Selfish With Your Health

Lifestyle changes don’t always require a lifetime, but they do require a commitment, and often that is where people falter in their quest for a healthier body and mind. Often, breaking the inertia is the most difficult part of changing habits—where and when to start, how to identify your big goals rather than the safe goal. For example, a safe ...

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Chair Yoga For Any Body

OAKHURST — It’s official: yoga is ubiquitous. Opportunities for practice seem nearly unlimited, it’s true, but what if you’re feeling limited in what you believe you can do with your body? If you wobble in Warrior pose or tend to get dizzy, like I do, in Downward Dog, or if for any reason you think yoga may not be right ...

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Eating Your Summer Reading

Written by Virginia Eaton —  Inside Class, The Body Pastiche we have a library and encourage people to borrow any book that strikes their fancy. It may sound strange to have a library in a health and fitness business but my job as a health coach and owner is to empower people to make the changes that will lead to ...

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Aches And Pains Related To Weather?

Written by Virginia Eaton —  I love wet and stormy weather, however, every time a storm moves in, every old injury speaks up and reminds me of its presence. I know that I’m not alone; unsettled weather can be hard on the body once you’ve hit a “certain age.” The old wives’ tale that you can predict bad weather moving ...

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Ruth Smiley On Cranial Sacral Therapy

Introduction by Virginia Eaton — In last week’s blog, I talked about massage as being good for the body and mind. Many of my readers had questions about other types of bodywork, and I solicited my friend and fellow health practitioner, Ruth Smiley, to talk about Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST). I have experienced CST by itself and in conjunction with ...

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Enjoy A Good Rub For Body And Mind

Written by Virginia Eaton — When I was in my early 40s, I ruptured a disc in my back. I remember lying on the driveway in front of my home in Salt Lake City feeling like I had just been electrocuted as my husband stood over me trying to figure out what to do next. This happened in January, when ...

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Glenn Raggio On The Danger Of “Couching It”

Introduction by Virginia Eaton — If I offered you a pill to slow your aging, reduce your aches and pains, restore your mental function, and increase your energy, how much would you pay? Sadly, this fountain of youth does not yet come in pill form but a partial antidote to time’s march is available to most of us. The cost ...

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Guiltless Coffee

By Virginia Eaton — I love to drink coffee. I drink it everyday, and occasionally in the afternoon, depending on my mood. Whether it’s a morning cup or an afternoon one, it should have a strong complex flavor — I am particularly fond of espresso. When my sister bought one of those single serving coffee makers, I hit the snob button. Couldn’t imagine a ...

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Quest For Balance: Because You Asked

By Virginia Eaton — Everyday I receive questions from people asking about the best way to be “healthy” and the short answer is, “it depends…” Being healthy requires that all the various components that make us human to work in concert—from the bacteria that live in our guts to the chemicals that make our hearts beat and brains think. Here ...

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