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Why can’t I sleep?

In part, it’s because we don’t really know why we need to sleep in the first place. But 1 in 5 of us have sleep problems, poor sleep leads to accidents and even obesity, so it must be important. We miss it if we don’t have it—try to resist it and it conquers us anyway—and 7-9 hours later, we get up again.

Can’t get to sleep (or back to sleep)… ? join Dr. Ed Childers, DO for tips and help on catching zzz’s

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Starting an anti-inflammatory diet

Your body is stressed!

Eating anti-inflammatory foods—and avoiding inflammatory ones—can…

  • make weight loss easier…
  • avoid early aging…
  • give you much more energy…
  • handle your joint aches… digestive discomforts… skin rashes… and more.

But we all seem to “fall off the wagon” and for many that means never “getting on the horse!”

Join Phyllis’ talk and learn how to make healthy choices fun even when every message within the body is screaming out to eat more sugar, more “treats” and more grains in order to maintain the inflammatory response the body is used to having.

Bring your friends: at every talk, we offer FREE handouts and demonstrations

HOHC Healthy Holiday Tips

What would the holidays be without delicious food and a celebratory glass of wine among great company?

join Phyllis Childers, RN and get great ideas:

  • tricks & tips to stay in control, on track, and even manage emotions;
  • indulge without throwing healthy eating out the window;
  • stay satisfied without the blood sugar spikes and dips that add pounds, belly fat… and sap your energy
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Stably Lose Weight by Eating More: 7 Weight Loss Principles

Weight loss fiction #1: Don’t eat more calories than you burn.

Although cutting calories has been a weight-loss mantra for decades, along with “willpower” and “low fat,” NONE are right!

Why? Skipping meals, or reducing calories actually creates an “energy slump.” In order to conserve the few calories coming in, the body slows its metabolism—it burns fewer calories; you feel tired. Denied true food, your body goes into panic, cravings, and then starvation mode.

In a sense, the body further resets its “fatostat” to conserve energy. Because you’ve probably trained your body to live on carbs, it already cannot access and burn the stored energy (fat); your fatostat is already set on “conserve.”

And when you return to a “correct amount” of calories, your body doesn’t increase its energy burn; instead it stores fat expecting a future “famine.”

Weight loss fiction #2: Weight control can be solved with a crash diet.