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Why People Gain Weight After Dieting

by Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC

Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. Why is this?

Weight loss often leads to declines in our resting metabolic rate, or how many calories we burn at rest, which makes it hard to keep the weight off. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) refers to all of the biochemical activity going on in your body when you are not physically active. It is this metabolic activity that keeps you alive and breathing, and very importantly, warm. For most people, 80% of the calories we expend each day… Read More

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 by 1444Angel -

Are You Dehydrated, but Just Don’t Know It?

by Emy Breitenwischer, B.S. Food Science & Nutrition, Concentration in Dietetics

With the summer months coming up, people love to spend time outdoors soaking up the sun. Whether it’s lying by the pool or working up a good sweat exercising outside, exposure to high temperatures (mix in some humidity) can lead to electrolyte imbalance, including dehydration. According to research, about 60-75% of Americans don’t drink enough water daily. So how much should you be drinking each day? Aim for half your body weight in ounces (if you’re 140 lbs, drink around 70 fluid ounces/day).

Remember, thirst and dry mouth are not… Read More

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 by 1444Angel -

Sound Meditation: The Most Accessible Form of Deep Meditation

By Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC

Sound Meditation is the practice of deepening meditation with the use of sound and music.

For thousands of years, sound has been used in ancient cultures to ease anxiety and promote a sense of well being. Many cultures, religions and mystic traditions have celebrated the power of music to induce trance and meditative states, and expand one’s consciousness. Sufi mysticism, Kirtan or chanting, gospel singing— even the use of bells and harps at a cathedral.

Sound Meditation focuses on the use of ancient Tibetan instruments, particularly gongs and crystal singing bowls. It can also incorporate shamanic drums, hang… Read More

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by 1444Angel -

Do Your Armpits Need a Detox?

by Emy Breitenwischer, B.S. Food Science & Nutrition, Concentration in Dietetics

“What in the world is an armpit detox?” you might be asking. While deodorant is great to rid off body odor and keep you from sweating, is there a price to pay for this luxury? Research has suggested that aluminum-based deodorants and antiperspirants may contribute to the development of hormonal imbalance, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, allergies, skin irritation and more. In addition to aluminum, these products also contain a variety of chemicals and additives that travel through your skin and block your sweat glands, obstructing the body’s natural ability to… Read More

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by 1444Angel -

2017 BEline to Health: Part 2

by Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC

The start of each New Year brings trends and innovations that everyone will be talking about. Having never been one to follow trends, I shared five recommendations in last month’s Newsletter to increase good health for the New Year. The list is not so much trendy, but rather long lasting lifestyle and dietary recommendations to start you on a path to better health and keep you there for years to come. Here is Part 2, for your BEline to Good Health. Happy New Year, Happy You!

1. Moringa Leaf… Read More

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2017 by 1444Angel -