By Emy Breitenwischer, B.S. Food Science & Nutrition, Concentration in Dietetics
Acne – an annoyance that can occur at any age, but can also be a reflection of our internal health. Being the largest and fastest growing organ of the body, if you experience ongoing pimples, cystic acne, blackheads/whiteheads, it may be an indication of a poor diet, oxidative damage and/or hormonal imbalances.
While acne can vary from mild to severe and can affect the face, chest, back and arms, if left untreated, it can really weaken one’s self esteem and confidence (speaking from personal experience). While I’ve never had perfect,… Read More
by Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC, ERYT-500, AADP
Summertime in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the most yang time of year and is ruled by fire. Life energies are at their peak. Summer in TCM is the season associated with the heart and the small intestine.
When we are properly balanced, the heart circulates oxygen rich blood through out the body and assures proper assimilation in the beginning stages of digestion in the small intestine. Mental acuity is associated with the heart therefore memory, thought processes, and emotional well being are also attributed to the heart and the fire element. When the fire element… Read More
April 14-21, 2018
Join Lisa Breitenwischer (E-RYT 500, HHC) & Barbara Cole (Stress-Relief Specialist, Gong Master/Teacher) on this all-inclusive yoga retreat & adventure: spending 4 nights in the Mayan Mountains followed by 3 nights on a Private Island. This provides you with the very best of Belize: breathtaking Outdoor Yoga with Lisa, Gong Meditation with Barbara, Maya Ruins, Jungle Adventures & the 2nd Largest Barrier Reef in the World!
$2,395 per person, double occupancy for registration prior to 8/31/17. $2,495 after 8/31.
– 4 nights in pristine jungle
– 3 nights on private island in Caribbean
– All meals
– All… Read More
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
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