By Lisa Breitenwischer CHHC, AADP, ERY-T 500
The elemental name for water is H20. It consists of 2 hydrogen atoms, bound to 1 oxygen atom. Even though hydrogen is part of the water molecule, it is always bound to oxygen, except in rare locations where water bubbles up through magnesium rock. Hydrogen Infused Water is H2O infused with free hydrogen. Hydrogen enriched water helps increase the amount of water in ones cells and tissues and is purported to do everything from energize you, decrease inflammation, and produce youthful skin. (The Japanese have been consuming… Read More
Lisa Breitenwischer CHC, AADP, 500hr E-RYT
First off, Cannabidiol or CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned”. This makes it an appealing option for people looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
Scientific and clinical research—much of it sponsored by the US government—indicates CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. CBD has demonstrated neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and… Read More
Confessions of a Health Coach #2
By Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC, AADP, ERYT 500
Additional stress can be expected with the holidays, but I’ve been feeling more stress this year than usual and wondered if other people were, too? My research substantiated my gut feeling that I wasn’t alone in this stress fest, but I was surprised to learn that Stress in America was becoming a health crisis—in 2010! Way before the 2016 election, so we can only deduct it’s worse now. Here’s an excerpt from the shrinks at the American Psychological Association website:
“Stress in America—from the APA’s 2010 Stress… Read More
Confessions of a Health Coach: by Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC, AADP, ERYT 500
The other day, much to my chagrin, I was inflicted with a bloated belly that had me feeling miserable. It had been quite some time since experiencing such discomfort and I wanted to rectify the situation, sooner then later. I typed in my search engine “best foods to de-bloat quickly” and within seconds popped up: ginger, turmeric, pepper, yogurt, bananas, lemons and coconut water. I paused for a second and thought “interesting…all of these foods are ingredients that I use in my morning smoothie.” For the past several… Read More
by Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC, AADP, ERYT 500
Ayurveda is the health system of ancient India and considered the world’s oldest medicine dating back to 3000 years. It’s a prescription for healthy living tailored to the individuals constitution, unique characteristics, needs, age and environment.
Each of us has a unique proportion of the three doshas (body type or humour) in our prakritis (the unique constitution at the time of conception). Ayurveda teaches us that if a dosha increases beyond its original, natural proportion for us, it creates an environment where disease can flourish.
It’s common for our predominant dosha (vata, pitta, or kapha)… Read More