Back Up Meals: Wellness Tool Kit Must Haves During Holiday Season

When it comes to the holiday season, we all get busier than usual.  Whether it’s shopping, going to parties or having our kids home from school, we all share something in common; a need for a healthy meal alternative when we do not have time to cook. (Amen Sister!)  Back-up meals are meals that we…

Weight Loss Medications

Could a weight loss medication be right for you? Weight loss medications have been around for a long time. Many people have heard of phentermine and this is still a commonly used option. Not to be confused with fen-phen, which was a combination of phentermine and fenfluramine, the latter of which was found to cause…

Create Your Vision!

Vision boards are a great tool to help you refocus on your goals for the next year.  Dr. Andrick joins Deb Roffe’s class each year to help her stay focused on her family, wellness and business goals.  Check out the flyer from Deb and think about joining us in 2018 at the vision board workshop. …

Elimination Diets

Could an elimination diet be right for you? There are many types of elimination diets out there. Gluten free, dairy free, comprehensive elimination plans, low FODMAP diets, and on and on. If you are interested in figuring out what might be causing your symptoms, how do you go about choosing which plan is right for…

Candy Season Is Here

Fall is a time for cool weather, beautiful leaves and the beginning of candy season.  Candy season starts in the fall and ends in spring.   Halloween starts the season.  Then we have Thanksgiving followed by Christmas, Valentine’s Day and finally Easter!   Wherever you go, you are reminded of the season with beautiful packages and exciting media post that remind us of candy. Candy has come a long way.  Candy’s history started back in 1500 BC where we obtained our “sweet tooth” from honeycombs. We observe candy history with Egyptians with the combination of honey with fruit and nuts.  In the 1500’s the first chocolate bar was created.  Finally, in the 1920’s candy canes became the rage!   We have a long history with sweets and there is a good reason.  When we eat sugar, it releases the neurotransmitter serotonin in our gut that tells us we feel good and safe.  The problem is that this feeling is short lived; the feeling is gone.  The more we have it the more we want it.  Sugar addiction has been compared to alcohol and cocaine addiction. Now living in the 21st century, surviving and surpassing candy season is a must.  The American Heart Association recommends 5 teaspoons or 25 g  or less of added sugar daily for women and 9 teaspoons or 36 g or less of added sugar for men.   When we look at some of…

Healthier Holiday Baking

Ondi and Bethany will talk about strategies to do healthier holiday baking and try out some new recipes.  Interested in signing up? Call the office at 303-321-2383 to register and pay.