The Fragile Link Between Sleep and Weight Loss

To say that I was frustrated was an understatement.... I was eating right, drinking about 3 liters of water a day and exercising five to six times a week. Yet no matter what I could not get rid of that sneaky little bulge around my mid-section. I had reached the dreaded plateau! When I shared my concerns with my personal trainer, Hollywood Physique Expert Eric the Trainer,  he asked a … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Mom Anne Newsome – July 2013

Anne Newsome, 36, has been married to her college sweetheart John, for over 14 years!  The couple share a passion for food and healthy living and together write a Food Blog, the Saturday Evening Pot,  where she is known as "The Lucky Wife", and he as "Chef John". Anne and John both grew up in North Carolina but now live in South Carolina with their two young children, a son who is 6 years old, … [Read more...]

Try and Try Again – The Practice of Handstands

by Alison Smith When was the last time you intentionally turned your world upside down?? I ask because it's a great practice for when the world gets turned upside down on you! You see, I have this thing with handstands. I remember the first time I did one in a yoga class...  I remember thinking, "If I can do a handstand, I think I'd be able to do just about anything..." Sounds kinda silly to … [Read more...]

Life On Purpose

There are key moments in your life when you know you are on the cusp of something big, something truly magical, something life changing. The moment when you realize all the hard work you have put towards something meaningful to you is well worth the effort.  The realization that no matter what happens next, your life is never going be the same. This past weekend was such a moment for … [Read more...]

The Secret to Aging Gracefully Through Your Eyes

By Dr. Elise Brisco, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD Your eyes are a telltale sign for your age. Eyes age both inside and outside which affects how you look, and your ability to see. Your eyes are also your main connection to the world. 80% of the brain is related to visual function, and 80% of the information you receive is through the visual system. Vision guides your hands and body, affects balance, gives … [Read more...]

Miraculous Properties of Aloe Vera

Aloe, aloe everywhere, for your skin and for your hair, take a little for your tummy or rub some on your gums if they feel funny. While the Aloe Vera plant has been aiding humankind for centuries already, it has not been until recently that it has experienced a revival of sorts within the modern medical community. Many proponents of this green succulent of the lily family claim that Aloe … [Read more...]

Thermography — A Painless Adjunct to Mammograms

by Justice Nacarrato Millions of women this year will endure the pain and radiation of a mammogram not realizing that they have a safe, painless, radiation free, FDA approved alternative. Thermography or as it is also called, Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a technology so advanced that it is also used to detect many other physiological issues such as inflammatory breast disease … [Read more...]