Food

Warning: I’m Being Completely Blunt in This One

I recently heard a horrifying statistic about this country.  Twelve percent of the population of this country is considered healthy right now.  Health is not a priority among our people.  If that doesn’t become completely obvious by seeing this statistic then nothing will.  Eighty-eight percent of our people.  Unhealthy.  Look around.  It’s obvious.   Is…

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My Return from Frustrating and Mysterious Health Problems

As many of you know, it was only a couple of years ago that I was struggling with my health- chronic joint pain, eczema, digestive issues and sudden weight loss. Being someone who was so willing to make changes to improve my situation, this was a frustrating and scary time as I was trying everything…

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Demystifying Vitamin D

Vitamin D.  We keep hearing about this vitamin on the news.  The news is often conflicting and confusing:  We hear something about sunshine and not getting enough sun rays (but wear sunscreen so you don’t get skin cancer!), as well as hearing we need some but not “too much.”  I hope to take you on…

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Crowding Out Dramatically Outshines Deprivation

At Total Life Concept we will not ask that you deprive yourself of anything, we operate according to a philosophy that is more efficient and effective than this obsolete, old and ineffective way things have been done before.     “Crowding Out” is a methodology that works really well for someone like me.  I don’t like…

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Habit Change is an Adventure Not a Destination

Let’s go on an adventure. Let’s call this adventure “Your Path to Optimal Wellness.” This isn’t a vacation- where you know exactly the dates you’ll get there, how you’ll get there and what you’ll do once you get there. No, this is an ADVENTURE. A journey where it’s going to take some navigating, time, growth…

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How Long It Actually Takes to Change a Habit

Let’s get real here.   What if we told you that it’s no fault of your own that you’ve failed past diets, exercise programs, and health goals?  Well, it’s time we are honest about how long it takes to lose 10 pounds, change to a plant-based diet, cut the soda habit, or [insert your pesky…

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How Knowing My Farmers Changed the Way I Eat Forever

Last summer my household went in on one share of a membership in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). I was chomping at the bit to sign up for one of these after learning about them the summer before. After just one summer as a member, I need to spread the word!   So what exactly…

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What Does it Mean to Be a Mindful Meat-eater

More and more people are becoming more conscious about how their food is affecting their environment and health. The understanding of our conventional agricultural and farming practices are becoming more widely known. This is great! Education and awareness is the first step in making changes because if you don’t know if anything is wrong,why would…

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5 Things About Europe’s Food Culture That Got Me Thinking

I cracked open my book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, en route to my trip to Spain and Portugal. This non-fiction book is about a family who makes a commitment to being as close to their food as possible by either growing and raising whatever they would eat, and if they couldn’t, then they’d…

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Genetics Don’t Dictate Aging. Your Lifestyle Does.

I was speaking with an ‘elderly’ woman, who to me is very obviously NOT conforming to current standards of aging. I was struck by an explanation of aging that this amazingly vital woman gave me, including pictures that depict young people as standing up straight, middle-aged people with shoulders rounding forward, and elderly people just…

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