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Zika Costa Rica

There is much media attention regarding Zika Virus since cases of the virus first appeared in Brazil in 2015. It is important to be aware of how real the threat of Zika is in parts of the Americas where it has been reported. According to offical reports and thanks to awareness campaigns and assistance by the local government that threat is very low in Costa Rica. Zika Virus is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, the same mosquito that transmits Dengue and Malaria. There is currently no vaccine or preventative medicine against the Zika Virus, as there is no vaccine or preventative medicine against Dengue (anti-Malarial medicine is available).… Read More

What Does Good Health Look Like? Part 1 of 4: Sleep

Sleep is an vital part of functioning as a human being, and is especially important for Americans. According to the CDC 8.5-9 million Americans took sleep aids last month. As a nation we drink an abundance of caffeinated drink, we have a lot of anxiety about our lives and some of us try to self-medicate with drinking or drugs (prescription or otherwise), just to unwind and go to sleep.moon-wallpaper-4 However, all of the aforementioned choices take their toll on getting a truly restful night’s sleep. If you have ever had a sleepless night for any reason (anxiety, children, illness, etc.) you know how disoriented you can feel the next day; sometimes it can be almost impossible to make it through even a few hours.… Read More

Detox

For some, the idea of only consuming fruits and vegetables in the form of a juice for a few days seems crazy – or even impossible! But sometimes, your body is craving a reboot, and the best way to do that is to flush it of any toxins, and then replace the bad in your body with natural and nourishing cleansing foods and supplements. I decided to do a 3 day multi-organ juice cleanse that is designed to clean out the major filtering organs of the body such as the liver, kidneys, gallbladder, intestines, urinary bladder and blood. My two favorite detox juices are: Beet, Carrot, Ginger Kale, Pear, Apple and Lemon Juice You can play around with the ratios until you come up with a flavor you love.… Read More

My Experience with a Detox Juice Cleanse

detox1afterlite-3The rise in the amount of individuals living with poor health in America is astonishing, especially since the issue can be traced back directly to the bad and flat-out dangerous foods that are readily available and constantly eaten. In knowing that what you put in your body is doing, in some cases, irreversible damage, it would be assumed that natural instinct would be to stop polluting yourself. Instead, many of the warning signs are ignored and the unhealthy eating patterns continue. If you are ready to make the switch from the bad to the good, sometimes it’s imperative that you eradicate the toxins in your body – also known as a detox!… Read More

What is life coaching and why should I try it?

coach“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!  Live the life you’ve imagined.  As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”  – Henry David Thoreau  Life Coaching is profoundly different from therapy, counseling, advice or mentoring. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.  Life coaching is an alliance between the coach and client where the coaching relationship continually gives all the power back to the client.  … Read More

Do I need nutritional counseling?

nutrition-foodYou are what you eat.  That being said, nutrition and the food choices we make are of the upmost importance to our health.  That is why I spend such a great deal of time and focus on the nutrition of my patients.  During our sessions we will discuss dietary issues or concerns you may be experiencing and come up with an individual plan to help you eat your way to health.  I do not create “diets” for people as I have found restrictive diets fail and diets are temporary. I create a new consciousness and awareness about food to help guide people to a lifetime of good food choices. … Read More