Newsletter – September 2011

Fall Cleanse

Have you abused your body with excess food, too much stress and lack of movement? It’s time to slow down, listen to, and nourish your body.

I am very excited to announce that I will kick off this fall with a wonderful cleansing program which involves a two week healthy diet. It is life changing! Your life will feel less cluttered, and a healthier, more energetic body is just a healthy by-product.

Allow yourself to cleanse your body by following a simple eating plan in combination with simple body movement and stress management. After just 14 days,many people notice improved energy with fewer bothersome symptoms.

To keep you on track, two private health coaching sessions are included in the program.

When does it start?

The program begins Wednesday, October 26th.

What does it cost?

The cost of the program is $195. This includes all the handouts and two personal healthcoaching sessions (usually $95 per hour). Sessions can be in person, by phone or Skype.

How do I sign up?

Please register here.. A registration link is also found on my website.. Since this program includes one-on-one coaching,scheduling will be done on a first-come first-served basis. Sign up now to save your spot.

Start your Holiday Season energized and feeling great. Now is the perfect time to complete a short cleanse.


Deconstructing Cravings

The body is an amazing source of intelligence. It is always there for you, pumping blood, never skipping a heartbeat, digesting whatever food you put in it. It’s an amazing body – always striving to maintain perfect balance.

Is this reliable, intelligent bio- computer making a mistake by craving ice cream or a hamburger or chocolate?

Are cravings due to lack of will- power or discipline?

I’d like to suggest that cravings are not a problem. They are critical pieces of information that tell you what your body needs.

The important thing is to understand why you crave what you crave. Perhaps your diet is too restrictive or devoid of essential nutrients. Perhaps you are living a lifestyle that is too boring or stressful. Your body tries to correct the imbalance by sending you a message: a craving.

A craving for something sweet could mean you need more protein, more exercise, more water or more love in your life. Sometimes, you might just need a hug! The key to stopping the sugar craving is to understand and deliver what your body really needs.

No book or theory can tell you what to eat. Only awareness of your body and its needs can tell you. Of all the relationships in our lives, the one with our body is the most essential. It takes communication, love and time to cultivate a relationship with your body. As you learn to decipher and respond to your body’s cravings, you will create a deep and lasting level of health and balance.

The next time you have a craving, treat it as a loving message from your body instead of a weakness. Try these tips to respond to your body:

  • Have a glass of water and wait 10 minutes.
  • Eat a healthier version of what you crave. For example, if you crave sweets, try eating more fruit and sweet or root vegetables.
  • Reflect on what may be out of balance in your life. Is there something you need to express, or is something being repressed? What happened in your life just before you had this craving?
  • When you eat the food you are craving, enjoy it, taste it, savor it; notice its effect. Then you will become more aware and free to decide if you really want it next time.

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

Food Focus: Natural Sweeteners

Who among us doesn’t love sweets? The sweet flavor releases serotonin in our brains, the chemical responsible for our sense of well-being and contentment. But when it comes to sweeteners, not all are created equal. There are side effects and health risks from refined sweeteners like white table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, and from artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet, saccharin and Splenda.

Since refined sweeteners have been stripped of vitamins, minerals and fiber, they can spike blood sugar, which can often lead to cravings and mood and energy fluctuations. Instead, using naturally and minimally processed sweeteners can reduce cravings for sugary things.

Here are a few natural sweeteners to substitute in drinks, food and baking. Since they are all approximately 1.5 times sweeter than refined sugar, you can use less. You can find them in most supermarkets or natural food stores. When replacing sugar with liquid sweeteners in a recipe, reduce the amounts of other liquids.

Food Day 2011

Food Day this year is being observed on Monday, October 24th. Here in the North Central Texas, the DFW Health Coaches are hosting two FREE Screenings of FOODMATTERS®. For more information, please visit our calendar of events You can also get more information on local Food Day events at