Do You Experience Dinner Amnesia ?

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So many of my clients have the best of intentions when it comes to eating healthy and following through on their wellness goals, but then 'amnesia' sets in, especially when they are hungry, tired, and limited on time.  When it comes time for dinner they 'forget' how important it is to them to eat healthy and stay with their plan to lose weight. If you are finding that you are one of the many health seekers that does great during the day, but then has amnesia at dinner time then pre-made healthy meals is just what the Health Coach orders! I recently tagged along with personal Chef Kevin Green as he prepared 2 weeks worth of dinners for one of my clients.  He hit the grocery store at 9am … [Read more...]

Last Chance to Join In On My Wellness Weekend April 22-24

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If you are needing a weekend to decompress, reset, and refresh there is no better time to reconnect with your true nature than on Earth Day at Dancing Bear Lodge with me and our team of wellness experts. Come and surround yourself with the healing woods and invigorating mountains of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Enjoy my guided natural movement exercise classes that will activate your muscles as you learn how to 'workout' in nature while learning my top tips for healthy, anti-inflammatory, 'natural' nutrition.  Awaken to Vanessa's yoga on the outdoor platform, enjoy an in-room massage, plus delicious farm to table cuisine to savor at every meal.  We send you off from the weekend … [Read more...]

Does Organic Really Matter?

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Just the other day I had a conversation with my 81 year old father who said he hasn't been to a doctor in 30 years, and he has eaten regular 'non-organic' food all his life. He said, "All of this talk about eating organic and spending the extra money to get pesticide free food, is it something to worry about or is it just a bunch of paranoid new age hippies making a big deal about nothing? Surely the government wouldn't allow something in our food system that is toxic. Plus, I wash my fruits and vegetables anyway. What's the big deal?  I've lived a long and healthy life without it."  Let's just say the produce we eat now ain't the same produce that our parents ate. In the 21st century … [Read more...]

Be The Change You Wish To See In The World

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Are you interested in making a difference in the health of your community? It can be as easy as showing them a movie. That is all I did, and the dominoes are tumbling. Local health organizations, school systems, corporations and inspired citizens have contacted me about how they, too, can be a part of the change. Click here to find out how you can host a showing of the movie "Fed Up" by Katie Couric. If you are interested in reading the article about my local movie screening check it out here. Part one: TDT 1-20-15 Page 8A and Part two: TDT 1-20-15 Page 10A Contact me to borrow my movie for free: PPM@HealthCoachPenny.com http://youtu.be/aCUbvOwwfWM   … [Read more...]

Are You A Health ‘Free Thinker’

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30 years ago the federal government decided, for the first time in its history, to design 'Dietary Guidelines'. Now here we are in the midst of an obesity, diabetes, and pill popping epidemic. Blindly following conventional wisdom, and not thinking for yourself, may cause more harm than good. Here are some reminders that may help you follow your own path when it comes to making sense of what is right and wrong for your health. 1. Change your mind as often as the facts change. 2. Ignore people who refuse to change their minds when the facts change. 3. Read more books and fewer articles. 4. Read more history and fewer conventional forecasts. 5. You have no obligation to have … [Read more...]