Wellness

WHO, WHAT, OR WHERE  IS CALENDULA OFFICINALIS?

Calendula officinalis might sound like a character straight out of “Game of Thrones”, or a planet far, far away,  but it’s actually a species of flowering plant in the daisy family, commonly known as pot marigold. Marigolds are more than just another cheerful flower; they’ve been used since ancient time for their skin healing properties, … Continue reading WHO, WHAT, OR WHERE  IS CALENDULA OFFICINALIS?

Chocolate, Beloved Chocolate!

Here’s a “sweet” post from Jeannie Oliver.  It’s all about chocolate: what’s good for you..and not so great. Chocolate is a big topic for my clients this month, with many of them suffering from post-Halloween blues …not-so-thankful memories of Thanksgiving desserts … and the temptation of holiday goodies strategically placed on store shelves and throughout … Continue reading Chocolate, Beloved Chocolate!

It’s January. How’s your thyroid doing?

The other day Kari brought to our attention that January is Thyroid Awareness month.  Who knew?  To which I replied, “I don’t think I even know what my thyroid does.” Kari  reminded me that her development of Kari Skin products came about as a way of dealing with her autoimmune disorder to keep her endocrine … Continue reading It’s January. How’s your thyroid doing?

Collagen Boosting Foods for Youthful Skin

After a summer of sunshine and outdoor activities, many of my clients are concerned about damage to their skin. Many of us spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on topical creams, serums, injectables and treatments to reverse the signs of aging, but forget that our diet has a bigger impact than any of these … Continue reading Collagen Boosting Foods for Youthful Skin

Thirsty skin? How about a nice cuppa tea?

When I was in 7th grade, my best friend and I became enchanted by all things English, especially Agatha Christie mysteries.  Her characters always seemed to be enjoying a restorative “cuppa tea”.  We seized on this civilized tradition and would get together after school for tea and cookies.   We drank a lot of Lipton … Continue reading Thirsty skin? How about a nice cuppa tea?

“I can resist anything except temptation.” Oscar Wilde

People often cringe when they strike up a conversation with me this time of year and I tell them what I do. Simply uttering the word “nutrition” triggers thoughts of hunger, deprivation and the certain ruin of all holiday fun. I laugh a little inside because I remember feeling like that too and thinking that … Continue reading “I can resist anything except temptation.” Oscar Wilde

Introducing our “Skin Chef” Jeannie Oliver!

Meet our  resident “skin chef” Jeannie Oliver is a certified Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Personal Trainer and classically trained chef.  She develops individualized strategies for her clients, empowering them to reshape their relationship with food, feel great about their bodies and transform their lives – deliciously! In the coming several week, … Continue reading Introducing our “Skin Chef” Jeannie Oliver!

Spilling the Beans on Caffeine

Be  Kind to Your Skin …From Within!    Tip #1:  Never Have Caffeine On an Empty Stomach For years I drank my morning latte in lieu of breakfast because I was either in a hurry or just didn’t feel hungry. I didn’t realize it but my beloved morning coffee was contributing to my anxiety and … Continue reading Spilling the Beans on Caffeine

Suprising News on Sugar and Fat

With Halloween just behind us, some of us may be suffering from a sugar hangover.  I’ll confess:  I love a sweet treat.  But I also know sugar has been revealed to be one of the least healthful things we can put in our bodies.  In fact, it’s hard to think of a good reason to … Continue reading Suprising News on Sugar and Fat

Forecast Cloudy. Grab Your Sunscreen!

The sun might not be shining as much these days, but that doesn’t mean you should stop wearing sunscreen.  We get it – it’s not necessarily your first instinct  to reach for it once the weather changes.   But it’s pretty much a universal truth that all skin care professionals believe that the best way to prevent premature … Continue reading Forecast Cloudy. Grab Your Sunscreen!