<thrive_headline click tho-post-5448 tho-test-18>The Health Coach Difference</thrive_headline>

The Health Coach Difference

If you follow me on my social media channels (if not you can do it right now on Instagram and Facebook) you’ve seen that I recently enrolled in Integrative Nutrition School to become a certified Health Coach. This was a goals of mine for a very long time, and this year I finally made the commitment. I feel that I want to offer you so much help but I still have a lot to learn. I want to make a bigger impact in you and in the world and that’s why I decided to go back to school and keep learning.

However, many of you may not know what a Health Coach is. Health coaching is a relatively new profession, but the idea behind it is really based in how we, as human beings, operate. As a health coach, I help you work with your unique body, and take into consideration how everything in your life affects your health and wellness.

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-5374 tho-test-19>How to Combat Anxiety</thrive_headline>

How to Combat Anxiety

Living with anxiety is a serious issue for many people. Millions of people who suffer from it are constantly searching for a way to escape it. Learning to control anxiety is a long process that cannot be learned overnight. However, there are myriad ways to cope with and combat anxiety, and many of them are natural:

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-5378 tho-test-20>What Does It Mean To Be Gluten-Free?</thrive_headline>

What Does It Mean To Be Gluten-Free?

Last week I started the topic of Gluten free and the Gluten-Free Diet. But what is gluten anyway? These days, more and more food manufacturers are providing gluten-free alternatives to their products, from bagels up to pasta. However, the prevalence has led to a lot of misconceptions. The term “gluten-free” is widely linked with being healthy, but often in the sense of a dieting fad. Not everyone stops to think about what gluten-free really means and why individuals should or should not eat certain foods.

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-5376 tho-test-21>Is the Gluten Free Diet Just a Fad?</thrive_headline>

Is the Gluten Free Diet Just a Fad?

Gluten is an essential protein usually found in rye, barley, and wheat kernel that we consume every day. It comes in different forms and is often found in products such as wheat flour or other wheat-based products like malt vinegar, soy sauce, and a lot more.

Why Would You Avoid It?

There are many reasons why some people avoid gluten. For those with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine lining and can lead to severe malnutrition and digestive problems, consuming too much gluten can damage or irritate their bowels. People diagnosed with celiac disease must be very careful to limit or completely remove gluten from their diets.

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-5354 tho-test-13>3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 40 Years Old</thrive_headline>

3 Supplements You Should be Taking if You’re Over 40 Years Old

Yes, while I always say that it’s better to get your nutrients from food first sometimes supplements are necessary.

Unfortunately, there are just some all-too-common nutrients that we simply don’t get enough of. And they’re absolutely critical to optimal health and wellness. Especially as we age.

Here I research through the supplements that are available on the market and boiled them down to three that can have the best effect on us.

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-5327 tho-test-22>Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods</thrive_headline>

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Do you love your breakfast? Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again?

Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses a lot of calories to absorb and metabolize it. So I’m going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and healthy fats for your breakfasts.

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-5281 tho-test-24>Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weight?</thrive_headline>

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weight?

You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you? You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”. I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously). What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours and I’ll look at mine).

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-5273 tho-test-26>Caffeine-Free Chai Latte</thrive_headline>

Caffeine-Free Chai Latte

Looking for a decaf option to your afternoon latte? I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one:

Caffeine-free latte for your afternoon “coffee break”: Caffeine-Free Chai Latte

 

Serves 1-2

1 bag of rooibos chai tea (rooibos is naturally caffeine-free)

2 cups of boiling water

1 tablespoon tahini

1 tablespoon almond butter (creamy is preferred)

2 dates (optional)

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