Author Archives: Jennifer Shearin

Facebook Event: 30-Day Real Food Challenge

For the month of May, I am challenging myself to eat nothing but REAL food, meaning no processed stuff. I hope you’ll join me! This challenge is FREE! We will be following the rules in Michael Pollan’s book Food Rules: … Continue reading

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Thoughts on being a nurse after 20 years.

I’ll tell you the truth; I haven’t always liked my profession.  I quit college to get married in the ‘80s, and then I had a child soon thereafter. If I hadn’t made those choices at such a young age, I … Continue reading

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Get your head out of the sand.

U.S. childhood obesity rates have reached 30%, and could be up to 70% in the next ten years.  As of 2007, 2.7 million children in the U.S. are on medications for ADHD.  Today’s children are the first generation who are … Continue reading

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What IS Integrative Health Coaching?

Here, Dr. Shelley Roth of Duke Integrative Medicine gives a good overview of I.H.C. Dr. Roth was one of my instructors when I attended health coach training at Duke Integrative Medicine.

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Diabetes: A Different Approach to Care through Health Coaching

When you have diabetes, life can be a challenge. You must be careful what you eat, monitor your blood sugar several times a day and make sure you take your medication. You may also be concerned about complications such as … Continue reading

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The Dirty Dozen.

This list is posted in several easily-accessible places around the internet, but it a very important resource for people who are striving for a healthier lifestyle, so I am reposting it here.  Print a copy and use as a guide … Continue reading

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Integrative Health Coaches Help Patients Achieve Personal Health Goals

Reposted from Working with a personal health coach is increasingly recognized as an effective strategy for achieving health goals and improving overall well-being. The need for health coaches has grown exponentially in recent years as the demands of balancing … Continue reading

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6 strategies to overcome emotional eating

When you eat with your head, not with your stomach, the pounds pour on By Joy Bauer contributor Emotional eating is when you eat in response to feelings rather than hunger, usually as a way to suppress or relieve … Continue reading

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Easy Raw Avocado Soup.

3 avocados 1 carrot 1 large celery stalk 1 bell pepper, color of your choice (I used yellow) ¼ white or yellow onion 2 cloves garlic 1-2 handfuls of spinach 1-2 pinches of sea salt 1 cup of water Loosely … Continue reading

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Dry Skin Brushing.

Dry Skin Brushing has been used in different cultures for centuries, and it is now regaining its popularity. Dry skin brushing is a wonderful, enjoyable detox technique that you can do at home on your own.  A Tampico skin brush, … Continue reading

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