Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to weight gain, skin breakouts, high blood pressure, and liver strain. That said, our bodies need fat for insulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, and to protect our organs. High-quality fats can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels...Read More »
Happiness is a choice Have you ever done something that you wish you hadn’t? You made a choice and then you wished you could “take it back”. I wish I understood when I was younger that happiness is a choice we make each day that is determined by the choices we make. Dr. Tim Sharp created the following post to show us how positive psychology and happiness are linked to our decisions. How to CHOOSE: In simple terms, positive psychology focuses on what’s...Read More »
My husband finally made the decision to stop eating wheat a few years ago to has had only a few minor flare ups since. What a difference is not only how he feels, but in his attitude in general. He was fortunate enough to not have many wheat withdrawal symptoms because we took it nice and slow. About 4 days into the elimination process, his body was telling him that something had changed and his body wasn’t happy. For people like him who crave carbs and eat a lot...Read More »
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms daily, weekly or monthly? You could be having a reaction to food, cosmetics, cleaning products or a myriad of other environmental substances or toxins and not even know it. But if you kept a log of the foods you ate, and products you use around the house and applied to your skin, not to mention the places you visit, you just might concur the problems you may be experiencing. Digestive disorders–skin...Read More »
Know the Dirty Foods and shop organic Today I want to introduce you to something called the Dirty Dozen–a list of twelve different produce options that the Environmental Working Group considers each year to be highest in toxic pesticides and contamination. To obtain the most current and accurate information on things such as this yearly, I go to my friends at EWG to help me out. They will share with you which foods to avoid this year. If you’re not familiar...Read More »
Emotional well being – No. 2 of our 5 elements Have you ever noticed how much your energy gets sucked out of you when you feel overwhelmed, angry, anxious, sad or depressed? There is good reason for this. When your body stays in a state of emotional stress, many organs shut down. YOU are the only one who is able to turn that switch down so your body can talk to you and you are able to listen. Constant stress can damage your intestines, cause skin problems, join...Read More »
Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA
When we were first referred to Mrs. Cathy Dick at One Degree Forward, my first question was, “Is she a doctor?” If the answer had been yes I think I would have refused. Instead the answer was like a breath of fresh air.
Carol Rutger, Des Moines, IA
I feel fortunate enough to have participated in one of Cathy’s Teleclasses and purchased her ADD Parental Strategies program. I really needed my husband to understand more about ADD so we could help our son better. The program dove into who we are as people and showed us the importance of communication between us in order to communicate more effectively with our son. I’d recommend this program to everyone, whether they have ADD kids or not. It’s a real eye opener! Thanks.
Janeson Keeley, Roanoke, VA
Cathy’s insight and guidance has, and continues, to help me organize my previously chaotic life into a group of systems that work well together. Her program helped me reduce the stress of trying to keep track of so many things at once, and save me significant time that can be used for more productive things. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the things you have to do and to keep track of, I highly recommend that you speak with Cathy about how her Time Strategies can help you make your life make sense.