Effective Protocols for Dealing With the Flu

Effective Protocols for Dealing With the Flu

I’ve had a number of people ask me what I do to stay healthy and how have I avoided the flu bugs.  So in this post, I’m going to share with you easy protocols for staying healthy daily.   You can find most of the supplements listed below at any natural food store.  Please don’t purchase nutritional supplements from a drug store or market.  If you want some recommendations, just let me know.  I am a firm believer in purchasing quality nutritional...

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Natural Ways to Prevent the Flu This Year

Natural Ways to Prevent the Flu This Year

If you have never gotten a flu shot, here’s to hoping you continue your trend.  If you routinely get them, you will find natural ways to prevent the flue this year and for years to come.  The infamous “flu,” also known as influenza, that everyone tries to avoid during the winter is a respiratory illness caused by flu viruses.  The virus can travel from person to person in droplets from coughs or sneezes, either through the air or on your hands or other objects.In reality,...

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The Skinny on Fats

The Skinny on Fats

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...

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Kale, Beet and Apple Salad

Kale, Beet and Apple Salad

I always encourage my clients to eat a rainbow of colors whenever, why-ever and wherever possible.  This kale salad is a perfect example and it is so good! Here are some tricks for making a large salad, while only eating what you want from it: Cut the kale into bite-sized pieces to soften them.  I mean, who wants to attempt to shove large leaves and small bits of other goodies into your mouth!? Then massage a little olive oil into all the little nooks and crannies. To the...

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Inflammation: Foods That Create Pain

Inflammation:  Foods That Create Pain

According to the latest medical theory, chronic inflammation is the root cause of almost every disease suffered by human beings. Many doctors believe persistent, low-level inflammation paves the way for chronic disease, including those we usually experience later in life, e.g. arthritis, heart and kidney disease, and cancer. As a part of our immune response system, inflammation occurs when the body is fighting germs that enter the body through a variety of ways, e.g. injury...

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Robin Anderson, Rock Mount, VA

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.

Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA

Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA

You helped me last year, around this time, with my son, Patrick – who is thriving by the way!!!  I hope your ears have been burning because I have been singing your praises and forwarding your website like crazy.  I so appreciate you and the work you do, how you support families in supporting their children’s unique learning styles.  I have got to get more of your cards!  As a massage therapist, I listen to a lot of clients tell me their frustrations… makes for easy referrals!
Lindsay McKinnon, Roanoke, VA
Leslie Coty, Roanoke, VA

Leslie Coty, Roanoke, VA

What a huge difference Cathy made in my office at work!  She helped me organize the mountains of paperwork and chaos and now it looks great!  I have a system that I know will work for me because she made sure that things were organized by how I use them…everything in its place!  I value Cathy’s creativity, integrity, originality and helpfulness in all the organizing/time management projects she does.  Next I plan to take her Time Strategies program so I can get my business calendar, appointments and desk organized.  Can’t wait!!