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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Learn To Listen to Your Body

Learn To Listen to Your Body

A poet and king once sang, “Our bodies are beautifully and wonderfully made, oh God”.   One of the wonderful things that our bodies can do is heal itself.  We do need intervention from time to time, but our bodies, when treated well, have the ability to heal itself.  Often, all it takes is to listen to what our body is telling us, then responding to its needs, not what we think it needs. Like lab rats, Americans have been conditioned over the years to quickly...

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Health Websites You Can Trust

Health Websites You Can Trust

Years ago when you have questions about your health you had three options: 1) ask your family doctor; 2) ask your smartest friend for their advice; or 3) turn to the family medical guide book. All you could do was just hope for the best and weigh your options. But now with the world wide web, we have an abundance of health information at our fingertips. But now that you have the web at your disposal 24/7, do you take better care of yourself? According to a study by the Pew...

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Janeson Keeley, Roanoke, VA

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.

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
Laurie Mrva, Daleville, VA

Laurie Mrva, Daleville, VA

I hired Cathy to redesign my office space to enhance the functionality and create a space that I want to work in. Change in any form is never easy, but Cathy listens to your needs and makes recommendations in a gentle and supportive manner. Her focus is to understand how you need your space to function, so that the outcome is both aesthetically pleasing and feels natural based on how you personally process information. Thank you Cathy!