Beans: Powerful Plant Protein

Beans: Powerful Plant Protein

Beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant proteins around.  There are so many choices:  creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more to choose from. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty of iron and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are low in calories. Plus, studies have found them to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. What To Do With...

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Can Artificial Sweeteners Cause Stroke or Alzheimer’s?

Can Artificial Sweeteners Cause Stroke or Alzheimer’s?

Are artificial sweeteners really bad for us? As I continue to research, I find newly released information about foods and substances we should NOT consume.  Today, I want to talk to you about beverages that contain artificial sweeteners.  You know, that white stuff that tastes like a strange sweet chemical that food manufacturers add to products to make you think you’re doing something good for your body.  I know you love your zero calorie...

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Living a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Living a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

What does it mean to be gluten-free? Until recently, I never knew that wheat has gone through many changes over the years. Once I began to do some heavy research, I learned about the impact this “modern” grain has on our bodies and our even more, on our brains.  Now that my husband and I are gluten-free, we are learning so much about this highly modified grain.  There are literally hundreds of diseases directly linked to the consumption of wheat products.  You...

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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
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!