Make Your Home Your Sanctuary As You Shelter-In-Place

Make Your Home Your Sanctuary As You Shelter-In-Place

These days, it’s becoming more and more likely that we’ll all be spending most of our time inside….cut off from outside social spaces, unable to attend events that have been cancelled, and thinking extra carefully about our grocery lists.  And to make it through flattening the curve and continuing to socially distance ourselves by just staying in our homes, we might want to take a page out of the pregnancy-preparation book…and start nesting. If you’re lucky...

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How Does Your Endocrine System Get Disrupted?

How Does Your Endocrine System Get Disrupted?

What is the endocrine system? The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. (1)  It includes the adrenal glands, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, and thyroid gland, as well as the ovaries, pancreas, and testes. What does your endocrine system do? The endocrine system influences how well your body...

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Understanding Toxicity 3 – Genes and Gene Expression

Understanding Toxicity 3 – Genes and Gene Expression

In part 2 of this series–Understanding Toxins – Detoxification Capacity,  you learned that removing toxins is different for everyone.  You also learned three things you can do right now to help increase your rate of detoxification.  In this post, you will learn how effectively the body manages toxins through gene expression. Did you know genes and gene expression regulate sensitivity? – Genetics – The speed with which you’re genetically programmed (built)...

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Understanding Toxicity 1 – Exposure

Understanding Toxicity 1 – Exposure

Welcome to this 4-part series that will walk you briefly through understanding toxins.  In this series, you will learn the rate new toxins are added to the body–the detox system’s first challenge (exposure), how the rate of toxin removal influences your overall health (detox capacity), how toxic responses get passed to future generations (genes and gene expression), and finally, how hyper-reactivity to toxins can amplify their overall effect within us...

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Cooking Foods In a Healthier Way

Cooking Foods In a Healthier Way

Cooking foods in a healthier way is just as important as what and when you eat.  There are many ways you can use basic cooking methods and less fat when preparing your favorite dishes.  These minor changes will go a long way to help you achieve your weight management and health goals. Below are healthier cooking options that you can explore instead of frying foods.  These methods will help to retain nutrients and flavors in foods far more effectively.  You’ll also...

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10 Things That Will Bring “Sexy” Back Into Your Relationship

10 Things That Will Bring “Sexy” Back Into Your Relationship

Does your relationship need a reboot?  If you’re like me, you may have found that keeping the “sexy” in your relationship with your spouse or partner can be quite a challenge. Men can be just as challenging as raising a 2-year-old. I think there’s a good reason why the writer of “The Jungle Book” refers to the human baby boy as a “Man Child.”  I think it’s because men never seem to grow up.  Or may it’s because they have such selective hearing and reasoning, which happens...

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Adopt a Positive Mindset

Adopt a Positive Mindset

It really is easier than you think to adopt a positive mindset.  When you make up your mind and choose to live a happier life, the words you say over and over to yourself begins the process.  Your thoughts and words are powerful and the tips below will help you overcome bad habits so you can create new ones. The average person has an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day!  Imagine how powerful those thoughts are and how they can steer your attitude and responses.  Wow!  Take...

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Teach Your Body to Crave Movement

Teach Your Body to Crave Movement

When it comes to movement and exercise, you want to teach your body to crave movement so you can create a habit.  When you crave it, it’s no longer a chore and your body wants more.  After all, we are designed to move in all sorts of ways, so get exploring! Stress, hard work, sitting and/or studying for hours creates tension in the body, which can lead to chronic aches, tightness, constipation and fatigue.  Many people try to alleviate these symptoms with alcohol,...

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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.

Carol Rutger, Des Moines, IA

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.

Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

Bethenie Waudby, Camas, WA

I have been working with Cathy as my life coach and for the first time in my 36 years I finally know what I want to be when I grow up!  Now I feel like its an accomplishable goal!  I have a purpose now and I’m so excited!