What is Nutritional Well Being?

What is Nutritional Well Being?

Nutritional well being – No. 1 of our 5 elements Our last element for attaining optimum health is nutritional well being.  Here, our focus is on…you guessed it…food!  But not only that, we also take into consideration how food responds in the body and with meal planning.  I know from experience the importance of planning out the weekly menu.  Without a plan, less than optimal choices are made and health begins to suffer.  So the journey begins with the...

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Bringing Back Christmas Traditions

Bringing Back Christmas Traditions

I was chatting with a neighbor last week and asked why I didn’t see her at our annual neighborhood ornament exchange. She told me that she was trying to “push through Christmas” after the passing of her father. My heart went out to her as I am familiar with the thoughts and emotions that she is experiencing. My mother valued Christmas traditions—the old Christmas carols, foods and decorations inside and around the home.   I on the other hand, love to bring in a more...

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GERD – Medications Can Irritate the Condition

As many of you know, my husband has been dealing with the effects of GERD for many years.  This condition continues to be problematic for many people–and what’s worse is that the medications used to treat this condition is actually causing more harm than good.  I continue to read reports that explain how antacids add to the problem of acid reflux by creating a more acidic environment in the stomach.  There are other medications that can cause problems as well,...

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Gluten Free Diet – What You Should Know?

Gluten Free Diet – What You Should Know?

I can tell you truthfully that up until about two years ago I had absolutely no clue as to what a gluten free diet was. When my daughter learned she has Crohn’s disease, she told me that she needed to begin an elimination diet. We learned that wheat products were one of many things that caused problems for her. For the past few years I learned that gluten is a mixture of proteins found in all grains, and can cause a myriad of problems for people. Prolamines in particular...

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The Attitude of Gratitude

The Attitude of Gratitude

During my 30 Days of Gratitude challenge, I’ve shared a number of things you can listen to, read and do to help you appreciate many things that life has already given you.  Your bi-weekly paycheck, the steady rainfall that watered the lawn, electricity that provides juice for our internet pleasure or simply your health– these are just a few things you might take for granted daily.  Yes, they are rather small things that don’t add up to winning the lottery,...

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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.

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!

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!