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Yoga for Entrepreneurial Success

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Like a lot of people, I had an image of people who did yoga and they did not look like me. However, the yoga instructors were so warm and welcoming and they are also entrepreneurs. 

Is Our Entrepreneurial Wellness Sustainable?

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The question “What keeps the CEO up at night” is a common one among entrepreneurial circles. Glorifying working 12 – 18 hour days, poor work-life balance, working harder than the next company to be successful, having skin in the game, sacrificing family and friend’s time, knowing your numbers, knowing your exit strategy, talking to investors, meeting with board of advisers are all common expectations and behaviors for entrepreneurs. 

Gut Health for Good Health

Gut Health for Good Health
A healthy gut can do all that but also serves to regulate hormones, detoxify and works as an effective barrier. The gut is composed from one layer of epithelial cells, which have a special structure with microvilli increasing the digestion/absorption surface.

These Key Foods Reduce Inflammation

These Key Foods Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation. It’s not just for health headlines. Most Americans live in inflamed bodies all the time. Scientists are measuring levels of inflammation in our bodies and finding that chronic (lasts a long time) inflammation is very damaging to our health.

Healthy Holiday Eating

Healthy Holiday Eating
It’s that time of the year again! Family gatherings, parties, get-togethers and a LOT of food!!! It is important to remember that this happens every year. A research study, led by Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab as well as scientists in Finland and France...

Is Sugar Stealing Your Mojo?

Is Sugar Stealing Your Mojo?
It is estimated that 80% of American adults (and some children) are either insulin resistant, pre-diabetic or diabetic and many don’t know it. 

Important Facts about Autoimmune Diseases

Important Facts about Autoimmune Diseases
It has been scientifically proven that three elements need to be present to develop an autoimmune disease, each counting for about a third of the risk:

Zeal of Xander: Finding the Sweetness

Zeal of Xander: Finding the Sweetness
Everyday it feels like I've been the winner of the world's worse lottery. But everyday I chase honey, I find the sweetness in this bitter situation.                   

I Gained the Weight Back, and I’m Glad!

I Gained the Weight Back, and I’m Glad!
I kept 115 pounds off for over 9 years, so why would weight return?  

Workplace Wellness: Tips for Eating Well At Work

Workplace Wellness: Tips for Eating Well At Work
With a hectic work schedule, keeping on track with healthy eating habits can be a hassle. Between the pastries in the office kitchen to grabbing an easy-on-the-go lunch to satisfy your mid-day cravings, maintaining a balanced work-day diet can be difficult.

Ten "Healthy" Foods to Avoid

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When you look at an item in the grocery store, do not read the front of the package. The little red dress or the happy smiling cartoon figures are there just to lure you.

Addressing Food Insecurity in North Carolina

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More than 2 million people in our state are food insecure and can’t easily access healthy food. These residents suffer from high rates of diet-related diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some kinds of cancer, and other chronic conditions.