Mindful & Intuitive Eating

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A New Take On Life

By Jessica Pottorff / November 15, 2023

As a substance abuse counselor, I’ve heard it all. I’ve heard every excuse and defense under the sun in defense of an addictive behavior or that someone is not addicted to something, or someone. What I have learned in my career so far, and in my own journey of recovery, is that people find something that helps them feel good or better, and whether it is healthy or not, they will use it repeatedly and will be reluctant to ever admit that they may be addicted to it.

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Dietary Supplements | What’s to know

By Linda Wilcox / September 25, 2023

There are all kinds of dietary supplements on the market today for just about anything. Not all supplements are created equal, and there is little quality standardization of these products. Unlike prescription and over-the-  counter medication, the Food and Drug Administration does not establish standards for the contents of dietary supplements. With so many products on the market to choose from, an independent third-party certification program can help guide you in deciding what supplements to choose.

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Orange dining plate in the top right corner, with a napkin that reads "Go with your gut feeling"

A New Take On Life

By Jessica Pottorff / August 18, 2023

Substance Use Disorders are characterized by chronic dependence on a substance, despite having mental, physical, and social consequences. They also include socioeconomic, biochemical, genetic (more on this in upcoming months), and increasingly, Smicrobiological underpinnings. It is well known that addiction is a brain disorder and affects the wiring in our brain, but there are new and emerging studies showing the link between the gut microbiome and drug addiction.

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The word "SUMMER" in fun, colorful letters with the U as an illustration of a cup of lemonade, and summer activities surrounding the word, including sunglasses, a beach ball, flowers, flipflops, and a ladybug.

The Perfect Way to Wrap Up Summer

By Linda Wilcox / August 18, 2023

August is National Wellness Month, making it the perfect time to focus on caring for you and yours with healthy routines. Incorporating small changes and wholesome habits into your daily routine all month long is the perfect way to wrap up summer and impact your health in positive ways.

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Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle for Health and Wellness

By Linda Wilcox / June 14, 2023

The Mediterranean Diet really isn’t a diet in the sense that it is full of rules and restrictions but finds its roots in the traditional eating habits of people that live in the surrounding region of the Mediterranean Sea like Italy, Greece, and Liberia. There is not a single definition of the Mediterranean Diet because it focuses on overall eating patterns and healthy lifestyle factors across many different Mediterranean countries. Without strict formulas and calculations, the Mediterranean diet is flexible and can be customized to your individual needs.

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7 Wellness, Nutrition and Health Books

7 Wellness Books To Transform Your Health

By New Life Counseling / May 9, 2022

Wellness and nutrition should be a balanced approach that focuses on what feels good to your body and what is good for your health. Being in charge of your health and well-being not only benefits you physically but mentally too. If you are struggling to break some of your eating habits or are wanting to…

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