“Happy Holidays!” They say. What’s so happy and merry about a time that forces the memory of loneliness, death, and unmet desires for some? Here it is, the end of the year and what’s there to expect? Holidays are traditionally a time where family and friends gather together to eat, enjoy hallmark movies, and be with… Read More
Mental Health: Facts, Myths, and How You Can Get Involved
As a mental health clinician, it is my obligation to educate individuals on what mental health is and the importance of taking care of your body and mind. First, understand that mental health focuses on our emotional, psychological and social well-being. Mental health is vital because it profoundly influences the way we think, feel and act.
Body Bistro Series: Eating for Optimal Health
Many people tell me they eat healthfully all the time, but what does eating healthy really mean? Healthy eating entails knowing how much protein, fat, carbohydrates, sugar, water, and sodium intake is needed on a daily basis based on one’s Basil Metabolic Rate (BMR); especially if you exercise daily, expend calories and trying to lose weight. Everyone should know their BMR to understand how many calories needed for body maintenance, support, and optimal health.
Fortitude Health and Wellness Body Bistro Regimen
Here are nine simple tips that will have you glowing through summer and the rest of your life. You will notice a wonderful improvement in your skin, body, and you will feel great! This regimen is a daily commitment that will yield your body rewards over your lifetime.
Every Day Counts for World Health Day
Today is World Health Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) deemed today the day to look at health across the globe and revisit health problems plaguing our world. First let’s start with the definition of health – “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” I will go a step further and say that health is also a clean environment, access to health care, access to healthy, clean, fresh foods, and emotional stability. Without a stable environment, and access to care and healthy food to sustain us, our health status in the world is marginalized.
What the Heck is Meal Prep?
What is meal prep? Why do people do it? Is it really a fad, or is it a sustainable way to implement lifestyle changes?