Tips for Staying Healthy

This is the time of year for colds… here are some basic tips for staying healthy: Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer if you are unable to get to the sink. Avoid touching your face with your hands. One of the biggest ways that we infect ourselves is by transferring germs from our […]

Supplements for Staying Healthy

Vitamin C Whenever I get that rundown/scratchy-throat feeling, I immediately take a 1000-2000mg of Vitamin C in crystallized form. I keep it up until I feel good again! Vitamin D3 Most of us are deficient in Vitamin D3. Get your D levels checked at your Doctor’s office or by taking part in the GrassrootsHealth Vitamin […]

Prevent Spring Allergies!

I used to suffer from year-round allergies that were at their worst in the springtime. I was on a corticosteroid inhaler and took antihistamines for six months out of the year. I had frequent colds, sinus infections and headaches. I decided to get off the medications and fight the allergies the natural way. This is […]

Own Your Resolutions

Most of us have dutifully made a list of resolutions and found to our dismay that 2 months later our habits haven’t changed at all. What can you do to really own your New Year’s Resolutions and make permanent changes? Write down your resolutions – Write them down and take a good look at them. […]

Why I became a Holistic Health Coach

Although my mom force-fed me healthy food when I was growing up and I’ve been a vegetarian or pesca-tarian (fish-eating vegetarian) of some sort since college, I wasn’t always the healthiest eater. My vegetarian diet was filled with pasta, bread, cheese and unbearable sweet cravings. In 2002, in my Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) class at […]

Why Cook?

I hear a lot of people say that they don’t have time to go to the grocery store or cook food for themselves or their family. Many people’s grocery carts seem to be filled with packaged food that is conveniently ready for the freezer until it is time to pop in the microwave for dinner. […]

How did I get into Shiatsu Massage?

A lot of my clients ask me how I got into this line of work. What made me want to become a massage therapist, study Shiatsu and open my own business? I graduated college with a degree in Art History in the middle of a recession. There weren’t many jobs available and certainly not any […]

Integrative Nutrition Retreat at Omega

I just came back from Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. This was the first conference for the Immersion program at Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I got to connect with 250 fellow health counselors, deepen my counseling skills, take great workshops on marketing, eat delicious vegetarian food and soak in the natural beauty of the area. […]

Biking to Work

Last April I decided that my bicycle would be my sole means of transportation. I have 2 offices, each of them are just 4 miles away from my home which makes bicycling a great option. It is faster than taking the bus, I don’t have to worry about the bus schedule and parking is not […]

Mom’s Fitness Camp

I finished off the summer with a visit to my mom’s on Eastern Long Island. I always joke around that I’ve been to Mom’s Fitness Camp, as we eat really healthy and exercise a lot. My mom is very active, especially in the summer. It is inspiring to see her swim for 50 minutes at […]