In the news – One of the world’s largest banks has issued a dire warning about the future of food safety. ‘Devastating’ antibiotic resistance – Business Insider

  It is pretty clear for so many reasons why you should not buy factory farmed meats. Vote with your dollar, ask your restaurant what type of meat they use. When farmers feed antibiotics to their animals, they create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which can lead to antibiotic-resistant ” superbugs ” in humans. Over time, this could… Continue Reading


Inactivity and death.

“…inactivity has surpassed obesity and smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the world.” Because I am all about prevention! Movement is life. Hippocrates said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to… Continue Reading


UAB – News – In cardiac injury, the NSAID carprofen causes dysfunction of the immune system

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, or NSAIDs, are widely used as a pain reliever, to reduce fevers and to lower inflammation. They are readily available in any household in over-the-counter form, such as aspirin or ibuprofen for example. This is a great research piece and a very important one especially for the world of sports, where the… Continue Reading


Why Your Genes Aren’t Your Destiny

I came across this amazing, informative article posted on February 24, 2015 by CHRIS KRESSER. Chris is M.S., L.Ac is a globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, and functional and integrative medicine. I wanted to share the article here as well as make sure to save it for my clients’… Continue Reading


Inactivity and death.

A great article by¬†Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD, DHL (Hon) for Medscape¬†Health Professional Network. He believes that doctors aren’t doing enough to get patients to exercise, they do not lead by example, they do not speak about it enough and do not promote exercise as a vital part of a getting and staying healthy. I would… Continue Reading


The Rise of the Health Coach

Please forgive me the reblog of a link, but I had to get this on the website for those interested, and did not have time to do a write-up. The Rise of the Health Coach   To your health, Elena        


I Need to Vent!

I apologize in advance, but I am not holding anything back in this one! ūüôā Another unbelievable consultation! Blows my mind how ignorant some people are about effects of stress and diet on their health! How many times I have heard: “but I eat same stuff my whole life and nothing happened before!” or “I… Continue Reading


Fitting writing onto my life.

Today, on my website¬†I had¬†received¬†one of the most flattering comment: Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems¬†as though you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why throw¬†away your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us… Continue Reading


Inspired by a salad

I am sitting here waiting for my 4 year old to finish her gymnastics¬†class¬†and eating by beautiful, colorful salad (arugula, red bell pepper, olives, avocado, and perfectly ripe mango with turkey breast on top). I had a very busy day, it is 4pm now and this is my lunch. I was¬†famished, but did not have… Continue Reading


Gratitude to my doctor – Dr. Mark Mincolla

This evening, as I was reading blogs and posts of people with autoimmune diseases, it¬†broke¬†my heart to see how much suffering, pain, and hopelessness is out there. The scary thing is that over time one¬†autoimmune¬†issue seems to¬†lead¬†to another, and as I was reading these stories I felt so overwhelmingly grateful for being under the care… Continue Reading


Health news of note – lung cancer/smoking, CV reduction via naturopathic medicine, childhood infections and Schizophrenia, disabling fatigue in teens, marijuana and IQ drop…

These great new studies and research results are definitely worthy information to make a note of. More women die of lung cancer than of breast cancer. But there is no ‚Äúrace for the cure‚ÄĚ for lung cancer, no brown ribbon, and no group analogous to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This just blew… Continue Reading


Debunking the paleo diet?!

Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner at TEDxOU.¬†Christina Warinner is a researcher at the University of Zurich, where she studies how humans have co-evolved with environments, diets and disease. This is a very interesting video, not even as much from a¬†perspective¬†of debunking the paleo diet, but from the points she does make about our¬†ancestors. What… Continue Reading


6 ways to prevent cancer in your home

I do love a good¬†infographic ūüôā Remember,¬†one-third of diagnosed cancer is 100% preventable¬†and the best ‚Äúcure‚ÄĚ for any disease is not to get it in the first place. Start doing your part today to cancer proof your body. If I do use makeup, it is vegan and natural, as far as popcorn this is my… Continue Reading


How to cancer proof your body

I was reading the 10 Ways to Cancer Proof Your Body Right Now¬†article by¬†Danica Collins¬†and¬†although¬†very long, it had some great ¬†information pulled together as far as cancer¬†prevention, so I had to share it here with some additional notes. By keeping your body strong and healthy, strengthening your immune¬†system, eating clean¬†nutritious¬†food, getting enough sleep and¬†learning¬†how to… Continue Reading


Exercise is an integral part of a healthy living!

Exercise is a huge part of my life, but I have not really talked much about it here.¬†Exercise¬†is not only an important part of my life, but it is an integral part of a healthy¬†living. From now on I will place a larger focus on it and write more about the importance of movement. You¬†fitness¬†level,… Continue Reading


Health and spirituality

I will be posting more about the spiritual journey on my health and wellness coaching website blog. I do not believe a person can be truly healthy and fulfilled without spirituality being a major part of ones life, so I will not only write about holistic/alternative health and nutrition but also about spirituality. Please follow… Continue Reading


Do You Need a Health Coach? – Fox Business

I am a Health and¬†Wellness¬†Coach practicing in Boston MA area, I also work with clients via Skype and phone, this article makes for a very nice introduction and an¬†overview¬†of what health coaches do and why. ‚ÄúPhysicians don‚Äôt have enough time to spend with their patients going over nutrition, lifestyle and stress reduction,‚ÄĚ says Kerrie Martin,… Continue Reading


We are living longer, but are we healthier?

There is so much talk about how we are living longer and what an¬†amazing¬†achievement¬†it is. I have to wonder though, what type of¬†living¬†are we talking about? Are we more vibrant, disease free, and able to take care of¬†ourselves, or are we sick, dependent on medication, disabled and have to rely on others’ help to perform… Continue Reading


Ability to sit and rise from the floor is closely correlated with all-cause mortality risk

It looks like the simplest and the fastest way to determine the level of muscular strength and¬†skeletal health in a¬†middle-aged¬†patient may be the¬†sitting-rising test, where¬†patient has to sit down on the floor and then get up with as little assistance as possible. Some can¬†get up¬†without¬†any support whatsoever, some may use a¬†hand¬†to push up, some need… Continue Reading


Paleolithic Lessons – paleo or plant-based?

Is paleo just another fad diet? I personally am not a big fan of anything¬†extreme¬†or too restrictive. I eat grass-fed, organic meats and eggs when I feel like it, not everyday and not because I have to.¬†We all are too different and have totally different nutritional needs, and so while a diet may be great… Continue Reading


Good article addressing some of the most important daily diet choices

Perfect summary of important steps¬†you can take as far as your daily diet routine. In my¬†experience¬†taking these steps can dramatically¬†improve¬†your health. As I was¬†reading¬†the article, I realized that over the years, these were¬†exact¬†steps I took, one by one, to get healthy, from eliminating inflammatory foods to giving up cow’s milk. Summary: Drink lemon water every… Continue Reading