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The Many Benefits of MCT Oil

There are many benefits of using MCT oil, so I'm a huge fan. MCT oil is a medium chain triglyceride derived from coconut. It is 8-10 chain carbons in length, and contains either capric, and/or caprylic acid. It bypasses the digestive track, and goes straight to the liver through the portal vein. For this reason, MCT oil helps you to burn fat rather than carbs.
MCT oil can help with: Weight management support Hormone Balance Gut Health/Antimicrobial Fat absorption Focus/Concentration/Clarity

Why health coaches can change the world.

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With the obesity epidemic on the rise, so is chronic disease. It's important to start with some statistics to help you understand the health crisis that is going on in America (Statistics provided by Chris Kresser https://chriskresser.com/):
Six in 10 Americans now suffers from chronic disease. Four in 10 suffers from multiple chronic diseases. Almost 30 percent of kids now have a chronic disease.
Do you see now why Healt

Nonviolent Communication

Nonviolent communication is a language of life. I'm personally devoting this year fully to nonviolent communication. Being a fire sign, I have to be very careful of my language, because it naturally comes out fierce and aggressive, if I'm not mindful.
Nonviolence means allowing the positive within you to emerge. To be dominated by love, respect, understanding, appreciation, compassion, and concern for others rather than self-centered and selfish, greedy, hateful, prejudiced, suspicious, and aggressive attitudes that dominate our thinking. This world is what we make of it. If it is ruthless today it's because we have made it ruthless with our attitudes. If we change ourselves we can change the world, and changes ourselves begins with our language and methods of communication.
There are 4 components of nonviolent communication: observations, feelings, needs, and requests. The concrete actions we observe that affect our well-being. How we feel in relation to what we…

Create one good habit and things attach!

Too many times we try tackling too many things all at once. If we can make one healthy change or addition, watch other healthy habits manifest and attach to it.
A fairly simple habit to start with is hydration. Figure out your daily water needs. It's usually more than you think! Do your best every day to meet your hydration number. It will take time, and it may sound shocking, but prioritize your hydration above your food and fitness! Without proper hydration you won't get the results you are looking for in your nutrition and fitness pursuits. Our bodies are made up of mostly water and, as we age, that percentage of water decreases. (Side note: get your body composition analyzed to know your total body water! Book a Body Composition Analysis $25). Dehydration could actually be one of the primary reasons we feel tired, experience mental fog, and have a hard time letting go of excess body fat. The old recommendation of 8 glasses of water a day is outdated. How could 8 glasses o…