Carol (Missy) Cohen MPH, CHHC

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6 Ways to Eliminate Headaches

Headaches come in all different types and sizes. There is the low-grade, nagging headache, the headache that hangs out just behind the eyes, the sinus pressure headache and, of course, the “Oh My God! Shoot me now!” pain of a migraine.

Know that these headaches are not just annoyances. Your kids did not CAUSE the headache by tearing through the living room while you are trying to suffer quietly on the couch. Headaches are a way of your body telling you that something is not right.

So, before you grab another over-the-counter pain reliever that will lead to your liver having to work in overtime and, possibly, to yet another headache. Listen to what your body is telling you and provide it with what it needs.

The truth about detoxing – 4 biggest myths debunked

Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, cleansing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “cleanse,” do you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains?

The truth is, a cleanse doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you cleanse in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health.

The following are four myths you may have heard about cleansing. Understandably, these myths may cause you to be hesitant to try a cleanse. Keep reading to find out the truth behind these myths and why cleansing might be just what your body is craving.

You Can’t Work Your Donut Off

“If I eat less and work out more, I’ll lose weight.”

I used to believe that too. And then I realized that it was not working for me. I looked around the gym that I was at more often than I was home and realized that that was not working for a lot of people. And then, I learned the truth.Contrary to popular belief, calories in does NOT equal calories out.

I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you just can’t exercise that donut away.

Energy and Vitality – It’s Yours for the Taking!


The Devil is in the Details!

Did you ever receive a letter from your doctor something like this?

Dear Joe,

It was good to see you the other day. The results of your physical and lab work are fine.

I look forward to seeing you next year.


Dr. Chris

Well, that’s great but what does that tell you? You know that you do not feel “fine.” You also do not know what your lab results actually are. Did you know that you have a legal right to know what your lab results are? And do you know why Dr. Chris says that you are fine when, in fact, you know for yourself that you don’t FEEL that way?

Hidden Sugars!

Many of us recognize that sugar in our diets comes from sweets – candy, cookies, cakes, and ice cream. What we do not realize is that it also comes from things made with wheat flour. These are things many of us consume every day without thinking twice about it. Things like bread, pasta, croissants, and muffins. Many of us use sugar to jumpstart our day by consuming a muffin, toast, or croissant and pairing it with a sugar-filled coffee drink.