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Dropping Pounds VS. Revamping Your Metabolism?

I am very passionate about this topic.  In fact, it’s the backbone of all my programs and services. Sunshine Wellness Mission is to help motivated women who are fed up with dieting to regain control of their metabolism and daily routines.  We promise no more hamster wheel of self deprivation…fatigue…disappointment.  Instead, we provide realistic programs […]

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Betsy’s Top 4 Supplements (with recommended doses)

You’ll notice that I do not emphasize lots of supplements.  In fact, when working with clients, supplementation is usually the last topic I touch on.  Vitamins and nutritional supplements are used to “supplement” your diet. Your daily diet and lifestyle habits are #1 HOWEVER there are a few key supplements that are important! What to […]

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Best Tortillas and Wraps

Have you read the ingredients for your favorite flour tortilla?  I bet you that you will NOT be impressed.  Here is a picture of Mission Whole Wheat Tortillas.  Some of the nasty ingredients include shortening, hydrogenated soybean oil and tons of preservatives! I’ve researched some whole grain and gluten free tortillas, here are some better […]

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Create a Healthy Morning Routine

Envision this dreamy situation…You go to bed early and sleep well.  When you wake up, you feel rested.  You get up before anyone else in the household for some quality alone time.   You start out your morning with a short meditation to clear your mind.  You have enough time to review your schedule and plan […]

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Omega-3’s Linked to Recovery of Muscle Soreness

Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) have been shown to help in the recovery of muscle soreness, lessen joint pain, headaches, and migraines. Here is a simple way to explain how it works:  When you intake omega-3’s, your red blood cells are transported with the omega-3 fatty acids to increase the amount of […]

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Do You Need Electrolytes?

Imagine that you just had an intense workout and you are sweaty or maybe you’re feeling a little run down, like your body is missing something. Yes, you probably need ELECTROLYTES!  Electrolyte replenishment is essential for some people (if you sweat a lot or exercise in the heat). Pay attention for symptoms of depletion (cramping, […]

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Stop worrying about your appearance!

I just got back from a 4 day surf getaway with my husband (check us out on a wave together).  It was awesome and I had an epiphany while there that I’d like to share with you.  Here is my journal entry: Brian and I have visited El Salvador numerous times, mostly for the surf […]

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Heartburn? Get off meds naturally!

Many people suffer from heartburn.  The good news is that it is preventable.  Most of my clients are able to get off acid reducing medications and control heartburn through diet and lifestyle changes alone!   Here are the most common causes and tips to reduce heartburn. Possible Causes of Heartburn: Mindless eating – not chewing well […]

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Ladies Only: Natural Birth Control

Natural Birth Control When young women start to become sexually active, many are automatically prescribed “the pill”.   Did you know this method is only 91% effective, according to Planned Parenthood.  Many women stay on birth control pills for a decade or more.  If you think about it, that is over ten years of taking artificial […]

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Probiotics and Your Health

Clinical Research: According to the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, research has shown probiotics to be helpful in the treatment of many GI issues, poor immune systems, decrease the risk of cancer, and can reduce bad cholesterol.  As you can see, probiotics are great for your gut and overall health! They go into your […]

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