Getting Back to Basics

By Brook Rivera, HHC Are your goals to eat better this year? There are 100ʼs of diets and eating plans out there — enough to confuse even the savviest…itʼs times like these when itʼs best to keep it simple. Donʼt underestimate the power of preparing more home cooked meals with whole foods. Youʼll consume less […]

Should I Eat Wheat?

By Brook Rivera, HHC What do millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, rice, and corn all have in common?  They are gluten-free grains. While a gluten-free diet is typically for those with Celiac or gluten sensitivities, refraining from gluten or wheat can be a useful approach for any healing process, including cancer.

How to Practice Mindful Eating

By Brook Rivera, HHC Traversing the world of nutrition – what to eat and what not to eat – can be overwhelming, confusing, and downright frustrating.  Experts offer advice that contradicts one another, words on packages stretch the truth (or just lie), and what’s good for you one day is found to be harmful the […]

Sweet Sorrow

By Brook Rivera I know we’d like to think sugar is our friend – it soothes us when we’re stressed out, gives us an energy boost when we’re tired, and produces that euphoric feeling we all love and crave…but these are only short term pleasures that are just as quickly replaced by longer term health […]

Dairy & Cancer

By Brook Rivera, HHC I love cheese, and it was a daily staple in my diet for many years — especially since I was a vegetarian.  It didn’t occur to me that unless you were allergic or lactose intolerant, cheese would be undesirable, until I learned to eat less cheese myself.  I realized with less […]

New Team Member – Brook

We are thrilled to welcome Brook to our team here at Wellness Within. She is interning with Patti for the Mind-Body Medicine program and with her extensive background will be offering some other classes in September; watch our calendar for more details.   Brook Rivera is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist, recognized […]