39 posts by: Hannah Aylward
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Superfood Hot Chocolate Recipe

Happy #NationalCocoaDayby Hannah Aylward  My friends, it is officially National Cocoa Day! Could there be a better day?  To celebrate, I figured I would share the best hot chocolate recipe … ever. It...

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Holiday Party Guide: Making Healthy Choices

Holiday Party Guide: Making Healthy ChoicesBy Hannah Aylward  The holidays are here, and it is getting a little crazy. We are scrambling to finish projects before the end of the year, making time for...

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Avoid the Toxic Effects of Household Cleaning Products

Avoid the Toxic Effects of Household Cleaning Productsby Hannah Aylward   When interested in embarking on an exciting health journey, we often look to food and exercise to help us meet our goals. It...

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A Pumpkin Pie Smoothie That is Healthy Enough to Eat for Breakfast

A Pumpkin Pie Smoothie That is Healthy Enough to Eat for Breakfastby Hannah Aylward  It’s November, and you know what that means — it’s time for pumpkin everything!   Typically when we think of...

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Eating to Support Breast Health

Eating to Support Breast HealthBy Hannah Aylward   Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. Every year, 1.7 million new cases of cancer are recorded. About one in eight women...

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Stress Less: The Science Behind Cortisol

Stress Less: The Science Behind Cortisolby Hannah Aylward  Cortisol is the stress hormone. It is made by the adrenal glands along with other hormones including norepinephrine, epinephrine, estrogen,...

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The Scoop on High Blood Pressure (and Practicing Presence)

The Scoop on High Blood Pressure (and Practicing Presence)by Hannah Aylward   In the United States, approximately 85 million people have high blood pressure. That’s about one in every three adults...

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The Ultimate Guide to Goal Setting

The Ultimate Guide to Goal Setting by Hannah Aylward     It is that time of year when the seasons are shifting, school is back in session, and things are back on track after a summer filled with...

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Chew on This: How Mindful Eating Helps Our Bodies

Chew on This: How Mindful Eating Helps Our Bodiesby Hannah Aylward  Although often overlooked, how we eat is often just as important as what we eat. I admit I am guilty of eating in front of my...

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#TuneIntoYou Through Wellness

Tune Into You Through Wellnessby Hannah Aylward  Wellness is very much a “thing” right now. It has grown from a positive-lifestyle practice into a fast-growing trend. With this trend, comes a lot...

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Eat Your Way to Stronger Muscles

Eat Your Way to Stronger Musclesby Hannah Aylward  There are over 600 muscles in the human body. Healthy muscles let us move freely and keep our bodies strong, whether this means dancing, practicing...

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Healthy Traveling for a Better Vacation

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling ... So You Can Actually Enjoy Your Vacation by Hannah Aylward    Summer isn’t quite over, so if you haven’t taken your much-needed vacation yet, it’s time...

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Top 12 Tips for Healthy (and Stress-free) Grocery Shopping

Top 12 Tips for Healthy (and Stress-free) Grocery Shopping By Hannah Aylward    When I work with clients, we often discuss how we can simplify eating well and living better. There is so much noise...

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A Delicious Salad Recipe to Calm Anxiety

A Delicious Salad Recipe to Calm AnxietyBy Hannah Aylward  The importance of mental health should not be overlooked. According to data from the National Institute of Mental Health, about 38 percent...

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​Thrive Naturally by Activating Your Vagus Nerve​

Thrive Naturally by Activating Your Vagus Nerveby Hannah Aylward  The human body never ceases to amaze me. The way that it is designed to thrive naturally and work fluidly is pure magic. Let’s take...

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Fiber: The Underrated Superfood

Fiber: The Underrated Superfoodby Hannah Aylward  I know, I know. When we think about fiber, it sounds basic. We probably think about prunes, Fiber One Cereal, and those icky powders that our...

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Hydrating Smoothie Recipe for Hot Summer Mornings

Hydrating Smoothie Recipe for Hot Summer Morningsby Hannah Aylward    Let’s face it, it is hot out there. The peak of summer has hit, and the heat is on full force. I feel like I can’t eat...

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Are You Nature Deficient?

Are You Nature Deficient?By Hannah Aylward How much time do you spend outside on a daily basis? Let’s break it down. Your average workday may look something like this: wake up, commute to work, sit...

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A Simple Gut-Healthy Day

A Simple Gut-Healthy DayBy Hannah AylwardSo now that you know everything you need to know about the gut, it is time to put it all into play. This is often the hardest part, right? Well, it doesn’t...

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Gut Health: The Roundup

Gut Health: The RoundupBy Hannah Aylward  What's Going On in the Gut?Read» Gut Health 101: What's Really Going on Here?We may be more bacteria than we are human cells. These bacteria (billions of...

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Top 3 Supplements for Traveling

Top 3 Supplements for TravelingBy Hannah Aylward  As I sit here writing this article from the West Coast of Ireland, I am looking out into lush, green fields of rolling hills. This place is magical....

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​A Peek into a Health Coach’s Medicine Cabinet

What Supplements Does a Health Coach TakeBy Hannah AylwardOne of the most common questions that I get asked is, "What do you eat?" And right after it is this one, "What supplements do you take?"  I...

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Why You Should Probably Drink More Water

Why You Should Probably Drink More WaterBy Hannah AylwardOur bodies are made up of anywhere from 50-70 percent water. That’s a lot. While humans can go about three weeks without food, they can only...

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Antibiotics and Your Gut

Antibiotics and Your GutBy Hannah AylwardWe can’t discuss all things gut health without mentioning antibiotics. We’ve all taken them for different reasons across the board for skin conditions,...

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Four Steps to Freeing the Gut

Four Steps to Freeing the GutBy Hannah AylwardBy this point, we know how important gut health is to our overall health. It affects everything from energy levels to anxiety to immunity. If you are...

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Gut Health Might Be the Missing Link

Gut Health Might be the Missing LinkBy Hannah Aylward  Have you ever just felt off? You could be going through a period of time when your energy is down, brain seems foggy, stomach is rumbling, pants...

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Radiant Skin = Radiant Gut

Radiant Skin = Radiant GutBy Hannah Aylward  As I mentioned in my previous article, the gut is the center of our health, as it houses about 70 percent of our immune system. So naturally, our gut...

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Gut Health: What’s Really Going on Here?

Gut Health 101By Hannah Aylward  There are about 100 trillion bacteria in our bodies, and most of them are in our intestines.   Recent science is actually unveiling that we may be more bacteria than...

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Turmeric: Everything You Need to Know

Turmeric: Everything You Need to KnowBy Hannah AylwardTurmeric is a golden yellow root, commonly ground into a spice. Ever had Indian curry? You’ve had turmeric. It is on top of the list as one of...

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The Top 7 Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep

The Top 7 Reasons Why You Can’t SleepBy Hannah AylwardSleep is the body’s biggest reset button. When we sleep our digestive systems get a break, our immune systems are revitalized, our brains...

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Stocking a Clean Fridge

Stocking a Clean FridgeBy Hannah Aylward  Last week we talked all about stocking a proper pantry for nutritional success. With a lot of my clients, I find that if we adjust what foods they keep in...

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Stocking a Healthy Pantry

Stocking a Healthy PantryBy Hannah Aylward  It’s that time of year when spring has finally arrived. The arrival of spring, and the changing of seasons, is a magical time of year to get rid of the...

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​Are Vegetable Oils Damaging Your Health?

Are Vegetable Oils Damaging Your Health?By Hannah Aylward  The popularity in eating healthy fats is on the rise. There is no doubt any longer that healthy fats are a necessary part of a healthy diet....

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Snacks + Your Health Goals

Why Your Snacks May be Sabotaging Your Health Goals + How to Fix ThemBy: Hannah Aylward  Snacking is an area where I frequently see clients make decisions that don’t support their health goals....

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Nutrient Rich for the Win

Why You Should Stop Counting CaloriesBy Hannah Aylward  The theory of calorie counting for weight loss is one of the biggest health myths of all time. Yes, it is true that reducing your caloric...

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All Day Clarity, Energy, and Vitality

The Perfect Breakfast for All Day Clarity, Energy and VitalityBy Hannah Aylward  Breakfast can get tricky. We are constantly bombarded with different opinions on what we should be eating. Most...

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A Look Into Food Labels

Eat More Consciously by Deciphering Food Label Claims By Hannah Aylward    Grocery store aisles are lined with products showcasing multiple claims like all natural, organic, and cage-free. What do...

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Is Soy Actually Good for You?

Talking Soy...By Hannah AylwardSoy is a tricky one. There is information out there stating that it will help you and heal you. Some recommend it as a wise plant-based alternative to meat, while...

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Top 8 Tips to Heal Your Digestion

Simple Tips to Improve Your DigestionBloating, discomfort, constipation - yikes. Unfortunately this is more common than not. Digestive issues are some of the most common that I see in my practice....

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