Susan Patterson

Susan Patterson
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Susan is a Certifed Health Coach, Master Gardener and sustainability expert who has authored over twenty top selling books on healthy living, clean eating, gardening and natural wellness. She has taught thousands of people how to shop, cook and eat healthily and live well. When she is not coaching others, writing or speaking, Susan can be found hiking, kayaking and enjoying time in her garden.

5 Energy Busters and How to Avoid Them: Part Two

5 Energy Busters and How to Avoid Them: Part Two
In the last article, we covered the first three of five energy drainers. They included unhealthy, “fast foods” that give you a quick burst...

Stretch It Out! 5 Benefits of Stretching

Stretch It Out! 5 Benefits of Stretching
Stretching is a natural and instinctive activity and is innate to all animals. We stretch when we wake up, get up from a chair...

How and Why Do I Start a Yoga Practice? 6 Side...

How and Why Do I Start a Yoga Practice? 6 Side Effects of Yoga
Before you start anything in your life, especially a practice like yoga, you should examine your intentions. What is my motivation and drive in...

4 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes

Whether it’s a New Years resolution, or just a desire to look and feel better, people jump ahead into self-prescribed weight loss routines constantly....

Eating Well and Mindfully: Living a Meditative Life

You may ask yourself, “What do meditation and eating have to do with each other?” The answer is that they actually have a great...

Top 5 Toxins Lurking In Your Home

Top 5 Toxins Lurking In Your Home
With yesterday’s media reports of Arsenic found in a variety of foods including health food bars and organic baby formula I feel compelled to...

5 Energy Busters and How to Avoid Them: Part One

5 Energy Busters and How to Avoid Them: Part One
Did you know that there are certain foods, drinks and activities that can drain your energy? You have probably been exhausted at one point...

Genetics and Longevity: Is Your Health Doomed by Genetics?

Genetics and Longevity: Is Your Health Doomed by Genetics?
I get this question all the time.  People want to know if they are destined for poor health because of family history.  They say...

Medication or Meditation? Meditation Can Reduce the Intensity of Pain

Medication or Meditation? Meditation Can Reduce the Intensity of Pain
Recently my daughter slammed her hand in the door and it was very painful for her. I had done a similar thing many years...

3 Quick Tips To Beginning a Yoga Practice and Leaving Behind...

3 Quick Tips To Beginning a Yoga Practice and Leaving Behind the Junk Food
As I stand in line at the grocery store, I can’t help but wonder about how much people care about their health. How often...
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