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8 Aug 2014

Who is Driving Your Wellness Vehicle?

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Who would you want as a driver? Dale  Earnhardt, Jr., an American NASCAR driver and  media personality might be a good choice.

However, we are talking about your wellness vehicle. Maybe you haven’t quite mapped out your travel plans or who will be in charge of your health.

I crossed this bridge 11 years ago. Rather than looking in the rear view mirror and just accepting the legacy of disease I was facing, I decided to take control of my vehicle and ownership of my health and wellness.

Let’s take a look at the underlying source for our bodies breaking down. Modern medicine has announced that stress is the cause of 90% of all chronic illness. Stress is a common word that we have all come to know, but rarely understand that it is at the root of most of our medical problems. It manifests first in the areas where we are most out of balance.

Our body has this amazing internal regulating energy called “life force”. Homeostasis is moving towards a perfect state of health. Emotional stress can prevent us from achieving balanced health.

Are you ready to purposefully and intentionally drive your wellness vehicle, creating a healthy environment inside for your body? 

If so, join Lisa Healthy to experience “The Emotion Code” – a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of unseen baggage, Thursday, August 14th at Good Foods Grocery Gayton Crossing; 6:30 pm. We will journey into releasing trapped emotions that may be keeping you from losing weight, reaching your business goals, or even making more money. These trapped emotions may be initiating pain and even causing you to be angry and depressed. You can change all that with “The Emotion Code”.

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I help people create  a baseline for health. This can be achieved through balance in the 4 major aspects of living: nutrition, environment, sleep and energy.

14 Jul 2014

Can Our Emotions Be Sabotaging Our Health?

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You wake up ready to seize the day but then you notice something is not quite right. Your enthusiasm and eagerness to start your day is interrupted by some un-pleasant emotions. Feelings that you can’t quite put your finger on have crept in to sabotaged your day.

For no apparent reason you feel blue or anxious and there is a lack of vitality. Energy is all around us. We are energy. Our vibration or frequency can be affected by our environment, stress, emotions and other people. That zest you once had for life has been replaced with exhaustion.

Stress comes from an inappropriate way of seeing the world. You cannot help emotional exhaustion by resting; it has nothing to do with it. Sleep and rest are not a solution for exhaustion. It is a lack of wholeheartedness. Not being fully engaged in anything. It comes from not doing anything you truly love. Emotions not only affect our body in ways that provide us with health and healing but can also how affect how we view the world we live in.

We have all witnessed those who seem “stuck” in a certain emotional state. Some people seem to be angry all the time while others seem sad. Still others seem fearful and some are just “too” happy. All of us know someone who worries all the time.

What constitutes a happy life? Is what you are doing providing you with joy, happiness and emotional satisfaction?

Creating balance and well-being through emotional health comes from being passionate about life. It is about having substance, spending time to develop yourself and throwing your heart into what you love doing. Most people move through life not finding anything they truly resonate with or that engages their heart which allows them to move through the world with their heart Chakra open. 

Join Lisa Healthy to experience “The Emotion Code” – a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of unseen baggage, Tuesday, July 15th at Good Foods Grocery Gayton Crossing; 6:30 pm. We will journey into releasing trapped emotions that may be keeping you from losing weight, reaching your business goals, making more money, may be initiating pain and even causing you to be angry and depressed.

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I help people create  a baseline for health. This can be achieved through balance in the 4 major aspects of living: nutrition, environment, sleep and energy.

9 Jun 2014

Are You Fed Up?

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“Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see because Fed Up will change the way America eats.”

There are over 600,000 foods items in America. and 80% of them have added sugar in them. Our brains when given sugar light up like a Christmas tree. Sugar has been likened to cocaine. This is the first generation where we as adults may outlive our children. Is it because we lack the will power to “Just Say No” to sugar? 


Why is it so hard to put down that sugary treat? By 2050 1 out of every 3 Americans will have diabetes. In America the biggest category of questions comes down to one thing – sugar. (All health questions center around this) All health issues stem from one single thing, sugar. People want to know how to diet, how to curb cravings for sugar, how to avoid diabetes, reverse or manage it. 

We have not been taught how to function without sugar but it can take as little as 7 days to change all this. We can control our blood sugar in one month. The most essential thing about dieting is you have to stop sugar. Once you give the brain what it wants which is protein it doesn’t crave sugar. This in turn creates dopamine. When we have this neurotransmitter working properly we can control stress through thought and will power so we are less likely to go into stress response.


We did not have access to all this sugar years ago, we were lucky if we had a couple of tablespoons a day or every few months. There were no 7 Eleven’s or Starbucks on every corner. We ran on proteins and fats. When we have a continuous elevated blood sugar our body’s cannot utilize any fat.

Join Lisa Healthy for her next workshop at Good Foods Grocery Gayton Crossing 6/18/14 at 6:30 pm. We will discuss how to manage the following: Sugar Cravings, Healthy Fats, Thermogenesis, Detoxification, Probiotics, and Stimulating your brain.

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5 May 2014

Changing Your Environment Can Change Your Health

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I started my wellness journey in 2003 and began seeing a nutritionist. When I first meet with him it was shortly after my mom    had passed away and I was still very depressed. I remember saying to him “I guess I am going to get cancer.” My mom and my  father had it, 3 of my mom’s sister’s and her brother had cancer and my grandmother also had cancer. He looked at me and said,  “Do you want Cancer?’ This was a defining moment for me. No, I belted back, “I don’t want it.” It was then I heard the most  empowering words that would forever change my life: “Then create an environment that disease doesn’t like.”

 That was over 10 years ago. Since then  I have strived to change the environment inside my body as well as the environment I  live, work and play in. I realize now that I am in control of my life. What I do will determine how well I live and how well future  generations of my family will continue to succeed and flourish. It is because of the research of Otto Warburg, an Austrian chemist, that I was able to understand that disease thrived in an acidic terrain. So, my first order of business was to change my acidic environment to an alkaline one. Our ability to transform an environment comes from restful sleep, grounding and good nutrition. You may be asking yourself, what is does this look like at the cellular level?

The human body is made up of billions of cells that are slightly alkaline. We live and die at the cellular level. In order to function we must maintain this alkalinity but the activity of the cells is acidic in nature. It is the build up of waste from this respiration that we become toxic and ultimately need to change the cell environment in order to neutralize and detoxify. Most people and clinical practitioners believe the immune system is our first line of defense, when actuality it is our pH balance that acts as our major line of defense against sickness.  

We are aging prematurely but the good news is we can reverse this process. Quality sleep is a contributing factor to our stability and vitality. When we do not get enough sleep our cells break down thereby causing free radicals. Melatonin is a potent free radical scavenger that works as a broad spectrum antioxidant helping to repair cellular damage. Eating super foods that are loaded with antioxidants, drinking clean alkaline water and grounding helps to counteract the toxicities that bombard us daily and can optimize our ability to achieve homeostasis.

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28 Mar 2014

Psyched by the Sea Shore

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Earthing can actually decrease your exposure to potentially disruptive electromagnetic fields. When you provide your body a constant source of free electrons, through diet or grounding you help to radically reduce inflammation which is widely acknowledged as one of the primary factors contributing to premature aging and chronic disease. — Dr. James L. Oschman

What is it that draws us to the ocean? Why do we feel better when we are there? It’s mysteriousness has beckoned explores for thousands of years. With every vacation I can remember arriving at our destination with such anticipation. Desperately seeking to feel the fine grains of the sand beneath my feet.  Longing for the warm sensation of the sun on my face. Why does a simple trip to the beach feel so restorative? There is an acoustical quality that I find pleasant and very relaxing. It begs the question: What sounds are beneficial and which ones are stress-inducing? Dr. Shelley Batts, a Ph.D. neuroscientist at Stanford University says “The most pleasurable sounds have predictable wave patterns, middling to low pitches, soft volumes and harmonic frequencies at regular intervals.” All of these characteristics mimic the ocean’s rhythms.

Traffic and airplane noise in the big city has a negative effect that causes our body’s to release the stress hormone cortisol. Growing up landlocked has created an unhealthy environment that interferes with our body’s natural frequency and flow of energy. The ocean sounds by contrast can actually decrease cortisol levels. The emotional aspect triggers deep memories of relaxation and a feeling of being safe. We find peace in this non-threatening and low complex environment.

Is it true that the human body checks for its reference to the Earth every 90 seconds?

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There is a physical attribute at the beach which is considered just as healing as sound. The root of our contentment might even be molecular in nature. Some researchers say that ocean waves generate negative ions. They are charged air particles that have been linked to mental energy and emotional well-being.

Nature also provides a solution by providing conductive systems within your body that deliver electrons from your feet to all parts of your body. This has been the natural arrangement throughout most of human history. Negative charges have always been available, thanks to the Earth, to prevent the inflammatory process from damaging healthy tissues.

The next time you find yourself stressed and overwhelmed remember the ocean and how it makes you feel. Here is a simple idea to help overcome anxiety. Cognitive Refocusing Therapy (CRT) involves thinking of something interesting and calming. It is a great way to relax and can even help you fall asleep faster.

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25 Feb 2014

Creating an Environment That Disease Doesn’t Like

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What we are depends on what our grandparents ate, did and how they lived. Just as the food our grandparents ate can affect us, so will the food we eat affect our children and grandchildren as well as the electronics we expose ourselves to.

When we are born we inherit genes from our parents. What science is discovering is that how our body expresses the genes that we already have isn’t all predetermined. The expression of our genetics can change based on the activities we pursue, foods we eat, where we live and our emotional state! More and more we are learning about the emerging science called Epigenetics. Recent studies are showing multi-generational allocation of effects prompted by diet, chemical exposures, stress, and even cell phones are all apparently altering the genome through what is now know as transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.


This is shedding new light on diseases like Alzheimer’s,     and on our diet and lifestyle choices. This is particularly  important to me as I have a family history of Alzheimer’s,   Cancer, Diabetes, and Osteoporosis. Even though I understand my predisposition is not the final word on my developing any of these diseases, I am now faced with the challenge of a toxic environment influencing my DNA.  Wow, what’s a person to do? We obviously cannot live like the “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble”.

Ten years ago I was first introduced to the concept that we cannot only change our body’s environment but we also have the ability to reverse any damage. A nutritionist, author and microscopist opened my mind and eyes to looking at our body’s first line of defense against disease. You would think that our immune system only negates illness. Actually the pH of our blood matters because it also profoundly effects our health. This is why it’s so important to pay attention to the alkalinity of what you are ingesting.

Creating alkalinity in the blood means introducing a diet with less sugar and processed foods,alkaline vegetables including a variety fruits, vegetables, and organic grass fed meat. Implementing systems that can reduce stress like cellular exercise and grounding your body when you sleep can help you repair, prevent disease and even change the acidic terrain of your blood. 

What can you do to reverse or prevent these assaults that your body is continuously bombarded with daily?

As a Holistic Wellness Educator, I teach the community on how to create wellness environments that help the body to heal. One way to help the body recover from environmental damage is called earthing, or grounding.

Earthing is achieved by using the Earth’s natural energies to re-energize, or realign, the body’s energy fields. Thanks to modern ways of living, we have lost this habit that was once second nature to us. Urban living in the “concrete jungle” disconnects us from the electrical energy of the Earth’s field. Concrete floors, fluorescent lights, electromagnetic pollution, and other modern inventions have widened the gulf between us and the Earth’s ancient elements: air, sun, water and the Earth itself.

lisahealthy about meLISA HEALTHY: suggests contact with the Earth’s surface electrons by walking barefoot outside. The secret is to take a walk outdoors in the fresh air, for at least 10 minutes, within an hour or two of dawn. The best time is 6 am .Try walking towards the rising sun, letting its light fall on your face.


5 Feb 2014

Better Focus and Decision Making with Good Sleep and Protein

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 Is sleep deprivation affecting your ability to make decisions?

 How are your children managing the added stress of not sleeping?

Just the mention of the word “STRESS” creates a stress response. We live in a world where going “Mach-2 with     your hair on fire” is common place. (the quote is from the movie Top Gun).

So, what does it take to get our bodies into a state of correcting itself, reversing the damages caused by stress? With today’s health issues, the focus is all about anti-aging rather than addressing the basics that actually improve our life quality. The keystone mechanism to implement for fighting any disease is good quality sleep. During sleep we rejuvenate, repair and replenish our bodies. Therefore sleep has a huge impact on anything we do.

When we are sleep deprived our leptin levels (the hormone that controls hunger) and our cortisol (the stress hormone) are out of whack. We eat more because our leptin hormone is saying: time to eat, we need more food. The cortisol hormone is on turbo because we are stressed due to the lack of sleep.

In America, our biggest category of health concerns boils down to one thing – sugar. Nearly all health questions center around this and nearly all issues stem from this one single thing – sugar.

Many of us are in a chronic state of stress. This causes a continuous elevated blood sugar level. Because of this we cannot utilize our fat. Insulin is in our bodies to turn sugar into fat, to get us through the harsh winters. Our ancestors needed this, but we no longer have these demands. When we go on a diet our bodies are busy clearing out sugar, so fat remains and is not burned. Fast food often dominates what we eat. Type 2 diabetes can be regulated in just 2 weeks with proper lifestyle changes. We are experiencing a false sense of a dopamine high, if we eat sugar in the morning or at our first meal of the day. It is not hard to give up sugar if we are not craving it. What we start out with will set us up for success the rest of the day.

Protein along with better sleep can help you reboot your brain and control blood sugar in just 30 days. In addition to this, it can change the way you think and process information. Through this improvement work life balance begins to stabilize. Your business will change because you have more focus and willpower. Eventually you can manage stress through thought and will power because we are less likely to go into a stress response .


Adopt the strategy of feeding your brain what it needs and wants, which is protein, and the results will be surprising. Through improving your diet, sleeping more, drinking more water, eating less sugar, walking a couple of miles a day and including protein for your first meal you begin to reverse the disease cycle. And best of all, you feel better!

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11 Dec 2013

What Does Christmas Look Like This Year?

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As I sit here admiring my handy work with this year’s Christmas tree, I am reminded of the glorious memories of my family’s past and the many Christmas’ we shared together. For all the stress that the holidays bring, it is tough finding that delicate balance between the clamor to allowing ourselves time to relax. My saving grace when my children were small was looking forward to the time when we arrived at my childhood home. My dad had worked meticulously getting the fire going and the smell of the wood burning fireplace seemed to soothe my anxiousness. Mom had worked feverously in the kitchen preparing a dinner that even a king would admire. She would have the grandchildren ice the Christmas cookies while we caught up on our daily activity. Of course, it would not be complete without singing Christmas carols while I tried desperately to bang them out on the piano which I had not touched since our last holiday gathering. We would sit and admire the tree that she had decorated. It was a fine replication of a Victorian tree. It had everything from the popcorn and cranberries, which were strung by my own hands, to the lights that replicated candles. There were ornaments which had been gathered from her vacation in Europe, to the handmade ones my brothers and I had created. What use to appear stressful now has become so seamlessly precious memories that I long to relive. I am reminded of the book title “You Can’t Go Home Again” by Thomas Wolfe. I too am returning to a place and rediscovering it with love, sorrow, and hope. I allow myself to revisit those wonderful times only if I can do it without the sorrow part but instead a smile on my face. How grateful I am to be able to have these fond recollections of loved ones when there are so many who have a much shorter time to create a lifetime of memories. The greatest joy I have this season will be decorating my own Christmas tree. It is now adorned with ornaments that cross four generations and some from all over the world. As I take out each one, there is a flood of memories of where they originated. There are the handmade decorated eggs that my brothers and I created as children, which is amazing these fragile beauties are still intact, to the ones my own children have made. Every town, city and country my mother and I visited we brought home a memory of that vacation which now is hung with honor on our tree. From the little Dutch shoes from Holland to the music box from Switzerland, they are now a treasured part of the family history. I was so excited that I was able to get the angel to light up this year. She has been an essential part of my family’s tree for many years. Last Christmas I thought that her time may have ended but alas the holiday spirit still continues to shine and another Christmas miracle was granted.

Even though each year it seems a little more quiet and I yearn for the hustle and bustle filled days of yesteryear, I will continued to add to the time honored tradition of collecting memories of each wonderful place I visit. I look forward to new memories I will make in the coming new year.

What does your Christmas look like this year? What time honored traditions are you and your family celebrating this holiday season? I believe that it is important to have these legendary beliefs and share them with our loved ones. As we grow and and our family changes, it is comforting to have these traditions in place. Generations of our family will continue to rejoice and enjoy the folklore long after we have gone. So, if you don’t have any traditions your family practices each Christmas, it is time to create them. Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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9 Dec 2013

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12 Nov 2013

Fight or Flight

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I went for a long walk today to de-clutter my mind. I watched my neighbors carefully manicuring their lawns and decorating for Halloween. Wondering if, this is one of the ways they relax by doing menial tasks. How can we manage our stress? I have always leaned towards fleeing rather than staying and fighting. You might say I am a pacifist at heart and do not want or need any extra stress. Confrontation is not something I do well. I remember when my dad came to live with me and how stressful it was. He had advanced Alzheimer’s. One day I mustered up the courage to ask him if he knew who I was. He said “I am not sure what your title is”. Wow, a micromanager, who, me? I must have been barking orders but then he wasn’t able to articulate what his brain was actually thinking. Stress for me was a constant variable in my daily life and I was always on high alert. For most of us we can never get away from it but we can be proactive in improving the environment we live in. Thank goodness I had the presence of mind to have a system in place to help negate and replace those free radicals running amuck in my body.

Unlike our ancestors we are consistently bombarded with stress. Instead of occasionally dealing with it, we live with it consistently. We are overworked, under-nourished, exposed to environmental toxins, and worrying about our loved ones with no let-up or rest time.

There is a list of challenges we face from lack of sleep, a demanding boss, financial pressures, relationship conflicts, the death/ illness of a family member, losing a job, weight loss, skipping a meal, relying on caffeine or sugar, and emotional issues. You name it and the repeated assault continues on our bodies with no time to relax. In my class at the University of Richmond, I have my students keep a journal. One of the questions they answer each day is: “What do you do to relax”? I had a student tell me after class one night, he didn’t have time to relax. He seemed extremely stressed and I asked him to make time the next day, to do something he enjoyed. I suggested he take a walk, see a movie or just go for a short drive away from school. Why do we feel that we must deny ourselves rest in order to complete daily tasks?

Yes, we all have those dreaded deadlines, obligations, and family duties that bog us down. Just the act of responsibility builds on our own stress level until we literally explode from all the pressure. This will manifest itself and produce cortisol, the stress hormone. Cortisol is a stress-induced chemical that is released by the adrenal gland. You may know it as the muffin top around our middle area that we develop later in life. Like a leaking facet that repeatedly drips from a worn or busted O-ring, we are continually pumping out cortisol 24/7. Cortisol helps us to meet daily challenges by converting proteins into energy, releasing glycogen and counteracting inflammation which is ok in the interim. But we cannot sustain these high levels for very long before it gradually tears our bodies down.

What’s the answer? A combination of eating well and moderate exercise will lower the stress hormone. Even good quality sleep can provide us with decreased cortisol responses and modulate our immune function. Cutting back or eliminating all drinks with large amounts of caffeine in them. Drinking caffeine causes a spike in cortisol levels. Reducing the amount of processed foods in your diet can also help. Processed foods, especially simple carbohydrates and sugar, cause a spike in cortisol. Make sure that you are getting enough water. One study has found that just a half-liter of dehydration can raise cortisol levels. Dehydration is bad because it’s a vicious cycle: stress can cause dehydration, and dehydration can cause stress. Make sure you are drinking plenty of good filtered water throughout the day to cut back on your chance of creating these unhealthy cortisol levels. Eat more fish or supplement with fish oil. According to doctors, just 2,000 mg of fish oil per day lowers your cortisol levels. Try using meditation techniques. Meditation activates the Vagus nerve, which triggers a response in your body to lower cortisol levels, among other things.

Last but not least, we need to laugh more often. Laughter can actually curb your body’s production of cortisol and it is said that laughter is the best medicine of all.

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    Health & Wellness Educator that has a passion for educating others on how to create balance in their lives so that the body can heal itself naturally. I have been in the Wellness Industry for 12 years and specialize in nutrition and sleep. My focus is on empowering others to take control of their health and in 2008 I began teaching as a Wellness Instructor at the University of Richmond. My health journey began 12 years ago when I was on 10 prescribed pills a day, had no energy and was 70 lbs heavier. I decided to empower myself and take a proactive approach towards my life and create a wellness home for myself and my family.

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