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Wellness Center in Pittsburgh and Monroeville. We help our clients and community to become healthy and whole and we also provide a range of wellness workshops including meditation, acupuncture, and mindfulness workshops.

Hands off-Please Do Not Touch My Body, Yoga and Consent.

Hands off-Please Do Not Touch My Body. Closeness is sacred and powerful, and we should share it however we would like with a partner or partners with whom we have provided consent. Personally, I am a ‘toucher’, meaning I am

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What are the benefits of a high fat diet?

What are the benefits of a high fat diet? Liz Mckinney, CNS, LDN continues to examine the big fat myth and share some more information and sample mean plan to incorporate the dietary changes of a high fat diet into

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The Big Fat Myth

Open a women’s magazine or examine the back of a food label, you will find the ‘evidence’ there. It’s easy to find ready sources that say dietary fat is bad news for your waist line, cholesterol, skin, mood, you name

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Ketogenic Diet

What is the Ketogenic Diet? By: Liz Mckinney, CNS, LDN The Ketogenic or Keto diet for short is a buzzword now, but it’s not new! Decades ago, it was used primarily to treat epilepsy in children whose seizures were uncontrolled.

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet – Including Meal Plan by Licensed Nutrition Counselor, Liz Mckinney, CNS, LDN.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet, What it is, What it Does and Including a Meal Plan by Licensed Nutrition Counselor, Liz Mckinney, CNS, LDN.   Every standard anatomy course covers a section on inflammation, health circles and modern medicine studies how this physiological process

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28 Foods to Decrease Anxiety and Depression & Enhance Positive Moods

28 Foods to Decrease Anxiety and Depression and Enhance Positive Moods Food & Mood Series by Liz Mckinney, CNS, Board Certified Nutritionist “It is both compelling and daunting to consider that dietary intervention at an individual or population level could

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Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy, ‘Wellness for People Like Me.’

Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy, ‘Wellness For People Like Me.’ Writer, blogger, and art therapy graduate Angela Grace Wilt shares some of her experiences in recovering positive coping and mental health including ways to manage anxiety and depression during pregnancy. This

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The Amazing Natural Substance that treats Depression and Anxiety

The Amazing Natural Substance that treats Depression and Anxiety Want to manage anxiety and depression as well as double down on a dose of wellness? We have one incredible natural health, food substance to report to you. Turmeric is a

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Meditation, The Number One Mistake Beginners Make

Want to Become a Meditation Master? This is the Most Common Mistake that New Meditators Make and How to Fix It! So maybe you have read the abundant data that meditation is one of the most fantastic tools that there

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  Relationship Wellness Checklist, A Mindful Marriage Moment

                                  Relationship Wellness Checklist, A Mindful Marriage Moment   Our marriage, relationship, couple-dom, is something that works based upon often unstated rules, we peacefully and

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