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How Diet and Exercise Affect Mental Health

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and I’ve been pondering the mental health state of the world after a long hard year of social distancing, isolation, decreasing diet quality, and more sedentary living.

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How to Get Better Quality Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important bodily functions for getting rid of metabolic waste products, healing and rebuilding the body, consolidating memories, and maintaining our physical as well as psychological wellness.

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Spring Recipes

Spring has sprung and the first big holiday of the spring season is Easter. No matter how you celebrate—with a focus on the most sacred of Christian holidays, or as more of an...

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Serves 4Ingredients  2 chilled avocados, pitted and cut into chunks 1 cup unsweetened coconut- or almond-based coffee creamer, plus a little more if necessary for consistency 1/4 cup organic...

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Adapting to Stress with Adaptogens

There are many ways to become more adaptable and resilient amongst changing circumstances life throws at us, but one of my favorite tools is custom-made by nature to help us adapt: namely, adaptogens.

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Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

This is how you support your immune system, so it has a fighting chance at fighting your allergic response. Make allergy season self-care season. Also try these natural methods for reducing the symptoms of spring allergies

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How to Be Less S.A.D.

The past year has practically been a recipe for seasonal affective disorder (aptly dubbed with the acronym S.A.D.), a mood disorder that typically coincides with the colder months when people...

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Date Night at Home Recipes

This light, fresh, three-course dinner is romantically fancy but easy to prepare, and it won’t weigh you down or leave you feeling overly stuffed, so you’ll have plenty of energy leftover...

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Raspberry Avocado Mousse

Raspberry Avocado Mousse Serves 2Ingredients 2 pints fresh raspberries (chilled)1 avocado (chilled, pit removed, cubed)1/4 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk2 tablespoons honey1 tablespoon...

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The Most Well-Researched (And Best) Diet

A lot of people will tell you they know what the best diet is, but there is only one diet that has the most research support and is recommended by the majority of health professionals as the...

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January Recipes

You may know by now that I’m not big on cleanses because, barring extreme circumstances, the body already takes care of most of your detoxification needs. That doesn’t mean January isn’t a great...

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Detox Your Social Life

January is detox month, cleanse month, “fresh start” month, and social media is filled with suggestions for new diets, cleanses, and ways to detoxify the body. Maybe you have started a new diet...

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Vibrant Resolutions

The year is almost over, and many of us will be happy to see 2020 fade away in our rearview mirrors. I for one can’t wait to toast the new year and start fresh, but unfortunately, people are...

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Vibrant Holiday Recipes

I always look forward to the holiday season, but I don’t look forward to feeling overly stuffed, tired, or guilty after overindulging. For years now, I’ve been remaking my celebratory holiday...

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Movement Tips for Staying Healthy at Home

Exercise classes are cancelled, gyms or closed (or they're open, but you just can’t), the weather is getting colder every day, and walking outside is getting less and less appealing. But don’t...

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

I don’t normally eat dessert, but Thanksgiving always feels like a reason to celebrate with a little sweetness. The problem with holiday desserts is that they often contain ingredients I don’t...

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The Real Secret to Staying Well This Winter

It’s confusing. So much health “news,” so many people so sure of one thing or another, so much controversy, so many contradictions--it’s no wonder people don’t know what to think. But if you want...

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Your Holiday Self-Care Prescription

In November, as the holiday season looms, I’m tackling self-care because there is no better time to take a minute and remember what’s really important (your health!) as we all brace ourselves to...

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Deconstructing the PSL

Maybe knowing that we’re all anxious to get 2020 over and done with, Starbucks released their famous (or notorious, depending on your perspective) Pumpkin Spice Latte in August this year. August!...

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Deep Sleep And Brain Health

You want it. You crave it. You can’t wait to get more. But somehow, it eludes you. It’s sleep, and most people aren’t getting enough. A poor diet, alcohol, caffeine, anxiety, and stress can all...

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How to Be Healthier at Home

I saw a startling article the other day, from a job discovery platform called DirectlyApply. It showed what remote workers could look like in 25 years. God willing, we won’t all still be stuck at...

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Types of Moving Meditation | VibrantDoc

Meditation is an important part of my life (and an essential part of my stress management efforts), but people often tell me, “Oh, I could never meditate!” They say they are too impatient, they...

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Bringing the Outside Inside

It’s gardening season and everywhere I look, I see gardening inspiration—splashy photos, planting guides, aspirational kitchen gardens, gorgeous flower beds. It’s all lovely of course, and when...

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Vibrant Doc Stacie Stephenson

Now more than ever, your health matters.

Welcome to VibrantDoc! Now more than ever, your health matters.Today, many of us are looking at our health with new perspective. We are largely shut off from the health resources and activities...

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How to start listening to your body.

It’s a loud loud world, but somewhere inside you is a still small voice guiding you…or trying to. No, it’s not your conscience, or the angel on your shoulder. It’s your body, and it’s got plenty...

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The Science Behind Quarantine Cravings

It’s becoming an all-too-familiar scenario: You’re worried, you’re bored, you’re uncertain about the future, and all you want to do is eat. Cravings are one of those things most of us battle once...

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