Gluten

Gluten

A gluten intolerance is the body’s inability to digest or break down the gluten protein found in wheat and certain other foods and products. Gluten intolerance (or gluten sensitivity) can range from a mild sensitivity  to full-blown celiac disease. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, about 1 out of every 133 Americans has celiac disease. This is a severe autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten consumption that can damage the small intestine. And another 18 million Americans are estimated to have NCGS: “non-celiac gluten sensitivity” (https://www.beyondceliac.org/celiac-disease/non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity/ ) Continue reading

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Got Ghee?

Certifying as a wellness coach and working with M.D.s and researchers in the area of food and supplements has been a great complement to my Pilates teaching. Something that has fascinated me recently is the beneficial use of GOOD dietary fat in my diet to increase my stamina and well being throughout my day!  One of the fats I use is called ghee. Continue reading

Voted among top area P.T. studios

I’m pleased that Van Halsema Pilates was voted one of the Top Physical Therapy Clinics in Santa Monica in the Opencare.com-verified 2015 Patients’ Choice Awards!

Here’s the official award information:

Top Physical Therapy Clinics in Santa Monica

Congratulations to Van Halsema Pilates for winning the 2015 Patients’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica Physical Therapist

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Diet Matters

In a study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, scientists at Arizona State University reported that healthy (but formerly sedentary) adult women who adopted a regular exercise routine not only gained weight, but increased body fat (not muscle mass).
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Pilates After Surgery

Post-Operative Pilates

So you’ve had surgery and you’re eager to return to your Pilates practice. Or perhaps your post-op recovery is motivating you to begin Pilates for the very first time? As soon as you have doctor’s permission to begin, doing Pilates could be one of the best means possible for getting back into shape!
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