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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CoEnzyme Q-10: Clearing up the Confusion

Many of us already have heard about Coenzyme-Q10, the natural antioxidant synthesized by the body, found in many foods, and available in supplement form. It comes in two forms: ubiquinol, the active antioxidant form, and ubiquinone, the oxidized form, which the body partially converts to ubiquinol. Continue reading

Minerals: Our Source of Life

Minerals are perhaps the most important groups of nutrients human beings require. Unlike some vitamins, for example, minerals cannot be made inside the body and must come from our diet, supplements or drinking water. Minerals regulate most bodily functions by participating in all chemical compounds in our bodies. They also form the structure of the body.
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Stress: Don’t Let It Make You Sick

The ff. is  excerpted directly from Elizabeth Agnvall’s article in the November 2014 AARP Bulletin.  It is worth repeating.

Scientists have long known that stress complicates a host of health problems.  Now they are discovering that chronic stress–a mainstay of modern life–doesn’t merely exacerbate disease, it actually can cause it.
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Help! Fructose or Glucose?

Craving a handful of super sweet Medjool dates or those juicy strawberries from the farmers market?  Enjoy, but careful!  Your fructose consumption should be kept at 15 to 25 grams per day. Continue reading