My name is Stephen Hanna, owner of Black Mountain Fitness in Cave Creek. The gym has been in existence since 1995 and in its current location since the El Palenque building was built in 2000. I purchased the gym in October 2020 and have tried to keep the small community gym “vibe” that the customers love – or so they tell me.
November 03rd, 2020
Check out Dr. Patel's blog on the Gut Brain Axis Diet - everything you need from how to get started on the diet, why it's important, what foods to eat, and which to avoid.
Living Well with ADHD
We know from neuroscience that ADHD is the result of deficiencies and imbalances of specific neurotransmitters in the brain. ADHD can create profound problems with focus, attention, restlessness, follow through, distractions, memory, procrastination, and regulating emotions, etc. With new findings and discoveries, making some lifestyle changes can help manage the symptoms so you can live well with ADHD.
Using The Power Of Your Mind To Heal Your Body - By Guest Blogger Craig Meriwether
I became a Hypnotherapist after being fascinated with the idea that you can give someone a sugar pill, a saline injection or even perform some fake surgery or give someone a fake treatment, and a certain percentage of those people through their belief that they will be healed will get better with a substance that has zero healing capability. Their body’s automated healing abilities take over and create the exact chemicals within their own physiology equal to the substance that they think they're taking. That is the placebo effect.
So, the big question is, is there a way to tap into the placebo effect and mobilize our inner resources for healing without having to be tricked with fake medicine and procedures?
Guest Blogger Joy Carrozza
When the “you know what” really hit the fan, I went to stock up on groceries just like everyone else. While my husband was focused on the shortage of paper goods, I definitely took notice of the fact that the entire baking section was cleared out.
This article is to inspire us to take control of our health as a preventative measure against cancer and for those who are experiencing cancer now, we hope to empower you with some nutrition and lifestyle information you can use now.
Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2012, there were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide. The number of new cancer cases will rise to 22 million within the next two decades. 
Research shows that vegetarians have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lower instances of diabetes and cancer. They do not simply omit meat from their diets, but instead increase their intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. All of these plant-based foods have many other nutrients that benefit our health such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, etc.
You do not need to go completely vegetarian to reap these benefits. Try to incorporate a few meatless meals per week. You’d be surprised at how easy it actually is! In fact, you may already be eating some vegetarian meals without even realizing it.
Teens Having Fun in Recovery
As children become teenagers, they begin to step away from the influence of their parents and into the influence of their peers. Sometimes this can be a drastic shift in the child’s behaviors. As parents, we have taught morals and responsibility. As the teen's attitude changes, they live more and more in a “if it is not fun then why do it?” modality. To many teenager’s fun becomes hanging out with friends, listening to music, and going to parties. For some of the pressures of doing well in school, family responsibilities, fitting in with peers and an increase in the importance of body issues lead to coping by cutting, drug use and restricting food.
Do the Holidays mean “Automatic Weight Gain” to You? If they do, you are among the many who simply accept that they’ll gain 10 to 20 pounds during the next two months. I want to point out that it doesn’t need to happen to you! You may want to consider just WHY those sweets and other delicacies, not normally available to you during the rest of the year, are too tempting to pass up at this particular time.
Our mom's were right when they bugged us about eating our fruits and vegetables! Our doctors and nutritionists are also right when they share the same message - eat MORE fruits and vegetables; in fact, fill half your plate with them at every meal!
Most people want to comply with this advice, it's just hard to do with our busy lifestyles! What if a company made it easy for you?
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