What if NSAIDs Do NOT cause Heart Attacks?

In the news this month is the story, "Because many prescription and OTC medicines contain NSAIDs, consumers should avoid taking multiple remedies with the same active ingredient," the FDA said. That news in itself is enough to cause me to think twice and not reach for that bottle of “anti-inflammatory,” but what if it isn’t […]

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Obesity and Preventable Death

Really?  You can do that? Don’t we all die? YES, we do, ALL, die, however, our time here on earth doesn’t have to be riddled with pain and suffering.  Simple changes, made over time, can significantly decrease our chances of suffering from obesity (which can be crippling) which in turn decreases our chances of heart […]

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Are you Praying for Better Health

How many times have you prayed for better health? Additional energy levels? Better results on a physical?  How many times have you prayed for a cure? Why don’t I just feel better? The answer to this question isn’t an easy one.  Yes, I believe, He does provide miracles. I also believe we need to give […]

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Are Schools Modeling Healthy Behaviors?

Yesterday, I had the honor of talking with these amazing people. Aimie and Daniel Stillings are traveling the country and the world to create a documentary on Nature Play. As I sat and spoke with Aimie, yesterday, I started to process and think more and more about the tests our Children are being required to […]

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My Biography, for those wondering who I am.

Tess is a Certified Master Life Coach through Shift & Wake Up, a Certified Personal Trainer through IMA, and a Shaklee 180 Specialist who owns The Healthy Grease Monkey and focuses on improving health, increasing energy levels, and reducing stresses on her clients’ bodies through a wholistic approach.   Having weighed over 200 pounds, twice, […]

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Is Sleep Making you Gain Weight?

Busy schedules, kids activities, homework, housework, volunteering, PTO, Church, Community organizations, paying bills and working…  Our days seem to keep getting more and more full as each one passes. The days begin earlier and last later into the evening as we try to fit it all in…  What is the cost of our decreased sleep? […]

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Upcoming Classes Lunch4Health & Walk4Health

As I am wrapping up the Estero Introduction to Temple Maintenance Class at Estero United Methodist Church I am amazed at how quickly 7 weeks has passed.  We covered so much material in a mere 7 classes, WOW! As April rapidly approaches, I am pleased to be offering some new classes as well. Lunch4Health is a […]

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