Category: Lifestyle

Stress is making us sick

  The three major causes of chronic disease are: toxins, poor nutrition and stress. The impact of stress on our health is understated. It is tremendous how much stress can affect our health and make us sick. We have two Nervous Systems modes: the Sympathetic and the Parasympathetic one. They are both necessary and they...
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Why do we need Supplements?

  “ I eat a healthy diet, I don’t understand why supplements would be helpful for me”? That is a very fair question. And in fact, we are all different and our nutritional needs may differ. However, there are some strong arguments in favor of using supplements, in general. The overall argument is that the...
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Stomach Acid…Essential for Optimal Health

  One of the most critical gastric juices to ensure optimal gut health is Stomach Acid. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is produced
by parietal cells in the lining of the stomach (pepsin from goblet cells). It is required to denature proteins & isolate/prepare nutrients for absorption. However, many people have suboptimal stomach acid due to various reasons:...
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Autoimmune conditions…an epidemic.

  Inflammation is necessary in our body to fight infection but our body should be able to turn on and off that inflammation as necessary. Inflammation becomes harmful if chronic and/or systemic. Inflammation is
 evidence of the body’s loss of tolerance. Good or bad? Well, it depends, cells secrete chemicals (e.g. cytokines such as interleukins)...
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Interview for a Podcast- Virginia Rodríguez Perlado

  Happy New Year!! I had the privilege to be interviewed by my friend and Fitness & Nutrition Coach, Amanda Thebe, for her Podcast last month. We talked about some key health topics from visualization techniques to brain health and mindful eating during the holidays. We also touched upon Mindfulness and being fully present, a topic...
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May I Help You (or a Loved One) Achieve Your Health Goals in the New Year?

  Would you like to learn the latest news on Nutrition & Lifestyle Management? Understand how your body and mind work in order to feel the best you have ever been? Achieve awesome results and maintain them for the long term? I am here to help you!! Just email me at virginia@colorahealthcoaching.com to schedule your...
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Increase Your Relaxation Response

  Do you know what the three main reasons for disease are? Toxins, bad food and stress. We could include most of the major health ailments into these three categories. Today I would like to add some light to the stress category. The overall idea is that we are running around with too much stress...
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The Immense Power of BELIEF

  In all aspects of life there is something about believing in yourself, believing in what you are trying to accomplish. What a difference it makes when you set your mind and heart to something with all your senses. There is no way back, just a way forward… One of my favorite doctors is Dr....
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Focus on the NOW: the Door to Enlightenment

  I would like to share a recommendation. While we are in the middle of the summer and we are all taking a few days off, try to practice something, FOCUS ON THE NOW. What do I mean specifically? We spend all day long going from thing to thing with VERY busy minds. Our minds...
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Our Gut “Talks” to our Brain

  80% of our immune system is in the Gut. It is called the “Second Brain”. Our “Second Brain” is the Enteric Nervous System (ENS), which is composed of over one hundred million neurons (more than in the spinal cord!) • Controls the gastrointestinal system but also influences the rest 
of the body through the...
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