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2 Dec 2015

7 Tips to Healthy Holiday Sleep

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  1. Keep a normal sleep routine even during the holidays. Stay consistent to reinforce your sleep-wake cycle which encourages a relaxing slumber. If you have a holiday party and stay up late, try to wake up at the same time you normally would, even if you feel tired the next day.
  2. Avoid eating within two hours of bedtime. If you’re hungry, have a glass of milk and a light snack. Milk contains the amino acid L-tryptophan and research shows that it helps people go to sleep.
  3. Make your bedroom your sanctuary. Close the blinds and eliminate any ambient light. Holidays are exciting but don’t allow your kids to sleep in your bed with you. This will disrupt a good night’s sleep for all of you.
  4. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Avoid caffeine at least 6 hours before bedtime. It will keep you awake. Alcohol is a depressant that you may think is helpful because it might help you fall asleep more easily at first. But when your body metabolizes it during the sleep cycle, it often disrupts sleep and wakes you up.
  5. Keep your mind calm and anxiety-free at bedtime. Use Cognitive Refocusing Therapy to change your thoughts to a place you love to visit on vacation, like the beach.
  6. Get plenty of exercise. Exercising during the day reduces the levels of stress hormones in your body which allows you to fall asleep faster and wake up less often during the night.
  7. Learn the 4-7-8 technique. If you have trouble winding down before bedtime. Learn a breathing technique can help you to nod off. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3067526/Can-t-sleep-4-7-8-breathing-technique-claims-help-nod-60-SECONDS.html#v-4215373287001

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16 Sep 2015

Changing Direction in the Storm

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I went for my morning walk on  this  beautiful fall day. While communing with nature, I started to contemplate my purpose in life now that my granddaughter is about to be born. I wondered where I would be if I had not changed my course of destruction regarding my health. “We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails”

What holds us back from adjusting our sails? Do you believe it is possible? Is what you are doing working for you? Are you getting the results you really want and need?

What if there was a way for you to create balance in the five major aspects of living; emotions, environment, energy, nutrition, and sleep? 12 years ago I made the decision to invest in my health and wellness using Nikken as my vehicle to achieve homeostasis.

It is hard to understand how we can change our life or even believe that it is possible. I am here to tell you that you can reach your objective and there is hope. My recent lab report has given me a new desire to help others achieve their healthy lifestyle dream.

I received a call from my brother the other day. I could hear the sadness in his voice on how his health has drastically declined. He  sounded so despondent about his future. It made me realize how we suffer the consequences of our actions. This is not what I anticipate for myself or my family. I want to enjoy life and appreciate the success of my efforts.

I love empowering people to take total control of their wellness by sharing my vision of providing solutions using Mother Natures principles. Would you like to take control over every aspect of your Life?

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23 Sep 2014

The Emotion Code

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girl looking over cliffCan we detox from our emotional baggage? How can this hold us back from reaching our goals? Let me first start with the Science of Energy and then discuss how our emotions affect our energy.  

Dr. Oz  has been quoted saying “We are beginning to realize that the next big frontier … in medicine, is “Energy Medicine”.  The purpose of Energy Medicine is to support the individual’s natural ability to restore & balance the smooth flow of energy. It is a complement to traditional medical modalities that helps to balance energies that activate the body’s natural healing abilities. Working within the body’s energy systems the energy either flows smoothly unobstructed or it can become stuck, blocked, congested and imbalanced. These discrete pathways through which energy moves or gets stuck will influence how we feel.

light element of nikkenWe are energy beings. Energy is everywhere and is also created through thought. This energy has no boundaries’ and is not confined to a single space, individual or object. Studies have shown that when the energy from our thoughts are intentionally directed, they can influence another person whether they are nearby or in another part of the world. 

Just recently I have been utilizing a modality called The Emotion Code. You maybe asking yourself, what exactly is The Emotion Code?

The Emotion Code is energetic balancing. It is a healing technique to help us pinpoint and then release trapped emotions. These emotional energies can be harmful. They can cause depression, anxiety, even prevent people from finding love and happiness and make them feel detached from others. They are created from negative past events and people which then causes a short-circuit in our energy frequency. Trapped emotions are made of energy which influences the physical tissues, and can cause acute pain and disease. Releasing these trapped emotions promotes healing. Physical and emotional difficulties will often disappear or seem less frequent.

Lisa picAre you ready to purposefully and intentionally rid yourself of unseen emotional baggage, creating a healthy environment inside for your body?

If so, join Lisa Healthy to experience “The Emotion Code” October 13th at Good Foods Grocery Gayton Crossing; 6:30 pm.

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8 Aug 2014

Who is Driving Your Wellness Vehicle?

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Who would you want as a driver? Dale  Earnhardt, Jr., an American NASCAR driver and  media personality might be a good choice.

However, we are talking about your wellness vehicle. Maybe you haven’t quite mapped out your travel plans or who will be in charge of your health.

I crossed this bridge 11 years ago. Rather than looking in the rear view mirror and just accepting the legacy of disease I was facing, I decided to take control of my vehicle and ownership of my health and wellness.

Let’s take a look at the underlying source for our bodies breaking down. Modern medicine has announced that stress is the cause of 90% of all chronic illness. Stress is a common word that we have all come to know, but rarely understand that it is at the root of most of our medical problems. It manifests first in the areas where we are most out of balance.

Our body has this amazing internal regulating energy called “life force”. Homeostasis is moving towards a perfect state of health. Emotional stress can prevent us from achieving balanced health.

Are you ready to purposefully and intentionally drive your wellness vehicle, creating a healthy environment inside for your body? 

If so, join Lisa Healthy to experience “The Emotion Code” – a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of unseen baggage, Thursday, August 14th at Good Foods Grocery Gayton Crossing; 6:30 pm. We will journey into releasing trapped emotions that may be keeping you from losing weight, reaching your business goals, or even making more money. These trapped emotions may be initiating pain and even causing you to be angry and depressed. You can change all that with “The Emotion Code”.

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I help people create  a baseline for health. This can be achieved through balance in the 4 major aspects of living: nutrition, environment, sleep and energy.

14 Jul 2014

Can Our Emotions Be Sabotaging Our Health?

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You wake up ready to seize the day but then you notice something is not quite right. Your enthusiasm and eagerness to start your day is interrupted by some un-pleasant emotions. Feelings that you can’t quite put your finger on have crept in to sabotaged your day.

For no apparent reason you feel blue or anxious and there is a lack of vitality. Energy is all around us. We are energy. Our vibration or frequency can be affected by our environment, stress, emotions and other people. That zest you once had for life has been replaced with exhaustion.

Stress comes from an inappropriate way of seeing the world. You cannot help emotional exhaustion by resting; it has nothing to do with it. Sleep and rest are not a solution for exhaustion. It is a lack of wholeheartedness. Not being fully engaged in anything. It comes from not doing anything you truly love. Emotions not only affect our body in ways that provide us with health and healing but can also how affect how we view the world we live in.

We have all witnessed those who seem “stuck” in a certain emotional state. Some people seem to be angry all the time while others seem sad. Still others seem fearful and some are just “too” happy. All of us know someone who worries all the time.

What constitutes a happy life? Is what you are doing providing you with joy, happiness and emotional satisfaction?

Creating balance and well-being through emotional health comes from being passionate about life. It is about having substance, spending time to develop yourself and throwing your heart into what you love doing. Most people move through life not finding anything they truly resonate with or that engages their heart which allows them to move through the world with their heart Chakra open. 

Join Lisa Healthy to experience “The Emotion Code” – a powerful and simple way to rid yourself of unseen baggage, Tuesday, July 15th at Good Foods Grocery Gayton Crossing; 6:30 pm. We will journey into releasing trapped emotions that may be keeping you from losing weight, reaching your business goals, making more money, may be initiating pain and even causing you to be angry and depressed.

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“Wellness Education With a Side of Energy”

I help people create  a baseline for health. This can be achieved through balance in the 4 major aspects of living: nutrition, environment, sleep and energy.

9 Jun 2014

Are You Fed Up?

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“Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see because Fed Up will change the way America eats.”

There are over 600,000 foods items in America. and 80% of them have added sugar in them. Our brains when given sugar light up like a Christmas tree. Sugar has been likened to cocaine. This is the first generation where we as adults may outlive our children. Is it because we lack the will power to “Just Say No” to sugar? 


Why is it so hard to put down that sugary treat? By 2050 1 out of every 3 Americans will have diabetes. In America the biggest category of questions comes down to one thing – sugar. (All health questions center around this) All health issues stem from one single thing, sugar. People want to know how to diet, how to curb cravings for sugar, how to avoid diabetes, reverse or manage it. 

We have not been taught how to function without sugar but it can take as little as 7 days to change all this. We can control our blood sugar in one month. The most essential thing about dieting is you have to stop sugar. Once you give the brain what it wants which is protein it doesn’t crave sugar. This in turn creates dopamine. When we have this neurotransmitter working properly we can control stress through thought and will power so we are less likely to go into stress response.


We did not have access to all this sugar years ago, we were lucky if we had a couple of tablespoons a day or every few months. There were no 7 Eleven’s or Starbucks on every corner. We ran on proteins and fats. When we have a continuous elevated blood sugar our body’s cannot utilize any fat.

Join Lisa Healthy for her next workshop at Good Foods Grocery Gayton Crossing 6/18/14 at 6:30 pm. We will discuss how to manage the following: Sugar Cravings, Healthy Fats, Thermogenesis, Detoxification, Probiotics, and Stimulating your brain.

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5 May 2014

Changing Your Environment Can Change Your Health

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I started my wellness journey in 2003 and began seeing a nutritionist. When I first meet with him it was shortly after my mom    had passed away and I was still very depressed. I remember saying to him “I guess I am going to get cancer.” My mom and my  father had it, 3 of my mom’s sister’s and her brother had cancer and my grandmother also had cancer. He looked at me and said,  “Do you want Cancer?’ This was a defining moment for me. No, I belted back, “I don’t want it.” It was then I heard the most  empowering words that would forever change my life: “Then create an environment that disease doesn’t like.”

 That was over 10 years ago. Since then  I have strived to change the environment inside my body as well as the environment I  live, work and play in. I realize now that I am in control of my life. What I do will determine how well I live and how well future  generations of my family will continue to succeed and flourish. It is because of the research of Otto Warburg, an Austrian chemist, that I was able to understand that disease thrived in an acidic terrain. So, my first order of business was to change my acidic environment to an alkaline one. Our ability to transform an environment comes from restful sleep, grounding and good nutrition. You may be asking yourself, what is does this look like at the cellular level?

The human body is made up of billions of cells that are slightly alkaline. We live and die at the cellular level. In order to function we must maintain this alkalinity but the activity of the cells is acidic in nature. It is the build up of waste from this respiration that we become toxic and ultimately need to change the cell environment in order to neutralize and detoxify. Most people and clinical practitioners believe the immune system is our first line of defense, when actuality it is our pH balance that acts as our major line of defense against sickness.  

We are aging prematurely but the good news is we can reverse this process. Quality sleep is a contributing factor to our stability and vitality. When we do not get enough sleep our cells break down thereby causing free radicals. Melatonin is a potent free radical scavenger that works as a broad spectrum antioxidant helping to repair cellular damage. Eating super foods that are loaded with antioxidants, drinking clean alkaline water and grounding helps to counteract the toxicities that bombard us daily and can optimize our ability to achieve homeostasis.

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28 Mar 2014

Psyched by the Sea Shore

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Earthing can actually decrease your exposure to potentially disruptive electromagnetic fields. When you provide your body a constant source of free electrons, through diet or grounding you help to radically reduce inflammation which is widely acknowledged as one of the primary factors contributing to premature aging and chronic disease. — Dr. James L. Oschman

What is it that draws us to the ocean? Why do we feel better when we are there? It’s mysteriousness has beckoned explores for thousands of years. With every vacation I can remember arriving at our destination with such anticipation. Desperately seeking to feel the fine grains of the sand beneath my feet.  Longing for the warm sensation of the sun on my face. Why does a simple trip to the beach feel so restorative? There is an acoustical quality that I find pleasant and very relaxing. It begs the question: What sounds are beneficial and which ones are stress-inducing? Dr. Shelley Batts, a Ph.D. neuroscientist at Stanford University says “The most pleasurable sounds have predictable wave patterns, middling to low pitches, soft volumes and harmonic frequencies at regular intervals.” All of these characteristics mimic the ocean’s rhythms.

Traffic and airplane noise in the big city has a negative effect that causes our body’s to release the stress hormone cortisol. Growing up landlocked has created an unhealthy environment that interferes with our body’s natural frequency and flow of energy. The ocean sounds by contrast can actually decrease cortisol levels. The emotional aspect triggers deep memories of relaxation and a feeling of being safe. We find peace in this non-threatening and low complex environment.

Is it true that the human body checks for its reference to the Earth every 90 seconds?

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There is a physical attribute at the beach which is considered just as healing as sound. The root of our contentment might even be molecular in nature. Some researchers say that ocean waves generate negative ions. They are charged air particles that have been linked to mental energy and emotional well-being.

Nature also provides a solution by providing conductive systems within your body that deliver electrons from your feet to all parts of your body. This has been the natural arrangement throughout most of human history. Negative charges have always been available, thanks to the Earth, to prevent the inflammatory process from damaging healthy tissues.

The next time you find yourself stressed and overwhelmed remember the ocean and how it makes you feel. Here is a simple idea to help overcome anxiety. Cognitive Refocusing Therapy (CRT) involves thinking of something interesting and calming. It is a great way to relax and can even help you fall asleep faster.

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25 Feb 2014

Creating an Environment That Disease Doesn’t Like

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What we are depends on what our grandparents ate, did and how they lived. Just as the food our grandparents ate can affect us, so will the food we eat affect our children and grandchildren as well as the electronics we expose ourselves to.

When we are born we inherit genes from our parents. What science is discovering is that how our body expresses the genes that we already have isn’t all predetermined. The expression of our genetics can change based on the activities we pursue, foods we eat, where we live and our emotional state! More and more we are learning about the emerging science called Epigenetics. Recent studies are showing multi-generational allocation of effects prompted by diet, chemical exposures, stress, and even cell phones are all apparently altering the genome through what is now know as transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.


This is shedding new light on diseases like Alzheimer’s,     and on our diet and lifestyle choices. This is particularly  important to me as I have a family history of Alzheimer’s,   Cancer, Diabetes, and Osteoporosis. Even though I understand my predisposition is not the final word on my developing any of these diseases, I am now faced with the challenge of a toxic environment influencing my DNA.  Wow, what’s a person to do? We obviously cannot live like the “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble”.

Ten years ago I was first introduced to the concept that we cannot only change our body’s environment but we also have the ability to reverse any damage. A nutritionist, author and microscopist opened my mind and eyes to looking at our body’s first line of defense against disease. You would think that our immune system only negates illness. Actually the pH of our blood matters because it also profoundly effects our health. This is why it’s so important to pay attention to the alkalinity of what you are ingesting.

Creating alkalinity in the blood means introducing a diet with less sugar and processed foods,alkaline vegetables including a variety fruits, vegetables, and organic grass fed meat. Implementing systems that can reduce stress like cellular exercise and grounding your body when you sleep can help you repair, prevent disease and even change the acidic terrain of your blood. 

What can you do to reverse or prevent these assaults that your body is continuously bombarded with daily?

As a Holistic Wellness Educator, I teach the community on how to create wellness environments that help the body to heal. One way to help the body recover from environmental damage is called earthing, or grounding.

Earthing is achieved by using the Earth’s natural energies to re-energize, or realign, the body’s energy fields. Thanks to modern ways of living, we have lost this habit that was once second nature to us. Urban living in the “concrete jungle” disconnects us from the electrical energy of the Earth’s field. Concrete floors, fluorescent lights, electromagnetic pollution, and other modern inventions have widened the gulf between us and the Earth’s ancient elements: air, sun, water and the Earth itself.

lisahealthy about meLISA HEALTHY: suggests contact with the Earth’s surface electrons by walking barefoot outside. The secret is to take a walk outdoors in the fresh air, for at least 10 minutes, within an hour or two of dawn. The best time is 6 am .Try walking towards the rising sun, letting its light fall on your face.


5 Feb 2014

Better Focus and Decision Making with Good Sleep and Protein

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 Is sleep deprivation affecting your ability to make decisions?

 How are your children managing the added stress of not sleeping?

Just the mention of the word “STRESS” creates a stress response. We live in a world where going “Mach-2 with     your hair on fire” is common place. (the quote is from the movie Top Gun).

So, what does it take to get our bodies into a state of correcting itself, reversing the damages caused by stress? With today’s health issues, the focus is all about anti-aging rather than addressing the basics that actually improve our life quality. The keystone mechanism to implement for fighting any disease is good quality sleep. During sleep we rejuvenate, repair and replenish our bodies. Therefore sleep has a huge impact on anything we do.

When we are sleep deprived our leptin levels (the hormone that controls hunger) and our cortisol (the stress hormone) are out of whack. We eat more because our leptin hormone is saying: time to eat, we need more food. The cortisol hormone is on turbo because we are stressed due to the lack of sleep.

In America, our biggest category of health concerns boils down to one thing – sugar. Nearly all health questions center around this and nearly all issues stem from this one single thing – sugar.

Many of us are in a chronic state of stress. This causes a continuous elevated blood sugar level. Because of this we cannot utilize our fat. Insulin is in our bodies to turn sugar into fat, to get us through the harsh winters. Our ancestors needed this, but we no longer have these demands. When we go on a diet our bodies are busy clearing out sugar, so fat remains and is not burned. Fast food often dominates what we eat. Type 2 diabetes can be regulated in just 2 weeks with proper lifestyle changes. We are experiencing a false sense of a dopamine high, if we eat sugar in the morning or at our first meal of the day. It is not hard to give up sugar if we are not craving it. What we start out with will set us up for success the rest of the day.

Protein along with better sleep can help you reboot your brain and control blood sugar in just 30 days. In addition to this, it can change the way you think and process information. Through this improvement work life balance begins to stabilize. Your business will change because you have more focus and willpower. Eventually you can manage stress through thought and will power because we are less likely to go into a stress response .


Adopt the strategy of feeding your brain what it needs and wants, which is protein, and the results will be surprising. Through improving your diet, sleeping more, drinking more water, eating less sugar, walking a couple of miles a day and including protein for your first meal you begin to reverse the disease cycle. And best of all, you feel better!

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    Lisa Healthy Hazelgrove

    Lisa Healthy Hazelgrove

    Wellness Education with a side of Energy

    Health & Wellness Educator that has a passion for educating others on how to create balance in their lives so that the body can heal itself naturally. I have been in the Wellness Industry for 15 years and specialize in nutrition and sleep. My focus is on empowering others to take control of their health and in 2008 I began teaching as a Wellness Instructor at the University of Richmond. My health journey began 15 years ago when I was on 10 prescribed pills a day, had no energy and was 70 lbs heavier. I decided to empower myself and take a proactive approach towards my life and create a wellness home for myself and my family.

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