Should I Start a New Exercise Program When Losing Weight?

Jan 10, 2019

Starting a new, rigorous exercise program can actually sabotage your weight loss goals! In this video, I explain why.

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Video transcript:

Hi Everybody! Happy New Year!

I'm Dr Tina Marcantel and I have a few tips for you for a happy YOU year.

If you're starting a weight loss program, don't sabotage your intentions by increasing your exercise with it.

There's reason for this. The biochemistry is that when we decrease weight and that when we're increasing our exercise it can be a stress on the body and the stress hormone released is cortisol.

Cortisol is a fat-storing hormone.

I've had quite a number of clinical examples where people come in and they say, "Dr Marcantel, I'm...

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Make Room for Spiritual Downloads

Dec 27, 2018

As we close out 2018 and look ahead to the new year, many of us are lining up our resolutions, setting goals, and making plans.

That's all great, BUT I've found that for me overthinking things can lead to worry and fear and overwhelm. 

Planning is necessary if we're going to lead an intentional life, but it's also easy to get into the mind trap of "What if?" What if I make the wrong decisions? What if things don't go according to plan?

One day as I was thinking ahead about changes that were coming in my life, I became aware of certain thoughts that were causing fear. I knew that I needed to spend some quiet time alone so I could release those worries and allow peace to come back into my soul.

As I sat quietly in my back yard and let the “mind chatter” subside, I received a comforting inspiration: we are all equipped with a GPS system! We are Guided, Protected, Provided for, and Supported by Divine order.

With that idea came the knowledge that everything was...

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Sampling from my new Children of the Chakras course

Dec 19, 2018

This clip from the first lesson of my new course, Children of the Chakras: A Return to Health and Self Love, explains what's covered in each of the seven lessons.

Click on this link for more info on the course: Children of the Chakras.

Get an additional $10 off the introductory price of $29 when you use the coupon code CHAKRAS on the check out page! This coupon code EXPIRES 12/21/18.

Video transcript:

In each lesson we'll introduce the spiritual truth of the chakra we're exploring.

Next we'll talk about the color that's associated with and supports healing energy with that chakra.

We'll then talk about the thoughts and emotions we may experience concerning the spiritual truth and how they relate to having an open chakra – one where energy is flowing freely – or a closed chakra – one where energy is stuck and not flowing.

We'll talk about the location of each of the chakras in the body and the physical body parts that are within...

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Mood Disorders and Vitamin D Deficiency

Dec 17, 2018

Depression and other mood disorders can be linked to a Vitamin D deficiency.


Let's talk today about vitamin D and its effects on our body.

Vitamin D affects our mood, it affects our immune system, it affects our sleep, and it affects calcium absorption. Calcium absorption is important for strong bones and teeth.

Our bodies need sunlight in order for our bodies to make vitamin D. I like to check vitamin D3 levels when the person has had a low exposure to sunlight or they may live in an area that's overcast.

There is something called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in which the person experiences fatigue, poor concentration, loss of interest in life, and even carbohydrate cravings and weight gain.

I like to do an annual blood test of vitamin D3 on all of my patients. Research shows having a vitamin D level below 20 ng/mL may raise our risk for depression by as much as 85%, compared to having a vitamin D level greater than 30. The optimal vitamin D3 level should be...

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Check out my new introductory course on the chakras

Dec 12, 2018

“The body keeps score and it always wins.” – Brene Brown

Do you struggle with a recurring physical problem?

Have you sought treatment for that problem but have never been able to get to the root cause?

Would you like an easy-to-follow explanation of how each of the chakras (energy centers) affects both your physical and emotional well being?

When you understand how your energy works and how it affects your body, you can use simple self-healing techniques to improve your physical and emotional health. Examples of some of the chronic health problems that may stem from blocked energy are:

*Weight problems
*Adrenal fatigue
*Thyroid problems
*PMS and other reproductive organs issues
*Bronchitis and other lung problems
*Foot and leg pain
…and many more

In my new video mini-course, Children of the Chakras: A Return to Health and Self-Loveyou’ll learn:

*Tips and Tools for self-healing...

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Appreciation, gratitude, thanksgiving–what's the difference?

Nov 29, 2018

Did you ever consider the differences among “appreciation,” “gratitude,” and “thanksgiving”? Here are a few thoughts on the subject and a heartfelt Happy Holidays from Dr. Marcantel.

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I'm wishing you and yours a happy holiday season! We just finished Thanksgiving and it made me ponder on the words "appreciation," "gratitude," and "thanksgiving."

Appreciation is valuing yourself and valuing others. Gratitude is the state of being appreciative. Thanksgiving is expressing that appreciation for others.

So I want to encourage you, as I have encouraged myself, to VALUE yourself and others, to BE that appreciation in this world, and to EXPRESS that appreciation to others.

This is the change that the world so desperately needs now. Be the change by being appreciative, having gratitude, and expressing your thanksgiving.

Much love to you and your family on this holiday...

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Thanksgiving, hope, and peace

Nov 22, 2018

 A plaque hanging in my kitchen says, “There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.”

A dear friend gave me the sign several years ago and it is prominently displayed in my home to remind me every day to reflect on the many blessings I have in my life.

Frankly, I need that prompt sometimes because there is often so much negativity surrounding us that it’s easy to lose sight of the good. I also know that it is an “attitude of gratitude” that will give birth to the positive changes I’d like to see in my life.

Too often we think, “I’ll be thankful and at peace when such-and-such changes.” Ironically, the negative thoughts we’re harboring—fear, ingratitude, bitterness, feelings of unworthiness—may actually cause us to resist the positive changes we want.

Rather than seeing thanksgiving as something to be put off until we get something in the future, try thinking of gratitude as the starting...

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How Vitamin B Can Keep You Awake at Night

Nov 08, 2018

Find out how one of my readers solved her sleep problem with a very simple fix after watching my vlog, "Are You Overdosing on Food Supplements?"

Do YOU have a story you can share with us about overdoing it with supplements? We'd love to hear from you! Leave us a comment below!


About four weeks ago I put out a blog on the subject of overdosing on food supplements–our vitamins and minerals.

We talked about some of the signs and symptoms of overdosing on supplements, such as headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and irritability. For some people the root cause of these signs and symptoms may be overdosing on supplements.

There are simple tests you can do to check your blood levels and cellular levels of vitamins and minerals. You may want to look into that.

I received an email from Linda in response to our blog and it was a really good one. Let me read it to you.

Linda says, “Turns out I also was getting to much B vitamins. After hearing this post I immediately cut my...

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What Is Energy Medicine and How Can It Help?

Oct 30, 2018

A Q&A with Dr T

Q: What is “energy medicine”?

Dr. Tina: The term “energy medicine” covers a wide range of therapies that work with the energy systems that are present in the body. Depending on the healing tradition you’re talking about, these systems and the energy associated with them have different names.

In traditional Chinese medicine it’s called qi (chi); in ayurvedic medicine it’s called prana and it’s said to be centered in various energy centers in the body called chakras. Working with this energy to help people with both emotional and physical problems has been common practice for thousands of years.

Acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) are just a few of the many modalities that are used in energy medicine.

Q: What does energy have to do with my physical symptoms?

Dr. Tina: We are flesh and blood and bone, but we're also spiritual,...

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Zap Those Thoughts That Aren't Serving You!

Oct 23, 2018

by Dr. Tina Marcantel

Have you ever seen a bug zapper? You probably know what I mean—one of those lights you hang in the back yard that has an electrified screen around it.

When I was meditating the other day, that’s the image I got concerning controlling the negative thoughts that try to sneak into our minds. And the great thing about this tool is that it takes almost no effort! Let me explain.

As I fill my mind with thoughts of light and love and I connect with the Higher Power within me, that light shines brighter and brighter in my mind.

How do I do that? By consciously choosing to think and act on positive ideas and thoughts. For instance, I keep a gratitude journal and actually write down all the things I’m grateful for.

I also love using positive affirmations to help me keep my mind focused on the life I want to create for myself.

I’ve written before about trying to control my thoughts in my article, “What Was I...

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