Carbohydrate Intake Assignment

I am a 44-year old female; my height is 5’1”; and I weigh 125 pounds, which gives me a BMI of 23.6.  I am a chemist and began an assignment in Arizona. This has altered my normal exercise routine and stress levels significantly, but has not impacted my eating habits.  In fact, I find it easier … Continue reading Carbohydrate Intake Assignment

Winter Update

I've been incredibly busy since my last post.  I have been on a long-term work assignment in another state and have almost finished my second class at Hawthorn University.  Since coming here, my routine had to change a lot.  Basically, I traded yoga for CrossFit, thinking I was healthier and lighter and it would go … Continue reading Winter Update

ScienceSpeaks Blog

Below is a link for my first real blog post on ScienceSpeaks. Going forward, my personal journey will be on Holistic Odyssey, but my technical writing will be posted on ScienceSpeaks. Please check out and follow my new site!! Health Effects of Glycols (Aliphatic Diols)

The Overnight Effect of Sugar

I haven’t overindulged in sugar in a while, but last night, I had a cookie and some ice cream. I knew I would pay for that sin, and boy am I... I wish I had a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to capture the blood sugar gymnastics, but all I have is heart rate data, morning … Continue reading The Overnight Effect of Sugar

SMART Goal

(This is the second assignment for my Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree at Hawthorn University.  The majority of my assignments will be posted on my website ScienceSpeaks, but I felt this one better fit Holistic Odyssey.  Please subscribe to my website blog so you won't miss my posts.) SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, … Continue reading SMART Goal

Pose of the Week – Uttanasana

Yoga has been rough lately. I’ve been traveling off and on, have some personal stress, and then I had this inner ear problem that messed up my equilibrium.  I am a little behind in my goal, but thankfully I have plenty of time and opportunity to catch up.  I’ve definitely noticed the effects of the lack … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Uttanasana

Holistic Health and Nutrition

(This is the first assignment for my Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree at Hawthorn University.  The majority of my assignments will be posted on my website ScienceSpeaks, but I felt this one better fit Holistic Odyssey.  Please subscribe to my website blog so you won't miss my posts.) Holistic health is a journey, an “odyssey,” … Continue reading Holistic Health and Nutrition

Pose of the Week -Savasana

Savasana, or corpse pose, is best known as the final relaxation after a yoga practice.  It's certainly not as easy as it looks, and that's why I am choosing it for "pose of the week".  First, two references from Yoga Journal: Basic Pose Information Struggle of Savasana I've never been particularly good at clearing my mind … Continue reading Pose of the Week -Savasana

Pose of the Week – Padmasana

I've only had one opportunity to do Padmasana or lotus pose in my health club practices, but it's always been a pose that I am comfortable doing.  I guess a lot of that comes from the fact that I generally chose to sit in half-lotus and I have since I was a little kid.  In fact, … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Padmasana