Choose Health

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Choose Health is a podcast designed to help you learn more about the approach to life known as Holistic Health.

A life approach to health that emphasizes the connection of mind, body, and spirit. Host Lynda LaCoax is a certified Holistic Health Coach, Personal Trainer, and Certified Bend Instructor who shares her knowledge and experiences of choosing a way to better personal health.

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Healthy Hair

Those who know Host Lynda LaCoax personally, know that she has about four feet of thick hair on her head. This week, she takes on the highly requested topic of hair health and breaks down where your hair gets its nutrients from, and how the health of your hair goes beyond the shampoos and conditioners that you put on it. She also offers some home remedies for you to try to ensure a healthy head of hair.

The Gallbladder

Gallbladder removal is one of the most common surgeries in North America. This is primarily due to gallstones. Gallstones can show no symptoms, and can remain silent for years. Once the symptoms arise, they can persist, and even worsen over time. Your diet plays a large role in the health of your gallbladder. Host Lynda LaCoax takes a look at the gallbladder and breaks down what the organ does, and how you can best take care of it to avoid unnecessary gallstones.

Shoes And Feet

Warm weather is finally here, and that means getting out and about and partaking in outdoor activities. In Middle Tennessee, a popular outdoor activity is hiking, including barefoot hiking. While you may own a nice pair of shoes, inserts, or other hiking gear, it helps to understand how your feet work and how the gear that you think may be helping, are actually restricting your feet, which can cause issues over time. Host Lynda LaCoax discusses how your feet develop over time, and to best take care of them while you stay active this summer.


Antibiotics have been a popular weapon in the medical arsenal against disease since penicillin became widely available in the 1940s. Despite seeming like a wonder drug when they first came out, what is the cost of using this medication now? Host Lynda LaCoax breaks down antibiotics - what they are, what they do, and how they do it - to help you better understand the medicine that you are putting in your body.

Eating For Your Senses

Our world is filled with wonderful sights, sounds, smells, sensations, and conversations to be had, but we wouldn't be able to experience any of these were it not for our senses. So how can we better take care of our senses to ensure that we don't miss out on any of the wonders that life has to offer? Host Lynda LaCoax offers a list of food recommendations to help boost your senses, and why it's so important to take care of your senses.

Love Your Heart

How can you keep your heart happy and healthy? While some manufacturers claim to be heart healthy, the benefits are often nominal due to sugars and other preservatives found in processed foods. Host Lynda LaCoax provides insight on what to look out for at the grocery store to ensure that you're consuming foods that will benefit your heart in the long run, and what to stay away from.

Keto 101

New Years bring "new you's," and what better way to bring in a "new you" than with a change in diet. Diets can be tricky to follow due to a dislike in what you can and cannot eat, or we get started and then crash and burn due to a variety of reasons. Host Lynda LaCoax wants to keep you informed on the do's and don't's for specific diets to help you succeed. First up - Keto - what it is, what are the benefits, and how can you stay motivated on the diet.

Bottoms Up

Water plays a large role in our bodies. Are you drinking enough during the day?

Water and hydration influences almost every function in our body whether we realize it enough. But are we getting enough hydration for our bodies throughout the day? While sodas and juices may quench thirst, the added sugars may be doing more harm than good. Host Lynda LaCoax breaks down the importance of water and proper hydration, and offers some tips on how to stay on top of your hydration throughout the day.

Counting Sheep

A good night's rest is vital to feeling well rested and productive the next day. But how many of us are actually getting enough sleep? What exactly happens to our bodies overnight while we rest, and what exactly goes on during the different cycles of sleep? Host Lynda LaCoax takes a look at what happens while we sleep, and offers some advice on how to ensure that you get a full 8 hours of good, quality sleep.

Surviving 2019

The New Year is quickly approaching, and you may already be thinking about what your New Years resolutions will be. Having a resolution, or several, focusing on bettering yourself is quite common, but can sometimes be a challenge to maintain throughout the year. Host Lynda LaCoax breaks down some tips to help you achieve a healthier, happier you in 2019.

The Good, The Bad & The Flu

It's easy to become swept up in home remedy trends every season, but how can you tell what works and what doesn't? From elderberry syrup to homemade chicken soup, hot toddies and more, there is science backing up why most of these remedies work or not. Host Lynda LaCoax runs down some of the most popular home remedies, and offers advice on how to make them even more effective while you're trying to combat the flu.

Baby It's Cold Outside

Winter can bring us numerous health challenges from the flu to common colds, and so much more. While you're taking the steps to protect yourself from the outdoors, you may be damaging or irritating your skin in ways that you might not expect. Host Lynda LaCoax goes over some of the most common ways we damage our skin during the winter season, and some of the small adjustments that we can make to benefit us in the long run.

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