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Love How You Feel was designed to bring back that personal relationship with yourself by offering you a vehicle to simplify the amazing breakthrough nutrition called Macro-Balance‌

We personalize your life course with sound advice from your physician, personal trainer, and nutritionist. Together, you can achieve a level of wellbeing everyone deserves. We bring this full circle with a thorough look into your everyday eating habits, and removing a lot of the restrictions by doing the research for you. We take a deep look into the menu of your favorite restaurants without scrutinizing a thing. We balance the many choices, publish them in these pages, and show you how to do it yourself. The purpose of our work is to provide a healthy solution as you learn to incorporate Macro-Balance anywhere you go. We follow a simple philosophy of eating in thirds. 1/3 protein, 1/3 smart carbohydrate, and 1/3 starchy carbohydrate. This balance expresses a one to one ratio between proteins and carbohydrates. The lifestyle ensures your lean muscle to remain healthy, and keep your metabolism in an optimum state. The metabolic state we describe is; Energy all day long at the expense of your body fat. How the human body is supposed to run.

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The Art of MacroBalance

Quit Smoking

The Wonders of Juicing Clearing the Plate

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Are You Feeling Stressed

How I got Started

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EDITORIALS DIRECTOR

CREATIVE DIRECTOR/ LAYOUT Amanda Borne

MACROBALANCE GURU Justin Pilcher

Don’t feel guilty about eating out!

Check out our Restaurant guide with menus that are MacroBalanced for you!

In the Kitchen

This section is filled with recipes for you to create your own MacroBalanced meals at home!

Spiritual Solutions

Your health doesn’t stop at food.

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We learned how MacroBalance is the cornerstone for good physical health with Dr. Ralidis. Justin Pilcher simplified this nutrition with his guidance in “The Art of MacroBalance” and showing you how easy it can be to balance restaurant menus in “Out on the Town”. We triggered some intuitive thought when we introduced “Spiritual Solutions” with myself and Brandon Alleman, and empowered Acadiana with “Food for Thought” by bringing MacroBalance to your kitchen and table. These are healthy habits for generations to come. There is a lot to be said for new beginnings. We start off this year with a few things to get you started on a healthier track. From resolutions to spiritual restitution. Our contributors share a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. You’ll find new places to eat, community support events, shaping up for the summer, and taking a different look at the goals we set for ourselves. We will broaden the awareness of 2 LOVE HOW YOU FEEL ACADIANA

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Wow, 2012. What an explosive first year. We launched the MacroBalance Revolution, and gained support from numerous contributors, health care professionals, and restaurants throughout Acadiana. It was definitely a year of learning.

GMOs (geneti cally modified organisms) in the United States and Acadiana, and we’ll uncover the artificial “everything” being passed off as food.

In this quarter, Kate Rountree, RD, LDN shows us a lifelong approach to weight loss and wellness. We will dig deeper into the effects of tobacco use with Dr. Jim Morvant, B.S.N.,D.C., C.C.S.P. We learn about the wonders of fruit and vegetable juicing with Emma Ferguson, RN. Brandon Alleman, CHEK 3, HHP will share how he got started in his business, and we show you a little trick to help you stay on track with your New Year promise. Buckle up for our second year of real life lessons, real life nutrition, and real life spirituality. Let’s face it Acadiana, if we’re not stepping outside the box, we’re not growing. Love, Bernie

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Welcome to Your

Lifestyle by Phil Ralidis

Welcome to the fifth edition of Love How You Feel! I hope this New Year finds you open to empowering your life by taking control of your most precious possession, your health! This quarter’s article will have a different focus from the previous ones, by discussing a theme that is recurrent throughout our lives, central to Universal Law, and often met with vigorous resistance- I’m talking about the essence of CHANGE, the only real constant in our ever turning world! Clearly we experience change on a daily basis, although often in measurements that are too small for us to appreciate fully. “Another day older” is an axiom that is also a truism, and yet do we really appreciate its significance? After all, what is just another day in the long string of days we tie together to make up our lives? We can comfort ourselves that if we didn’t meet our goals and expectations today, there is always tomorrow to make up for it. And yet as an Emergency Physician practicing for nearly twenty years, it is painfully obvious to me that none of us knows how many of these “tomorrows” we have in store. In fact, “live for the day” is another axiom we might take to heart if we are to fully appreciate the potential bounties it offers. 6 LOVE HOW YOU FEEL ACADIANA

I am not trying to be the bringer of doom and gloom, but rather would hope to give you pause to reflect upon the saying “there is no time like the present-or no present like the time!” Today is THE day to reclaim your right to a healthy lifestyle, to feel good about how you feel, to look forward to another days’ challenges and opportunities because you have the energy and self empowerment to take it all in stride! All that is needed is an open mind and spirit, a willingness to look outside the parameters of your current life, a curiosity about how you might feel if you were able to take some simple steps towards health that were easily accommodated into your busy lifestyle. THAT is the positive change that I want to focus on in this article. Remember in past articles how we talked about the body’s natural decline with age? Those details are readily apparent to us by direct observation: we are not the same bodies (or people!) we were twenty years ago, and the march of time brings on the inevitability of aging and all the varied concerns that this encompasses. Our lean muscle mass (bone, skeletal and smooth muscle that comprises the majority of our body mass) declines about 5% every decade past the age of

Dr. Philip Ralidis is a Board Certified Emergency Physician with 20 years of specialty practice. Since residency training at LSU Charity Hospital in New Orleans, he has practiced at the highest volume emergency centers in Austin, College Station, and Waco, Texas. He is currently an emergency physician at Lafayette General Medical Center. He and his family are happy to be back in Louisiana and have found a real home in Lafayette. He has always had a personal and professional interest in proactive health maintenance. Throughout two decades of emergency medicine practice, he has seen how the combined effects of poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyle, and lack of personal empowerment in one’s life have taken their toll on our nation’s health, even to the point of affecting our children’s wellness.


30, so that we are but shadows of our former physical selves when most of us reach retirement age. We think this decline is inevitable, and that we are powerless to halt its progression; it is therefore hardly surprising that we exert only passive resistance, or even actively engage in its rapid completion! Yet there are persons who live a physically active and rewarding lifestyle even as they grow older, seemingly defying the odds that befall their peers along the way. What are they doing differently? What makes those persons more enabled to actively participate in life when most others are seeking a gradual withdrawal from it? The essence of any real change must come from within. It takes a real sense of adventure, and no small amount of courage, to be able to look at one’s current lifestyle and view those parts of it that are literally killing us and making us older before our time. If we focus on just those aspects this publication is primarily concerned with, we look honestly into the mirror of our nutritional and exercise habits. We see areas we can change for the better. Most importantly, we recognize that although other persons might appreciate these changes and support us with flattering observations, we are doing this because it is OUR given RIGHT to live a healthier life that will empower us to do so even when it is not CONVENIENT, or takes some extra EFFORT for immediate and long term benefits. And we realize that this is not selfishness, but rather enlightened SELF AWARENESS that allows us to see more clearly how our

health impacts not only upon our such a short time frame. Gradown life, but also upon the lives ual change in diet and physical of others. activity allows the body’s inherent self healing and correcting In past articles, I talked about mechanisms to exert their influhow physical change must pro- ence; along the way, we gain the ceed along a steady and gradual much needed boost of increased course if there is to be any long self confidence and self esteem, lasting effect: a case in point is all of which result in our FEELING weight loss. I spoke about how BETTER about ourselves and our lean muscle mass (LMM) our ability to make wise deciis designed to burn body fat to sions about our health. Our famstimulate the daily protein de- ily, friends and peers ultimately position essential to the health see this too, and like a pebble of our vital organs, when sup- thrown into a pond we become plied with the necessary amount (perhaps unwittingly!) an inspiof dietary protein (remember ration for others to take up the LEUCINE?). I further illustrated path of self-empowerment and how this LMM functions as an self-awareness. 8-cylinder engine, each cylinder working at capacity to meet the Throughout the past year’s daily metabolic demands of the LHYF articles, I have talked body. Do you recall what hap- about how to start gradually on pens when a rapid and dramatic the path towards better health. I weight loss occurs? Not only do have outlined the benefits of the you lose fat, but also the LMM MACROBALANCE approach to machinery needed to consume healthier nutrition, and the benit for metabolic stability. In short, efits of a properly fitted gradual rapid weight loss results in a 6 approach to exercise that can or 4 cylinder engine, functioning benefit anyone within their curat only partial metabolic capac- rent medical and physiological ity. Of course the inevitable then parameters. Your personal physihappens: we are proud of our cian can help guide you through weight loss and feel enabled to any necessary prerequisites togo back to our pre-diet nutrition- wards active participation in this al habits, the same ones that put pathway. However, the essence us into such a mess in the first of the choice is YOURS- will place. No wonder we are worse you take the first step, a comoff than before this crash diet be- mitment to being more healthy, cause we have less LMM to burn more active, and more fulfilled in off the increasing fat content that the coming year? You will find a crash diet courses ALWAYS re- whole cadre of people ready to sult in. welcome and assist you in meeting your personal wellness goals. GRADUAL change is the hall- I trust you will make the right demark of physiological stability. cisions, and make 2013 a very One does not become signifi- prosperous and healthy New cantly overweight in just a few Year!! Until then, eat well, be fit months, and cannot properly re- and enjoy life! gain a healthy homeostasis in LOVE HOW YOU FEEL ACADIANA

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The Art of MacroBalance

What Love How You Feel by Justin Pilcher { Acadiana }

Eat to be...

Personal Trainer/ MacroBalance Nutrition Expert

What do you eat to be? Seems like a simple enough question, but really do you eat to be sick? Do you eat to be well? Do you eat to be fit? When I first sit down with people, they usually don’t even know. Throughout the production of this magazine we will talk about how you can eat to be well and eat to be fit through the art of MacroBalance. The MacroBalanced diet allows you to eat with a purpose and use your food as a fuel for optimum health.

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eating to be well. This is where the “art of MacroBalance” comes in to play. Before we can really understand the art of anything, we must first truly understand what it is we are talking about. So let’s break down the term “MacroBalance”. MacroBalance = The Balance of Macronutrients. It is no secret that our body needs certain nutrients to function properly. What I want to teach you is how our/your uses three specific macronutrients. Protein or “US”: Our skin, muscles, nails, hair, the list goes on is composed of proteins.

Draw an arrow indicating where you think your health level is, then draw an arrow where you want to be.

On the sick side of this arc you have the sick side of eating: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and more. Here there is an imbalance of hormones. Unfortunately, this is how most of us are eating. Today we start to changr that style of eating. What we want to do is eat to balance our hormones so that our body may function in an optimal condition. We want to let food be our “drug” of choice, and start eating to be fit and

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Carbohydrates: We all love them. They are the fuel for workouts and brain energy. We work out to burn carbohydrate storage, not fat. “The healthier the carbohydrate, the better the brain function.” Fat: We need it, people. In a balanced way. Fat helps in recovery, daily energy, digestion/ metabolism, etc. How do we balance the macronutrients? Let’s talk about where you may be now.

Justin is a full time mentor of health, wellness, fitness, and pos-itive energy. There are all the technical ways he mentors, like health and wellness classes, nutrition plans, and specially designed work-outs, but then there are all the day to day. Justin is the one that pops in just to say, “Hey!” He is the trainer that asks you how your weekend was and genuinely wants you to tell him. He has been shaping the fitness world for many years through all natural body building competitions, cross-country running, and a state tennis player. He is a certified Crossfit trainer and has over 3000 hours of functional movement training under his belt. I promise when you run into Justin, it will not be an experience you are going to forget. LOVE HOW YOU FEEL ACADIANA

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Typically we load up on starchy carbohydrates, reaching a peak of energy and then we dip into sleepiness. You know the point at 2pm when you want to fall asleep at your desk? We typically repeat this cycle. Every time we eat an unbalanced meal of carbohydrates and protein we hit that peak; we are getting fatter. This process is called “Metabolic Derangement”. Who really wants to get fatter?!

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With complete MacroBalanced meals you never hit that slump. Better yet, you never get to that “fatter” peak. There are no highs and lows; you are always full of energy with no crashes. Who needs an energy drink when you are using the power of food to feel great? So, now you are wondering what a MacroBalanced meal looks like. A MacroBalanced meal is based on a 1/3 method. One-third protein, one-third 10 LOVE HOW YOU FEEL ACADIANA

smart carbs and one-third starchy carbs. (Yep, those starchy carbs have been given a bad rep, but you can still have them.)

Pointers and Advice:

Let’s break down our plates, and talk about what they should look like as you are cooking or ordering your meals. How much protein? What are smart and starchy carbs? How big is onethird? There are two methods you can use to figure out your one-third portions: using the label or the eyeball method.

Fat does not play a part in hormone balance, and in moderation is HEALTHY.

The label method is by far the simplest way of measuring in a perfect world. Look for the grams of protein on the label. If there are 7 grams of protein, then balance that with 7 grams of smart carbs and also 7 grams of starchy carbs. If there is no label, let’s talk about what it looks like.

Invest in a simple food scale. You and your body will be happy you did.

If you understand and apply MacroBalance between protein and carbohydrates, you will enjoy great benefits. If you feel sleepy after a meal, you just got fatter. Eat food and have it work for you. Use it as fuel for your lifestyle. Remember, MAcroBalance is not a diet; It’s a WAY OF LIFE!

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For more information and explanations or just to join the online conversation go to www.lovehowyoufeelacadiana.com. Justin is also offering Nutrition classes. If you would be interested in attending one of his classes email us at lovehowyoufeel@gmail. com. We look forward to hearing from you!!


Quit Smoking

The Best New Year’s Resolution by Jim Morvant, B.S.N., D.C., C.C.S.P.

When the issue of smoking comes up with my patients, I always remember what my now retired pastor’s comments on smoking were. Although somewhat on the comical side, the message would get to the point. He would say that people don’t smoke, cigarettes do; people are only the “suckers”. Another common saying of his was that smoking won’t send you to hell, but it may make you smell like you have been there. I haven’t found one positive thing about smoking. I have found that once a person begins to smoke that it is extremely hard to quit. If you are a smoker this New Year should be the year to quit. Quitting would improve your health, longevity, your family’s health, save you money and help your back pain.

know it is bad for them, why is it so hard to quit? Nicotine is Highly Addictive

When a person quits smoking they will experience actual physical withdrawal symptoms due to the fact that the nicotine is a stimulant to the pleasure centers of the brain’s central cortex. The nicotine’s toxic stimulation to the brain, gives it a highly addictive side effect, which makes the person want to stop the withdrawal symptoms and start smoking again. No one person has exactly the same nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Some of the common withdrawal symptoms include, but not limited to: cough and chest tightness, irritability, difficult concentrating, cravings for a smoke, fatigue, sore throat, sore tongue and gums, headThe World Health Organiza- ache, flu-like symptoms and tion estimates that almost five sleep problems. million people die annually from tobacco-related illnesses. Even You may be Predisposed with warnings on packaging and Genetically millions of dollars spent on educating the public on the damagHeart disease, cancer and aling health effects of smoking ap- coholism are examples of genetproximately 22% of adults in the ic influence on your health in life. U.S. are smokers. Researchers These were once thought to be have found that 80% of smokers mostly behavioral in nature. With would like to quit smoking, but the advance of scientific studies only less than 5% can do it on it has now been established that their own. Even though people there is a genetic link to 12 LOVE HOW YOU FEEL ACADIANA

Dr. Jim Morvant is a practicing Chiropractic Physician in the Lafayette area for the past 25 years. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and has a bachelor’s degree from McNeese State University in Nursing, along with being a former quarterback for the McNeese Cowboys. He has served on the medical support team for the Olympic Track and Field Trials and NCAA Track and Field Championships. He has also volunteered as a team chiropractor for the Louisiana Icegators, the Nationwide Golf Tournament and the Wrecking Rams of Acadiana High School. He is the former owner of Building Better Athletes and continues to train athletes on an individual basis for speed and agility. If you have any questions or interest in speed and agility training you can contact Dr. Jim Morvant at Morvant Spinal Care and Rehab by phone (984-0206) or email jmorvant@morvantchiropractic.com.


smoking behavior. Research has led to the genetic component influences, even the urge to start smoking and the continuing on to become a smoker. This could explain the diversity of attitudes to smoking. It is interesting how some people cannot stand smoking or being around people who smoke, some people can smoke occasionally without becoming addicted, they can have a take it or leave it attitude toward smoking, and others will become habitual, addicted smokers. Aspects of Smoking Can Be Rewarding Psychologically

aspects of smoking that appear tobe rewarding. Smoking behavior becomes closely linked to certain daily activities and cues such as socializing with friends, when drinking alcohol, after a meal, when taking a break, when relaxing. I have noticed when you see photos of casinos it seems that the people have three addictions or habits; gambling with a drink and cigarette. It is only my observation that possibly addictive personalities are not selective to just one unhealthy habit

The factors discussed may be an explanation why even when using behavioral approaches Many young people start smok- and anti-smoking medications, ing because of peer pressure there is s till a high percentage from friends they hang out with of relapses. After a person quits that are smokers. Never with the smoking the first few weeks are intention of becoming addicted. the most difficult. It is usually not There are social and behaviorial uncommon for a person to feel

uncomfortable without smoking cigarettes for eight to twelve weeks. This is due to your body working hard to overcome the withdrawal symptoms. Stopping smoking over the long term, becoming a true non-smoker is very difficult and challenging but well worth the effort..


The Wonders of

Juicing by Emma Ferguson R.N.

Virtually every authority, including the USDA, the Surgeon General, the National Cancer Institute, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommend that we eat plenty of vegetables and fruits amounting to about 6-8 servings a day. The reasoning behind this is very simple-- a diet high in these foods will prevent or cure a wide range of ailments. Unfortunately there are few of us that actually manage to consume this amount.

Juicing becomes a way to guarantee that we get enough fruits and vegetables and thus assist our body in maintaining or returning to health. Juicing removes the indigestible fiber so that more of the nutritional substances are readily absorbed. For example, because many of the nutrients are trapped in the fiber, when you eat a raw carrot, you are only able to assimilate about 1% of the available beta carotene. When a carrot is juiced, removing the fiber, nearly 100% of the beta carotene can Everywhere you look, research- be assimilated. ers are searching for chemicals in plants that will prevent or even Our bodies love to have a cure many of the most com- wide assortment of vegetables mon types of diseases. These rotated through our eating patplant chemicals, known as phy- terns but most of us tend to eat tochemicals, are part of the cut- the same things over and over. ting edge of nutritional research Juicing is a wonderful way to because they hold important keys reap the benefits of a wider to preventing some of our most variety of vegetables then we deadly diseases such as cancer would normally take in. Fruits and heart disease , as well as and vegetables provide another some of our most common, like substance that is absolutely esasthma, arthritis and allergies. Besides not consuming enough sential for good health-- water. vegetables and fruits, we also Most people do not consume have a majority of people with enough water plus many of the impaired digestion as a result of fluids that are taken in contain making unwise food choices over substances that require extra an extended period of time. This water for your body to eliminate problem with digestion limits the them. Fruit and vegetable juicbody’s ability to absorb all the es are free of these unneeded nutrients from vegetables and substances and are full of clean, pure water. fruit even when they are eaten. 14 LOVE HOW YOU FEEL ACADIANA

Emma Ferguson is an R.N. , intuitive Life Coach, Writer, Reiki Master, Quan Yin Joray energy instructor , and presently leads yoga and aerobic classes for senior citizens. She has been juicing for 10 years and maintains an eating plan that includes many nutrient dense foods. At 66 years of age her hair still has no grey and is on no medically prescribed medications. Her website is www.auntiemma. com . She is also part of One Force Productions (oneforce. cc) with her husband Rick. She has been fully dedicated to the elevation of Consciousness for the last 27 years. Fresh juices are a tremendous source of enzymes. When you eat cooked foods, if the food is cooked at temperatures above 114 degrees, the enzymes have been destroyed by the heat. Since fruits and vegetables are juiced raw, the enzymes are still viable when you drink it. Many of the phytochemicals that nutritional researchers are focusing their attention on are either enzymes, or more often, they are substances that help build or activate enzymes that play


essential roles in protecting It is best to use pesticide free cells from damage. veggies that are organic. The following vegetables are the Juicing is not normally meant most pesticide loaded: to be taken in as a meal re1. Celery placement unless you are being 2. Spinach supervised in a de-toxing pro3. Kale gram by a health professional. 4. Collard Greens 5. Lettuce In most cases, it is great to aim 6. Carrots to drink about 16 oz. of fresh juice a day that can be spread 7 Cucumbers (or peel before out over the day. juicing) Start juicing with vegetables that are mild in flavor and ones you are already used to. Make the juice taste good. The addition of some lemon or lime (minus the peel) can make a huge difference. Also the addition of an apple can add to the flavor.

a lid and fill to the very top so that there is no oxygen in the container and then store in the fridge. There are even some devices that can be purchased that suck the air out of a closed glass container. Fortunately, there are now available many books and on line information and recipes to help you in your juicing process. If you are serious about making juicing a normal part of your diet, it is best to invest in at least a medium priced juicer. Some of the cheaper brands do not extract the juice very well and so there is much waste. Some of these low end juicers also break down quite rapidly if used every day.

Drink your juice right away. If Happy Juicing everyone--it is necessary to make the juice Here is to your Health!! ahead, use a mason jar with


How I Got

Started by Brandon J. Alleman CHEK 3, HHP

I feel that my purpose on the planet is to use my knowledge and wisdom in alignment with my highest vision to help improve the consciousness of the world, in service of others one individual at a time. My intention is to effect change for a healthier, more conscious world through the use of breath, water, food, movement, sleep, and the science of mind. Simply put, I am here to help. This quest began with an intense desire to study nutrition and human physiology at the age of 15. I have continued the study of nutrition as it relates to human physiology, devoting no less than 10 hours per week to that study, since 1996. At the age of 17, I suffered an injury to my back (disc pathology) that prevented me from playing basketball, which was and is my favorite sport. Having zero success with traditional approaches, I decided to rehabilitate my own spine. I read my first orthopedic and rehabilitation text at that time. I began working with clients as a personal trainer immediately out of high school. From there, I decided to take up the study of corrective exercise kinesiology and holistic health with the C.H.E.K. Institute, now in Vista, CA (5.5 year program). I completed my Level I training as a C.H.E.K. Practitioner (currently a Level 3) 16 LOVE HOW YOU FEEL ACADIANA

and in 2001 relocated to Rhode Island. There I was part of an elite group of professionals of a clinically based holistic wellness center that specialized in the treatment of acute and chronic pain syndromes. I was director of clinical and corrective exercise for the facility for 2 years as well as handling all of the holistic nutritional coaching. I returned home in 2004 (heads up, it’s REALLY cold in Rhode Island) and started the clinically based corrective exercise and holistic health consulting practice that I have today. Over the past 11 years my studies have taken me through human anatomy, function, and movement, corrective exercise, kinesiology, Posturology, functional muscle neurology, pathomechanical pain patterns, neuromuscular therapy, osteopathic techniques, and many other applications of health as it pertains to the locomotor system. Regarding holistic health, my studies have included naturopathy, homeopathy, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Food Cures, functional medicine, functional physiology, and all matters of human nutrition as it relates to human physiology.

Brandon Alleman is a highly sought after Rehabilitation and Nutrition Consultant. He is Board Certified as Holistic Health Practitioner via the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. In addition, he is a Level III (of Four) C.H.E.K. Practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Since 1999 Brandon has specialized in helping clients from all walks of life achieve freedom from chronic health issues and pain through various applications of holistic health and nutrition, as well as cutting edge rehabilitation and corrective exercise techniques. For more information about Brandon and his approach to wellness, please visit his website at www.brandonjalleman.com.

People come to me and throw all of the pieces of their health puzzle on the table. It is my pleasure to teach them how to organize those pieces to create the health picture that they desire. My specialty, if I have one, is to teach people exactly what they need to know about how to LOOK and FEEL exactly the way they want, Where my heart truly lies is regardless of their starting point. in helping those with chronic I truly cannot see myself doing health issues and chronic pain. anything else!


Are you Feeling

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by Jim Graham Medical Scientist Goodbye 2012 and hello 2013! How are you feeling? Did you accomplish your goals in 2012? Did you push off a few things for 2013? Did you plan your new year’s resolution yet? Are you feeling… stressed? Don’t worry! Stress is a normal emotional and physiological event that can be good for you. Stress triggers the “fight or flight” response and can help you focus on the task at hand. It causes your blood pressure to increase, pupils to dilate, activates your attention, and gets your body ready to perform. As a procrastinator, I tend to put off things until the last minute. This triggers a stress response for me and I perform better… I think. I know many students, including my daughter that will push things off until they are due. This causes more stress for me and I start to worry if she will get her project done on time. Then, I get stressed about my other kids, the value of my home, my investments, my job, bills, health care, the “Fiscal Cliff”, terrorism, builtproof backpacks, politicians, the price of milk, school tuition, booster fees, taxes, gas prices… WHOA! Hold up… I’m getting stressed out right now. As I mentioned above, stress is normal and was very beneficial long ago. Early humans were 18 LOVE HOW YOU FEEL ACADIANA

hunters and gathers. Stress stimulated the body to focus on providing food or defending the family against attack. This is a good thing. But something happened over the last 150 years that caused humans to become stressed over non-life threating events. Urban development and the industrial revolution caused migration of people from the farms to the cities. People began to work for money and then used that money to buy food. At this point, money became a stress trigger. If you had plenty of money, you were not stressed. On the other hand, if money was scarce, that meant you could not provide your family with the necessities of life. While early humans would simply go out and hunt for some food, today most of us cannot do this. Ok, so we are stressed about money and therefore, the source of our money. That means our jobs are another stress trigger. Many companies are reducing their workforce and this causes us worry about our current employment status. Most of us will work harder in order to appear more valuable to the boss. This can lead to longer hours at the office or bringing work home. Now we are spending less time with our families or both parents

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are working. This requires daycare to look after the kids… but that costs money. Many of us feel guilty about dropping our kids off all day so we can work. To make up for this, we tend to spend money on the kids with gifts, vacations, or extracurricular activities. This is a terrible cycle that continues to create additional stress triggers. Soon, the kids will expect gifts or vacations which can cause parents to feel unappreciated. This can lead to word) on your body. Over time, a new stress trigger… the kids! your body will start to anticipate the stressful situations at work Many of us can relate to the and you will lose the ability to fullifestyle above but most of don’t ly relax. Just the thought of work realize the dangers of too much will become a stress trigger. Your stress. The body is not designed boss and coworkers will become to survive under constant stress- a stress trigger. If your job is to ful situations. Stress serves to interact with people, your cliprotect the body against an im- ents will become a stress trigger. mediate dangerous situation. What if you were a nurse, docOnce the situation is resolved, tor, police, or a paramedic? The your body will relax and return people you are trying to help and to normal. What would happen protect will become stress trigif most of your day is stressful? gers. This is not good. Let’s assume you have a stressful job. Your body will prepare So, we understand that stress itself to perform under pressure. can affect our job performance Your blood pressure will increase but what will happen to our body and your attention will become if we never fully relax. The physifocused to the task at hand. You ological changes that prepare finish that task perfectly. Then our body for the “fight or flight” your body will start to relax… but response can cause damage if wait! Another situation at work kept in flux. The most obvious has appeared and you need to symptoms from chronic stress perform again. Your body will are emotional and include feelget ready to perform. Your blood ings of agitation, frustration, and pressure will increase and your feeling overwhelmed. Physical attention will focus on the new effects of stress include low enertask at hand. You finish that task gy, headaches, irregularity, heart perfectly and your body will start palpitations, aches and pains, into relax… but wait! Another situ- somnia, dry mouth, loss of sexuation has appeared. I hope you al desire and performance. While can understand that this cycle the emotional effects are easily of stress and relaxation causes recognized, most of the physical “stress” (for lack of a better symptoms can be confused with

other ailments and we may not recognize them as being attributed to stress. The problem here is that you will treat the symptoms (take a drug for your headache or drink an energy drink for fatigue) without eliminating the cause. Although most of us do this, it can be very dangerous and cause severe injury or death. Caffeine is a stimulant and most energy drinks contain the equivalent of several cups of coffee. Your body is already primed to perform under stress and adding caffeine is like throwing gas on a fire. Now let’s get down and dirty with the science of stress. A recent study was published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice. The authors showed a strong correlation of cardiovascular events and acute mental stress. The study compared incidents of heart attacks, stroke, and death with a range of stressful triggers from earthquakes to job demands. Stress causes your body to increase blood flow so your brain and muscles are ready to react. The shear forces from the blood running through your blood vessels increases and this causes cells lining the vessels to become damaged. The damage is immediately repaired by forming a scar. These scars, or plaques, are weaker than the normal blood vessel components similarly the scar on your skin is weaker than the surrounding skin. The results

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from the study show living with chronic stress causes an increase of the formation of plaques over time. When a major event happens in your life (birth, death, divorce, your team losing the world cup… yep, this was reviewed in the study), the additional stress can cause these plaques can break loose and travel throughout your body in the blood with no symptoms. This is a time bomb! If that loose plaque gets lodged in the blood vessel in your brain… you will suffer a stroke and could die! I hope I have your attention now. Gives a new meaning to the phrase “this job is going to be the death of me…” How can you reduce the stress in your life? There are lots of recommendations from medicines to meditation. Modern medicine is amazing, but those convenient pills are meant to treat an acute stressful situation. Chronic use of pills to deal with stress will lead to dependence and you will not function well without them. Others chose to self-medicate with alcohol or cigarettes. Again, these can lead to addiction which will cause more stress on an already stressful situation (obviously not the best plan). What about meditation? There are many studies that show significant reduction in stress when you practice meditation or yoga. But seriously, do you have time to go to a yoga studio? How can you meditate when your two year old wants juice… NOW! In an ideal world everyone will meditate for 30 minutes a day, but I don’t have the time or the desire. So, I will give you a little secret how your brain works. This will help you

learn how to deal with stress in your life. Ready? Your brain contains two minds: the subconscious and the conscious. The subconscious mind is amazing! It is the ultimate multitasker. It is the autopilot that runs your body without you having to think about it. It calculates everything in perfect timing so you can stand, walk, or swing a bat at a 90 MPH pitch. On the other hand, the conscious mind is rather limited. It can only focus on one thing at a time and is aware of your immediate environment or task. Your conscious mind will take over your subconscious mind when your body is faced with a threat (stress trigger). Remember the last time you drove your car? Your subconscious mind allowed you to drive while your conscious mind was surfing the channels on your radio. When your car started to swerve, your conscious mind took over. Your body immediately went into stress mode and your attention was focused. You no longer heard the radio and time appeared to stand still while you made the necessary corrections to avoid the danger. Once you passed the danger, you felt your racing heart beat and the increased blood pressure. After a few minutes, your body returned to normal and you went on your merry way.

you think you are at multitasking. Anyway, the way to deal with a stressful life is to switch your conscious mind from one subject (the stress trigger) to another subject (something that brings you the feeling of relaxation). To prove this to you, I want you to think about the statue of liberty. Picture it in your mind. Now, I want you to NOT think about the statue of liberty. How did you do? No matter how hard you try, most of us cannot do it. Not thinking about the statue of liberty is the same thing as thinking about the statue of liberty. Your conscious mind is focused on the subject (the statue of liberty). Now, the best way to not think about the statue of liberty is to change the subject… think about the liberty bell. That is the secret!

I want you to make a small list of things, memories, and accomplishments that make you smile. Keep it with you always. When you start to feel stressed about a situation, simply take out your list and read it to yourself. Your conscious mind will immediate switch from the stressful situation and focus on your list. These thoughts will flood your conscious mind and you will smile. Try it… It works every time! Others carry pictures or keep a good book with them. Keep a family photo on your desk. Hang a picture your child drew for you. Surround yourself with reminders of The secret to dealing with ev- how wonderful life is. If you plan eryday stress is to take advan- on any new year’s resolutions, tage of your conscious mind. make sure you include this. It As mentioned above, your con- will help you deal with everyday scious mind can only focus on stress and may just save your one thing at a time. This is an ab- life! Schwartz B.G., French W.J., Mayeda G.S., Burstein S., Econosolute truth no matter how good Source: mides C., Bhandari A.K., Cannom D.S., Kloner R.A. Emotional stressors trigger cardiovascular events. Int J Clin Pract. 2012 Jul;66(7):631-9

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Clearing the Plate:

A Life Long Approach to Weight Loss and Wellness by Kate H. Rountree, RD, LDN

necessary for proper function by our bodies, and this includes weight loss. We must accept that all foods fit and that slower, Kate Rountree is a Registered, steady weight loss is the key Licensed Dietitian and owner of to long term, sustained weight Rountree Dietetics. Kate speloss. cializes in bariatric nutrition and feels strongly about the benefits of supplying the body with beneficial foods and regular activity in order to achieve your best self. She began her studies in Human Nutrition and Food at LSU in Baton Rouge. Upon graduation, she furthered her studies with a post-graduate dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. I am a firm believer in that Since 2004, Kate has had the REAL food must be enjoyed. opportunity to work with surWe need to learn to eat more gical and non-surgical weight from the ground up not from loss patients in the Birmingham, the box down. Most children New Orleans and Acadiana arcannot tell you where fruit and eas. Currently, she is in private vegetables actually come from. practice, working alongside the They don’t know the origin dif- physicians at Surgical Specialference between an Oreo made ists of Louisiana, specializing in in a manufacturing plant and an pre- and post-operative bariatric apple from an orchard. We, as surgery nutrition and medically a society, must realize that in supervised weight loss. She is order to achieve our best emo- active in the local, state and national and physical health, we tional dietetic associations, as must fill our shopping baskets well as, the American Society of Rather, in order to achieve with foods that are surrounded Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery long term results, we must un- by soil versus those surrounded and is a supporter of the Obederstand the benefits that REAL by cardboard. We need to spend sity Action Coalition. Most refood plays in our health. We our money on vegetables, fruits, cently Kate was recognized by must understand that health- lean proteins, and whole grains. the Louisiana Dietetic Associaful carbohydrates, proteins and We must emphasize what is tion as the 2011-2012 Emerging most healthful and focus on Dietetic Leader. fats in the right portions are Juice fasts, colon cleanses, low carbohydrate/sugar/fat, cabbage soup, raw food, DIET, DIET, DIET. The greater majority of us have tried at least one of these with varying degrees of weight loss results. All of these trendy diets have one thing in common: eliminating a main food group of which our bodies need in order to function properly. Don’t get me wrong, these diets can work to provide temporary weight loss. In addition, this weight loss is typically fast and we are a nation that likes fast. We want faster technology, faster cars, faster cash, faster meals, and faster weight loss. We can’t escape the fast pace! However, what we do know by looking at the obesity epidemic in America is that what we’ve tried isn’t working on a long term basis. We are the sickest our nation has been since our inception. These trendy diets are not providing us with long lasting health benefits that protect our bodies and minds from chronic physical and mental disease.

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these foods 90% of the time. So, what do you do with the other 10%, you ask? Enjoy and savor those foods that may not fit into a daily balance. Whether that food is a cookie, cake, brownie, chip, fast food, or some of our favorite Cajun delicacies, enjoy it. Take your time to serve your portion, and actually taste the food by observing and savoring

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the flavor. Once you are done with the one portion, take time to notice how this food made you feel. Do not feel bad for indulging in this once in a while treat. In order to achieve lifelong weight loss and wellness, we need to feel that we can indulge here and there, while maintaining a healthful balance on a daily basis.

drates. Fiber rich carbohydrates should be consumed in the presence of lean protein in order to achieve long lasting fullness. These are carbohydrates that are typically not going to be found in a box; such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, dried beans, whole wheat products (with at least 3 g fiber per serving), fruits, and vegetables.

The MacroBalanced approach emphasizes the need for all foods and nutrients. That is what attracted me to the macrobalanced lifestyle! No food group is off limits. All foods fit! Just in the right portion and amount. It focuses on a 1:1 protein to carbohydrate balance that stresses minimally processed, fiber rich carbohy-

Clearing your plate of dieting and adapting to an improved way of eating will assist you in achieving lifelong weight loss and maintenance. Learning how to fit all foods and providing quality foods to you and your family will not only improve your health, but give you more sustained fullness and energy along the way.


The Many Faces of

MacroBalance

by Laurah Hawkins

Living a Paleo-Zone lifestyle is a commitment. What is Paleo? Paleo, short for Paleolithic, is an aggregate term describing a collection of dietary and fitness guidelines that are developed based on theories of human evolution. Just like your body requires training to learn certain movements to perfect exercises, your mind requires nutritional training to learn what types of food are Paleo and what to eat at Restaurants etc. Like being committed to your workouts, living a Paleo-Zone lifestyle takes commitment too.

That’s where Eatology comes in. Not only do we provide gourmet Paleo Meals, but we also provide you with free access to our Nutrition Training Program. The Nutrition Training Program provides you with access to work closely with our Nutritionist who reviews Foodlogs, assist with individual snack plans, dining options, help with zoning rations, and basically anything

else you might need on their journey to becoming a caveman! Our clients who participate in this program achieve far greater success rates than those who don’t. Why? Because, those who work with our team to adjust their lifestyle will surpass those who try and do it on their own. We help you stay accountable! What do You Need to do? You are automatically enrolled in the program with the purchase of any Eatology weekly meal plan. Our Nutritionist will call you sometime during that first week. Once enrolled in the program, we will ask that you do the biggest favor not only for us, but for yourself. KEEP Your Foodlog daily! TURN IT IN DAILY! Yes, we know this is a huge pain, but this is where we can really dial into the corrections to deliver you optimal performance… and results. By looking at your foodlog, we can dial in your ratios to fit your lifestyle. Basically, your foodlog is the key to your success!

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Redefining

Resolutions by Bernard Graham

New Year Resolutions… just the thought and pressure of making one fills me with anxiety, doubt, fear, and disappointment from the many years past. There was a point in my life when someone would ask me what my resolution was and I came up empty handed. My answer was, “None.” Being a self-driven motivated individual, this took many by surprise, myself included. That’s when I started to examine my feelings associated with a 365 day goal, and was astonished with the realization that through the years, I kept setting myself up for failure. You see, I’m not like everyone else. I don’t have “the will power” all the time, nor do I feel like I can give the commitment of 365 days to a “project” without taking a break. Moderation was a concept that I couldn’t easily define. I didn’t know what it was. It wasn’t real for me. So, year after year I set myself up to be disappointed.

was I with? What did I put into my body? Why was I thankful? The hardest part about this selfexamination seemed to always point at life. It was never my fault. I was distracted by long work hours, what other people expected of me, my moral responsibilities, dreams of early retirement, other peoples possessions, what I looked like in the mirror, what was on the news, the economy, and the many other faces of fear. This all stems from one little promise-one little thing called a resolution.

I mentioned the feelings associated with these broken promises to me because they play a big part in what I think as I look in the mirror. If I want to live a more balanced life--body, mind, and spirit--I had to look at every part of me. What was I doing? What were my motives? Who

These realizations didn’t negate that I still needed to make a change. How can I meet life on life’s terms? This paradox was the birth of a 365 day monster, broken into four 90 day goals. I would take the end result and backwards plan to get there. If my goal was to lose 20 pounds.

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Bernie has been known to be the catalyst. On his own from a very young age, his life has taken him through various caribbean adventures, big city lessons, military services, divorce, and a career as a commercial diver in just 36 years. The thrills and substitutions have always left him wanting more, but he could never fill the void. Strength, experience, and hope is what he found on this journey. Actuated by a spiritual awakening and personal application of a few principles, Bernie’s new life journey started on November 8th, 2010. He shares what is known to be true for him. His life lessons is how we relate. Bernie has lived from New York to Puerto Rico, Florida to Arizona. Currently loving Lafayette for over seven years, he recently opened a fitness center and developed this publication with like minded friends to offer a vehicle that brings body, mind, and spirit together. Bernie believes in the healing powers of energy, natural sources of medicine, and love as our highest state of consciousness. His favorite question? “where would you like to eat tonight?” His favorite quote? “ Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.” ~Wayne Dyer


my four 90 day goals were only 5 pounds a quarter, or 1.66 pounds a month. Holy Moly!!! I could do that. That’s less than half a pound a week! Now that the math looks easier, how could I keep myself motivated? A course I took with Klemmer and Associates (www.klemmer. com) taught me to set up every goal with a cost and a reward. The cost for not reaching my goal rendered a $500.00 dollar check made out to the opposite political party that I support. A close friend would hold it, keeping me accountable. I definitely didn’t want my hard earned money going there! This was a great motivator to say the least! But on the up-side, the consequence was balanced with a

Through self discovery, I’ve dug deeper into the realms of my existence and often find myself reflecting upon my own feelings and intentions as these are truly the only things that I can control. I’ve become a deeper person because of it. My favorite This seemed like a great per- question used to be, “Where do spective to achieving some- you want to eat tonight?” Now, thing in life, but the underlying I’m sure my favorite question lessons were the most valuable. resonates deeper with, “Why am I feeling this way?” How do I stay out of my own way when it comes to life? How do I identify the many faces Quoting a very good friend and of fear? How can I ensure that spiritual mentor, “Be good to disappointment and shame can yourself.” And I wish the same no longer force me to be come for you, Acadiana. Be good to disempowered? What happens yourself in this new year…and to these feelings after I push many more to come! them deep into my protection Love, Bernie vault of lost memories? reward. If I met my goal, the $500.00 would go towards a shopping spree for me. This would prove exceptionally useful because 20 pounds can make a few changes in how my clothes fit. I was sold!


The Development of

Human BE-ings by Brandon J. Alleman CHEK 3, HHP

Every single one of us who is granted the gift of the human experience has choices to make in this lifetime. In my opinion, it is choice that is the core gift of the human experience. Those choices are not free of consequence. Every one of us will go through our share of ups and downs in Life and that is part of the beauty of the entire journey! What is important to understand is how your thoughts and choices are influenced by your early upbringing and how that upbringing can shape how you navigate the journey we call Life significantly.

placed there by the age of 7. At that point, a pruning or ripening, process begins. It has been documented by many psychologists and cognitive scientists that the majority of the ideas that are planted into the human nervous system are placed there by the age of 12, and that less than 1% of the population is actually going to develop their intellectual intelligence beyond that point.

If you study the work of some of the greatest experts in child development – Rudolph Steiner (founder of the Waldorf School system and “Father” of Biodynamic farming), Joseph ChiltonPierce, Luther Burbank (author of Raising the Human Plant), and many others, they suggest that if a child’s home environment does not support unstructured play and is not loving and nurturing that the child will grow to learn to defend itself to a far greater degree than it learns to The first seven years of a child’s explore and expand itself. The life is critical to its develop- ideals that a child grows up to ment. The brain and the “neu- express are largely placed and ronetworks” that it forms grows programmed in by parents, sovery rapidly as the child takes ciety, culture, religion, school, in virtually unlimited information government, etc. Sometimes, from every input available by the programming leads to disthe use of all of its senses. The empowering beliefs that in turn vast majority of the “software” lead to self-destructive habits programmed into the mind is like alcohol and drug abuse. 42 LOVE HOW YOU FEEL ACADIANA

Brandon Alleman is a highly sought after Rehabilitation and Nutrition Consultant. He is Board Certified as Holistic Health Practitioner via the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. In addition, he is a Level III (of Four) C.H.E.K. Practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Since 1999 Brandon has specialized in helping clients from all walks of life achieve freedom from chronic health issues and pain through various applications of holistic health and nutrition, as well as cutting edge rehabilitation and corrective exercise techniques. For more information about Brandon and his approach to wellness, please visit his website at www.brandonjalleman.com. Yet at other times, they can lead to overcompensation syndromes and identity crises. Here is a very abbreviated example in my own life. My parents divorced when I was 6 months old. My father had every other weekend visitation “rights” granted by my mother and the court. My parents would meet at a halfway point to “exchange” me every other


weekend. I remember on one particular occasion (age 4) I was sick with a pretty bad head cold and had a nasty cough. I moved into my father’s car and he asked what was wrong. I said I was sick - to which his reply was, “I can’t handle you if you are sick, go back with your mom.”

This led to a screaming match in a parking lot between my parents with me sitting in the front seat of my mom’s car watching (and listening intently to) the whole thing. After personally investigating my own psyche and using some Applied Kinesiology and muscle testing, I traced much of my Life back to this event. I was left from that incident with a feeling of not being worthy of Love and that Love had conditions (as in – only if you are healthy and well). Of course none of that is true in any real sense of the word. From then on, I dealt with a feeling of not being worthy of… anything, of somehow being inadequate. Again, all of which are not true. The point that I am trying to make here is that the environment prior to the age of 7 sets the stage for Life. Children learn through mimicry; you emulate your parents, parents emulate their parents, and so on.

If someone has self-destructive habits like alcohol or drug abuse as an adult, consider that those outlets may provide a way for them to meet emotional needs that were not met early in Life. Another possible explanation is that these outlets provide an escape from the reality that these individual’s have co-created for themselves. Whatever your chosen viewpoint, it is imperative to remember that every single one of us is doing the best we can with what we have right now. This is what it means to be a human being.

What WILL support your personal evolution is to examine the origin of the ideas that you have about yourself, Life, and others. Develop an Awareness around your thoughts and actions. If you do not like the way something is –change it. If you cannot change it – change your attitude or thoughts about it. This undoubtedly takes a LOT of practice! Be patient and compassionate with yourself and that will extend to others. Take time to act like a child and have unstructured play as often as you can!

Now do not get things twisted, we are not blaming anyone (parents, etc.) or anything (the past) for the way we are today. That is not what this is about. Hauling out your past and using your emotional wounds as a calling card is not likely to progress you to your next stage of development at the appropriate speed. You are a conscious adult and can change whenever you see fit. This is about expanding your Awareness about the “why” behind your thoughts, words, and deeds. Placing blame will get you nowhere fast.

I will close with a great quote from Maya Angelou, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

Author’s Note: This is an extremely elaborate and sensitive topic. The above article barely exposes the tip of the proverbial iceberg where Mind, programming, and development is concerned. Suggested reading includes: Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol K. Truman; Loving What Is by Byron Katie; You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay; Modern Man in Search of a Soul by C.G. Jung; Virus of the Mind by Richard Brodie, and pretty much anything written by Wayne Dyer, PhD, Caroline Myss, PhD, and David Hawkins, M.D., PhD. LOVE HOW YOU FEEL ACADIANA

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You know, the more we share with others on the usefulness of “Nutrition as a Foundation”, the awareness will affect every part of our lives. Nutrition is our heart beat, our shivers, our triumphs, and our defeats. Next quarter we’ll share some tips on simplifying MacroBalance and making it easy to guide your loved ones. Maybe we can get Amanda to make us a pocket chart, or tear out list as a quick reference to good eating. Amanda Borne is a pretty talented young lady. If you like the art work and layout of this publication, don’t hesitate to visit www.bornecreativedesign.com and let Amanda weave your dreams into reality. Amanda does an amazing job for Love How You Feel. We are blessed to have her on board. We love you, Acadiana. See you in April...

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