In Meritage Divorce, I recommend establishing a current baseline of your overall health.  If you have any current health issues, you want to address them sooner versus later.  The increased stress of divorce can potentially weaken your immune system.  You don’t want your health to suffer more by the increased stress you are taking on.  If you are given a clean bill of health, great, next is to maintain it and possibly even improve on some aspects of your physical health.  This is why I am very excited to introduce Margaret Dinhluu Bredehoft, DrPH of Vitale Wellness where a program exists that embodies this philosophy!  This is what she has to say:

“One of the main goals in our wellness approach is to develop our adaptive strength.  We can never eliminate stressors, nor can we ever eliminate the possibility of negative events causing us to feel distress.  What we can do is raise our threshold of adaptation so that we can withstand difficult circumstances and even be strengthened and energized by them.  Wellness is not just about building physical health, but it is also about building a sense of well-being and personal effectiveness.  There are methods and skills that can be learned to improve your health, quality of life and sense of personal power.  This is a new perspective on health; it asserts that a road to a more fulfilling life can be found by improving health at different levels of body, mind and emotions.

A great place to start is finding out where you’re at by establishing a baseline.  Wellness IQ is a robust program which factors in specialized lab testing, detailed follow-up consultations with our Registered Dietitians to provide lab analysis and recommendations, and personal supplement advisors able to compound customized supplements based on each individual’s needs.  This program gives you a detailed view of your current health status and actionable items to help make practical lifestyle changes.” – Margaret Dinhluu Bredehoft, DrPH.

As Managing Director and founder of Vitalae Corporate Services and Vitalae Wellness, Dr. Bredehoft leads the company’s overall strategic direction.  Dr. Bredehoft has been serving the Orange County community for over 18 years in the areas of public and corporate health.  She attended Loma Linda University where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Health Promotion and Education, and her Doctorate in Preventive Care.  A self-made entrepreneur, her career has been dedicated to creating award-winning programs and leading research and development in lifestyle practice, advanced functional testing, health and productivity management, childhood obesity and exergaming.  Dr. Bredehoft’s personal philosophy about life is best echoed by the words of Emerson, “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded.”

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On September 18, 2012, post on this page below your wine profile – if you were a bottle of wine what would you be and why?  Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay perhaps – you decide.  We will select the most clever answer. The post should be 20 words or less. The winner will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card. The winner will be announced the next day.

Link to drawing:

Divorce and Wellness – Book Launch Tour Drawing

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