About the Encyclopedia – Start Here


Welcome to the ChiSpree Wellness Encyclopedia!   This encyclopedia was developed to assist you in understanding what wellness is, to provide information on a variety of holistic methods and services that can contribute to a person’s well-being.   While many non-medical wellness based approaches have been shown to be very helpful in preventing and reversing […]

Weight loss – without dieting?


Did you know that when you feel hungry, you might actually be THIRSTY! According to one study, 37% of Americans’ thirst mechanism is so weak, they consistently mistake thirst for hunger. What if each time you felt like going for your favorite snack, you reached for a glass of water instead? Consider this – drinking […]

Swollen Ankles, Feet, or Hands? One Simple Answer that Works!


The best treatment for fluid retention is to drink plenty of fresh, purified water. When the body doesn’t get enough water, it goes into survival mode and retains as much as possible.  The stored water shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands. Diuretics are a temporary solution at best.  They will release stored fluids, […]

Diet and Nutrition – Quality not Quantity

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Diet is what we eat!   “Diet” really doesn’t refer to a new trend or something you have to buy to lose 10 lbs, the real definition of the word diet is simply what we eat and what makes up our nutritional needs outside of water, the most vital part of our body’s nourishment. Nutrition […]

Fats Don’t Make You Fat!


Fats are not your enemy.   Fats are an essential part of our nutrition, but choosing the right fats in the right amounts can make the difference in our health. Fats make up the wall of every cell in our body, help our body absorb and transport certain vitamins, and are also our body’s method […]

Common Diseases – A Matter of Choice?

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Take control of what you can to get the most out of life! There are many factors that contribute to some of the most common medical conditions including genetics and lifestyle. We of course do not have control over our genetics, but the lifestyle choices we make can play a big role in determining our […]

Calories: The Truth and Nothin’ but the Truth

Calories vs Nutrients

What is a calorie exactly?   Calories are a measurement of energy. Technically speaking, 1 kilocalorie, or kcal, or Cal is the amount of energy required to heat one gram of water by 1 degree celcius. Not very helpful for your health or weight management? We didn’t really think so ether. Lets try an analogy, […]

Weight, BMI, and Body Fat: Facts the Diet Companies Don’t Want You to Know

Weight Loss

Weight management is simply maintaining a healthy body weight BMI, and body fat. So, what is a healthy body weight and how can I get there? While not the most accurate, probably the easiest method of determining a healthy body weight for your height is using BMI, or Body Mass Index. This is a general […]

Setting Goals – If You Don’t Have ‘Em, You wont Reach ‘Em

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Be SMART, set goals!   Goals are one of the most important aspects to getting all the way to where you want to be with your Health, Fitness, and overall Wellbeing. Whether you want to run a marathon, be “beach ready”, be more relaxed; whatever it is, setting goals will help you get there. It […]

Plateaus – Stuck in a Rut

Plateau - Stuck in a  Rut

Stuck in a rut with no progress?   Plateau is a phenomenon of the human body’s adaptation process. A plateau is a period where the body is matched with it’s current conditions and no major changes are seen. No change in body weight or body fat, no changes in muscle mass, no changes in performance. […]