Archives for Leesa’s thoughts

How to maximize health content – Content re-purposing 101

                Maximize health content   Do you create your own content? And/or, Do you have a writer or ghostwriter create content specific for your business, your angle, and your audience? If so, I want to help you get the absolute MOST out of Every. Single. Piece. Of. Content. Because creating that content has involved a lot of your time and/or money, so let’s make sure it goes as far as possible! Let’s maximize your health content!   What do I mean by “maximize health content”?   I’m talking about using one piece of content to create more blog content here, not promotional or social media content. Of course you’re going to include each post in your newsletter, and promote it on social media. This article is about creating “real” content. Like, how to make a great post: Into an even better post; or Into a list-building machine; or Into 2, or 3 (or more) separate posts; or Into a way to engage your audience.   How to make a great post even better   The reason why I personally love making great posts even better, is because it will help you to rank that post in search engines. In terms of SEO, it is better to have one “epic” post, rather than 4 similar ones with the same keyword or topic. And this suits me just fine because every time I write a post, I make it longer than it needs to be. With good content, not filler BS wording, of course. I just love diving into the research and sharing my learnings with everyone. And I like to be thorough. 1 – Add internal links. Make sure that every piece of content links to related posts on your website. Make sure those
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Healthy holiday gift guide

    Oh my gosh!  The holidays are coming right up, and if you’re anything like me, you want someone to narrow down your choices so you don’t needlessly waste time searching for great gifts for your health-conscious (and “sciency”) family and friends. I would love to present to you my Healthy Holiday Gift Guide (with a bit of science thrown in, of course)! The best part of this is not that I’ve curated amazing ideas for a healthy holiday, but since they’re all available for online ordering (with some affiliate links), then you don’t even have to tolerate those packed parking lots and endless store line-ups to get them! You’re welcome!  🙂 Oh, at the very bottom I’ve embedded my favourite version of my favourite Christmas song ever.  I hope you like it!   1 – For the socially conscious   I’m personally more impressed with the thoughtfulness of a gift, or quality time spent together with people I care about.  My favourite book of all time is “Your Money or Your Life” which guides you through several steps to understanding financial intelligence, financial integrity, and financial independence.  It’s quite an “anti-consumerist” book that helps you align your income and spending with your values. Please don’t take this post as encouragement to spend any more money or purchase any more things than you really need to. 🙂     2 – For the person who wants to stay warm and look awesome   While, I’m someone who enjoys winter (sitting by the fire while the snow gently falls), I’m also someone who enjoys staying warm! You may know someone who wants to stay warm AND look awesome too.  (Or that may be you?) SOLUTION:  My sister has an amazing line of handmade and designed in Canada all-natural winter accessories. Check
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The #1 thing for holistic professionals to increase credibility

  What’s the #1 thing for holistic professionals to increase (scientific) credibility?   Are you a holistic professional who wants more referrals from doctors and other licensed healthcare professionals?  Maybe you want to become a “go-to” resource in your niche?  Or maybe you want to be seen as someone who can back up your recommendations with solid science? If you, want to be credible amongst your peers and followers, well, you likely already are.  That’s probably why they follow you on social media and ask you for advice. What I’m going to discuss here is being credible amongst licensed healthcare professionals, medical researchers, and other science-based people. If this isn’t what you’re going for, then this article is not for you.  If you think that science is too flawed to refer to, this isn’t for you.  And if you think that too many people just follow “the establishment”, then don’t waste your time reading the rest. I’m not here to convince you of anything. But, if you want to step up your scientific credibility game, become a “go-to” resource for your niche, and even possibly get client referrals from licensed healthcare professionals, keep on reading.   What’s it going to take to “up” my credibility?   Credibility is not something you can earn overnight.  It needs to become a long-term strategy where you consistently provide credible information and recommendations.  Objectively credible, I mean. Science-based, to be exact. And I’m not going to tell you to go get your MD or PhD degrees, you don’t need that to be credible (but it can help).  Plus, there are a number of MDs and PhDs who say lots of un-credible things!  Not to mention that there are some solid holistic health practitioners out there. HINT:  Scientific credibility is going to take a lot more
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What’s the best nutrition tracker? Review of four popular ones.

    I’ve created a GET ENOUGH CALCIUM challenge, so wanted to review some popular nutrition trackers I’ve considered using ( to actually see if we’re getting enough calcium). Download my free calcium guides “The Real Deal About Calcium and Your Bones”, and theCalcium Food Chart & Tracker right here. Of course, these track waaaay more than just calcium!  🙂 I reviewed four popular nutrition trackers: Cron-O-meter MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by SparkPeople HealthWatch 360 Pro Tip: Regardless of the one you choose, you have to be mindful of the serving sizes when entering data.  Check the measures (imperial vs metric).  You can google the conversion. Cron-O-meter Here is their demo video: Cost: Free on PC; $2.99 for smartphone app; Optional upgrade to “Gold” edition is $5.99/mo or $34.95/yr. Available on… PC, Android & iPhone. Number of nutrients tracked 48 micronutrients (vitamins & minerals), plus macros (protein, fat & carbs), and calories. Ease of use Fine. Divides foods into meals? No. Reminds you to enter meals? Not on the free PC version. Also tracks… Exercise, Biometrics (weight, mood, sleep, etc.). Links with a few different devices (e.g. FitBit). Connect with others using same app? No. Ads? On the page in the free version, but I don’t find them intrusive. Overall Impression Pretty good free software if you don’t need a smartphone version.  I like the user interface with the colour-coded graphs, and it tracks a huge number of nutrients (even vitamin K!).  I don’t like that the foods aren’t sorted by meals.   MyFitnessPal Here is their demo video: Cost: Free, with ads & ability to make in-app purchases.  Optional upgrade to paid version. Available on… PC, Android & iPhone. BONUS: Free phone app seamlessly integrates with PC. Number of nutrients tracked 16 Ease of use When searching for
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Take a look at some of my new photos

  Here at Nutrition Interactions, I’m still packing up and moving across Canada for the rest of August.  So, in preparation for a new home (in real life & on the internet) here is a preview of some photos for a new website redesign.  Enjoy!  🙂 – I’m also digging into the latest scientific research on how to use nutrition, foods, supplements, exercise & sleep for optimal bone health.   Here is the new social media banner:                           If you are interested in or concerned with your bone health, and have about 5-10 minutes to answer a few questions, I’d love to hear your thoughts and concerns to direct upcoming topics for the blog.   Leesa Klich is a science-based holistic nutritionist living at the intersection of science and holistic health (it’s really, really interesting here!) 🙂 At Nutrition Interactions she empowers women to optimize their bone health using foods, supplements and lifestyle upgrades.  She also helps holistic-minded people taking medications maximize the benefits of good nutrition; as well as holistic health professionals find and understand science-based health information. She has a MSc in Toxicology and Nutritional Science, over a decade experience in drug/supplement safety, and is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. For a list of free health resources, click here.   If you liked this post, then you might want to sign up for my newsletter. 🙂 I write for: Holistic-minded health-conscious people who find themselves needing conventional medications; and Holistic practitioners who want confidence that their recommendations have some science behind them. Do you want to learn how to quickly find relevant scientific evidence, and how to interpret it? Oh, and if you’re already on my list and get an “error” when you sign up again, just “update profile” to grab any new freebies I’ve
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Two profound things I learned from people with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

              I’m very happy to be contributing to the Fibromyalgia Summit Wellness Bundle.  The summit will be online for free May 12-14 2016; and available for purchase until May 25.  Click here to register:       Two profound things I learned from people with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain   Here’s the video: Two profound things I learned from people with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain 0:36 Fibromyalgia Summit May 12-14 2016 (free online) Sign up here for details 2:19 Profound thing #1 4:05 Profound thing #2 6:34 Story of how this all “came together” for me last week   Here are a bunch of quotes I’ve seen used to represent what it’s like to have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain: If you’d like a nicely put together summary of the medical research on marijuana for pain, you can check out my free e-book here:   The lady who is tirelessly organizing the free online Fibromyalgia Summit (May 2016) wrote this book about using prayer for her pain: (affiliate link is image above) Non-affiliate link is here.   The summit will be online for free May 12-14 2016; and available for purchase until May 25.  Click here to register:       Leesa Klich, is a health writer and content strategist for busy wellness professionals. She translates the science of health and wellness into understandable and fun articles. You can download a free copy of her ebook “The Real Deal About Calcium and Your Bones” on her website at leesaklich.com.   Can I help you with your health & wellness content?   Need an awesome piece of scientifically-referenced content for your health and wellness website? You can check out some samples in my portfolio here, instantly download (and upload to your website) some pre-written “done for you”
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How I decide which dietary supplements to promote (you can use these strategies too)

  There are literally tens of thousands of licensed natural health products (NHPs) available on the market in Canada.   Here’s how I decide which dietary supplements to promote   As a holistic health practitioner, there are many supplement products, companies, and affiliate opportunities to consider. How do you decide which ones to promote? I cannot speak for you, nor am I your legal or accounting representative. This post documents my personal position on affiliating myself with particular supplement companies and products. This is NOT a judgement of how you may choose supplements to promote! As long as the products you recommend are being manufactured and marketed ethically and legally, I have NO issues with who you choose to align yourself with, or which products you choose to market/sell, become a spokesperson for, promote, or be sponsored by. And, even if I did have an issue with something you do that is ethical and legal and that you firmly believe in, you probably shouldn’t care all that much what I say anyway! Why the “hard ass” stance, Leesa?   Here’s where my “hard ass” stance comes from: I am a scientist at heart, I have a lot of experience in and respect for regulatory affairs (more about that later), and Both 1 & 2 above have really fine-tuned my (BS) meter when it comes to identifying the marketing/sales information versus the scientific/medical information. I stand with science. Again, I AM NOT JUDGING YOU if you promote an ethically/legally manufactured and marketed product that you truly believe in. Go for it! Rock out your commission earnings and affiliate income. But please don’t bother getting upset with my opinion on the requirements I put on MYSELF when it comes to this.  I am not imposing anything on you. We can still be friends, yet do things differently…right? 🙂 And, of course, I also withhold the right to change my position
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