Healthy Eating-Plain & Simple

Dr. Deitra Hickey, PhD, discusses the simplicity of healthy eating without deprivation. Avoiding diet fads and trends and understanding what it means to truly be healthy is easily attained one step at a time with these simple tips.
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About Dr. Deitra Hickey, PhD


Dr. Deitra HickeyDr. Deitra Hickey PhD., was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She has utilized her life experiences to develop a passion to help others find their balance and honor themselves through physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

Deitra developed a strong will and resilience at a young age by taking care of two paralyzed parents after witnessing both of them being shot. She then cared for her mother who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis until she passed away at only 48. Deitra is a transparent individual that will admit she had struggled as a teenager with consistent doubt, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She made the decision early on not to accept these facets of her outlook and learned how to take control of her life. Deitra has dedicated her life to assisting others to find positive perspective and happiness. She encourages the importance of capitalizing on life’s challenges to strengthen and empower versus using adversity as a crutch.

In addition, Dr. Hickey proudly teaches the community about the positive effects of holistic treatments that not only pamper the deserving individual but also aid in overall health, wellness and stress reduction.

Dr. Hickey worked for Toledo Public for 17 years as a teacher, school counselor, and a school principal. She taught PhD students at the University of Toledo prior to opening her business, Serenity Health & Wellness Center. Dr. Hickey is a proud Toledian and enjoys bringing her experience, education, and dedication to make a lasting impression and difference in others’ lives.

Watch Dr. Hickey’s episodes of Serenity Now: A Health and Wellness Perspective.

  1. Thanks for great tips on healthy eating, Deitra! I especially like the non- negotiables category – there are some things that we just don’t want to give up and yet we don’t need to overeat them. I remember reading in one of Geneen Roth’s books that she always carries a chocolate in her purse. She eats one piece a day but she puts everything else aside for that moment and savors every bit of it!
    Great show!

  2. Great advice for healthy eating. If you’ve been around this world for a while like I have, some of these things I know, but that doesn’t mean we don’t constantly need reinforcement of these healthy ideas. Simple does not always mean easy. Thanks for that reinforcement and keeping me on track for being healthy in all aspects of my life. With your advice maybe I can keep the “balance”. Thanks!

  3. Great show Dietra! You touched on a lot of healthy eating ideas in just a few minutes. My biggest challenge is getting enough water! Love the addition of lemon or lime idea.

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