One of the most popular questions I get from inquisitive minds often touch on the basics of eating a healthy diet. I always encourage people to take steps and little shifts to mindful and awareness food consumption that will lead to optimal health. There are just so many “myths” and “truths” out there that have a direct impact on our lives (mental, emotional and physical well being), that if we try to comprehend them all in one big chunk, we could be overwhelmed and throw in the towel before even committing to making a change for the positive. Below are general guidelines I like to follow and suggest for people that need a gentle nudge toward the right way of doing things better when it comes to food decisions.Take a Tour
Your body’s metabolism is comprised of enzymes and hormones. Metabolism converts your food intake into fuel (your body’s energy). You have probably heard that some people are genetically predisposed to a sluggish metabolism, which is attributed to weight gain. While this may be true for some people, know that there are certain foods that naturally help increase metabolism and shed pounds. The following healthy eating plan shows how to incorporate these natural metabolism booster foods into a daily diet.Take a Tour
Melaleuca, or Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifoliais) is a topical or aromatic essential oil that is knowns for its antiseptic, anti-fungal and infection-reducing benefits. It also has antibiotic properties and helps aid against aliments such as skin dermatitis, infections, rashes, burns, and dry, flaky scalps including dandruff.Take a Tour
What is DHEA?
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by your body’s adrenal glands.
DHEA is used for slowing or reversing aging, improving thinking skills in older people, and slowing the progress of Alzheimer’s disease.
DHEA functions as a precursor to male and female sex hormones, including testosterone and estrogen. Precursors are substances that are converted by the body into a hormone.
Testosterone and estrogen production also generally declines with age. DHEA supplements can increase the level of these hormones.
Serotonin is a brain chemical responsible for regulating many of the functions in your body that contribute to your overall health and wellbeing, happiness, and feeling of fulfillment. People who have a lot of stress or suffer from different types of anxiety disorders generally do not have enough of it.Take a Tour
People who are living with Lupus are often on some type of medication to control debilitating symptoms related to Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where antibodies mistake the body’s own tissues as a foreign pathogen, or enemy and begin fighting and attacking. This one sided battle causes inflammation and chronic pain in the body, joints and muscles. It can also cause sun sensitivity, skin problems, weight loss, hair loss, and digestive problems. As Lupus gains popularity in awareness, people who are diagnosed are often pushed and educated in a way that medication is the only way to combat the pain, discomfort and flare-ups. There are many holistic and daily living practices people with Lupus can integrate into their lives that prove to be a positive, zero side effect method to easing many symptoms.Take a Tour
Most birthing centers and doulas do a great job discussing the benefits of breastfeeding and persuading new mamas and mothers to be to choose and stick with breastfeeding. Hospitals are reaching more toward breastfeeding encouragement as well, but still rely heavily on giving out free samples of formula and telling mothers to supplement their babies with it when complications (unexpected C Section or premature births) occur. Below are good to know points on breastfeeding and perhaps little tid bits of information that was not talked about during Baby Delivery 101.Take a Tour
There is no better therapy out there (for almost any ailment) than physical massage therapy. Let’s take it more fundamental than massage therapy and call it physical connection, touch and energy exchange. On the most basic level, living things need touch to survive, thrive and feel connected and happy. Cut to professional massage: Okay, maybe there are a few other wonderful treatment alternatives to melt away the anxiety, relieve aches and pains and leave you feeling like floating on cloud 9 (like a piece of hot molten lava cake while sitting in a hammock over looking Bora Bora waters). Once touted as a luxury for the insanely rich or famous athlete, modern day massage therapy (either for recovery, relaxation or lymphatic drainage) is no longer only offered in upscale spas, resorts and health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals, in your own home, and even airports. Let’s learn about the many health benefits of massage, no matter if you are an infant or centurion senior.Take a Tour
Every thought we have is a stream of energy and intelligence. We know thoughts are energy because they can be measured as electrical impulses via an electroencephalogram (EEG). And, we know thoughts have intelligence because each one is about something very specific.Take a Tour