It can be easy to think of health, fitness and well-being as being directly impacted by our diet and lifestyle choices and not much else. Some might go further to include stress-relieving activities such as meditation, yoga, or spending time in nature when thinking about what directly affects their overall health and well-being. Funnily … Continue reading Got Friends? The Connection Between Social Support and Health
I was 13 when I got my first period. It was pretty normal for the first couple of years. It would come every 28 days like clockwork, I would have some nominal cramping, take a couple doses of ibuprofen and be done. Then, at age 15 it got much worse. The pain I experienced … Continue reading How I Cut the Duration, Volume and Intensity of my Periods in Half
If you hang around the holistic health and wellness sphere for any amount of time, you are likely to hear about intestinal permeability, also known as “leaky gut”, and how it can wreak havoc on the body in many different ways. Funnily enough, you don’t actually need to have any of the classic digestive symptoms … Continue reading Intestinal Permeability (A.K.A. “Leaky Gut Syndrome”) and How it Interferes With Weight Loss
As I am writing this post, I am on day three of a 3 day fast. I have never attempted a fast this long before and it has taught me a lot, so I thought I would share my experience in case anyone is interested. I usually intermittent fast most days, meaning that I skip … Continue reading Benefits of a Three Day Fast
It may seem like a bit of a stretch to think about, but the “healthiness” of our mouth can have a huge impact on the way our skin performs, both in terms of its appearance and in its function as a barrier defense to incoming pathogens. What? you may be thinking, why on earth would … Continue reading How the Health of your Mouth Affects the Health of your Skin
There are certain products that I find myself using every single day that I love and wouldn't want to do without! I thought I would share a bit about each of them and why I use them and find them helpful in supporting a healthful lifestyle. 1. Nutritional Yeast Okay, okay, I know that some … Continue reading These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…
Zinc deficiency is common nowadays due to the fact that a lot of our soil is depleted of the minerals and nutrients it once had in abundance. According to a review by Wayne State University School of Medicine, “During the past 50 years, it has become apparent that deficiency of zinc in humans is prevalent. … Continue reading The Many Benefits of Zinc
More people than ever are having troubles with sleep. Getting to sleep, staying asleep, having enough sleep and etc… Research has shown that our sleep habits can make a huge difference in the amount and quality of the sleep we experience. If you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter you can definitely attest to the fact … Continue reading How Well Do You Sleep?
What is the connection between going barefoot and health? When I was around 16 or so, up until age 28, I wore shoes with heels (2 inches or higher) almost daily. I took great pride in the fact that I could survive a night out salsa dancing in 4 inch heels for 5 hours. I … Continue reading Are You Grounded?
It’s that time of year again…everyone seems to be getting sick or has sick kids or sick parents. The weaker your immune system is, the more susceptible you will be to catching whatever bug may be going around. Instead of waiting to get sick and then muddle through the misery of a red nose, sore … Continue reading 9 Ways to Boost Your Immunity Naturally