Sleep. It’s something so natural and enjoyable, it’s seems almost unfair when we have trouble doing it! And the bigger the problem becomes in our minds, the more sleep we lose – over losing sleep! Talk about a vicious cycle. But what about those who never seem to have trouble sleeping? What are they
“Tell me how to sleep!” It’s a phrase I hear virtually every day. These days, millions of us are dealing with some level of sleep-deprivation, and that’s bad news for all those minds and bodies. Good, restorative sleep is a cornerstone of wellness and an absolute must if you’re going to maintain strong
Meditation is one of the most beneficial practices one can engage in, and just about everyone knows they should make time for it. Meditation has a wonderfully calming effect on the body and mind, and encourages a less stressed, more peaceful and aware state of being. Unfortunately though, most people get swept up in life’s frantic pace, more urgent matters come up and thoughts of meditation go out the window. But making time for meditation is a real loss for your health. If you’re one of those who can never seem to find the time, here are four simple health-boosting reasons why I urge you to get into a meditation groove without further delay – your health depends on it!
Inside your belly is a thriving bacterial world, an eco-system commonly known as the ‘microbiome.’ It’s filled with bacteria – trillions of them, in fact – all going about their daily business of keeping you well. Without you’re being aware of it, they’re busily breaking down food; extracting nutrients; producing vitamins and brain chemicals; fending off microbial invaders; protecting you from disease; and performing hundreds of tasks essential to keeping your systems functioning optimally.
Adaptogens have been used for centuries for treating and preventing illness. With the growing stressors in our modern life and environment, there is a greater need to utilize adaptive herbs, berries, spices, tinctures, and medicinal mushrooms. These powerful substances replenish the energy of the cells to fight fatigue, while aiding our ability to cope with anxiety and stress.
Keeping up with our healthy habits may feel more difficult while traveling – you’re out of your routine, you don’t have access to your normal foods, your sleep patterns may be off, etc., etc. Often our immune systems can become compromised, making our intended holiday or vacation time spent nursing a cold instead. Travel healthier with these immune-boosting travel essentials. Pack these 8 items with you on your next trip to keep your energy levels high and your immune system strong…
The fluctuating temperatures of Fall and Winter add complexity to an already stressful season when it can be a challenge to not only stay healthy ourselves, but keep our children and family healthy as well. If we aren’t coming down with something, our kids are. Children are more susceptible to these changes as their immune systems are still developing and often provide an extra special challenge, dietarily.
Ah, the holidays. They can drive you a bit bonkers if you let them get out of hand. The trick to smoother holiday sailing is learning how to navigate them so you’re not swept into a sea of stress. Here’s my prescription for keeping mind and body on an even keel, from now through New Year’s Day:
For those times when we know you’re trying your hardest, or even for those times when you just want to break loose but need to bounce back fast, sometimes you need a little extra help. Our holiday survival kit does just that. We’ve addressed the top concerns when it comes to navigating the holidays – helping us maintain our inner balance when it comes to digestion, stress, sleep, and even detox, so we can face the holidays head on.
You’re sabotaging your ability to get a good night’s sleep. Rest easy with these solutions.