Research has found that people who practice gratitude experience more positive emotions, better sleep, a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, increased optimism and happiness, greater goodwill toward others, healthier relationships, and less loneliness and isolation.
Once you get on the low-sugar path, you will start noticing the little and not-so-little benefits. Here are few of the biggies you’re likely to see within weeks of dropping the sweet stuff.
An interview with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee discusses his new book and why his approach to health has become so popular.
Mitochondria. Whether you’re aware of them or not, we all have billions of them, but few of us actually know what they are, much less how to treat them right or why absolutely everyone should be paying a lot more attention to them!
Simply put, your mitochondria are your energy powerhouses: the tiny factories in your cells that turn the food you eat and oxygen you breathe into energy and keep you feeling young and vital.
Your are designed to move. To walk frequently pivot, turn, lunge in multiple directions, to push, pull, hoist, stand, sit and get back up again. With regular movement, your joints stay lubricated and injury free, tendons stay robust and all the components of your skeletal and muscular system move fluidl
“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…