Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work?
| |

  Well…yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice of connecting the body and mind to become more self-aware and present. It’s often used … Read More

Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money?
| |

  Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They’re supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple ingredients, there are low doses of each ingredient.   In fact, they are the most commonly used supplements in the … Read More

Why Am I Always Hungry?
| |

If you often feel hungry, you are not alone!   There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are having a party.   But other times, the hunger may not be physical hunger. It … Read More

The Stress Mess: How Stress Messes With Your Health
| |

  We all have some level of stress, right? It may be temporary (acute), or long-term (chronic).   Acute stress usually won’t mess with your health too much. It is your body’s natural reaction to circumstances, and can even be life-saving.  Then, when the “threat” (a.k.a. “stressor”) is gone, the reaction subsides, and all is well.   It’s the chronic … Read More

Recipe (Stress-reducing bath salt): Lavender Bath Salts
| |

  Per bath   2 cups epsom salts 10 drops lavender essential oil – (I use doTerra essential oils) As you’re running your warm bath water, add ingredients to the tub. Mix until dissolved   Enjoy your stress-reducing bath!   Tip: You can add a tablespoon of dried lavender flowers.

How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)
| |

  STRESS!!! Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree? Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flown. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society – it becomes a long-term reaction. … Read More