Let’s talk about the lymphatic system, my friends! Honestly, there is so much to cover, so I’ll be addressing important points about the lymphatic system periodically over the next few months. Be sure to stay tuned! But, first, let’s review briefly why the lymphatic system is even worth talking about at all! In short, your […]
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I know some of you might have partaken in a no-alcohol challenge to start the new year. If you did, are you feeling pretty good? The truth is that alcohol can be great! But, it can also be not so great – for various reasons – but let’s just review the basic health and wellness […]
Let me reassure you, you don’t need to be super flexible, limber, young, or athletic to do yoga. A completely common misconception, but not true. Yoga is the perfect way to strengthen, tone, and heal your body, creating a better, more comfortable life for you in both the short and long term. The reason why […]
There are so many diet trends out there and it seems like even more are popping up every year. Yikes! How to pick which ones are valid can tough. For me, I like the idea of plant based eating, and have found it actually makes eating healthy, filling, and stress-free meals really simple. Eating should […]
We know the nervous system is essential to the communication of sensations, including pain, throughout the body. In a blog post a few weeks ago, I introduced the concept of chakras, what they are, and why they are intrinsically linked with our overall well being. Now, when your chakras are open and balanced, you are […]
While your body has natural mechanisms and processes for detoxing, sometimes these systems can feel a bit sluggish, especially when it comes to digestion. Ultimately, poor digestion can lead to: Skin trouble Cramping Bloating Water retention Brain fog Joint pain Inflammation Depression Headaches and more! There are many ways to jumpstart and clean out your […]
I know what I am about to tell you might be a strange visual image but hear me out. Your gut is your second brain. The two organs have different, but overlapping functions to keep you healthy and happy. Everything in the human body is connected in some way, and there is no better example […]
Is the hype over rose-infused items qualified? Especially rose tea, I mean, is that even necessary? In so many words, yes and definitely! Tea made from the petals and buds of roses deserves a spot in your tea stash. I believe it also serves as a perfectly pleasant, warming, and relaxing tea for the winter […]
HIIT is…what exactly? High intensity interval training, of course! And yes, it has the potential to maximize the time you spend working out in a very, very real way. Plus, it is easy to do – pretty much anywhere and everywhere – making it a sustainable exercise routine for anyone. Bodyweight exercises, bursts of cardio, […]
So, you have probably heard the word “chakra” before – am I right? It’s definitely a word that gets thrown around a lot, but what are they, and what are they connected to exactly? The word chakra (pronounced cha-kra) in Sanskrit means a “disk” or “orb,” and refers to the seven energy centers that are […]