Start Building That Foundation Of Movement In Your Life Today

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand ...
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Consent Sleep Schedule

Welcome to September, a time for transition from the dog days of summer to pumpkin spice lattes, and homework, lots of homework.  At least that is the case for those who are in school, those in the working world life just continues to hum on by.  To help support this transition one of the best things you can do is maintain a consistent sleep schedule. Sleep is one of the most important foundational practices you need for long term health ...
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Lectins

Lectins are substances that bind sugars and carbohydrates together found in regularly consumed foods. There are two subclasses of lectins: Prolamins (like gluten) and agglutinins.  Lectins are the toxic part of plants natural defense system against pests, fungal infections, and predators. Nowadays, genetically modified grains i.e. corn contain higher levels of lectins to deter predators from destroying the crop. Problems: Stay relatively stable at high temperatures and low pH thus cannot be broken down into individual amino acids via cooking ...
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Awareness Shift

“The impediment to action advances action.  What stands in the way becomes the way.” –Marcus Aurelius Often times when it comes to making changes in our health it requires us to make lifestyle changes, such as exercising or eating a different way then we are accustomed to, therefore change can be difficult and we struggle and our health continues to struggle.  Many times it is just the act of getting started.  We know that exercise is good for us, and ...
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Epigenetics

Today’s recognized father of Epigenetics is Dr. Bruce Lipton. He initially coined the term in 1995. Epigenetics is the change in organisms due to modifications in gene expression rather than gene code alteration. Changes are due to signaling to DNA within the body influenced by environmental forces and our perceptions/beliefs. Dr. Lipton’s book, Biology of Belief, introduced most of the world to his groundbreaking research and views. Biology of Belief has been met with criticism by the medical community since ...
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Fear

By - Dr. William Cummins Fear.  Just the word stirs up a lot emotions and reactions in us.  We all deal with it, as it is a part of being human.  It is an emotion that is meant to help us and keep us safe, but all to often it tends to be overwhelming and ends up holding us back. This is especially true when we are healing from an injury.  Many of times I have heard from patients, “I ...
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Mindfulness – Part 3

Mindfulness is a tool that we can use to help us make a difference in not only our life but in the life of others as well.  Over the past few weeks we learned how to begin a mindfulness practice and how it can affect our physiology.  This week I would like to teach you another way to use the mindfulness tool. The loving kindness meditation is a great way to begin to practice cultivating the feelings of love and ...
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Mindfulness – Part 1

Life is much different today then it was even a generation ago. We are being constantly advertised and marketed to, there is always something else we should be doing, whether it is for our health, a tv series, ( when does the final season of Game of Thrones start?) or someone else is needing something. In other words there is a lot of noise, especially if you live in the city, and if we are not careful that noise can ...
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Ways To Stimulate The Vagus Nerve: Part 1

1) Cold Showers Start with dipping your face in cold water. Progress to a scottish shower where you finish with a cold shower.  You can work yourself up to taking complete cold showers. 2) Singing or Chanting Humming, mantra chanting, hymn singing, and upbeat energetic singing all increase Heart Rate Variability.  Singing has been found to increase oxytocin. 3) Yoga Yoga increases vagus nerve and parasympathetic system activity in general 4) Meditation There are two types of meditation that can ...
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Vagus Nerve

The vagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic nervous system, referred to as the rest-and-digest system. The word vagus means “wanderer,” because it wanders all over the body to various important organs. The vagus nerve is largely responsible for the mind-body connection since the vagus nerve reaches the brain, gut (intestines, stomach), heart, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, kidney, ureter, spleen, lungs, reproductive organs (female), neck (pharynx, larynx, and esophagus), ears, and tongue. Basic Functions: Brain: control anxiety and depression. Gut: It ...
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