Consistent 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 [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | August 30th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | August 13th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | August 10th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

Fear

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. [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | July 5th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

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, [...]

By | May 14th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments

Right Brain versus Left Brain

Last week we talked about the lobes of the brain. This week lets focus on what each side of the brain does. Right Brain Artistic Holistic thinking Rhythm Intuition Creativity & Imagination Visualization Non-verbal communication Tune of songs Daydreaming Digital Symbolic Order Rational Random Big picture Sees color Left handed control Emotional Spatial [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Blogroll|0 Comments