At present, approximately 49% of Americans are trying to lose weight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS ).When contemplating going on a weight loss diet, many people might assume that you will either have to try and survive on nothing but lettuce, cucumber slices, and dry crackers. Thankfully, healthy food does […]
Our endocrine system encompasses the relay of hormones throughout the body. There are eight major glands or hormone producers in the body: adrenals, gonads, pancreas, thymus, thyroid, hypothalamus, pituitary, and pineal. These glands produce hormones that send chemical messages throughout the body to other glands, tissues, and organs. Some of these messages pertain to our metabolism, wake/sleep/energy cycles, stress, arousal, […]
Of all the health trends, one super food stands out among them all: turmeric. This incredible root offers more holistic benefits than just about anything else we can put in our body. Here are a few reasons why you might want to make turmeric part of your daily routine, especially during the holidays:
1) Increase Immunity
Turmeric is a powerful immune booster, […]
Vitamin D does so much more than help us absorb calcium. Although this is one role it plays, Vitamin D is also a major player in the immune system and hormonal regulation. As we settle into winter, we could all use a boost of Vitamin D to ward off colds, keep our energy balanced, maintain a positive mood, and function […]
What is detoxing?
The practice of helping the body release stored toxins in an effective, safe way.
Why would you want to detox?
Our world is a little different than it used to be. The chemicals, pollutants, and additives that are in our environment now are more concentrated and prolific than ever. These toxins disrupt our hormones, our […]
Why do so many people purposely seek out the discomfort of saunas? Think about it. The climate in a sauna is repulsively hot, often over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 percent humidity. Sweat immediately starts pooling at your feet. If you were wearing clothes, they’d be instantly ruined. We pay cash money to use them and then… well, […]
Each day we are surrounded by light energy, sometimes we see it, and sometimes we don’t. For centuries, great minds have theorized what it is, how it travels and how it affects life on our planet. Ancient cultures, researchers and philosophers came up with many concepts, but sometime in the 1860’s James Clerk Maxwell, a Scottish physicist, proposed […]
Lymphatic drainage is a technique designed to stimulate the flow of lymph (a fluid that transports white blood cells, oxygen, and nutrients to tissues throughout the body). Also referred to as “manual lymph drainage” or “lymphatic massage”, lymphatic drainage typically involves gentle, circular movements. Done by hand or compression suit, the body is massaged in a sweeping motions […]
Every year the wellness world buzzes about the latest and greatest way to fuel your body. For a while it was paleo, but recently all the hype is around the more extreme version: the ketogenic diet. Today we’ll dig in. What is the keto diet, how does it impact health, and is it something that you should try? […]
The literature is clear: saunas are good for you. They can help treat stress, cardiovascular problems, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, and many other ailments. They may even spur muscle growth and aid in exercise recovery.
Less clear to some is how saunas can address such a variety of ills. There’s growing evidence to suggest one key […]