This Is Your Brain...
How Can Something So Small Hurt So Bad???
When you read this list, what’s the first thing that you think??
Increase in emotional disorder symptoms
Increase in behavioral disorder symptoms
Decline in verbal memory performance
Somatic (sleep) complaints
Attention problems such as hyperactivity, ADD or ADHD (and prescribed drugs)
Detrimental school or career performance
Family interaction problems such as less positive parental or spousal relations
Significantly reduced amount of slow-wave (REM) sleep
Significant risk factor for physically aggressive behavior
Heart Dust 💖
Looking at the photo, it almost seems like this could be an exotic coral, but those ridges are like razor blades as it moves through the urinary system causing excruciating pain.
Ditch & Switch: Wine Edition
We began rolling up the one that has been there for years, and much to our surprise, there was an abundance of dust and dirt that covered the hardwood floor beneath it. Perfectly clean from the side that we looked at daily, but filth below.
No more headaches!
U.S. vineyards are one of the most heavily sprayed crops in the world. Because of chemical overuse and the contamination that is throughout our soil, even organic crops test positive for glyphosate. That’s not all though, many vintners also include Mega Purple and Ultra Red coloring agents in their product for enhanced visual appeal, and added sweetness. It’s estimated that 25 million bottles produced annually include these chemicals. To learn more, read on…
Master Mood Booster: 5 simple ways to live better
Ever wonder why chiropractors adjust the spine??? Take a look at this graph. It’s called a Meric chart and it demonstrates the relationship between vertebrae, organs and symptoms. It seems like in the past couple of weeks, I’ve noticed more and more women posting about migraines and headaches, so let’s take a look at that first.
Two of the health concerns that we frequently see in our office are depression and sleep-deprivation. Many times these issues are looked at separately, but physiologically speaking they are connected. Research has shown that when people are depressed, they have trouble falling asleep, and then have trouble staying asleep.
Is BIGGER always better??
Aside from being a fire hazard because of the residue that they leave on the lint screen, that same residue is rubbing against your and your children's skin. All. Day. Long. These chemicals are absorbed into your blood stream within 26 seconds. They build up in your body, and can directly affect your central nervous system.
The Power of Daily Rituals: 7 steps to a productive, joy-filled day
Then there's the inherent nature of wild things… wild-caught salmon versus farm-raised, grass-fed free-range beef versus industrial, grain-fed beef. We can talk about those comparisons in a different post, but they are critical to a Living Well life.
Following these positive action steps sets the tone for the entire day. It’s simpler to feel enthusiastic about life when you are grounded in truth, and you will end your day feeling fulfilled and accomplished, eager to start again the following day. Stringing these good days together creates a balanced, beautiful life.
Sands of Time
At times, you have to think radical thoughts and take drastic measures if you want to affect a measurable change! You have to shift enough to make an impact. No matter what it is, health, relationships, career, finances, if you don’t like it, you have to make the choice to make it different.
Cucumber Basil Super Sipper: 7 benefits of this refreshing treat
As I was preparing this sand for its new home here with us, I had a revelation. That just as sand shifts and changes constantly, so do our lives. Sometimes we are prepared for those changes and sometimes they happen regardless of our thoughts or expectations…
Feed your STRESS: 6 strategies to reduce adrenal fatigue
This simple strategy takes just 5 minutes to reset the body and the brain for optimal effectiveness! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
People are experiencing major disease like diabetes and cancer, metabolic syndrome, and mystery illnesses. We are becoming more tired, less clear, more troubled, less rested, more depressed and less well. Though our bodies are trying to keep up with these challenges, there’s a limitation of matter. And for many, this limit has been exceeded. That’s called bio-burden.
Mind Your Mind
I was recently at a park, sitting outside on a glorious afternoon, sipping on some lemon tea, enjoying a peaceful time making notes about a new project that I am working on, and two women came along. They sat down nearby, and began complaining about their lives, their husbands, their children, their jobs, their other friends, their homes. They seemed to feed off of each other, appearing to outdo the last comment with something even worse in their own life. It made me sad.
Actions & Consequences: 5 steps to a living well body
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by life that you just wanted to crawl under your covers and sleep forever?? Has your to-do list ever threatened to swallow you alive?? Are you having difficulty finding peace in any corner of your life??
Admittedly, this is me. Right here, right now.
Cashew Cream Power Bowl: a recipe
Think about what happens when you get a bruise, or twist your ankle, or get a cold. The body instantaneously releases extra fluid and blood to oxygenate the tissue to support the affected area, and the immune system sends it’s fighter cells to ward off infection. This is an important and necessary part of healing. You can see the swelling, you can feel the discomfort and you realize exactly what’s happening to your body. It doesn’t feel good, but you understand it, and it’s temporary.
The challenge arises when this inflammatory condition becomes lingering and persistent AND internal. You begin having unexplained aches and pains, upset stomach, diarrhea, headaches, blood sugar imbalance, irregular heart function, and you become concerned - rightly so.
Blasted Bio-burden + a Toxin-free Experiment!
Our family is certainly not perfect when it comes to nutrition, but we excel at making health a priority. We are continually learning about new ways of eating, combining foods, and maximizing those nutrient dense foods in our daily lives. This is one of those recipes that is delicious and makes me feel happy and fulfilled serving it to the ones I love most!
Living Well Water: electrolyte replacement recipe
The symptoms of toxicity are exhaustive, but include migraines, weight gain, challenges with menstrual cycle - too early, too late, pre-menopausal, early puberty in girls, high estrogen in baby boys, erectile dysfunction, depression, faulty memory, skin conditions like acne, rashes, and eczema, blood sugar disorders, fatigue, compromised immune function and even cancer.
In Me, On Me: 3 ways to elevate your health + a recipe
Just like the earth, we are made up primarily of water, and if that water is stagnant then so are our bodies, promoting acidity, disease, and malfunction. Our bodies were designed to drink cold running water from streams, bubbling up from springs that are deep within the ground pulling up salts and minerals along with it, but we no longer have access to that living, vibrant water, which decreases our wellness in significant ways. The water that we drink now has lost it’s essential nature, and the quality is poor, which inhibits our ability to utilize it in our system. And as a result, we have become chronically dehydrated as a society.
I selected the best of what I had to choose from, even though I knew in my heart that it was not for my highest benefit, and multiplied my efforts doing all the good things that we knew to do… feeding my skin from the inside out… focusing on the healing powers of the food that God created! Like this delightful drink to counteract the environmental toxicities that we endure each day: