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Apr2020

How to Feel More Relaxed: the formula for stress resilience

By |April, 2020|Health Tips, Mental and emotional health|

How to Feel More Relaxed: the formula for stress resilience Most of us imagine what our lives would be like if only we didn't have the stress of money, our high-pressure job, our marriage, our kids, our sick parents, or whatever the BIG thing is in any given moment. But we spend much less time fantasizing about what our lives would be like if our [...]

Mar2020

Cultivating Inner Strength

By |March, 2020|Adults, Health Tips, Mental and emotional health|

Cultivating Inner Strength Global pandemic or not, life is going to serve you situations that spark fear. It’s perfectly normal to feel scared right now. And, it’s harmful to stay stuck in the story of fear. Staying in the story of fear is what you do when you continue to consume media and think thoughts that trigger a fear response. So, what can you do [...]

Mar2020

Pets as Mirrors: Your dog knows you’re stressed before you do

By |March, 2020|Health, Health Tips, Mental and emotional health, Wellness|

Pets as Mirrors Your dog may know you're stressed before you do. Your fur babies can help clue you into the state of your nervous system. Do they seem relaxed, clingy, stressed? Horse riders have long understood that the animal beneath them is highly tuned in to their emotional state. Other social animals like dogs do this too. While temperament and early life experiences can [...]

Mar2020

Desperation for Pain Relief, A Lesson in Compassion

By |March, 2020|Health Tips, Mental and emotional health|

Desperation for Pain Relief, A Lesson in Compassion What pain teaches me, and how it helps you Desperation for pain relief is primal. I experienced some of the most acute physical pain I’ve experienced in years recently. A sinus infection that felt like someone stabbing me in the left eyeball evolved into the worst (and maybe only) earache I’ve had as an adult. My right [...]

Sep2019

Is Mold Exposure Making You Sick?

By |September, 2019|Causes of disease: the wisdom of Functional Medicine, Health Tips|

Is Mold Exposure Making You Sick? Wondering if mold exposure might be contributing to your symptoms? 1 in 5 people have genes that cause their body to fail to properly identify and excrete mycotoxins (the toxic byproduct of mold growth). Those people can get very sick from mold exposure when other people (even family members) would not show symptoms. The most common types of household [...]

May2019

Why You Need to Parasite Cleanse

By |May, 2019|Causes of disease: the wisdom of Functional Medicine, Health Tips|

Why You Need to Parasite Cleanse Who Has Parasites? Probably you, and it might be time for a parasite cleanse. Nearly everyone has parasites at some point. Hookworms, tapeworms, pinworms, roundworms, and threadworms are the most common infections in the United States. Think you only get parasites from traveling to third-world countries? Think again! You get them from your organic carrots you didn’t wash thoroughly, that [...]