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Incorporating Daily Downtime Into Your Life

Imagine how you’d feel if you could take every Friday off, or have one week a month dedicated to vacation and relaxation time? Most of us would be a heck of a lot less burnt out and stressed if that were the case.  Alas, such a schedule is not likely for most of us, and so how can we live our lives without feeling a constant sense of urgency, busyness and overwhelm?What about taking little mini-breaks in our days so that we don’t get to the boiling point.  Small injections of calm that allow our bodies to decompress just a little and therefore recover during the day, not just later each night or on the weekend.BreatheYes, you’ve heard this one...

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Love your Liver - it’s kind of a big deal!

Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body.  It hides under your right ribs and has many vital functions.  It is the main organ of detoxification and actually has 3 crucial steps that must happen for healthy detoxification. These steps require many nutrients found in a whole foods diet.   The liver helps to break down and eliminate alcohol and chemicals in our environment, it helps to improve our digestion ensuring regularity, it works to balance our hormones and it also is important in helping to keep our metabolisms working well.     Often we don’t think much about our liver but we really should.  When your liver is ‘congested’ fatigue, lethargy, weight gain and skin issues start to occur.  In...

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Whole Body Reset Physical Quiz

Would a Whole Body Reset help you this spring? Answer these Y/N questions to find out! Do you have low energy or frequent fatigue? Do you get less than 7.5 hrs of sleep most nights? Do you have IBS, Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis? Do you ever go more than 1 day without a bowel movement? Do you have gas, bloating or other digestive issues more than 2x per week? Do you have frequent diarrhea or loose stool? Do you have a very busy, stressful life? Are your stress levels moderate to high? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or lack of focus/brain fog? Do you suffer from any pain including headaches or joint pain? Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia? Are...

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Guest Blog

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new data suggesting that almost 80 percent of people who were hospitalized, needed ventilation, or died from COVID-19 were either overweight or obese. As of 2018, 42 percent of Americans are obese (body mass index [BMI] >30), and over 70 percent are overweight (BMI >25).More recently, researchers in Italy published new meta-analyses of 43 observational studies examining the relationship between vitamin D and COVID-19. The results indicate that low levels of vitamin D were associated with a higher risk of infection, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.These two seemingly unrelated findings share something in common: they point to the enormous importance of our underlying health in determining how we respond to...

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Hypertension (aka High blood pressure)A silent killer in our midst

High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects 26 percent of the population worldwide, and nine in ten North Americans are expected to develop high blood pressure by the age of sixty-five. With this in mind, it’s no exaggeration to suggest that keeping your blood pressure under control is one of the most important things you can do to extend your lifespan and live a high quality life. Elevated blood pressure is a true pandemic in our modern world since many aspects of our society, characterized by excessive intake of processed and refined foods, high consumption of seed oils, sedentary behavior, chronic sleep deprivation, a lack of sun exposure and excess use of caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, all lead to hypertension. Many...

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