Allergies and Gut Degeneration May Be Contributing to Loss of Brain Cells
Have you ever walked into a room and asked yourself ‘what did I come in here for? While you may joke and say ‘I must be losing my mind’, this is, in fact, one of the signs of neurodegeneration.
Neurodegeneration is the umbrella term for the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons (message carrier cells of the nervous system), including death of neurons. We see it blatantly in diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but the degeneration starts long before it is recognized. Everyday signs of neurodegeneration include foggy brain, habitual lateness, getting lost frequently, trouble following directions, and food sensitivities. This last sign may get you thinking, what do food sensitivities have to do with my brain? Read More
I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war.
Where everyone hugs instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins,
and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.
We all know that hugs feel good (from someone we feel good about). But did you know that hugging is also good for physical and emotional well-being? We now have scientific proof that a hug a day (okay 8-12 hugs) keeps the doctor away.
Yes, tis the season to be jolly, unless you've got the flu. Not so ho, ho, ho then.
strains are getting stronger and more resistant to anti-biotics and flu
shots. In fact, I've heard these words on the news "The flu shot is
better than nothing." I think we can do better than that!
Here are three simple and effective steps you can take immediately.
1. Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Bodies Need Rest
really not much more to say about that, but in honor of the redundancy
factor, when you don't sleep enough, the body will do what it needs to
do, which in many cases is to catch a cold, come down with the flu,
break a leg, etc. Whatever it takes to get you horizontal. If you think there are things that have to be done that are more important than sleep, think again. Long-term sleep deprivation (like more than a night or two) will undoubtedly create more trouble than it's worth.
Here they come! Big meals, irresistible desserts, crowded stores and relatives. Are you ready? Gail and I wouldn't dream of going through the holidays without our trusty supplements. We thought we'd share the must haves with you. They will help minimize the impact of these stressors on the body. Read More
• Mind, Body, Spirit Connection
Although many people are familiar with the terms wholeness and the mind-body connection, really understanding what this means and how it affects our lives is an intricate process. Thoughts and beliefs do not just happen, and illness does not appear overnight, though symptoms will. Read More
Eat healthy- sugar, alcohol and simple carbohydrates may help you feel better in the moment, but will catch up and have the opposite effect (for more on this, read Potatoes Not Prozac by Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D.)
Move your body- even if it’s a five minute walk at lunch, movement helps circulation. Exercise improves all bodily systems, brings oxygen into your cells, releases endorphins that improve mood, and tires you physically (improving nighttime sleep).
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