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I Need Your Feedback!

Every day I sit down to write a little something to educate and empower you to take control of your own health. However, with this quarantine thing going on, I’m having a difficult time figuring out what you would like to learn more about. I really don’t want to focus on what to do if …

What is Candidiasis?

What is Candidias? Candidias is an overgrowth in the GI of the Candida albicans, which is always in the GI but becomes a problem if not kept in balance. Did you know that women are 8 times more likely to get it than men?   Possible Symptoms chronic fatigue/loss of energy decreased libido bloating, gas …

Stomach Upset Due to Stress

The digestive system is highly innervated. It’s constantly sending and receiving signals from the brain, interpreting and making adjustments as needed. Sometimes there are messages that don’t give us the best results. When we’re sending emotional stress signals, the body takes that as an order to slow down in order to send resources to the …

Hay Fever/Allergies

Are you one of those unfortunate individuals who deal with seasonal allergies? During this time of COVID-19 and quarantine, you may be getting glaring looks from strangers if you’re walking through a grocery store sneezing. Below I outline a few things you can do to help decrease your susceptibility to allergies/hay fever. * Symptoms of …

What Role do Adaptogens Play in Immunity?

If you’ve been keeping up on my previous posts, you saw how the endocrine system and immune system are interconnected. The way you process stressful situations can either enhance or destroy your immune system. Definition Plants that help an individual “adapt” to stressful situations or environment. It helps restore balance and increase resistance against all …

Immune-Boosting Foods

If you’ve been reading my blog/beamer posts, you’ve often seen me write about good nutrition. Sadly, nutrition is one of those things that’s often overlooked when seeking ways to boost immunity, reduce inflammation and improve health. I can’t stress enough how important good nutrition is when seeking to balance, restore and build your vitality. Here …

Managing Stress with Herbs & Lifestyle

Though this post is about stress, this is really a series on building immunity. If you missed the one where I talked about how stress and immunity are related, go read that first. So what are some ways you can decrease stress? practice yoga practice deep breathing listen to music that relaxes you (You’ll know …

How Does Stress Affect Your Immune System?

Until you start studying physiology, it can be difficult to see how organ systems interact with each other. In the western mindset, we tend to separate things as if nothing is interconnected. Have a headache or fever? Take Tylenol or Motrin. Have an ulcer or GERD? Take antacids. Anxiety? Take a Xanax. This non-holistic view …

Feeling Discouraged

The news and happenings of the last few weeks have started to get to me. I can feel my usually optimistic, enthusiastic spirit losing energy. I really started noticing it this morning when I woke up and wondered if everything I’m doing is even making a difference; whether I should just throw in the towel. …

Pain Management, Part 7

Finishing up Here we are at the end of our 7-part series on pain management. The focus has been on chronic pain, but many of these techniques and remedies are extremely useful in cases of acute pain. Pulled muscles, tension, headaches, lower back pull, ligament injury or sprain/strain can all be addressed with the things …