Gratitude. You know it’s a healthy mindset to partake in. Plenty of research proves that gratitude can positively impact you relationships, quality of sleep, work productivity and performance, adrenal health and cardiovascular function. We don’t need scientifically backed double blind placebo controlled studies to confirm that the practice of gratitude can have profound positive health outcomes. We know it feels good! Yet many of us are overwhelmed with frustrations that our hectic day-to-day life can present, making it challenging to remember what we are grateful for.
With Thanksgiving upon us, we are reminded this month to be aware of what we are grateful for. Gratitude brings forth more of what you want in life. Cultivating a regular habit of authentic appreciation will create an abundance of health and happiness for you and those closest to you. It does so by helping us become more aware of our actions and therefore, the consistency between our actions and values. When we can clarify our priorities, we can achieve better alignment with what we believe and become more encouraged to change behaviors that are standing in our way from living better day-to-day.
Want more gratitude but find it hard to squeeze time in for daily meditation? As a mom of 3 young babies, I can understand that! I’ve found one simple way of incorporating the daily gratitude practice is by starting the morning or ending the evening reciting out loud, anything and everything that you can think of that you are grateful for. This might<><><><><><><>Continue Reading >
Certain unstable chemical compounds called “reactive oxidative species” or “free radicals” create damage in our cells day in and day out, with every breath we take and, yes, every move we make. We call this “oxidative stress.” Antioxidants, as the name would imply, help to counteract this damage. As with many types of stress in our lives, oxidative stress can be beneficial in low amounts but detrimental in high amounts.Continue Reading
It’s back to school time and you know what that means — sticky, germy kids will be passing around all kinds of infectious microbes and bringing them home. Yikes! Every parent wants to protect their child from getting ill, missing days of school, and getting the rest of the family sick too — so what are they to do?Continue Reading
We are well into summer now — school will be back in session before you know it. I hope you’ve been enjoying yourself and finding ways to stay active and get outdoors for some contact with nature. Here in Phoenix area, most of us want to avoid melting in the extreme heat so we spend too much time indoors, often inactive. What if you want to brave the heat and do some hiking or paddling around? How can you stay protected and keep your cool? I have some tips for you.Continue Reading
Since the heat is such a bummer, we want to offer you 20% off supplements for the month of July! The biggest gift that I could give to you is ideas on how to stay super hydrated during these months. The amount of water that I have found that we all need to stay hydrated is our body weight in ounces (winter months would be half that amount). Believe me that it wasn’t easy working up to this much in the summer but it has made a huge impact on the way I feel - cooler, more energized, improved tolerance of the heat, better workouts and I feel happier. It’s worth the effort and be patient as it doesn’t happen overnight.Continue Reading
It’s the time of year again that every Phoenix resident dreads, Summer Heat. Too much heat can not only be uncomfortable but it considered a pathogen in Chinese medicine. If it’s heat from the sweltering city sun, or from eating lots of fried, hot, greasy foods, the heat pathogen can cause symptoms such as profuse sweating, parched mouth and throat, constipation, agitation, headaches and heart palpitations.Continue Reading
It’s June and Father’s Day is coming right up. This has me thinking about the men in my life and how much they mean to me. I do all I can to encourage my father, my son, and my fiancé to foster and protect their health through good habits and proper healthcare – it’s one way I show I care. I’m sure you do the same for the men you love.Continue Reading