Our immune system does not get the respect it deserves. It works tirelessly to curb and fight foreign invaders (viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc.) trying to get into our bodies; and keep infections at bay. Basically, anytime you have recovered from an illness or got rid of an infection, it was your immune system that did… Continue reading Why It’s Important to Support Your Immune System (Now More than Ever)
Holistic medicine can be seen as unconventional in the Western world. This thought that our being is interconnected seems peculiar to some, after all we have been taught to compartmentalize our bodies. Tooth hurts? See a dentist. Foot issues? Call the podiatrist. Have a rash? See the dermatologist for some ointment. Conventional medicine doesn’t stop… Continue reading What is Whole Person Health?
Wellness looks different to different people. That may be why there is a saturation of information out there on the topic. For some it is about emotional stability, for others it is about diet or movement, and still for others it may be about mental health. No one is wrong for focusing on one or… Continue reading What is Wellness?
Ever wondered how some people are able to keep their habits going for months, years, even decades? Finding habits that work long term can be tough. Comfort zones are comforting (hence the name). There is a cozy feeling associated with doing what we have been doing day after day. Yet, wanting to change is normal… Continue reading Finding What Works
When life gives you lemons you make the best lemonade possible. It can be challenging to muster the energy to move when you just aren’t feeling it, but movement is beneficial. It reduces fatigue, energizing you for the remainder of the day. It can be used to treat anxiety and depression by changing the levels… Continue reading Stay Active at Home
Walking. It gets a bad rap. The idea of early morning mall walkers seems to resonate with many when the concept of walking comes up. Some call walking a cop out. Others see it as a waste of gym time. It may not be as physically demanding as running or as strenuous as biking, but… Continue reading The Power of Walking
Stress. It affects us all. Those emerging deadlines, never ending to-do lists, sick loved ones, financial issues can contribute to stressful lives. Chronic stress can impact mental and physical wellbeing in a negative fashion, but luckily there are ways to counter emotional stress we unavoidably face. While most people know to use relaxation techniques, such… Continue reading Three Techniques to Try Next Time You’re Stressed
By now, most people are aware of the toll stress can take on their mental health. The links to depression and anxiety are uncanny. The emotional exhaustion is felt. The angst it causes is real. The effect chronic stress has on physical health is just as prominent, but maybe not as recognized. An estimated… Continue reading How Chronic Stress Can Affect Physical Health
It can be challenging to keep moving when the weather is cold and rainy. Let’s just say it is not very inviting. Add to that the craziness that accompanies this time of year: the invites, the gifts to buy, holiday after holiday after holiday -- and physical activity becomes a thing pushed to the side. … Continue reading 3 Ways to Exercise in Bad Weather
I have people I work with talk about the dread that comes with the holiday season and cozy, winter months. “So much food.” “So many desserts.” “Food everywhere!” And it is true. Special once-a-year items are found just about anywhere, and due to their seasonality, people find the urge to consume them: right here, right… Continue reading The Quest for Food-Free Socializing