We dedicated our last two posts to probiotics and the many ways they provide health perks to the human body. Let’s take it a step further and talk about the signs that can alert you that your gut health may be in danger.
In a previous post we received some basics about acupuncture, the popular holistic approach to healing. In today’s post we are going to dive a little deeper and learn about the various techniques that acupuncturists use during a session, and some of the many ailments that these techniques have proven to help.
There is no denying the fact that acupuncture is all the rage these days. It seems like everywhere you go people are confessing their love of the practice, boasting about how they’ve been cured of horrendous migraines, back pain, or any of the many ailments that the technique has proven to cure. So, we thought it was a good idea to break down exactly what the practice of acupuncture entails and why it has become so talked about.
The clocks have been officially changed and you are likely reveling in the extra hour of sunshine at the end of the day. For most people, there are pros and cons to the clocks “springing ahead” an hour. While you will likely get a naturally burst of energy knowing that spring is right around the corner, it also may take a while for your body to adjust and catch up on that lost hour of sleep. When the clocks actually spring ahead, you are most likely sound asleep, however; don’t underestimate this precious lost hour, as it can take weeks to play catch up. Some may feel it right away and for others it may take a few good days before the slump sets in. Whatever the case may be for you, here are a few tips for coping with that abandoned hour.
Unfortunately, we have yet to discover the famous fountain of youth, which means that it is up to us to embrace our age and accept where we are on the timeline of life. It’s time to succumb to the fact that you realistically cannot turn back the hand of time, but you most certainly can accept your age and allow your body and mind to change with dignity. Here are a few tips for aging gracefully.
When we think of sugar, things like chocolate and Twizzlers typically come to mind, however; there are some very unexpected foods that have added sugar, which lead to the same negative side effects. You may have already experienced the downside of a sugar hangover which causes mood swings, headaches and the shakes after a bout of too much sugar. If you have, then there is a good chance that you’ve sworn off sugar, however; if you are like most people, that urge to imbibe in more sugar at the same time the next day will likely leave you in a revolving door of sugar binges. According to dietary guidelines, it is recommended that we consume less than 10% of our calories from added sugar per day. With this said, it’s key that you become well-educated on reading nutrition labels if you want to prevent yourself from falling victim to some of the many negatives caused by excess sugar intake.
While we often think of high blood pressure as being genetic, there are actually several contributing factors that you may be doing in your everyday life that have nothing to do with your heredity. Here are some daily habits to consider….