We’re all into herbal remedies; after all, we know how powerful plants can be, regardless of whether we’re enjoying them in our diet or using their extracts to boost our overall health, keeping our wellness on track, and making us feel oh, so good. For centuries, cultures have used plants for medicinal purposes, using them to heal wounds, infections, and to aid in recovery from various diseases.
Tinctures, specifically, have become popular due to their convenience and potency in just a few drops.Keep reading to learn more about what a tincture is, how they differ from supplements, why they’re good for our bodies, and how to take them to optimize our health.
Achieving a work-life balance has never been more important; adjusting to post-pandemic work life has been tricky! But, finding this balance can help us manage our time, concentrate more at work, and be more present with family and friends. Creating boundaries and using time intentionally will leave us feeling a whole lot more fulfilled with a whole lot less of an emotional burden. Keep reading to learn what we mean by work-life balance, why having an unbalanced life dynamic can be harmful, and how to achieve a harmonious balance between all of our responsibilities.
It is estimated that approximately 20% of people living in the United States experience heartburn two or more times per week. Heartburn is caused by acid reflux, or the backup of stomach acid into the esophagus, and is one of the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a chronic type of reflux that occurs more than just once in a while.
The meal may be over, but the feelings linger: heartburn, a bitter taste in the mouth, chest pain, and a bloated belly – acid reflux can feel uncomfortable and even painful, making for a sour end to a delicious meal. However, the foods we eat (or avoid!) have a major impact on the way we feel after eating. Keep reading to learn the science behindwhat foods to eat more of andhowto eat in order to ease heartburn. Here's to an enjoyable eating experience, from start to finish. Let’s use nutrition science to make heartburn a thing of the past.
Being a wellness “it girl” can look like: drinking enough water, eating a plentiful diet rich in whole, nutritious foods, moving our body on most days of the week, and practicing our self care routines. However, one major component often goes by the wayside. So major, in fact, that we would be unable to do any of the above without it! It's the one part of life that requires stillness, quiet, and darkness and provides our bodies with endless benefits. Any guesses?
We all know that sleep is one of the most important building blocks of good health. But with busy schedules, daily stressors and “just one more episode” of Stranger Things leading to a full on season binge, tossing and turning all night long may feel normal for many of us.
As the temperature increases, so does our desire to travel someplace far, far away to feel the warmth of the sun and our toes in the sand. Or, for others, the idea of traveling to Europe to experience the rich history and fascinating architecture of ancient cities might be exactly what we had in mind. A good vacation, especially as the pandemic (hopefully!) comes to an end, is just what the doctor ordered.
We know we all need to eat. The question is truly: Howmuchdo we need to eat to be able to optimize our days, keeping both our mental and physical health in mind? While this differs from person to person, the US Department of Health set baselineminimumsof 1200 calories per day for women and 1800 calories per day for men.
We’ve all heard the downsides of elevated cortisol levels. But did you know that cortisol isn’t all bad? Our bodies make cortisol to help us get out of bed in the morning, maintain energy levels throughout the day, and assist in our overall health and wellbeing. But, when our cortisol levels are out of balance, our whole body is, too.
Diet plays a large role in our overall health; we should aim to eat whole, nutritionally dense foods to optimize digestion, balance mood, and decrease inflammation. We can also use herbs to help with inflammation! Specific herbs, like ginger root, dandelion, and slippery elm have been shown to have many positive health effects.
Let’s face it: stress is a part of life! Sometimes, feeling stressed gives us that extra 'umph' we need to perform at our best, or gives us motivation to head to the gym or finally tackle that to-do list. But, have you ever known you have a million and one things to do, yet all you can think about doing is climbing into your bed, drifting off to sleep, and escaping reality for a little bit? Or you’ve tried to work on a project or brainstorm a list of ideas but you just feel “off” and not like yourself? This may be due to extreme emotional exhaustion, also known as burnout.