These days it seems like everyone is wearing a health tracker like Oura or Fitbit to help motivate them to move more, sleep better and even meditate more. With all this newfound motivation and data available – do you still need ideas about how to make it happen?
It turns out we have many more one-celled bacteria living inside the human body than we have human cells that make up our bodies – and most of them live in the gut. There, trillions of these “bugs,” collectively known as the microbiome, handle some pretty crucial functions that we couldn’t live without.
One of the keys to having an efficient metabolism (which we all want, right!?), improving posture, and reducing pain and stress is by making sure your body is in correct alignment. So where do you begin to achieve proper body alignment? It all starts with fascia - also known as connective tissue.
A typical breakfast is full of sugar and processed carbs - oatmeal with brown sugar, cereal with milk, pancakes with maple syrup, toast with jam… the list goes on. It’s the toughest meal to switch up when we are helping patients move to a lower carbohydrate diet.
Why is it that so many of us have such a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep and reaping the restorative benefits of good, quality shut-eye? As I often tell my patients, one reason is that many of us are failing at sleep is because most of us are making sleep-stealing mistakes all day long, which wind up training our bodies how not to sleep well at night.
The best rule of thumb when it comes to cookware may be this: look for materials that have been proven safe and effective over hundreds - if not thousands - of years. This means choosing pots and pans made of cast iron, stainless steel, glass, enamel, or ceramic.