Everyone loves a good health hack and one of my favorites is tea. While black, green, white and red teas have numerous benefits and are great ways to start the day, herbal teas have loads of pluses too, and no caffeine, so they won’t keep you up at night, no matter when you imbibe. Teas under the herbal umbrella -- made from flowers, dried fruits, spices and herbs -- are rich in antioxidant polyphenols which can help reduce the risk for chronic disease. We’re all for that.
Go easy on yourself when summer temperatures climb and the heat rolls in. Wear light-colored clothes, hats and sunglasses and drink plenty of liquids. What else can we do to avoid temperature-related ills? Check out my timely tips to help get you through the heat to come.
What a difference a year or so makes. At about this time last year we were all in the belly of the beast – frightened, lonely, anxious, trying to hold our families, bodies and souls together. The tumult and uncertainty of those days won’t be forgotten anytime soon. ...
For the last 16 or so months, all those hundreds of daily, small postural compromises we’ve unconsciously made while being tethered to computers and devices, have taken a toll. These folded over, rolled and forward-jutting body shapes we’ve assumed —sometimes for hours at a time—got repeated over and over, until they started pulling millions of spines out of alignment.
The result? Structural issues like back pain and hip imbalances which have triggered problems body-wide – and hardly the recipe for a productive day at the (home) office.
Not long ago, it seemed like few people in the States had ever heard of cannabidiol, or CBD, much less knew what to do with it. And those who were vaguely familiar often confused it with the stuff that gets you high. Fast forward five or so years and today, CBD is everywhere, tucked inside everything from oils, tinctures and pills to candies, smoothies, bath bombs and beauty creams. Safe to say, CBD is a ‘thing.’