When you trade conventionally grown and processed foods for healthy, whole, organic foods, almost immediately your body benefits from the reduction of chemical pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and other toxins – a major win for your cellular, organ and systemic functions. To begin working more organics into your life, pushing out the processed crap and cutting your toxic load without unduly draining the piggy bank, here are a few ways fill your fridge and belly with the good stuff that helps your body thrive.
With chaos and upheaval seemingly the order of the day these days, remaining energetic, emotionally buoyant and physically balanced can be a tall order. For those of us trying to manage stress, fatigue and/or exhaustion, the unhealthy quick-fixes typically include some combination of sugar, caffeine, alcohol, recreational drugs and prescribed meds. Sound familiar? But there is a better way, enlisting the help of a group of herbal ingredients called ‘adaptogens.’
When most of us think of ‘spirit’ or ‘spirituality,’ things like a moral code, religious services or houses of worship come to mind. And that’s fine. But, tending to your spirit doesn’t necessarily require a heavenly choir or a donation box. Spirituality can be thought of in broader, less religious terms and still help guide you through tough times, supporting your emotional health.
Thanksgiving, the official kickoff day of the holiday season, is upon us, and yes, this one is going to be a little unusual. For many of us, plans are still somewhat up in the air. With the pandemic in full swing and showing no signs of abating, the smart money is on the ‘abundance of caution’ approach as we make our way through this particular holiday go-round.
Spot those first laugh lines across your forehead and your first thought likely is, make it stop! While there’s no sure-fire way to stop aging – both visible and not – it is possible to slow the process down quite a bit, if you make the effort to protect the length of your telomeres.
When we think about how we can put the brakes on aging, what’s usually top of mind is how well we take care of our bodies with food, movement, exercise, rest -- the physical essentials. And that’s a good thing. But let’s not forget there is another extremely important element that’s often given short shrift, the emotional one.