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.
As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a former research scientist, an author of books about fertility, and a mother who had her first child at 40, I view fertility through a different lens than most western doctors. The way I see it, your fertility...
You may have heard the term leaky gut thrown around lately. Although the term has been around for a while in the ‘alternative’ fields of medicine, it’s becoming accepted by more and more doctors. It’s clear that leaky gut can lead to more serious issues if left unattended.
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.’
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.