When trauma was first conceptualized, it was defined as a ‘’catastrophic event outside the usual human experience”. At the time, people linked trauma with specific events such as war, torture, and the Holocaust. However, more research on neurobiology, the human experience, and even current events have open the door to a broader conversation about how many of us are truly exposed to trauma.
Let’s face it, we all enjoy eating out every now and then, some of us more than others. But for those who must eat out frequently due to work or travel, the lack of control over what’s on the menu can make good food choices a challenge – but it doesn’t have to be. Forewarned is forearmed so with a little planning and a bit of forethought, you can easily win the game of dining out.
I’m often asked by parents if there are any “alternative medicines” to help their child recover from a particular illness. I tell them that the most alternative medicine these days is time. Recovery takes time. Being healthy does not mean you never get sick. It means you are able to recover in a relatively short period of time.
Indoor plants do more than just look pretty. Certain plants can actually help improve the air quality and bring a bright, uplifting energy to your indoor space. Get to the nearest nursery and get your green on!
For a lot of my patients, especially those dealing with digestive and autoimmune problems, what stands between them and feeling great is an insidious but fixable problem we in the integrative health world call ‘leaky gut,’ or gut ‘permeability.’ If low-grade ills are dragging you down, leaky gut should probably be on your radar…