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Try This Smoothie to Revive Your Adrenals

I was heading out to a movie with friends one evening when I became aware of a strange feeling in my body. I was sure I had completed everything necessary and was not leaving anything undone. I was relaxed and ready for the evening, but something just felt…off. Suddenly I felt a rush of anxiety, my pulse began to race, and my heart was pounding. This wasn’t the first time I had experienced this, but it was beginning to happen more and more frequently. I was also beginning to suffer from extreme anxiety, hair loss, and poor sleep. I was having panic attacks, mood swings, and trouble controlling my anger. But I had no idea what was wrong. Perhaps you, too, have been experiencing unexplained mo

How I Stopped Using Chemicals to Clean My House

When my husband and I moved into our new apartment, I was not overly conscientious about the cleaning products I was using in our home. Busy working two jobs and sharing household chores with my husband, I was paying more attention to my career than how I cleaned my house. My sister, on the other hand, had moved to a vegan and organic diet. Her new lifestyle now included only products that were labeled “organic” or “chemical-free.” The idea of using chemical-free products did not appeal me to first; I was not giving up using bleach in our bathroom. However, after my husband was diagnosed with severe allergies, his doctor advised us to make drastic reductions in the number of chemicals in our

How Collagen Improved My Energy

Collagen supplements have become increasingly popular in the clean-eating movement, and for all the right reasons. Not only do they provide protein for soothing achy joints and nutrients for rejuvenating your skin, but they may also improve your gut health and boost your energy levels, as well. Including collagen supplements in my daily routine has had major benefits for my energy and overall health. Here are a few more ways they can help you, too: 1.Energy and Metabolic Boost Supplementing your diet with collagen may help boost your metabolism and raise your energy levels. The amino acid glycine in collagen helps transfer sugar to cellular tissue, resulting in increased energy levels and b

Repair Your Thyroid Function with These 3 Foods

According to recent statistics, 20 million Americans, the majority of them women, face a thyroid disease or related illness. Of these 20 million Americans, only 50% actually get diagnosed, putting millions more at risk of being either misdiagnosed or undiagnosed at all. This is concerning because if not addressed, thyroid issues can lead to a wide range of other problems, including depression, fatigue, and even infertility. I have personally experienced this. My thyroid issue was identified not with my first test, but with my second. I balked at the traditional therapy of medication; I did not want to be held captive to a prescription for the rest of my life. I searched the internet for days

How I Biohacked My Health

We’re all looking for ways to improve our health. Biohacking is a great approach that allows you to take control of your health by focusing on what’s working well and what needs to be tweaked. It allows you to take your health into your own hands and tailor health solutions to your own unique needs. Don’t be intimidated by the term; I’m going to help you learn how to biohack and share with you some of my favorite methods. First identify the areas you want to change, whether it is your mood, your diet, or your level of fitness. Start keeping track of all the things you do related to that particular area, especially the ones you would like to adjust. For instance, if you are wanting to change

Best Foods to Burn Fat

Metabolism is your body’s method of extracting energy from the food you consume. Metabolic rates vary by person, but they can be influenced by specific foods. Thermogenic foods help to increase the rate of metabolism by enhancing thermogenesis, a process during which the body burns the calories from the food you just ate and converts them to heat energy. Here are some of my favorite foods to increase your metabolism and help you burn fat faster! Cayenne Pepper Cayenne pepper is a thermogenic spice that has been used for weight loss for centuries. It contains capsaicin, a substance that increases the body’s energy usage via thermogenesis. Capsaicin binds to heat receptors in your cells and ai

Best Essential Oils for Better Sleep

Extracted directly from plants, essential oils have been found in medicine, food, cosmetics, and perfumes for centuries. Their myriad health benefits and anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties are making them increasingly popular aromatherapy remedies for better cognitive function, enhanced memory, and improved mood, as well as pain relief from stiff or sore joints and muscles. Some essential oils can be applied topically while others are best when taken orally. However, because they are a concentrated source of phytochemicals, they should be used with caution and as directed. Here are a few of my favorite essential oils for promoting better sleep. 1.Cedarwood Essential Oil Cedarwoo

Detox with an Epsom Salt Bath

An Epsom salt bath is a great way to help our body’s natural detoxification process. Today’s world exposes us to more toxins than ever through the food we eat, the air we breathe, and even the medications we take. These toxins are irritating, harming, and possibly even destroying our bodies. Detoxification is your body’s way of metabolizing or removing these harmful compounds. Improving and supporting our body's ability to detoxify and dispose of waste is essential, as is limiting its exposure to toxins. A detox Epsom salt bath is one way you can help your body flush those toxins out even more efficiently. I usually make my detox baths with Epsom salt, which helps to draw out toxins and prov

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