Generating and maintaining more positive thoughts can have myriad benefits on your health. Positive thoughts help boost our moods and spirits, which can improve every aspect of your well-being. Conversely, negative thoughts can weigh heavy on our minds and hold us back, or drag us down. Embracing a positive mindset is a question of balance. What should you let go of, and what should you hold on to?
Saturated fats. Healthy fats. Omegas. Polys. And on, and on, and on. What does it all mean? We're here to break down the mystical world of fats. Let's dive in.
Insulin is a hormone that helps our bodies control their levels of blood sugar, which is essential in our daily functions. If your cells become resistant to insulin, it can lead to high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar triggers our pancreas to create more insulin. Improving your body's insulin sensitivity can help reduce its resistance, and reduce the risk of many diseases such as diabetes. Here are 5 natural methods for improving your insulin sensitivity.
To build or maintain our immune system's strength, we need to focus our energies on the body's powerhouse: its digestive system. Our digestive system is often referred to as the gut microbiome. So how can we help keep our gut microbiome healthy and strong? Here's a few tips you can refer to every day:
If you have a gluten sensitivity, or someone in your family does, here's a great recipe for gluten-free stuffing.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to reflect on all the people and things for which we're so grateful. This year, why not practice gratitude for your own health by prioritizing it in your Thanksgiving meal? First up, here's the recipe for a healthier vegetable dish to serve as a side.
In an office, you're more exposed to germs and bacteria than you might be in your home. Even with vaccines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or the flu, simple colds or other viruses can spread quickly in workplaces. Keeping yourself safe and healthy is a high priority, but there are ways to maintain your strong immune system even when working in an office again.
A functional medicine-based approach means taking a look at the underlying causes instead of just treating the symptoms. So what can be an underlying cause of many illnesses? One example is oxidative stress. Put simply, oxidative stress occurs when free radicals overwhelm antioxidants.
When was the last time you stopped to think about your liver? It's probably not something you do every day, but every minute of every day your liver is working hard to keep you going. [...]
If It Feels Like Your Seasonal Allergies Get Worse Each Year, You Might Not Be Wrong (But We Can Help)
To alleviate your allergy symptoms, you need to reduce the inflammation that causes them. Let's talk through several methods for doing just that.