What is Mitochondrial Dysfunction? Well first of all, what is mitochondria? Mitochondria is a specialized structure found in our cells that is responsible for energy production. In short, mitochondria are the energy factories of our bodies. When mitochondria does not work properly, the cell lacks energy supplies, leaving the whole individual feeling lethargic, run-down, [...]
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Fibromyalgia is a health issue that is characterized by a group of symptoms happening together. Patients with fibromyalgia often complain of aches and pains all over the body, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. Fibromyalgia is often compared to arthritis. But, unlike arthritis, fibromyalgia does not cause redness, swelling, or damage to the joints. Fibromyalgia may affect [...]
Essential oils have a number of benefits, but many of my clients consider them a mystery. What are essential oils? How do you use them? What are their health benefits? In this article, I want to take the mystery out of using essential oils so that you can confidently make the decision that is right [...]
Most of our time as health care providers, is spent treating chronic illnesses. As a holistic practitioner, I see that these conditions are often brought on upon us by lifestyle, genetics, trauma, and a host of other contributing factors. But what if many are related to our every day exposures to the air we breath? [...]
Air quality can have a significant impact on health which can aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma and cause shortness of breath with irritation to the eyes, nose and throat. According to World Allergy Organization, “the effects of climate change on aeroallergens, in particular pollen, include impacts on pollen production and atmospheric pollen concentration, season, [...]
Eating seasonally means eating what is fresh, local, and yes - in season. Seasonal eating is both healthy and economical because the food sold and consumed closer to the source. What is in season right now, you ask? A plethora of colorful, fresh fruits and vegetables are available now at your local farmer’s market. Leeks, [...]
How can you preserve longevity? Fasting! Fasting is not a new phenomenon, humans have fasted for centuries. The difference now is we have food readily available everywhere! Every activity revolves around food from sports activities, theatre, movies, holiday parties, or just gathering with friends. The constant sugar spikes with eating frequently is desensitizing the body [...]
The 5 Top Benefits of Fasting 1. Promotes Blood Sugar Control by Reducing Insulin Resistance Intermittent fasting and alternate-day fasting could help decrease blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance. 2. Promotes Better Health by Fighting Inflammation Fasting could decrease inflammation and may be useful in treating inflammatory conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. [...]
Resistance Training What is resistance training? “Resistance training is simply a form of training in which you're working against some type of force that "resists" your movement.” – Bodybuilding.com Resistance training is an essential key to increasing and maintaining healthy muscle and bone as we age. Why Do You Need to Practice Resistance Training? Health [...]
A healthy active lifestyle is key to the prevention of muscle mass loss, also known as Sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass along with strength and mobility that occurs at a rate of 1-2% per year of healthy individuals over the age of 30 and at a much faster rate of 3-5% of [...]