Adrenaline, (aka adrenalin or epinephrine), is a hormone, neurotransmitter, and in modern day – a medication. Epinephrine is normally produced by both the adrenal glands and certain neurons. Specifically it is secreted by the medulla of the adrenal glands. It plays an important role in our body’s fight-or-flight response by increasing blood flow to muscles,Continue reading “ADRENALINE”
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Often we forget that sometimes our best medicine is sitting right in our kitchen, not in our medicine cabinet! The highlight of this post is the fresh herb, cilantro, and its related health benefits. Scroll to the bottom if you’d like a tasty recipe to try out! What is it? You have most likely alreadyContinue reading “CILANTRO 101!!”
PREVENT OR GET OUT OF NECK PAIN FOR GOOD!
Listen to this short audio recording to learn WHY EXERCISE IS SO IMPORTANT FOR NECK PAIN: In short, you will hear that when our neck and upper back muscles become weakened, our head leans forward. This misalignment puts a ton of strain on our cervical spine which results in neck pain. I have providedContinue reading “PREVENT OR GET OUT OF NECK PAIN FOR GOOD!”
Weight Loss: Is timing everything?
For millions of years our genes have been reacting according to our patterns of behavior. If we keep this in mind when looking at our bodies tendency to store or use fat as as energy, it makes weight loss quite simple. Let’s say you walk 10 minutes after a meal as opposed to before aContinue reading “Weight Loss: Is timing everything?”
Cactus the new coconut?
THE YUMMY HEALTH BENEFITS OF NOPAL CACTUS WATER
GREAT ATTITUDE YIELDS GRATITUDE
What cultivates our gratitude, or our lack there of, is our attitude toward whatever we meet as our daily lives unfold. How we approach our work, how we respond to interactions with family, friends, or someone we just met – the words and energy we choose to useContinue reading “GREAT ATTITUDE YIELDS GRATITUDE”
Could it be Adrenal Fatigue?
What are adrenals? Our adrenal glands are endocrine glands that sit right on top of our kidneys. They produce hormones that aid our body in controlling blood sugar, burning protein and fat, and regulating blood pressure. They as well produce hormones in response to stress – playing a huge role in the flight or fight response. Continue reading “Could it be Adrenal Fatigue?”
SUNDAY NUTRITION TIP: CHEW!!!
Physical digestion begins in your mouth. Your saliva contains digestive enzymes that begin to break down what you eat, helping to prepare your food into something your body can absorb (not just swallow!). The more thoroughly you chew your food, the more likely you are to achieve maximum absorption of all its vitamins and minerals.Continue reading “SUNDAY NUTRITION TIP: CHEW!!!”
Day 74- power of the parking lot pause
Today’s first for the ‘one new thing a day for 100 days’ new years resolution was to practice what I preach and use the power of the 3 minute pause to change my thought patterns. At the start of my 7 hour corporate wellness gig at Paxata (a data preparation tool company, similar to Excel)Continue reading “Day 74- power of the parking lot pause”
Day 59- play it again
Today’s first for the “one new thing a day for 100 days” New Year’s resolution was to go into a store that I drive by all the time, play it again sports. “Play It Again Sports can help you trade your quality used sports and fitness equipment in for something new, used or for cash.Continue reading “Day 59- play it again”