Cleaning indoor air

As the season changes we spend more time indoors. It is important to be mindful of the quality of the air that we are breathing. Hypoallergenic house plants can be a great option. Remember to keep a few things in mind. .. Check the lighting requirements. Depending on the room and desired placement of yourContinue reading “Cleaning indoor air”

Chronic Pain

Neck pain • Back Pain • IBS pain • shoulder pain Factors contributing to pain and pain perception SittingSitting too long is one of the worst culprits. We often don’t notice until we try to get up and feel all those aches and pains. Ideally the longest anyone should be sitting is one hour. MovingMovingContinue reading “Chronic Pain”

Shifting energy

Seasons changethe winds shiftthe temperature drops Fall begins the transition from Pitta to Vata. With fall breeze, comes the airy energy of Vata. Vata season is dry, changing, cool, and full of creative energy. We may find that this is a good opportunity to shift our mindset, and focus. Vata season can inspire us, andContinue reading “Shifting energy”

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is literally translated to mean the science of life. This knowledge of life is more than 5,000 years old and describes ways to stay well emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Practices such as yoga, meditation, herbs, nutrition, and aromatherapy are all incorporated into a persons customized recommendation for health. Yoga is considered to be a sister science of Ayurveda. Knowing your dosha can help determine what practices are good for you.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness has become the new buzz word at the water cooler, in business seminars, and everywhere in between. What comes to mind when you think of this concept? In its essence, mindfulness really just means that you have your mind actively focused on what you are doing…. without extraneous thoughts. But what does this reallyContinue reading “Mindfulness”

Foot Reflexology… that’s the foot massage, right?

“As an autoimmune disease person with anxiety issues, I found this profoundly helpful. I also started noticing that my bowels were functioning better and my sinuses drained… getting rid of that constant head pressure and groggy feeling. Can you say…. Ahhhh”

Probiotics Can Alter Your Cholesterol

A systematic review of the effects of probiotics on the lipid profile concluded that probiotic use is beneficial in improving your cholesterol.  This is amazing!   My thoughts on the data The systematic review explores how probiotics affect the Lipid profile. There are many non pharmacological factors that affect cholesterol such as exercise, diet, andContinue reading “Probiotics Can Alter Your Cholesterol”