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”
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”
Finger painting and Play Dough modifications for gluten free households or celiac family members.
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.
When you think if meditation, what comes to mind? When I first started meditating, I thought that meditation meant that you had to try to sit still, in perfect lotus position, and clear your mind of all thought. I thought that the only way to meditate was to think of nothing. Well, come to findContinue reading “Meditation”
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”
“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”
Insulin – a series part II: What exactly does it do? Insulin lowers your blood glucose level by promoting cellular uptake of glucose. This means that the glucose goes inside your cells, instead of hanging out in the blood stream. . Did you know? Diabetes type one and type two are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT… as inContinue reading “Insulin – a series part II”
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”
When the body thinks that you are eating gluten, but you are not. Why would that happen? Gluten is a large protien molecule. This molecule has similar sections as other protein molecules. When proteins share sections that have a similar shape, they can result in the same response. This is super tricky, because not everyoneContinue reading “Celiac Cross Reactivity”