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5 Symptoms of Vitamin And Nutrient Deficiencies

Vitamins are factors for all biochemical reactions in the body. We need them to function properly and when at fault, may manifest differently. The causes may be different and no one is exempt. It may be due to a diet based on the excess of processed foods, digestive or food absorption problems, or not eating enough. The good news is that it has a solution because with a balanced diet and reinforcing some aspects, everything can return to normal. Below are 5 symptoms that could be from vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin Deficiency Tip 1: Muscle cramps and stiffness in your feet, Read More...

Coping with Seasonal Allergies

General Steps to Help Reduce Allergies The number of people with allergies has tripled over the last 20 years, and many people in their 40s and 50s are now experiencing hay fever and other allergies for the first time in their life. Imagine owning a car alarm that’s a tad too sensitive, letting out a piercing shriek at the slightest provocation. If you’re one of the 60 million Americans with respiratory allergies, you have a similar problem with your immune system: It treats harmless dust, pollen, and pet hair as if they were the enemy. If you’re allergic, it takes just a Read More...

Adrenal Imbalance & Insomnia

Our internal clocks can be disrupted by ongoing stress of almost any kind – and women today have ongoing stress of all kinds. In times of chronic unrelenting stress, women can experience adrenal dysfunction and eventually become cortisol dominant. High cortisol can actually change our normal sleep cycling and reduce the amount of restorative (REM) sleep you experience. One of the first things to do is to look at what is really causing stress in your life – is it a family member? Too much to do in a day? Chronic dieting? Your job? Sometimes writing things down helps bring them Read More...

Skin Brushing

Skin Brushing & Cleansing Regular bathing and washing will not remove the layers of dead skin. It takes a gentle and light abrasion on the skin when it is dry to rid the body of the dead unwanted skin. The dead layers need to be peeled away so the skin will be able to breathe and live properly. This is what is referred to as dry skin brushing. Acne, pimples, excessive dryness or oiliness can all be greatly helped by this activity. It increases rapid cell production beneath the surface of the skin. It is considered the same body stimulation as Read More...

Overuse of Antibacterial Products

The overuse of antibacterial products, including disinfectants may be producing strains of multi-antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibacterial cleaning products are no more effective at preventing infection than good personal and household hygiene using ordinary soap, warm water and plain detergent. Media advertisements press the point that bacteria in the home are harmful and must be eliminated by using any number of the antibacterial or antimicrobial products available. Recent research has proven that due to the overuse of these products, the opposite is true. In fact, Minnesota has banned several types of antibacterial soaps and cleansing agents (namely those containing Triclosan) in order to Read More...

Issues in Your Tissues

When your basic digestive function is impaired, every system of your body is affected, including your skin, your hair, your brain and more. If your gut is in trouble, you’re in trouble from head to toe. Ancient healing traditions like Chinese medicine and Ayurveda teach a common phrase, “the issues are in the tissues.” The expression recognizes the inalienable connection between what happens in our lives and what happens in our bodies. For starters, even if your diet is squeaky green and clean, when your gut isn’t in prime working order you aren’t able to absorb the nutrients in your food Read More...

9 Energy Boosting Foods

Need an Energy Boost? Your body needs fuel to function, just like a car engine. This fuel comes in the form of carbohydrates, fats and protein which your body sources from food. These are broken down into glucose (sugars) in your digestive system and transported through the bloodstream to every cell in your body where it is used as energy. Low glucose levels could leave you feeling fatigued, dizzy and irritable, as well as causing headaches and nausea. To help you maintain your energy levels throughout the day, include these energy boosting foods in your diet: Brown Rice: Brown rice is rich in Read More...