Mind Matters

Every action and intention begins with a thought!  Our thoughts are incredibly powerful but how does one prove that? It's so hard to be able to quantify the power of our thoughts but

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The Perfect Hat + Sun Protection

I think everyone needs a  great sun hat.  I could seriously find 101 reasons to rock this hat!  Like strolling through the farmers market, reading a book outside, going casual in jeans and a tank, or even strolling incognito in the grocery store. Want to know the coolest part about this hat?! it's both fashionable and protects me from the sun.

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What's In Your Water?

Water is essential to every function in our body, we can only live days without it. One of the simplest activities to improve health is to DRINK MORE WATER but first you need to know what's in your water!

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Shhhhhh, the secret skin cream

I'm going to tell you about my secret to many skin aliments from acne, burns, rashes, and even fungus.  It's the perfect combination of plants that heal, soothe, and have antimicrobial properties. It's called CCC cream which stands for Calendula, Comfrey, and Cornflower.

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Controlling Cortisol

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 Whether you realize it or not, stress plays a huge role in your health!  The stresses in life have changed dramatically over the centuries but our response still remains the same.  Cortisol is a stress hormone that is secreted by the adrenal cortex that helps our body cope with stress by mobilizing stored energy sources and increasing the availability of substances for tissue repairs.  Cortisol can be very helpful in the short-term but chronic stress (overexposure to cortisol) can disrupt many of your body's processes and increase risk for anxiety, depression, weight gain, insomnia, and digestive problems.

Below is a graph showing the normal cycle of cortisol and melatonin. (red = cortisol and blue= melatonin. Someone who is experiencing chronic stress this graph could look very different with cortisol increasing in the evening causing insomnia or decreased in the morning causing fatigue.

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 So, how can we get back into balance?

  • A very powerful way to decrease stress and improve energy is through diaphragmatic breathing exercises

  • Eliminate caffeine and alcohol

  • Exercise

  • Adrenal Supportive Herbs (like Panax ginseng or  Eleutherococcus senticosus)