Managing and Recognizing Stress

Some say living with some amount of stress and anxiety can be healthy – pushing us to reach our goals and do our best. But, how do you know when your stress and anxiety reach a point where they are negatively affecting your health, job performance, and/or general quality of life? Here are some questions to ask yourself…

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The Many Benefits of Yoga

Yoga can be offered in a variety of different environments- a studio, fitness center, business, local park, and even on water (to name a few). The practice of yoga is gaining in popularity each year and there is a plethora of people of all ages exploring the benefits of this ancient tradition.

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Are You Addicted To Sugar?

Consuming high levels of sugar can lead to insulin resistance. Insulin is an extremely important hormone for our bodies. It allows glucose to enter cells from the blood stream, and provides instructions to the cells to burn glucose in lieu of fat. Too much glucose in our blood is harmful, and is one of many reasons for diabetic complications.  Excessive sugar consumption can lead to insulin resistance.

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How And Why To Stay Hydrated

Dehydration is defined by simple math: if the amount of water lost is greater than the amount of water consumed, our bodies become dehydrated. When it comes to health, there’s no magic bullet, but staying hydrated hits several important and unique bodily benefits. Here are just a few of the many reasons maintaining a healthy hydration is important, if not essential, for optimum health.

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Do You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Our stomach lining covers more than 4,000 square feet of surface area (or the size of two tennis courts). When it works properly, it forms a tight barrier controlling what the blood stream absorbs.  Though it is not supposed to be impenetrable, the level of inflammation and increased permeability is what determines leaky gut. Genetic mutations can also lead to leaky gut syndrome.

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Healing and Diagnosing Adrenal Fatigue

Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? People with adrenal fatigue experience a level of tiredness that’s not relieved by a night of rest. What contributes to this fatigue? Chronic stress from work, a particularly long-term stressful time period, or a life-altering event aren’t the only causes of adrenal fatigue, one’s lifestyle, nutritional deficiencies, genetic mutations, hormone imbalances, auto immune diseases, chronic pain, and other biochemical imbalances and conditions often times cause secondary adrenal fatigue.

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