5 Ways To Boost Immunity

Having a healthy immune system is imperative to achieving optimal health and improving quality of life.  When the immune system is healthy the body can fight off airborne pathogens.  It provides great defense against pathogenic organisms.  An immune system serves as a protective barrier.  It identifies and eliminates what it needs to support the body’s natural defenses.  The immune system is similar to that of a surveillance camera.  It is always watching.  Every part of the body is being watched by the immune system.  It consists of the lymphatic system, bone marrow, spleen, skin, bloodstream, thymus, lymph nodes, and mucosal tissue.  Immunity may not perform the same tasks as the liver or the heart, but it consumes enormous resources, which produces the large number of cells that it depends on for optimal function. White blood cells and red blood cells are important to cultivating a healthy immune system.

 

White blood cells...

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How To Manage Your Time As A Mom

 

Whether you are a stay–at-home mom or a working mom managing your time can be difficult.  You are not only taking care of yourself, you are taking care of others.  When you do not have good time management you can feel stressed, overwhelmed, and extremely anxious.  There is a sense of not feeling balanced and not at peace.

As a mom many people are demanding of your time.  If you are married with children then your husband and your children require your time.  If you are not married, but have children then children require your time.  Add working on top of this, well many people need you.  However you need yourself as well.  Managing your time is a form of self care so you can visibly see where you can find time for yourself and others.

When you are able to manage your time you can feel clear-headed and feel a sense of accomplishment.  Everything you set out to do that day you were able to implement because you planned ahead...

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Could Sleep Make You Lose Weight?

Sleep is the gift that keeps on giving. However many of us do not get enough sleep. Sleep is responsible for mood function, hormone regulation, disease prevention, and cognitive function. It is because of this that sleep is of the utmost importance. An inadequate amount of sleep has been linked to hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes, impaired-immune function, cardiovascular disease, dementia, mood disorders, and loneliness. Up until most recently sleep has been quite the issue for me. I love what I do so much in the field of holistic health and medical research, that sometimes I do not want to stop.

However I recognize that I can only help people as much as I help myself. I discovered that going to sleep between 10 pm and 2 am gives the body a chance to replenish itself, supports dietary benefits, releases the necessary hormones, and allows for optimal health function. Of course you can sleep past 2 am, but going to sleep prior gives your body the full benefit. When the body...

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Can Stress Eating Make You Leptin Resistant?

There is so much happening in the world right now and it can be tempting to eat due to stress. Stress eating is the act of putting food in your mouth due to an uncomfortable situation whether internal or external, which is causing you to eat in order to cope. Many people stress eat and I have even had a long history of stress eating. Instead of getting to the root cause and using other tools to deal with the emotional unrest I was dealing with I turned to food.

My favorite food to eat when I was stressed was cheesecake, lots of cheesecake, lavender and lemon cheesecake to be exact.  I would get an entire cheesecake, which was approximately 8 slices and almost eat the entire thing.  I looked at eating lots of food as a reward for everything I was dealing with.  Who can relate to this feeling?  It’s the thought that you put in your head to make the food you choose to put in your mouth a valid option for coping with your specific issue.

I kept...

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Are You Being Heard? [Your Husband Does Not Take Your Stress And Anxiety Seriously]

 

 It can feel isolating to have stress, depression, and anxiety.  Sometimes mental health issues are not recognized as a “true” illness.  It can be frustrating to wake up each and everyday feeling chronically unhappy, overwhelmed, drained, debilitated, and just not good.  It can be frustrating to feel all of these things and feel as if you are being dismissed because of it.

Some people have the mindset that only physical health issues are real and mental health issues are not.  This mindset really needs to change.  People are really suffering and their pain is real.  I struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, PMS for many, many years.  Trauma played a huge role in this process.  I will never forget when I was 11 years old watching “Dark Shadows” and not being able to get up off the couch.

I was so debilitated.  My stomach was having spasms, my tears stuck to my face and the sweat stuck my shirt to my...

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Is it possible to eat stress away?

Uncategorized Apr 11, 2020

Stress is a bodily response that many people feel in spurts on a daily basis.  Sometimes the stress of life can’t be avoided, but some people do not hang onto that and don’t experience this everyday.  On the other hand some people experience chronic stress, which is long lasting and has the potential to affect health in a negative way.  Stress is the feeling of being imbalanced, and unrested. 

Stress usually has cause.  The majority of people are addressing the effect, which is stress, but not the cause.  This is why people are on medications that have horrible side effects.  The medications are also not targeting the root cause.  People are simply medicating stress without knowing what is causing stress.

There are various factors that cause stress.  Some of those factors are:

 

Environment

Who you stay with and where you stay can be factors.  If you are in a toxic living situation this can certainly raise your...

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