Medical Reports

Heart Disease In Women As A Response To Trauma

  Today I have a very interesting new study to share with you, published just this year on March 17, 2021 in JAMA Cardiology. Most studies on heart disease focus on the male population, so this one really caught my eye — specifically focusing on the link between heart disease in women with a history of trauma. Looking at almost 400,000 women, researchers identified women diagnosed with PTSD and matched them to age and cardiovascular risk correlated female controls with no history of PTSD. They then looked at ischemic heart disease outcomes, including new onset coronary artery disease, angina or …

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8 Unusual But Highly Effective Ways To Release Unwanted Weight

      Last week I shared with you a few tips on how to release weight that accumulates during times of stress. Stress weight gain is different from standard weight gain because it is stress-hormone driven. So focusing on rebalancing your adrenals — not dieting — is what works best. But today, I want to give you a few more tips on releasing regular, non-stress related, weight gain. Normal weight gain over time usually reflects a decrease in metabolism, so I’ve got a fantastic list of actionable tips — taken directly from the medical literature! — that help jumpstart …

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10 Ways To Make Healing Instantly More Playful And Uplifting

    I’m going to be spending some much needed time with my family and soaking in every single second for the next few weeks, as by the end of this summer I will officially be an empty nester (sob!!!) So I today I wanted to leave an uplifting holistic healing article filled with tons of resources for you to enjoy over the next few weeks until my weekly blog posts return. Here is my goal: I’d like to encourage you to see healing as fun. Yes… fun! After all, as you heal you should feel better and better and …

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Hearing Birds Sing Might Be Just As Important To You As Your Next Paycheck, Here’s Why

    More evidence that Mother Nature can boost your happiness like nothing else can… a new study suggests that bird diversity is as important to life satisfaction as an income is. This study, published in Ecological Economics on Nov 2020, found that not only is happiness correlated with local bird diversity, but a 10% boost in bird diversity actually increases happiness to a similar magnitude as a 10% boost in income does! We’ve known for a while that animals improve our mood, health, and even boost longevity (I’ve blogged about how pets can do all of this and more …

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Warm Weather Tips To Avoid Dehydration, Protect Your Mineral Balance & Boost Grounding Too

  In honor of Earth Day this April, I’m going to do a 5 part series over the next 5 weeks to encourage you to get outside and get grounded — it is an absolutely essential part of your spring healing plan! Here are the next 5 blog posts: A new study helps to explain why grounding boosts your mood My top 10 indoor activities to take outside this spring Holistic sun protection: tips to know before going outside Replacing minerals to boost your conductivity and avoid dehydration this spring and summer Holistic skin care support: protecting against bug bites, …

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My Top 6 Holistic Tips To Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

      In honor of Earth Day this April, I’m going to do a 5 part series over the next 5 weeks to encourage you to get outside and get grounded — it is an absolutely essential part of your spring healing plan! Here are the next 5 blog posts: A new study helps to explain why grounding boosts your mood My top 10 indoor activities to take outside this spring and summer Holistic sun protection: tips to know before going outside Replacing minerals to boost your conductivity and avoid dehydration this spring and summer Holistic skin care support: …

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A New Study Explains How Grounding Can Dramatically Boost Your Mood

      In honor of Earth Day this April, I’m writing a 5 part series to encourage you to get outside and get grounded — it’s easiest and most uplifting makeover you can do for yourself this spring… one that supports the function of every organ system in your body. A spring grounding plan has the power to transform your life in just a few short weeks… you will see and feel the difference. Here are the next 5 blog posts to help encourage you: A new study that helps explain why grounding boosts your mood My top 10 …

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