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Stress Weight Gain Is Different Than Other Forms Of Weight Gain, Here’s Why

    Gaining weight (or losing weight) unintentionally is a common response to chronic or acute stress. And stress weight is different from other forms of weight gain — it typically centers in the abdominal area and is the most stubborn type of weight to release. In fact, a poll conducted by the American Psychological Association found that most of us have experienced a significant weight change thanks to the stress of the pandemic.  The poll revealed that 60% of Americans report undesired weight changes as a result of this stress. But I’m here to help. You can definitely reset your …

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17 Ways To Naturally Decrease Your Stress (+ A Few Freebies To Help)

Well, let’s face it, we are entering into a stressful week: election week + a pandemic.   My entire goal in running my website and writing these weekly blog posts for you is to decrease your stress and provide tons of uplifting ideas to help you feel better. So today, on top of sharing my favorite stress relief tips, I also decided to turn my Adrenal Repair Online Class into a digital book you can download right this very minute, for free! It has tons of fun things inside like a quiz to help you figure out if you are …

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You Know All That Stress Ain’t Good For You… Here’s How To Fix It

Today I want to give you a round-up of my 12 favorite ways to decrease stress. Because if you can can decrease your stress levels, you can protect your longevity.     1. The easiest way to become stress-proof: take probiotics.   I’ve blogged in the past about how probiotics are so powerful in stabilizing the mind that they are actually a treatment for depression. In a new study, researchers show that taking probiotics for only one month reduces stress, decreases anxiety and even improves memory! Researchers looked at the strain of Bifidobacterium longum and followed what effect this probiotic …

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Grounding Balances Your Hormones Automatically (Plus 6 More Ideas)

Today let’s talk about the messengers of our body (our hormones!) and how grounding balances them for you, automatically.   Adrenal function, thyroid function, sex hormones, even leaky gut — it’s all interconnected. Your energy level, your sex drive, your daily rhythm, how good you feel each day — it’s all improved by getting grounded. There is a cascade of inflammation and auto-immune signaling in these interconnected hormonal pathways that ultimately lead to thyroid issues, adrenal depletion and out-of-wack reproductive hormones that cause us to feel less than our best. As a physician, I am convinced that you can not …

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Release Stuck Emotions To Truly, Deeply Heal

The theme of releasing stuck emotions has come up several times in the past week with my private patients, so I’m going to take that as a gentle nudge to repost this article on my blog. It’s perfect timing, because fall is a natural time to release and shed all that no longer serves you. As the saying goes, you only have to glance at the beautiful changing colors on the fall trees outside right now to see how very beautiful it is to let go. But what if you are feeling stuck? I’ve got you covered. Read on:   …

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OCD May Stem From Birth Trauma

A new study (published in JAMA Psychiatry Oct 5, 2016) reveals that the more stressful the birth is on the baby, the higher the risk that baby has for developing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) decades later.   Children who were born prematurely and children who experienced stress during delivery both had statistically significant increases in the rates of developing OCD during adolescence and young adulthood. Stressful birth circumstances included: maternal smoking during pregnancy, cesarean section delivery, preterm birth, low APGAR scores, unusually low or high birth weight, breech presentation at labor and more.   The Study: Researchers looked at a 2.4 …

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6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before December Gets Here

It’s time to post my annual winter checklist of all the crucial health tips I have collected that keep me feeling my best during the darkest month of the year.     The end of fall is the perfect time to make sure we are doing all we can to feel our very best… to slow down and care for our inner spark while the earth prepares for winter. It’s okay to take these upcoming winter months slower, to tend to our inner needs more, and to make sure we are getting lots and lots of sleep. It’s not only …

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