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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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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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The Healing Power Of Grounded Touch

  I recently received an awesome question from a reader. It was: “If a very sick person is lacking in the earth’s electrons, can they unknowingly ‘steal’ those electrons from another person by touching them?”   The short answer to this is: yes.   When you were a kid, did you ever walk around in your socks, rubbing them on a carpet repeatedly so you could sneak up to your sibling and shock them? (Or was that just me, LOL?). If you’ve ever shocked someone when touching them, you know this on a large scale — with a large quantity …

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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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The Healing Process Of Grief

Grief after experiencing a sudden loss or unexpected change in circumstance can knock your feet right out from under you.   Whether from the death of a loved one, a trauma, a job loss or divorce, severe illness, surgery, or any other unexpected change, it can be hard to endure… …both emotionally and physically exhausting. But it can also make room for growth. For survival, for strength, and ultimately, for a new you to emerge. Even if you are forced to become a new version of you that you never even wanted to be… …the process of grief is actually …

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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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