metabolism

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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Want To Give Fasting A Try? That’s Awesome & Here’s How.

    This is the third and last blog post on losing weight easily and naturally — and that’s because this is the very last week you can sign up to join my in my 5 day Weight Reset Class! The first article was on losing stress-related weight. The second was on naturally boosting your metabolism. This last one will be a quick intro to fasting — a great lifestyle modification that has long term benefits that are hard to beat: decreased heart attack risk, decreased diabetes risk, decreased cancer recurrence rates, even boosted longevity. I review all of these …

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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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My Favorite 7 Health Benefits That Women Enjoy When They Get Grounded

      There are so many wonderful reasons for women to connect with Mother Earth — and they are medically studied, with proof that the earth offers clinically significant benefits. That’s why grounding is one of my favorite recommendations to treat a variety of female health issues as well as protect future wellness. Today I wanted to run through my favorite 7 reasons I love grounding for women… just a quick overview for you along with lots of resources to dive deeper into any topic that calls to you. Please share this list with the women in your life …

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Grounding To Boost Your Metabolism & Lose Weight

  Directly touching the earth impacts your metabolic functions, and as I found out, can even help you lose weight.   The first study to look at the basal metabolic rate of grounding was published in 2010. In this study, half of the participants were grounded and half were sham-grounded in a double-blind placebo-controlled study. After grounding (or sham grounding) the patients for 40 minutes, all of the parameters of metabolic function immediately improved in all of the grounded patients, but that boost was not seen in any of the ungrounded patients. Heart rate increased slightly, respiratory rate increased, and …

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Your Brain On Mother Earth

  There is a beautiful relationship that our brain has with the energy of mother earth. This helps support everything our brain helps us to do — from enhancing our mood to maintaining a healthy weight to deepening our restorative sleep.   Most people believe that our circadian (day/night) rhythm is dependant on sunlight to set that pattern for us, but scientists have actually known since 1970 that the earth’s energy field has as much, if not more, to do with our sleep/wake pattern than even the sun. Here’s how:   Researchers built two underground isolation chambers that completely cut …

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Tired All The Time? Can’t Lose Weight? How Background Noise Impacts Your Health

This weekend I took my daughter out shopping for a bridesmaids dress to wear to her dear friend’s wedding.   And even though it was so wonderful to spend that special time with her, I left the crowded store feeling completely exhausted, and so did she. As we were driving home I realized that I felt exhausted specifically by being around the constant, unending noise that was in the store… …background music overlapping with customer conversations overlapping with advice from store personnel overlapping with the intercom system, all while I was trying to focus on communicating with my own child. …

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