prevention

Grounding To Support Your Heart Health

If the heartbeat of the earth resonates powerfully with your brain (as we talked about last week) …imagine what the heartbeat of the earth does for your own heart!     Your cardiovascular system is entirely electrically based, driven by the electrical impulse of the heartbeat which in turn drives the circulation through your body. This relationship has been extensively studied for the effects of grounding. The first study I want to tell you about was a double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of 40 patients. They had electrodes connected to their feet, and half of them were grounded for one hour (the …

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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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Time In the Sun Actually Increases Your Life Span… Here’s How To Do It Safely

A recent medical study, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, found that folks who avoided sun exposure actually had a shorter life span… …with a decreased life expectancy that was shorter than even heavy smokers who bathed in the sun. What?!?! Yes.   This was a huge study looked at almost 30,000 participants over a span of 20 years. Researchers tracked health outcomes and life span over two decades and found that even when smoking was factored in, the life span of those who avoided the sun was over 2 years shorter than heavy smokers who got the highest …

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Check Your Pits & Your Feet: 2 Easy Ways To Prep For A Healthy Spring

  Is it heating up where you live? It’s warming up here, and as I got sweaty doing some spring gardening this weekend, it reminded me to put out my annual blog post urging you not to use antiperspirants.   Many of my readers don’t use anti-perspirant, but they do use a deodorant. So today I want to urge you to also double check that your deodorant is paraben free too, or it’s not much better than an anti-perspirant. Here’s why:       Our armpits are not only covered in fully absorptive skin just like the rest of our …

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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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Going To Sleep Earlier Prolongs Your Life, Here’s How

  A new study, published April 11, 2018 in Chronobiology International, found that folks who prefer staying up in the evenings have a 10% higher risk of dying, from all causes of mortality, when compared to those who prefer mornings.   Looking at those who strongly prefer activity in the evenings vs those who strongly prefer activity in the mornings in over 430,000 study participants over a 6 1/2 year time period, researchers found higher nighttime activity resulted in: an increase in diabetes of 30% an increase in psychological disorders (almost doubling the rate at 94% higher incidence!) an increase …

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Is Your Job Driving You Crazy? You Are Not Alone. Here’s Help.

A new study, published in Lancet Psychiatry on May 10, 2018 , suggests that occupation alone might cause as many as one out of every 7 new cases of depression, anxiety, and other common mental disorders. Even after adjusting for lifestyle factors, stressful life events, temperament, personality, family history and personal history of mental illness, researchers found that job strain alone was responsible for a statistically significant number of mental illness cases over a lifetime.   14% of all common mental disorders that onset in midlife was attributed purely to job stress.   Researchers looked at over 6,800 participants, ranking …

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