This week, I provide you with the second pre-holiday stress prevention tip. My hope is that these resources will assist you in finding more cheer and ease during this hectic time of year. In the previous video, I reviewed how the brain was the master controller of the stress response. It [...]
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I have made a commitment this season to provide you with information, tips, and tools to navigate through the holidays with more ease and cheer. This includes the ability to calmly navigate the extra obligations, financial stress, and social gatherings at a time of year when many are [...]
Holidays are depicted as a time of gratitude and good cheer. The media portrayal of the seamless moments and advertisements aimed at finding the “perfect” gifts can make anyone feel inadequate in comparison. The reality is that many people do enjoy this time of year, but for most, it provides challenges. [...]
Tips for Soothing the Body and Mind for the Start of the Holiday Season & How Essential Oils Could Be Just What the Brain Needs
Stressed Out Bodies and Brains During the Holidays The beginning of November is a time to begin preparing for the season of togetherness that is shared across cultures all over the world. Although specific traditions and celebrations may vary among neighbors across the globe, the underlying message remains [...]
In this week’s article, I discussed the biological and biochemical impacts of rejection. It boils down to the fact that rejection triggers stress, stress triggers inflammation, and inflammation drives disease processes. I wanted to provide you with this knowledge now, because we are approaching the holiday season. This means it [...]
How Social Connections & Rejection Effect Health & How to Nourish Your Genes with Better Relationships
Sociogenomics is the study of how biology and social behavior interact for the evolution of species. Genes are programmed and enforced through social regulation which influences how our brains function. (source) This fascinating research is validating how and why similar habits and behaviors exist and are perpetuated within members [...]
... and the Harms of Choosing Healthism at Their Expense With the latest technological advances, scientists have been able to verify that nutrients, lifestyle, mind-body practices, plant metabolites, and synthetic chemicals can all directly influence the “expression” of our DNA, the blueprint of our biology. These findings have led to the emergence [...]
Honoring Our Kinships and Relationships – The Danger of Placing the Quest for Health Above Connections
The Impact of Our Environment, Relationships, and Thoughts on Our Health Many following natural health are familiar with the term, “food as medicine.” Recent advances in scientific methods have proven this to be true at the cellular level. This is through the study of how food [...]
A Cultural and Mind-Body Perspective on Health, Hormones, and Menopause This week, I continued with my series on the mind-body perspective to health and hormones. In Part 1, I discussed that our surroundings, beliefs, emotions, and social connections impact our health in profound ways. I highlighted this through the following mechanisms: The [...]