Most of us wait around for life and our circumstances to give us moments of amusement, happiness, joy, and gratitude, but what if I told you that you can take charge of how you feel and give yourself these moments every single day?
Research is beginning to reveal that breathing is something everyone should be paying more attention to! There are important connections between poor breathing--from respiratory disorders, sleep apnea, and open mouth breathing--and processes of disease development. There are also clear connections between the practice of diaphragmatic breathing and positive benefits--like reduction in stress, negative affect (bad feelings), and anxiety.
The immune system. It protects us against infection and bad bacteria. It helps us fight unfriendly invaders. It gets us back on our feet. But in a world full of new chemicals and substances--things our ancestors never encountered--our immune system can be triggered easily and frequently, and it can actually be what makes us sick.
With so many different labels and terms used to describe eggs--cage-free, organic, free range, etc.--it can be hard to figure out which carton to buy at the grocery store. Here’s a breakdown of what those labels actually mean.
Our bodies are home to a flourishing world of microorganisms that assist with all the important functions and processes that keep us alive: the microbiome. The microbiome starts to become populated with microorganisms at birth, and it develops and changes with us throughout our lives. Learn about the influencing factors that can change your microbiome.
There’s a reason it’s so difficult to quit eating sugar and processed foods, why you can’t seem to stop thinking about it when you try, and why so many of us give in after a day or two--and it’s not just because they taste delicious!
Have you ever wanted to start your journey to healthy living, but felt too overwhelmed to even start? Then this article is for you!
Modern science has finally answered a question that has eluded researchers for centuries: what causes depression to develop? Understanding this vital etiological question has hampered clinicians in effectively treating this crippling, sometimes life-threatening mental illness that plagues 16 million Americans a year. The answer might surprise you, and it will revolutionize the way doctors treat depression from here on out.
Over the last century, massive leaps in industrial progress have streamlined just about everything we do; insecticides have allowed us to control vector-borne diseases; synthetic plastics and chemicals have revolutionized nearly every industry; breakthroughs in pharmaceutical science have completely changed the way we treat disease.
Chiropractic care has a different level of impact for each person. For some people, it’s life changing; it loosens the grip of chronic pain, promotes faster healing from injury, keeps you moving well longer and later in life, and transforms posture. For others, it doesn’t appear to do all that much.
“Labelled an alternative health care option by many, or even ‘pseudoscience’ by some, chiropractic often exists on the fringe of healthcare. It is little understood, frequently criticised, and continues to survive by virtue of the overwhelmingly positive results chiropractic patients experience first-hand all over the world.” -Dr. Heidi Haavik, The Reality Check: A quest to understand chiropractic from the inside out
Synthetic chemicals permeate our world and touch every aspect of human life: the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, the products we use--it’s impossible to avoid them. These chemicals have given us the power to exert control over nature in a way that’s never been seen before and has led to breakthroughs in areas like disease control, sanitation, and world hunger.
Everyone encounters stress in their lives. You know the feeling: your palms start to sweat, your heart races, your muscles tense, your breath quickens, and you feel supercharged. These feelings come from the combination of hormones released in the body when encountering a stressor--hormones that set off a cascade of biological events that almost instantaneously prepare you to react with a fight or flight response.