All of us on the journey of health and wholeness must reckon with the grave influence of environmental toxins on our efforts. Ubiquitous in our foods, our water, our air, our household products–the number of chemicals in use is growing daily. Exposure to many of these is known to adversely affect the healthy development and function of body systems. Sadly, the wise regulation of these in the public’s interest is diminishing. If we are to be proactive about creating and maintaining good health, we must add awareness of this challenge to our […]
Yep, our super smart and well-informed nutritionist Nate tells us that’s how many servings of vegetables to eat in a day to get the vitamins, minerals, fiber etc necessary for good health. How do we eat that much vegetable matter in 3 squares a day, especially given that one of those squares normally does not even contain vegetables?
Hint: Let smoothies turn breakfast into a vegetable meal! With the right equipment and mindset, smoothies are as easy, fast and yummy as any other other you might be used to, AND you can get […]
Lots of research supports the benefits of exercise to make us less vulnerable to anxiety and depression. In fact, we know that exercise is as effective in the treatment of depression as the SSRI drugs. Why does this matter to our health and wellness? Mental illness is a state of ongoing stress reactivity. We experience it in our depressed or anxious mood, but the stress hormones continuously released are corrosive to the healthy function of our physiological systems in ways we don’t directly experience — until they show up in […]
It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.
We have no shortage of triggers for our fears these days. It’s too easy for our amygdalas – those almond-shaped structures in the primitive part of our brains that prime us to react way before our conscious logical mind can think about it – to remain in a state of fearful vigilance that is highly corrosive to our health and well-being.
How do we interrupt the reactive fear response? We’ve all experienced that the more we try to suppress […]