• You're Not a Victim of Your Genes Blog
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    You Are Not a Victim of Your Genes

    “We are not victims of our genes, but masters of our fates, able to create lives overflowing with peace, happiness, and love.” - Bruce Lipton. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been told I look just like my mom. I’ve also been told I act a lot like my father. I have his hands, feet, and his sense of adventure. Our whole lives we’ve heard people make comments about our genetic expressions. So when DNA was discovered – only a short 64 years ago – it seemed to make sense of something we already innately knew. That there’s a piece of us passed down from generation to generation. And isn’t it alluring…

  • Blog about hormone balance
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    Is Your “Healthy” Lifestyle Wrecking Your Hormones?

    Hormones are crucial to your health and widely misunderstood. My little sister has struggled with maintaining healthy hormone levels since she was in her early 20’s. She went 4 years without getting her period and was even told by doctors at one point she might not be able to get pregnant. A doctor even had her consider freezing her eggs for a later pregnancy. It was devastating. After seeing numerous doctors – from traditional Western medicine to naturopathic practitioners, I think it’s safe to say she stumbled on the solution on her own. It was her “healthy” habits left over from being a division 1 college athlete that caused her…

  • Your gut is your second brain blog
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    How Your “Second Brain” Influences Your Mood

    You know those nervous “butterflies” you get on a first date or that sinking feeling after you’ve opened an unexpected bill? That’s a communication occurring on a pathway from the gut to the brain through a nerve called the vagus. Scientists are discovering this pathway has a surprising level of influence on our thoughts and emotions. The gut – also called the gastrointestinal tract – is a 30-foot organ system that runs from your mouth to your rear end. About 500 million neurons line the walls of your gut. That’s more neurons than your spinal cord and your peripheral nervous system, which is why the gut is often called “the…

  • Poor sleep can make you sick
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    Poor Sleep Can Make You Sick – 7 Ways to Reset Your Internal Clock

    Researchers are discovering your circadian rhythms are much more important than we once thought. These rhythms influence your metabolism, behavior, hormones, sleep, body temperature, recovery processes, neurotransmitters, and even when you feel hungry. This is more than your sleep cycle, everything in your body runs on these clocks – and you have the power to improve them for a better, healthier life. They are so important, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to three scientists for their work on the biological rhythms that run our lives. “With exquisite precision, our inner clock adapts our physiology to the dramatically different phases of the day. The clock regulates critical functions such as…