Sleep Hygiene is a term used to describe our nightly habits prior to going to bed. Good sleep hygiene habits promote easier, healthy sleep. Our circadian rhythms control many functions of the body on a daily basis, and of course our daily sleep-wake cycle is a part of this. In addition, circadian rhythms can influence…
Summer is the season of the Heart and of Joy and the element of Fire. It is important to nurture this energy and dance in the warmth of the sun. Here are a few East Asian-infused thoughts on health and balance, particularly in late spring/early summer. To stay cool and hydrated, enjoy watermelon, cucumber, fresh…
We all know that staying physically active is good for health. Regular exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy weight, since obesity is a risk factor for many diseases, particularly heart disease and cancer. But, if most of us know exercise is healthy, then why can it be so darn difficult to stick…
Seasonal cleansing is the cornerstone of reducing one’s toxic burden. Cleansing should not be an afterthought anymore; it’s essential for health.
Be empowered to optimize & cultivate your health with intention in 2018! 2017 was a year of great change on many levels, allowing questions about our very human state to percolate to the surface.
Fasting dates back to the ancient civilizations of Greece and the Near East. Fasting as part of a religious practice has been used by numerous cultures and religions. Christianity, Judaism, Gnosticism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, South and North American Indian traditions all utilize some form of fasting.
The sweet last days of summer, the creeping in of crisp fall mornings, and the start of the new school year for many, bring a natural shift in how we maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Have you tried many different diets for general health improvement, for pain reduction, for weight loss, or for countering arthritic and inflammatory conditions?
Spring is here! But before you snap on those gloves for a top-to-bottom house scouring, check out the labels on your cleaning products. Most conventional cleaners are dangerously toxic, with the average cleaner containing over 60 toxic chemicals!
Have you heard of forest bathing? Also called “forest therapy,” it really just means spending time in the forest. But the term also refers to the health benefits we get by doing so.