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Going Back to Basics

The last couple of weeks have been emotional and intense.

Everything that's been going on in the world is a wake up call. I have faith that this is a grand awakening. We're all a part of it. All of us need to stand up to oppression where ever and whenever we witness it around us. Supporting Black Lives Matter and other organizations that are working on raising awareness and advocating for system change is something we all need to support. 

As I've marched, spoken to my black friends, witnessed and heard their pain I've started to think about how important it is to build a strong foundation of health in order to support others. 

The ability to hold space for others, to hear the pain in their voices, share in their heart break requires that we ourselves are of strong mind and body. In this blog I want to share my top tips for how to boost your own health so that you're able to help others. 

Remember when we used to be able to fly? I remember those days. Before...

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What Are You Addicted To?

All of us are addicted. To something. 

What are you addicted to? Do you know? For many people food is a common addiction.

Fast foods, fried foods, processed foods... These are all common foods that people are addicted to. Besides food, people are also addicted to anything from binge-watching Netflix, shopping, alcohol, drugs, sex or any number of other things.

In this blog I'm going to focus on how food can be addictive. 

With food there's the habit of reaching for a certain food as a coping mechanism, or as an escape. Once you get into the habit of doing that, your body can also become chemically addicted to that food.

In fact, many processed foods are formulated to ensure you become addicted! Sugar is a prime example.  Sugar is highly addictive, more addictive than cocaine. 

Sugar actually changes your gut microbiome. Once that happens, the bacteria in your gut actually screams out for more sugar. You can want to stop eating sugar, but the...

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What is gly-PHO-sate and why it matters

When I first learned about glyphosate I wanted to ignore it. The word isn't so easy to pronounce and it's easier to want to ignore it.

Thankfully I kept learning about glyphosate and now I'm grateful that I didn't ignore this very real problem in our modern diet. 

Let's get the pronunciation out of the way and then I'll fill you in on why this isn't something you want to ignore.

The word is pronounced Gly-PHO-Sate

So what exactly is glyphosate and why should you care? Glyphosate is a water soluble toxin that can be found in the herbicide Roundup. It's used mostly in farming and sprayed onto crops like oats, corn, soy and many others. Due to the fact that it's water soluble, it has the ability to travel anywhere in the environment. Since we live on a planet that's made up of mostly water, glyphosate is in the soil, air and water.

And there lies the rub.

Unlike other toxins that might be fat soluble, because glyphosate is water soluble it can go anywhere there's...

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What You Need To Know About Your Second Brain

Did you know that your gut is your second brain? Some researchers even think that your gut is more important than your brain. 

Fact: 65% of your immune system is housed in your gut. There’s more serotonin in your gut than your brain. If your gut bacteria is out of balance, the rest of your body will also be out of balance and you may find yourself getting sick more often. 

What gets your gut out of whack? 

The #1 suspects are poor food choices. Especially highly processed foods, fried foods, and sugar. They feed the bad bacteria and drown out the good bacteria living in your gut microbiome.

 You may find your mood is affected if you’re ingesting a lot of processed sugars. If you're getting moody highs and lows look at your diet. It's a vicious circle because stress also has a huge impact on your gut health.

Have you ever noticed that when you’re stressed out that things don’t feel right in your gut? That feeling can...

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