I am at a point in my life where I wonder…is there something else I could be doing to feel better? It seems when I hit 40, it was harder to stay fit and healthy and another weird symptom appeared every month or so. At 47, I am wondering about perimenopause, fatigue, my thyroid, weight gain, stiff and achy joints and even heart palpitations. It is my intention here to share a little of what I am going through and maybe help you find some answers too. My menstrual cycle started changing about a year ago. Longer, shorter, heavier, lighter….all of [...]Read more ›
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A food allergy is an immune system response and a food intolerance is a digestive system response. Does a certain food give you a rash, nausea, airway restriction, itchy skin, diarrhea or shortness of breath? That would mean you have a food allergy. Food intolerance symptoms are stomach pain, nausea, cramping or bloating, heartburn, headache or vomiting. According to Webmd, ”A food allergy is an immune system response. It occurs when the body mistakes an ingredient in food — usually a protein — as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. Food allergy symptoms develop when the [...]Read more ›
Stress……some of us deal with it better than others, some have more stress than the rest of us, and some have stress thrust upon them! Stress can show up in many different ways; upset stomach, tension headache, acid reflux, neck pain, eye strain, panic attacks, feeling frazzled, high blood pressure, forgetfulness, sadness, anger, overeating, undereating, increased smoking or drinking, worry, depression, skin disorders, sleep problems and ultimately heart disease and autoimmune disorders. “Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it’s real [...]Read more ›
Are you prone to canker sores? Rejoice, friends – we’ve got some natural solutions for preventing and healing these pesky, painful little things. What are canker sores? Canker sores are small surface abrasions found on the inside of the mouth that can occur several times a year. They come and go within a week or so, on average. Canker sores can be brought on by fatigue, stress, fever, menstrual cycles, nutritional deficiencies and sensitivity to certain foods. They can be as small as a BB, or as large as a quarter, but they usually feature a white, fleshy, sensitive center [...]Read more ›
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? These problems could be short term, lasting for less than 3 weeks, or a chronic condition. Insomnia could be due to anxiety, mental stress, nutritional deficiencies, poor sleep habits, physical disorders like sleep apnea (a breathing problem), or a reaction to medications. A good night’s sleep consists of four or five 60-90 minute cycles, REM (rapid eye movement) and four stages of light-to-deep non-REM sleep, in order to achieve physical and mental well-being. Here’s something I didn’t know, minimum daily requirements for sleep are genetically determined. Your sleep pattern will stabilize [...]Read more ›
My 96 year old grandmother just passed away. It’s very interesting to watch how we all want to avoid the “break-down” and prove to ourselves that we can get through an emotional time without the tears. Or it could just not be the right time to cry. Even at 96, her death was unexpected, so most of us were just trying to get through the service and everything that had to be done. Once the adrenaline rush had dissipated, and we returned home, my daughter and I suffered through a 24 hour stomach bug. That’s when the tears came and [...]Read more ›