Category Archives: Stress/Sleep

Top 10 Benefits of Adaptogens. Wait, what are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are a rare group of botanicals and mushrooms possessing unique properties that can offer a safe and natural way to contribute to full body health. Adaptogens promote a holistic balance within the body, helping you adapt to mental and physical stress and fatigue.

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6 Reasons to go the Extra Mile to support your Adrenal Health before, during, and after traveling.

Whether it is a trip for business, pleasure, or both, many times we return from the trip and feel like we need a vacation! I want to do everything possible to minimize, or better yet eliminate that feeling. You may not have thought about the connection between travel and stress, or realize that you could support your adrenal health for the purpose of traveling.

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10 Stress Management Strategies to put into practice everyday.

1. Whenever you feel overwhelmed by stress, practice speaking more slowly than usual. You’ll find that this allows you to think more clearly and react more reasonably to stressful situations. By slowing down your speech you’ll also appear less anxious and more in control of any situation.

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Stress and Supplements. Adapting to our Modern Day Lifestyles via superfoods and herbs in capsules.

Books and research on the subject of stress are everywhere now. This is an opportunity to point out how supplements have become so valuable in our modern day lifestyles. Even though you can argue that people from the beginning of time have dealt with various stressors, the nutritional component was also up to par to support the stressors of those times.

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Stress Weight Gain = Belly Fat. Be aware of the connection to hormone imbalance & insulin resistance.

Several studies have demonstrated that people with elevated levels of serum cortisol (caused by continual stress) were at a greater risk for developing insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, and diabetes, in addition to other blood lipid abnormalities and hormone imbalances. Stress weight gain is a completely different topic than simple weight gain.

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Lose Weight, Increase Metabolism, and Detox. Step 6: Get these “in check” or they will sabotage you.

Once you have committed to healthy change, you tend to notice positive changes right away. These changes motivate you to “stick with it”. Overtime, even though you are healthier, it can feel like you have hit a plateau. Your perception is that the positive changes have come to an end. This is when you have to dig a little deeper into the issues that can sabotage your progress.

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The Calcium and Magnesium Balance. Is your mineral intake stacked in your favor?

Everything in life is about balance. When we only get one side of the story, we become out of balance and suffer the consequences. This holds true as we look at the relationship between calcium and magnesium. We have been so hung up on “calcium for your bones” for so many years, we have forgotten about, or never even knew about, the importance of magnesium.

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Burnt out? Fatigued? Exhausted? Prolonged exposure to stress can = “Adrenal Burnout”

According to the American Psychological Association, most Americans are suffering from moderate to high stress, with 44% reporting that their stress levels have increased over the past six years. When we experience excessive stress—whether from internal worry or external circumstance—a bodily reaction is triggered, called the “fight-or-flight” response.

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Beauty sleep! 10 tips to help you achieve healthful sleep from Wedding Planner Nicole.

I often hear so many of my brides and friends have a hard time sleeping. I have some tips to share on how to break your pattern of not sleeping well. Stress and life changes can really affect your sleep, and very quickly your body can get into a pattern of not sleeping well.

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Holiday Health Essentials

Before you jump “all-in” to the holiday season, give yourself a fighting chance with some added nutritional support from our list of Holiday Health Essentials. As the New Year approaches, we spend less and less time taking care of ourselves, while we focus on others for the holidays. That isn’t always a bad thing. It is the reason for the season, but at what expense?

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The relinquishing of time creates more time. One hour of exercise = everlasting energy.

We are all participating in the marathon of life. To be productive, you have to pace yourself in order to feel strong, alert, and energetic. With the right pace, mindset, and diet, anything is possible. Most of us manage business(s), raise families, and nurture relationships both personal and professional day in and day out, and believe it or not, exercise GIVES you the energy to do this.

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Wearing too many hats can cause adrenal stress or burnout. Does this sound like you?

Trying to wear too many hats can cause adrenal stress or burnout leaving you feeling like you need to sleep for days to “recover” from a big event. Has this scenario ever happened to you? You have been “running on adrenaline”, relying on “Red Bull” and “Monster” all day, and then nothing sounds better than a vodka-tonic, or a glass of wine (or two), at the end of the day?

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Stress, Immunity, Nutrition, Cortisol, Inflammation and Adrenal Support, they are all interconnected.

There has been a lot of talk about the connection between stress and immunity lately. We are headed into the typical cold and flu season anyway, but on top of that we are juggling work, school, and holiday planning. Be aware of stress before it sneaks up on you, and be mindful about boosting nutrition. Take time to rest and sleep. Look to high quality teas, herbs, and supplements that are adaptogens and tonics to give you the extra support.

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Guest Post: How To Rejuvenate Yourself In The Shortest Amount Of Time

Every now and then, everyone needs to rejuvenate themselves in order to feel energized and ready to take on the world again. If you work hard every day both at your job and at home, you may eventually begin to feel burned out, and you may require some much-needed rest and relaxation to get back on track. Otherwise, your work and your relationships will suffer.

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