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Parasites can enter the body in a variety of ways, depending on the type. You can get it through contact with contaminated soil, eating raw or undercooked meats, or even from bug bites. If you’re traveling to a developing country or drink contaminated water you’re also at risk. Because some parasites are microscopic and live on surfaces for several weeks, they’re easy to spread.
You’re probably familiar with the food additive MSG. It’s notorious for its use at Asian restaurants and for giving sensitive people migraine headaches. In fact, the headaches and other symptoms that arise from MSG were previously referred to as Chinese restaurant syndrome.
The endocrine system is complex and we’ll probably never completely understand it. However, there are basic things you can do for overall health to help create hormone balance. #wellnessmama #hormones #hormonesimbalance #naturallybalancehormones #wellnessmamablog #fatigue #PMS #PCOS #infertility #moodswings #thyroid #estrogen #progesterone #cortisol #thyroidhormones
With all the stress of modern-day life, it can start to take a toll on our health. Adaptogens like ashwagandha help mitigate the effects and support the nervous system. Plus lots of other health benefits. Today I’m sharing the benefits of ashwagandha and how to make an ashwagandha tincture that’s worth having in your home apothecary.
Creatine is a popular supplement for strength training and high-intensity exercise. It’s not surprising because this compound is known to improve energy and endurance. Creatine can also enhance the physical effects of bodybuilding – and not only appearance. Supplementing can improve both muscle strength and muscle growth. Yet, creatine benefits go beyond the gym. After all, who doesn’t want more energy? #wellnessmamablog #workingout #creatine
Before starting my natural health journey, I never really understood how much our choices affected us. These diet and lifestyle choices have far-reaching effects. Over the years I’ve seen firsthand how nutrition, toxins, and trauma impact health. Things I once attributed to genetics, I now realize have many causes. Believe it or not, nutritional and environmental factors can also contribute to scoliosis. #scoliosis #wellnessmamablog
Before I started eating real foods, ferments like sauerkraut and kombucha weren’t even on my radar. These fermented foods tasted and smelled too strong to me, and I had no interest in eating them. I preferred my bland carbohydrates, thank you very much!
If I had to name one of the most commonly recommended health tips from hundreds of podcast guests, it would be to adopt a meditation practice. In fact, on-air or off-air, I’d estimate that at least half of all guests have mentioned this as being one of the most impactful parts of their life. And the science supports it! Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of meditation.
Our hormones are a complex system that’s easily thrown off balance. Whether life gets stressful or we aren’t eating as we should, it all takes a toll on our hormones. That’s not to mention endocrine disruptors from plastics and the environment! And while seed cycling is a natural way to help remedy this, does it really work, and how do you do it? #seedcycling #hormonalhealth #hormones
Like most things in the nutrition world, fats are back in style. At least certain kinds, and in certain amounts. Some healthcare providers still recommend a low-fat diet, but is it really healthy? Here’s the scoop on fats, what they are, which ones are good (or bad), and what to do about them.
We all know what it feels like to get a terrible night’s sleep. We wake up feeling foggy and disoriented. We’re easily frustrated, overwhelmed, or forgetful. Many turn to melatonin to help them get some sleep, but is melatonin safe? Sure, we’ve all heard of it and likely have taken it at some point, but what exactly is melatonin?
Eye problems are never fun, especially for kids. Pink eye is a common childhood ailment that can also spread to adults. With these home remedies for pink eye though, you’ll know what to do if you or your child have to deal with it!
Ever since I started writing about health, the great debate over whether or not to eat meat and from which sources has continued. Have you ever wondered if grass-fed beef is healthier than grain-fed? Is it worth the extra cost and effort to seek it out? Is there a real difference?
Have you been told your iron is low? More and more people today are being diagnosed with anemia, often (but not always) caused by low iron levels. Although iron pills or supplements can help boost iron levels, they won’t fix the root cause. Instead of just treating the symptoms, here’s how to increase iron naturally.
In the wellness world, we discuss many types of diets. Paleo, keto, intermittent fasting, FODMAPs, GAPS, WAPF, and more. There are many different ways of eating when it comes to nourishing your body. While diets and protocols can have benefits, sometimes you can stick to one that no longer meets your needs. In this post, we’ll explore when diets might no longer be right for you and how intuitive eating could support your health.