Check out Corinne DeBra’s website: Chocolate Banquet. Corinne has tasted a different chocolate each day since September 2006. She has sampled over 3,400 chocolates from 1,100+ chocolatiers, chefs and chocolate makers worldwide. She writes about them and ranks them on her website. Go for the darkest chocolate with the least amount of sugar to get the most antioxidants and greatest health benefits.
We each have different triggers behind our stress, according to Dr. Sonia Lupien, the director of the Center for Studies on Human Stress. She says that stress must contain at least one of the four ingredients: Novelty, Unpredictability, Threat to the Ego, Sense of Control (lack of). Knowing the emotions behind your stress may be the first step to overcoming it. Read more here.
Homeopathy, is form of holistic medicine that has research to support its effectiveness for a variety of ailments, both chronic and acute. Home-health homeopathy can be learned by anyone for many acute ailments. Success with classical homeopathy for chronic ailments, on the other hand, is said to rely greatly on the skill and experience of a trained homeopath. Classical homeopathy treats the whole person, not just the chief symptom. Therefore, a homeopath will select a remedy based on a broad range of mental and physical signs existing in in an individual. Remedies sold in the US are sourced from vegetable, mineral, or animal sources. Remedies are highly diluted and how they work remains a bit of a mystery (but keep in mind we also do not know the mechanisms by which many western drugs work). For a concise intro to this modality, check out this terrific little book: Beyond Flat Earth Medicine by Timothy Dooley ND, MD. It’s available for free at this link.
Nutrients in pomegranates fight cancer, improve heart health, lower blood pressure, improve memory, promote healthy gut flora, increase blood flow, and may even reduce joint pain. Don’t miss out on this superfood this season!
Check out Dr. Axe’s full article: 7 Incredible Pomegranate Seeds Benefits.
Dr. Mark Hyman hosts the second Fat Summit in an attempt to clear up confusion about fat, both body fat and food fat. We know more about the importance of fat then ever and it’s not the case that eating a low fat diet is the answer to weight loss, preventing heart disease and other chronic illnesses. We actually need fat to lose weight and reverse and prevent disease. Register here to hear 34 health experts speak for free, today only!
“At Last… More Than 85+ Experts, including Doctors, Scientists, World Leading Functional Medicine Experts, as well as Sufferers now in Remission, are Lifting The Lid On The Auto-Immune Industry, In This 7 Part Series”
Dr. Tom O’Bryan, a functional medicine practitioner with 30 years of practice, traveled the world to interview top experts on autoimmunity in the making of this film
If you or someone you know has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Celiac Disease, Thyroid Disease, Hashimoto’s, Dementia or Alzheimer’s, this is a must see!
Register to watch for free here!
Simply sitting, relaxing and bringing your attention to your breath (aka meditation) can do wonders for your hormones in several ways!
- Meditation gets you out of flight-or-flight mode, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and improves blood sugar, immune function and digestion (by balancing adrenal hormones).
- Makes you feel happy and relaxed (through the release of the brain chemicals serotonin and oxytocin).
- Helps you sleep better (by increasing melatonin).
- Improves focus and memory (through the release of dopamine).
- Slows the aging process (by increasing DHEA and insulin-like growth factor).
- Helps bring back that sex drive (by lowering the stress hormone, cortisol).
Full article here