Balance your hormones with meditation

Simply sitting, relaxing and bringing your attention to your breath (aka meditation) can do wonders for your hormones in several ways!

  1. 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).
  2. Makes you feel happy and relaxed (through the release of the brain chemicals serotonin and oxytocin).
  3. Helps you sleep better (by increasing melatonin).
  4. Improves focus and memory (through the release of dopamine).
  5. Slows the aging process (by increasing DHEA and insulin-like growth factor).
  6. Helps bring back that sex drive (by lowering the stress hormone, cortisol).

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Chemical added to soda, laxatives, cocoas, vinegars & salts promotes obesity

SaltAndVinegar.gifDioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate, or DOSS, is a chemical used to mix the the ingredients in soda. DOSS is also used in laxatives like Colace and Docusate, in some breakfast cocoas, in vinegars and in salts. A research study conducted earlier this year found that DOSS appears to act as an obesogen, a chemical that promotes weight gain. Read the full article here.

Got arthritis, fibromyalgia or migraines? Eggplant may not be your friend.

tumblr_mpclx8I7EZ1qc8iolo1_500You may have a sensitivity to solanine in tomatoes, peppers and eggplant if you suffer from:

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle aches and pain
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hypothyroid conditions
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vitamin D and calcium deficiency – despite supplementation
  • Digestive problems
  • Eczema, psoriasis, scleroderma
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness or tingling

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