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).
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Dioctyl 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.
You 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
- Vitamin D and calcium deficiency – despite supplementation
- Digestive problems
- Eczema, psoriasis, scleroderma
- Migraines and headaches
- Numbness or tingling
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“The healing arts will be advanced not by the big science of pharmaceutical companies, but by the ‘little science’ of the exam room—and through accepting that the patient will always be part mystery—beautiful and complicated—that a good physician will be alert and responsive to.” Read more here.
Coffee, like dairy and several other gluten-free foods, can cross-react with gluten, causing a inflammatory response that triggers unwanted symptoms and conditions. Read more here: https://www.glutenfreesociety.org/is-coffee-safe-on-a-gluten-free-diet/?inf_contact_key=9430d7cd167832235d9f8948b4d4fa8d2971d1e59bfefabe1b62936113484e77