Stress & Anxiety
Food & Mood: Research Says They Affect Each Other
Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the after-effects of trauma? That salami can contribute to depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety?
Spinach-Mushroom Frittata with Avocado Salad Recipe
Frittatas are like omelets, only easier–and they taste great hot, warm or cold. This vegetable-packed version is spiked with flavor and paired with a cool salad of lemony cucumbers and tomatoes with creamy avocado. This easy recipe is perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner!
Chronic Stress Impacts Your Health: How to Recognize & Manage Symptoms
You’ve probably heard of the adrenal glands and their correlation to stress. Your adrenal glands are two tiny glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They are part of the overall endocrine system that produces hormones to regulate the body. The adrenal glands produce three very important hormones: adrenaline, cortisol and aldosterone.
What is HRV?
As popular as the metaphor may be, a healthy heart doesn’t beat as regularly as a metronome — in fact, it changes its rhythm with each beat. This constant variation in milliseconds between your heartbeats is known as your heart rate variability, or HRV.
Some situations result in an increase in variation (high HRV), while others cause the intervals between beats to stay more constant (low HRV).
You may be unaware of these subtle variations, but they reflect your heart’s ability to respond to different situations. HRV can react to stress and/or illness before resting heart rate (RHR), which makes it one of your body’s most powerful signals—providing useful insights into your stress levels, recovery status, and general well-being.
YOU: The Real Healer Within
Congratulations on all your focus to take care of yourSELF – the inner you, the outer you and the infinite you.
It makes all the difference in the world when you can integrate your attention and intention to the WHOLE person. Your daily recommitment to yourSELF, taking things one day at a time, will be the best medicine ever.