Practical Health Tips

Good Sleep Habits

Know how important sleep is. Basically, sleep rebuilds you–an anabolic state vs. being awake which is a catabolic (break-down) state. Get more sunlight during the day. Get more light during the day, less light at night, and you’re on your way to having a better night’s sleep. Avoid screens, 1 hour before bed. Computers, iPads, televisions, smartphones, etc are emitting sleep-disturbing blue light that can disrupt your sleep. Use a blue light blocker on devices. There is free computer application…

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Some Issues to Take Care of with Your Hypothyroidism

According to Stop The Thyroid Madness website, the key to treating your hypothyroidsim or Hashimoto’s is do simultaneously look at the 6 key elements to correct to feel better again. You can check out the article here But here is the list to start a discussion with your doctor. Thyroid hormones Adrenals Iron Levels B12 Vit. D Better Absorption in the gut

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Paleo Misconceptions

by Elle Russ “Paleo” is a popular buzzword that many people have misconceptions about. Misconceptions like “Paleo means just eat more meat and eliminate carbs,” or “Paleo is just a higher carb version of the Atkins Diet,” to “Paleo means gluten-free and eating whole foods.” All of the above are misguided and uninformed misconceptions. Let me clear them up. For starters, the terms paleo, primal, ancestral health, evolutionary health, caveman diet, and hunter-gatherer diet are all synonymous. Anyone can internet…

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Some Overooked Things that might be De-railing your Thyroid Treatment

Are you frustrated that despite following your doctor’s orders and treatment plan, you still feel fat, foggy and fatigued? Well there might be some overlooked issues that are preventing you from becoming optimized on thyroid replacement hormone. As many thyroid patients know, 93% of the hormone produced in the thyroid is T4 which is inactive and has to be converted to the active form T3. Even thyroid replacement medications, many of which are T4 only (Synthroid and levothyroxine), still need to be…

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How Healing Works

I love this quote byWayne Jonas: “Healing emerges when we support and strengthen the connections within us—body, behavior, social and spirit—making us more whole.” To read more about Dr. Jonas’ discussion on how healing works , visit Natural Awakenings.  

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Detoxing Naturally with Bentonite Clay

Did you eat something that didn’t sit right with you? Do you overindulge in cocktails last night? Are you trying to detox heavy metals overload? Nature has provided a magnificent detoxing in bentonite clay. Clay is great at grabbing on to toxins in the human body, via a negative charge and wide surface. Choose a quality brand, like Great Plains by Yerba Prima or Sonne’s #7 Detoxificant. Try to get the bentonite clay in a glass bottle. When adding the clay to a…

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Having a treat on the Paleo/Primal Diet (making lemon jello)

A lot of times I hear that the Paleo/Primal Diet is boring and offers no treats. Well I have created a recipe for homemade lemon jello to prove that wrong. It is great on a hot day. See the video on instructions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fgG1acYNUk But here is the recipe: Lemon Jello 4 packages Knox gelatin 1 16-oz bottle of Santa Cruz fresh lemon juice, chilled 2 cups of boiling water 1 teaspoon of stevia (like Sweet leaf) In a glass bowl, sprinkle…

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The Power of EFT (Tapping)

Do you want to know if EFT Tapping works on getting you unstuck and creating Abundance in your life? I’ll share my story from today: I was on a walk up in Marblehead Neck where I’ve been going for over 30 years. I decided to listen to the great Carol Look to tap on some abundance issues. So I tapped along with my headset on and waved to passersby–maybe looking a little silly but I didn’t care. Carol ended the…

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How to Take a Healthier Walk

Probably hard to believe, but you can improve your daily walk. Studies show that being around forests, woods, mountains, rivers and oceans is very healthy for humans. These areas have more highly charged ions, which in turn improves your energy and mood. In fact, the Japanese call waking through the woods, “forest bathing”. The other improvement is to walk (or at least part of your distance) in an inline fashion, placing one foot in front of the other and twisting…

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