The health benefit of seeing sunrises and sunsets! SLEEP better

Do you get 7-9 hours of sleep each night?
Or do you experience the dread of insomnia…tossing and turning, or falling to sleep only to wake up in the middle of the night…and then staring at the clock until the morning! Total misery, and not only can it make you cranky, but it can impact your overall health.
I hope you caught the recent guest blog here on my website on “the ultimate cure for insomnia”. My friends at Mind Valley Academy wrote the article …

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The Ultimate Cure for Insomnia

One of our best anti-aging activities is sleep.
This has been the lifestyle habit that I have had the most difficulty with throughout my life.  I always joked that I am the perfect OB/GYN because sleep is always a bit elusive! It is a working practice of mine to try and get at least 7 hours of sleep per night.
This article shares some excellent points about our sleepless culture and some fine meditative exercises to enhance our experience. The article was written by Mind …

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Put more Oxytocin into your life for a healthier you

So many lifestyle considerations beyond just diet can impact your health. Sometimes you need to spend a bit of time (and play detective) to figure out what is going on.
Hormone imbalance and many of the challenges women experience in perimenopause or menopause (including packing on the pounds and having trouble getting rid of belly fat) can often be traced back to too much cortisol.
And did you know that too much cortisol impacts your blood sugar levels? And it is your blood sugar levels …

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Combining Alkaline and Ketogenic Diets for Greater Health

I hope you had a chance to read my previous blog on the many health benefits of an alkaline diet and my blog on the benefits (and potential drawbacks) of a keto diet… If you haven’t, I would suggest that you do so prior to reading this blog, as this information builds upon that material.
In this blog I’ll be talking about the benefits of combining a ketogenic diet to your alkaline diet and lifestyle.
First some history.
While research studies overwhelmingly showed benefits to a …

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Alkalinity, pH Balance & Designing the Optimal Keto-Alkaline Diet

“Your blood becomes more acidic when you eat all that meat!” the interviewee said, and I almost pulled off the road in consternation.
I was driving recently, listening to a well-known nutrition expert talk about an alkaline diet’s many benefits. I found myself nodding in agreement until she delved into murky – OK, completely inaccurate – science about an overly acidic diet wrecking your blood pH.
Often well intended, confusion and outright misinformation surround pH-balanced diets. As a medical doctor who often prescribes keto-alkaline …

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Are you as overwhelmed as I am right now?

Are you as overwhelmed as I am right now?
If so, here’s how NOT to live in DISTRESS!
This article contains 3 sections of information:

An explanation of how chronic, everyday stress creates “adrenal dysfunction” (sometimes referred to as adrenal fatigue) and what that does to your health.
Lifestyle changes and supplements that can reverse the fatigue caused by adrenal dysfunction.
Self-testing that you must do.

There are good stresses and bad stresses and really we need stress just not distress!
Your body routinely …

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[Sleep Better] Reset your body’s natural clock

Do you find yourself needing sugary energy drinks and caffeine just to get through your day? Time to break that addiction and habit, and I’ll explain to you why this is so important to your health and happiness!
In my blog I have often talked about stress, inflammation and the cortisol/oxytocin disconnect; and how your adrenals can get burnt-out from chronic stress and how that ages us.
Today I want to talk about the underlying reason you find yourself both struggling with fatigue as well …

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