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Top 5 Ways to Support Your Hormones in Your Purse

Have you ever had one of those crazy days?  You’re rushing around with too much on your to-do list today, and your emotions are all over the place.  You’re already running on low because your brain wouldn’t shut down last night to get you some needed sleep.  This tips into today leaving your sluggish brain looping through all of your to-dos. Add in meetings that run late, unanticipated tasks, zero time to fuel your body with food, and an increasing urge to consume caffeine and your body finds itself at its limit.  But wait! Then your period arrives. The perfect storm.

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5 Benefits of Eating a Gluten Free Diet

Every last one of us wants to look and feel our best, and we’ve all likely tried a laundry list of techniques to stay healthy, manage weight and feel great every day. If your metabolism isn’t functioning optimally, you simply won’t have the means to do this. Maybe you’ve tried diets, exercise regimens, or even weight loss pills to no avail. None of these will be of any benefit if the metabolic processes and hormones aren’t functioning as they were meant to. As a functional practitioner, my goal is to address the root cause of issues rather than symptoms. So rather than trying to achieve a goal being focused on the result, let’s focus on the root metabolic issues. I am not going to recommend a particular diet or a single exercise routine. Instead, I want to focus on concepts that you can incorporate into your daily routine, and compliment your other healthy habits, for long-term, sustainable solutions to improve how you look and feel. Let’s take a look at 5 of the best ways we can all master our metabolism, without turning to quick fixes or synthetic solutions.

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5 Steps to Breaking Up With Sugar

Did you know that eating sugar causes the brain to release dopamine, the same neurotransmitter that spikes when you are doing cocaine? Yup. Picks you waaaaay up, hangs you momentarily, then sledgehammers you back into a negative reality where you simply crave more sugar. Even though we, as a society, has more of a harmful effect on children, we are naively unaware that the only reason we don’t recognize “sugar comas” or “sugar highs” in ourselves is because our bodies have become so accustomed to the side effects that we don’t acknowledge there to be a problem. All of the consistent sugar usage of our youth have turned us into an adulthood of sugar zombies.

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