Monthly Archives: November 2015

Doing Things Slowly – Enjoying a Snail’s Pace

by Madisyn Taylor

 

Take time to slow down, rushing never gets you anywhere but on to the next activity or goal.

Life can often feel like it’s zipping by in fast forward. We feel obliged to accelerate our own speed along with it, until our productivity turns into frenzied accomplishment. We find ourselves cramming as much activity as possible into the shortest periods of time. We disregard our natural rhythms because it seems we have to just to keep up. In truth, rushing never gets you anywhere but on to the next activity or goal. Read More…

My Favorite: Herbal Tea

Choice Easy Digest Tea!  I cannot say enough about this wellness tea. Not only does it help immensely with digestion but it’s main ingredients, ginger and turmeric, are award winners in the health department:

GINGER

  • Reduces pain and inflammation, making it valuable in managing arthritis, headaches, and menstrual cramps.
  • Has a warming effect and stimulates circulation.
  • Inhibits rhinovirus, which can cause the common cold.
  • Inhibits such bacteria as Salmonella, which cause diarrhea, and protozoa, such as Trichomonas.
  • In the intestinal tract, it reduces gas and painful spasms.
  • May prevent stomach ulcers caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.

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The Importance of Sleep 💤

Most people are not getting enough sleep. And many of you, the sleep you get is mediocre at best. Your bodies NEED good, solid, restful sleep…and lots of it. Maintaining adequate amounts of quality sleep is essential to your optimal health and well-being. How sleep deprivation affects you:

YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO GAIN WEIGHT
Leptin, your satiety hormone, is significantly reduced when you are sleep deprived. Since leptin plays an important role in appetite control and metabolism, having low levels of this hormone results in hunger not being naturally suppressed. Therefore, your appetite and cravings increase.

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