Posted on Friday, July 1, 2011
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I recently began taking Gyro-kinesis classes to increase the flexibility of my spine and release my aging joints to move more freely in all of their natural directions. Based on fluid movement from one posture to the next, each with a corresponding breath, Gyro-kinesis feels like dancing. After every lesson my body feels alive: as if stimulated and yet relaxed in every cell, muscle and organ.read more
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Research has shown that food requires energy to digest, transport, store and eliminate after eating.
This is called its "thermic effect" or thermogenesis.read more
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011
Osteoporosis, coined the unfriendly "silent thief" is the condition in which bones become more porous due to an imbalance in the normal remodeling of bone between bone formation and bone breakdown.
Bone is a living tissue constantly remodeling itself to be strong enough for the task at hand. That is why load on a bone forces it to strengthen so subjecting your bones to stress makes them stronger.read more
Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Glucomannan is a water-soluble, natural fiber that comes from the roots of an Asian perennial plant called Konjac.
Used for many years as a weight loss aid Glucomannan is said to increase fecal transit time, eliminate constipation, lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar.read more
Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I worry all the time about over exposure especially to the inadvertent toxins that I cannot see and am not aware of.
In an attempt to support my body's 7 main elimination channels: my liver, kidneys, colon, lymphatic system, skin, blood and lungs I have employed the following practices.read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011
As you well know, lighterliving has been diligently creating new products to help you on your journey to wellness. We are excited to announce we are launching our lighterliving Pro Oral Probiotic Mints!
With heart health now being linked to the health of your mouth, it is even more important to pay attention to your hygienic practices.
Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2011
High Blood Pressure and Menopause
Fifty Million Americans have High Blood Pressure and if you are one of them, then your doctor has probably suggested medication.
The first time I had my annual check up after my period stopped, my doctor suggested that I should be concerned since my blood pressure had risen. With low blood pressure my whole life it struck me that since nothing else in my life had changed; there must be a connection to the hormonal changes associated with menopause.read more
Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I believe that most digestive problems can be alleviated simply by adding probiotics into your daily diet but if regular probiotics haven't relieved your heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, or more uncomfortable digestive issues then you need to consider digestive enzymes.read more
Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010
Your Bowel Transit Time is how long it actually takes for food that you eat to be evacuated in your stool. Did you know that there are people who have 1- 4 bowel movements a day typically one after each main meal? How many bowl movements do you have, are you irregular or consistently constipated?
It is however, important to eliminate all the foods you have consumed within a 24-hour period or else you risk creating putrefaction and increasing inflammation. Eventually the walls of your large intestine become so weak that toxins seep out through the intestinal walls, into the bloodstream, creating a state of self-infestation? Also known as Leaky Gut. Clearly you can see the need for improved optimum bowl transit time of the food you eat.read more
Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2010Are you experiencing weight gain, fatigue, memory loss, and problems with word retrieval, insomnia, depression and loss of libido? Do you wake up tired and have brain fog, drink coffee all day, crave sugar? Is this you? What does this have to do with Cortisol? And, what the heck is Cortisol? I need to know NOW; it's stressing me out! read more
Posted on Sunday, November 7, 2010It is definitely the season for colds and flu. With N1H1 all around it is important to pull out all the stops to prevent getting sick.
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010
Staph, the new and scary communally associated infection.
My girlfriend, Melissa called me the other day and related a horrific story about an undiagnosed infection she had contracted, that erupted boils and pimples all over her body.read more
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2010
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers, affecting up to one in eight women during their lives in Europe, the UK and USA.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 191k women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and 40k die.read more
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010Cold and flu season is well upon us and there is a simple technique I use to aid in healing and in the removal of congestion and infection in the sinuses associated with common chest and head colds. read more
Posted on Monday, October 4, 2010
Did you know that 30 % of postmenopausal Caucasian women have osteoporosis and by the time they are 80 70 % will have the disease?
There are many safe ways to help prevent this inevitable bone loss. Dietarily be sure to get at least 1000 units of Vitamin D but most important is weight-bearing exercise.
Amazingly, AeroPilates is a safe and gentle weight bearing routine that may help to keep your bones strong while it improves your metabolism, and builds longer, leaner and stronger muscles.
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010
There actually is a safe and natural "early detection of breast cancer" tool so how come we don't know about it?
At 37, when my first child, Sky, was three I discovered a lump in my breast. Off to the doctor who immediately prescribed my first "base line" mammogram. I was horrified to experience this humiliating and painful process. It brought up many emotional memories causing me to get angry at the archaic and thoughtless way in which, another woman, none the less, shoved my breasts around, squished them into a 1/4 inch space between two heavy plates without even so much as a smile or reassurance that I had made a good decision...... After all these were the breasts that I proudly grew at 14, had nurtured for over 20 years, loved when they made me feel feminine and nursed my new born from for a year.
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2010
One of the simplest ways to help detoxify your body of pollutants and even deter parasites in your gut is to eat Curry powder which has long been known to contain healing properties and has been used for centuries in parts of Asia, to heal many ills. In India, where curry is consumed daily there is a proven lower rate of Alzheimer´s and stomach cancer.read more
Posted on Monday, September 13, 20101. Consume sulfur-rich foods.
Posted on Friday, September 3, 2010
The most amazingly scary experience occurred recently when I sat bolt up right in bed feeling as if I was gagging, with no air; as if someone was chasing me and I had no idea who or where I was.
A little research suggested that I might have the first symptom of sleep apnea, which appears to be common after menopause due to decreased levels of female hormones, say clinical researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital. (University Of Toronto (2000, May 9). Sleep Apnea More Common, Severe In Post-Menopausal Women. ScienceDaily. Retrieved)).read more
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010Many women are affected by some sort of pelvic floor weakness in their lives, often after child birth which results in embarrassing incontinence, discomfort during urination, falling of your uterus and a lack of feeling during orgasm. read more
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010
One would think that since women have transitioned from making babies to no longer being able to procreate for thousands of years, menopause would feel like a familiarly natural process.
This is not the case.
Menopause is actually a liberating time in a woman's life however the unbearable symptoms associated with the end of ovulation and the imbalance between the key hormones, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone take a toll on a woman, mentally, physically and spiritually.read more
Posted on Friday, June 18, 2010
Having had a baby at 46 and regular periods forever, I was not expecting to go through menopause before 50. Perhaps as women we are in denial about menopause thinking that others may experience the negative effects but of course “I wont”.
We don’t speak about it enough, we don’t even recognize the irrational years of peri-menopause and we most certainly can never really be sufficiently prepared. Despite the vastness of books about menopause the one thing that I do know is that it is a uniquely subjective experience that we each have to learn to understand and cope with.read more
Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2010It seems that we all understand that stress is an unspoken danger however it wasn’t until I stopped getting my periods and all of a sudden suffered from my first hot flash, first heart palpitations, an unusual inexplicable increase in blood pressure and a rise in serum cholesterol that I truly understood how my body reacts to an overload of stress. Terrified I flew into the ER, was immediately scanned and left being told that I had had my first anxiety attack. The problem was that I was not anxious!!