The body naturally cleanses itself every spring just as much as we have a tendency to cleanse our homes. Perhaps you’ve noticed as the weather warms up, we gravitate towards purging ourselves of that which does not serve us.
It’s gotten to be that time of year when my own mother stocks up- filling the freezer with those solid chocolate bunnies that are invading our grocery stores. She buys at least a dozen so that there’s one per month until next Easter.
Though banned in the 1950’s, the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is still affecting our health today. DDT was used not only on crops, but on dairies & cattle farms, in homes and even in the wallpaper in children’s rooms to fend of pests such as ants & flies.
Juggling either a completely gluten free lifestyle or one of constant monitoring of blood sugar and carbohydrate intake is challenging. Both? Extra difficult. The rate of diagnosed Celiac disease today is about 1 out of every 100 people. Ten percent of those have type 1 diabetes.
Breathing. We do it all day every day without thinking twice about it, yet it’s crucial to our survival. The autonomic nervous system regulates it for us so that we don’t forget to do it, but is autopilot breathing really the best way?
Fatigued all the time? Pale skin? Always grumpy? Headaches? These are all things that could easily be blamed on the weather this time of year. Without a winter vacation getaway, many of us are lacking a glowing complexion in these cold months.
Is it ‘starve a cold, feed a fever’ or the other way around? Who can remember… If you’re at a loss as to what you should be doing right now to avoid getting sick here’s a quick run down (you know, to prevent getting run down…)
These first few weeks of the year are by far the busiest for gyms, weight loss centres & all sorts of quit smoking, financial planning & self improvement gurus. But it’s well accepted that most peoples resolutions aren’t seen through to the end of the month.
For many people, this time of year can mean Christmas party after family dinner after holiday brunch… Which can often mean lots of rich food, appetizers and sweet treats. Not to mention the booze!
While adding an extra serving of veggies to your diet is going to be beneficial most of the time, modifying that serving to be organic is just another step up the ladder of great health.