Tips for Digestive Health

Did you know that gut health is connected to the health of the rest of your body? Your gut is filled with trillions of bacteria that play positive roles, such as aiding digestion and protecting against infection. Maintaining digestive wellness is important for our overall well-being. Unfortunately, 60–70 million Americans suffer from digestive diseases, such as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and Crohn’s disease, according to the National Institutes of Health.*

Today let’s discuss ways to encourage digestive health. Choosing how you eat is uniquely personal. It’s about your needs, your preferences, and your goals. As a wellness supporter, I’m in your corner with fresh ideas, recipes, and wellness encouragement. Hopefully, today’s discussion will make it easier to shift toward wiser food choices. It’s all about you, at your very best.

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How to Deal With Fear of Missing Out on Food

Diets usually include food restriction which can trigger food FOMO (fear of missing out on food). This can make you more likely to crave whatever food you’re restricting. It becomes a vicious cycle of binging and restricting. This is evident in the research, with studies showing that having an “all-or-none” approach to eating and inflexible diet rules leads to increased binge eating.

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6 Natural Ways To Remedy Winter Dry Skin

Winter is a terrible time for many of us with dry skin. Harsh weather and forced air heating can bring on itchiness, dryness, discomfort and even cracked or chapped skin. I’ve tried using so many creams or lotions through the years. Dehydrated skin makes wrinkles and other signs of aging more visible. If you have a similar problem with dry winter skin, let’s discuss natural ways to try and prevent dry skin.

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A Good Diet To Improve Your Immune System

In October I had my annual flu shot. Mid November, I had the latest COVID booster. I slept a lot for several days afterwards. In December, I had the RSV vaccine. Now I’ve been told I should get the new pneumonia vaccine which is highly improved over the old. I want to have these helpful vaccines to try and stay healthy this coming year. I have lots of allergies and almost any illness can lead to a respiratory infection. Most of you have normal immune systems which are amazing. Winter has arrived.  The colder seasons are usually related to an increase in colds and flu. It’s not the temperature that causes illness, but being inside with others that leads to infections.  Today I would like to review ways to improve our immune systems and be healthier this year.

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How To Improve Your Immune System

In October I had my annual flu shot. Mid November, I had the latest COVID booster. I slept a lot for several days afterwards. In December, I will have the RSV vaccine. Now I’ve been told I should get the new pneumonia vaccine which is highly improved over the old. That will be in January. I want to have these helpful vaccines to try and stay healthy this coming year. I have lots of allergies and almost any illness can lead to a respiratory infection. Winter will arrive this month.  The colder seasons are usually related to an increase in colds and flu. It’s not the temperature that causes illness, but being inside with others that leads to the spread of infections.  Today I would like to review ways to improve our immune systems and be healthier in the coming year.

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Organic Cleaning With DIY Cleansers

SAFETY TIP: Never combine ammonia-based cleaners with chlorine bleach or products containing bleach, such as powdered dishwasher detergent. The fumes they’ll create are extremely dangerous. Before doing any mixing, read the product labels first. Always label any bottles of DIY cleaners with all the ingredients inside. In case a child or animal consumes it, it’s important to know the ingredients.

In the past, I have experienced allergic reactions to many commercial cleansers. All contain chemicals that can cause asthma attacks and skin reaction. I have researched and tried many alternative, healthier ways of cleaning. Making your own natural organic (organic meaning made in nature) cleaning supplies is better than buying them because you can control what is used, protect your family,  and save money. Most of the ingredients are right in your pantry.

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