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 Have More Energy Naturally

Many of us feel sluggish or sleepy in the afternoon. You have several hours of work to complete and you go to the vending machine for a snack and get your latest cup of coffee. We’re hoping the sugar and caffeine will give us more energy and make us more alert. Often a hard day at work leaves many of us weary and tired. If you feel you need more energy in your life, you’re not alone. I’ve been reviewing the information available, looking for natural ways to add energy.

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How To Beat Cold and Flu Season

Winter is here and sometimes the weather is crazy.  I hope everyone is staying inside safe and warm.  A friend is down with the flu and feeling low. This time of year it’s hard to avoid illness with the weather and flu season.  Today I’m looking back at my past suggestions for dealing with the threat of colds and flu and hopefully presenting some new ideas for staying healthy.

 

 

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3 Simple Habits For Your Health

During the pandemic we’ve gotten used to certain behaviors: making coffee, reading the news, playing a game on a phone, checking our email.  These actions now account for nearly half of the average person’s daily activities, according to research by Wendy Wood, a psychology professor at the University of Southern California and author of Good Habits, Bad Habits. “We do the same thing in the same context almost every day,” she says. “And we do it without thinking about it.” Intentionally or not, we’ve spent the past year or so creating new, often unhealthy habits.

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10 Questions To Ask Youself When Life Is Hard

Modern life can be hard, and feeling stressed or down is part of the norm. If you occasionally feel this way, let’s look at it as an opportunity for self growth. Have you noticed many of the most successful people at managing life like to ask questions?  They are curious and ask questions of others and themselves.  They embrace an attitude of learning throughout life. Before implementing the changes needed to transform your life for the better, you must know why problems have surfaced. Periodically we all need to do self inquiry; asking ourselves questions to help us grow, adapt, and deal with our goals and lives.

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6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Your Cancer

Almost half of all men and a third of all women in the United States will receive a cancer diagnosis at some time in their lives.  In my family, my father, his mother, his older sister, my sister, and myself have all faced some variation of this dreaded disease.  When you first hear the word cancer, it can be overwhelming.  I was really scared. Managing a cancer diagnosis can be a life-altering experience. You may have to process tons of information from various healthcare professionals.  What do you need to know to handle the disease?  You’ll be meeting with your doctor to discuss your diagnosis. Bring a close relative or friend with you to the meeting for support.  Your stress may prevent you from retaining all the information he shares, and if you have someone you trust with you, they can help you process the information.  I personally would take a few notes. Let’s review the important key questions to ask your doctor.  Read More