When you hit your mid-afternoon slump, what do you do? Check your email? Make a to-do list? These things may be diverting, but they don’t actually give you an energy boost. What actually works? Learning something new!
Do you find yourself wandering the aisles at the grocery store and ending up with more sugary or salty snacks than fresh produce? One mistake could be going shopping when you’re hungry – that is when your willpower is at its lowest. Not only that, but try to do the majority of your shopping around the perimeter of the store.
Also known as Dang Gui, Tang Kuei, and Chinese Angelica this herb helps to regulate hormonal balance. Because it helps regulate hormones, it prevents calcium loss due to hormonal deficiency. It is known as a women’s tonic. There is anecdotal evidence that it helps with menopausal symptoms.
We all know that eating fruits and veggies is good for our long-term health, but did you know it can actually help you feel happier in the here and now? A recent study out of Australia studied over 12,000 people and they can up with some pretty astounding findings!
If you are like me, changing your sheets is not your favorite chore! Have you ever wondered how often you actually should change your sheets? The best rule of thumb is to change your sheets weekly. Every time you sleep you shed dead skin cells, hair and bodily fluids. This can cause bad odors, stickiness and a fertile breeding ground for bed bugs, fleas, dust mites and other parasites. Dust mites can cause allergies, so it’s best to keep your sheets clean. Wash your sheets in hot water to make sure that all the dead skin cells and dust mites are gone.
Do you love sweet potatoes? Do you only eat them at holiday meals? If you rarely eat them, you may want to reconsider! Sweet Potatoes are a superfood, which means they are packed full of nutrition and health benefits! We’re going to talk about just a few of them.
Sweet potatoes were brought back to Spain by Christopher Columbus and were being cultivated already during the 1500s. Sweet potatoes have been valued for over 5,000 years in South American cultures for their healing properties. They come in not only the orange color you are used to seeing, but also white, red, pink, yellow, and purple.
Sweet Potatoes are Packed with Vitamin A
Lemons are an amazing little fruit. You may not think about them much because of their sour flavor, but they are packed with vitamin C! In fact, one raw lemon (minus its peel) contains over half of your daily dose of vitamin C! This is why it has been commonly used to treat scurvy, which may make you think of pirates! Aye, matey, them there lemons will cure what ails ya! OK. Enough of the pirate talk for now!
What vitamin C does for your body
What is full of health benefits for your body, one of which is to help you feel more energized! Did you know that being even slightly dehydrated can significantly increase your feelings of fatigue? We are all slightly dehydrated when we wake up in the morning, so start you day with a big glass of water. Some say to start with ice cold water to wake you up, but do what feels best for your body.
Keep a water bottle with you at all times to remind yourself to drink. You can also get an app for your phone to remind you to drink water on a regular basis. You can add fruit to give it a little flavor. Adding citrus is a good way to wake yourself up!
I would love to hear from you what is your favorite infused water recipe!
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Hippocrates said, “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.” Most of us have a certain “comfort food” we crave when we feel out of sorts, but some foods have a more lasting emotional impact than others. These foods can help keep you calm and happy by nourishing your brain and improving your mood.
Carbs and Your Mood
I am a Duke Integrative Medicine trained Health Coach located in Charlotte, NC. I hold a B.S. and M.A. in Wellness Management. I have a passion for health and for helping others achieve the healthy life they desire.