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The Benefits and Use of Turmeric Root

Learn the numerous health benefits of turmeric root and how to include it in your diet. 1st video of hopefully many more, so please be forgiving and let me know in the comments what topic you would like me to talk about :)

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Set an Intention, Not a Resolution

Is it almost the New Year already? It seems like just yesterday we were setting resolutions, hopeful about accomplishing new goals and making positive changes in our lives. But while we often do our best to stay focused, resolutions don’t often pan out the way we’d like. Read More

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Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

Feeling under the weather? When the temperatures drop, we tend to spend more time indoors, get less sunshine and fresh air, and consume more indulgent, comfort foods. This combination leads to higher exposure to airborne organisms and decreased immunity, which means you're more likely to catch a cold or flu. Don't fret, nature is chock full of remedies that can help you boost your immunity and alleviate symptoms of sickness. Read More

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5 Superfood Swaps That Will Save You Serious Cash

Healthy foods, especially superfoods, have a notorious reputation for being expensive, and a lot of people use that as an excuse to grab fast food and sacrifice their health. Fortunately, there are plenty of nutrient-packed foods proven to protect against cancer, prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure, and more – that won’t break the bank. Read More

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Should you go green and buy an electric car... or not?

This is NOT a review of Tesla stores, simply a review about the Model S 90D car by an earth-and-health conscious mom.

I have had the opportunity to test drive the Tesla this week. I must admit, driving this car is pure bliss, you feel like driving a jet minus the noise. Its forms are also quite enviable, the inside is luxuriously comfortable and the whole car is literally a computer. The car can drive itself, park itself - yes even rear-parking! - it remembers your seating preference, bumps on the road, your favorite music, includes GPS of course, and you can even surf internet (not while driving please), etc.

I cannot understate the fact that it pollutes our environment less (although debatable because of the toxic batteries), because it is electric versus gas, and saves you tons of gas money (which somehow offsets the $$$ cost of the car)... if you are willing to sit for over 1h (stay OUT of the car for below-mentioned reason!) weekly to fully charge the car for free at the Tesla supercharger station. It charges at 350 mi/h when the battery is empty and closer to 150mi/h at the end when the battery is almost full. You can have your own charger installed by an electrician with the wall plug for about $1000 in your garage and recharge it overnight for $15 per charge (200+ miles). If you install a charger, you get 25 miles per hour (or 250 over 10 through he night) or 200 to 300 miles per hour at a Tesla supercharger. You can also charge it with your own electric system at 3 miles per hour only, charging at 110V.

In terms of driving, your foot is constantly on the "gas" pedal because the car slows itself down real quick, which means less wear and tear on the brakes. There is no actual key to insert (only a real cute kid-size car in lieu as a remote control) and no shift (I still have the reflex of using both each time I drive the Tesla).

Did I mention that Tesla texts you, if someone tries to break into your car? (yes, I did try to "break" into my own car!).

Oh and don't get a light/cream interior, bc it is the least kid-friendly color and your clothes will bleed on the seats in no time.

That being said, after a mere 30 minute-minute ride, I get a massive headache. I thought maybe it was all in my head (no pun intended), so I alternated driving my old family van and Tesla this week and the headache magically ceased after driving the van. EMFs are real, people... I cannot even sleep with wifi on at night. Granted, we are not all THAT sensitive to everything that surrounds us, but if it gives me a headache, it must do something to others, even if you cannot feel it.

Who would have thought I would ever write a car review ;)

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3 Ways to Create a Wellness Tribe Wherever You Are

Isn’t it nice when you can let your hair down and just be yourself? When you can share your personal passion, struggles, or vision for the future, and have someone to turn to with questions, someone who actually “gets” you on a deeper level? That’s what a wellness tribe is all about! Read More

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Trouble sleeping?


Having trouble sleeping? Try these proven bedtime rituals for a night that will leave you feeling refreshed and recharged. Your day will be so much brighter!

·      wait 2-3 hours since your last meal. Eat a light meal and choose complex carbs like brown rice, quinoa or millet over protein, since they have sleep-promoting qualities. Avoid sugar and alcohol.

·      shut down all electronic devices 1 hour before bed as their blue light mimics the effect of the sun and hinders your melatonin production which is crucial for sleep.
 
·      make your bedroom a sanctuary: remove the clutter (especially under the bed), change sheets weekly, only keep items you like, no electronics and fitness appliances and no work!

·      have a ritual: give yourself a massage with warm sesame or coconut oil, take a warm bath with lavender essential oil and epsom salts, read a fiction book, listen to soft music, light a candle, etc. whatever helps you wind down.

·      sip a bedtime tea infused with herbs like chamomile, lavender, hops, valeriana, or passionflower.

·      wear comfortable pajamas, preferably in a breathing material like cotton.

·      air your bedroom and keep the temperature cool.

·      make your room completely dark and quiet. Wear an eye mask, use ear plugs, and a white noise machine if needed.

·      remove all electronic devices to avoid EMFs (no cell phone in bed, switch it to airplane mode) and turn off your wifi.
 
·      say your gratitudes and write down any action items on a pad that you keep near your bed to empty your mind.

·      meditate for a few minutes: sit or lie down, relaxing every part of your body. Focus on your breath and body sensations. Inhale to the count of 4 and exhale to the count of 6. Repeat until you fall asleep.

 
Sleep is crucial for many body functions: it supports memory, increases longevity, reduces stress and heart problems, and enhances metabolism.

Remember that we carry the energy of our day into the night, so try to keep your day peaceful. You can also use natural sleeping aids such as a magnesium, omega 3 or vitamin D supplement, herbs, homeopathy, aromatherapy or Back flowers if all else fails.

If you still cannot sleep despite all these tips, there may be a medical issue underlying that needs your attention. I often find in my practice that when the guts are damaged, so is the brain. Healing your guts will go a long way towards improving the quality of your sleep.

For more information, please consult with me.



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Certified Health Coach & Yoga Instructor
925 858 2133
“Empowering individuals to reclaim their health and happiness and regain balance in all areas of their life.”
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Pranayama

Today I was asked by a yoga student about breathing (aka Prana-yama). Breathing is everything, It is called Prana in yoga or life force. We are nothing without it. Breathing in allows us to bring in oxygen and breathing out allows us to let go of toxins.

Deep breathing (down in the belly) triggers the para-sympathetic reaction (relaxation), whereas shallow breathing (in the lungs only) triggers the sympathetic reaction (fight and flight). Yoga aims to relax.

In yoga, we inhale on extension/effort and we exhale on contraction/release. It is just the natural movement of the lungs. Inhale fill-up, exhale squeeze out. Now give it a try :)

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“Empowering individuals to reclaim their health and happiness and regain balance in all areas of their life.”

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