Health Blog
Health Blog
Improve your diet and lifestyle.
(11) acid reflux (1) adrenal glands (1) affirmation (1) allergens (1) allergies (2) alternative (3) anti-inflammatory (1) antihistamine (1) antiinflammatory (1) antioxidant (1) anxiety (1) auto-immune (1) back-to-school (1) balance (2) bedtime (1) bee pollen (1) bloating (1) body (1) bone broth (1) brain (1) breathe (1) breathing (4) breathing mindfulness (1) bromelain (1) cancer (1) candida (1) chakra (2) clean (1) cleanse (3) coaching (20) cool (1) cooling (1) coughing (1) cravings (3) cross-contamination (2) cruciferous (1) detox (7) diet (27) digestion (6) disease prevention (2) driving (1) eating out (2) eco-friendly (1) electric car (1) elimination diet (1) EMF (1) EMFs (1) environment (2) enzymes (2) flying (1) food (5) food allergies (1) food allergy (2) food intolerance (2) food reaction (1) food sensitivities (1) food sensitivity (2) gas (1) gluten (3) gluten-free (1) goals (1) golden milk (1) green (1) greens (1) gut brain connection (1) gut healing (8) guts (1) happiness (3) headache (1) healing (2) health (16) health coaching (8) healthy (2) herbs (3) holiday health happiness coaching gift certificate (1) holidays (3) holistic (5) homeopathy (1) hormones (3) hot (1) immunity (2) inflammation (4) insomnia (1) joint pain (1) leaky gut (4) lemon (1) life coach (1) life force (1) lifestyle (14) liver (3) magnesium (1) manifestation (1) meals (1) meditation (2) melatonin (2) microbiome (1) mind (1) mindfulness (1) morning (1) natural (2) nervous system (1) neti pot (1) nettle (1) nutrition (22) nutritionist (1) organic (4) personal growth (1) plane (1) pollen (1) pollution (1) prana (1) pranayama (1) prevention (1) probiotics (2) promotion (1) quercitin (1) raw honey (1) recharge (1) recipes (2) relax (4) relaxation (1) resolutions (1) rest (1) restaurant (2) review (1) routine (1) salad (1) self-care (2) services (1) sleep (4) smoothie (2) snacks (1) sneezing (1) special offer (1) spirit (1) spirituality (1) spring (1) stress (7) sugar (1) summer (2) sun salutation (1) supplements (5) surya namaskar (1) sweet (1) Tesla (1) toxins (3) traveling (1) turmeric (3) visualization (1) vitamin C (1) water (1) water filter (1) water filters (1) weight loss (4) wellness (2) Yelp (1) yoga (3) yoga hips chakra aromatherapy crystals workshop ho (1) yoga reiki (1) zen (1)
alexandraleny

Reduce and Manage Your Stress

Learn how you can reduce stress in your life and help your body cope better, with some simple dietary and lifestyle suggestions.

Tags:
alexandraleny

Improve Your Sleep Naturally

Check my NEW YouTube video! Improve your sleep naturally with a bedtime ritual that will calm your nervous system down and support your adrenal glands.

Tags:
alexandraleny

Got Gluten-ed?





















Despite all the precautions I take when eating out by choosing restaurants who pride themselves in using local, organic, sustainable ingredients and offer gluten-free options, I recently suffered from gluten exposure. I got "glutened" through cross-contamination at one of my favorite restaurants. Aside from the immediate reaction (tongue swelling, bloating, cramping), I also endured various side effects (headache, acne, fatigue, insomnia, etc.) for many days afterwards, which lowered my immunity to the point of catching a nasty cold days later that I am still recovering from.

To counter-act the damaging effect of gluten on my guts, my favorite go-to cures include Nature's Way Charcoal, Activated right after exposure, to first remove the poison or offender. I wait a couple of hours since charcoal absorbs everything on its way, and then take 3 pellets of homeopathic Boiron - Histaminum Hydrochlo 30c, 30c, 80 pellets and Bluebonnet Super Quercetin - 90 Vegetarian Capsules.

Over the following days, I drink anti-inflammatory Pukka Herbal Teas Three Ginger Caffeine Free, 20 Count and Numi Organic Tea Turmeric Blends Sampler (Pack of 3) teas, and  Traditional Medicinals Teas Organic Throat Coat Tea, 16 Bags which contain licorice, marshmallow root, slippery elm. I take plenty of Garden of Life Primal Defense ULTRA, 60 Capsules , Garden of Life - Omega Zyme Ultra Ultimate Digestive Enzyme Blend and Nordic Naturals - Ultimate Omega, 1000 mg, 60 softgels.  I also add  NOW Foods L-Glutamine Pure Powder, 1-Pound , NOW Foods - Chlorella Pure Powder Certified Organic , Now Foods, ORGANIC SPIRULINA POWDER, 1LB and Lily Of The Desert - 100% Organic Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice - 32 oz. in my smoothies, drink bone broth, green juice and soups and get plenty of rest.

How do you cope with the symptoms?


Alexandra Le Ny
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.”

http://alexandraleny.com/health-coaching/Home.html
https://www.facebook.com/healthcoachingalexandraleny
https://instagram.com/alexandraleny/
http://www.pinterest.com/alexandraleny/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/alexandra-le-ny-health-coaching-san-ramon

Tags:
alexandraleny

Smoothie or not Smoothie?

I am not a smoothie kind of girl. It may shock you to hear it from a Health Coach, but I prefer to chew my food and drink my liquids.

In my culture, we sit down at every meal and make it a ritual. It is a social thing, a time for ourselves or to connect with other human beings. We don't drive, work, phone, text, read or watch TV while eating. Besides distraction interferes with digestion. When you practice mindful eating, you feel satisfied, satiated and you digest well. For optimal nutrient absorption, foods are always best eaten in their whole form and well-chewed, so they can be processed by your digestive enzymes.

I only use my Vitamix to make a berry smoothie to sneak other liquid or powdered supplements such as chlorella and spirulina powders (since they taste gross alone!) and to get my daily dose of high-antioxidant berries, especially when they are hard to find in the winter. I typically buy them organic to avoid pesticides and frozen since they are more economical. I also like to make occasional treats like a tropical smoothie on a hot summer day or a decadent superfoods hot cocoa in the winter.

Unless you are always on the go, skip meals (which is a terrible “no” for blood sugar and weight loss) or don't eat enough vegetables & fruit, there is no need for a daily smoothie. If you do, be careful if you like to mix fruit & veggies together, they are not the best food combination, and can often lead to bloating, gas and discomfort if your digestion is sensitive. Fruit should be eaten alone or they will ferment in your digestive tract and you can imagine the rest. When sweetening your smoothie, stick to fresh or dried fruit.

I just saved you $400 from buying a fancy blender or from grabbing a daily smoothie to work that you can now invest in coaching sessions ;)

For more information, please consult with me.

Alexandra Le Ny
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.”

http://alexandraleny.com/health-coaching/Home.html
https://www.facebook.com/healthcoachingalexandraleny
https://instagram.com/alexandraleny/
http://www.pinterest.com/alexandraleny/

Tags:
alexandraleny

Treat Allergies Naturally


It is finally Spring, yet it does not mean you should be suffering from allergies! Here are a few steps you can take to avoid all the sneezing and coughing:
 
            • Increase your consumption of anti-inflammatory and antihistamine foods: apples, berries, onion, garlic, ginger, turmericraw honey, green tea, coconut oilapple cider vinegar, omega 3 foods (supplement, walnuts, flax, salmon), orange fruit and vegetables, leafy greens.  

            • Cut out dairy since it promotes mucous production, as well as sugar and gluten since they are inflammatory.


            • Eat local raw honey (not for babies under 1 year), take bee pollen which is similar to homeopathy in that you are treating like with like.

            • Increase your fluids to aid the body in diluting and expelling what it is try to get rid of (pollen, dust, etc).


            • Drink nettle tea or take capsules, it is naturally rich in quercetin to ward off inflammation.


            • Take 3 pellets each daily of homeopathic Pollens and Histaminum during allergy season. Let the pellets melt under the tongue, or dilute them in water.


            • Supplement with Quercetin (250mg 3x/day with meals), Bromelain, Vitamin C (500mg 3x/day with meals), they are natural antihistamines.


            • Rinse your nose daily with a Neti pot (¼ tsp salt + 1 cup warm water), use a nasal spray a few times daily.


            • Air your home early in the morning and in the evening to renew the air. Avoid using the AC which will recirculate the toxic air. There are more toxins indoor than outdoor. You can also use an air filtration device in your bedroom.

            • Take a shower before bed, change your sheets weekly to reduce your exposure to the allergens and wash hands after being outside.


 
Happy Spring!


For more information, please consult with me.

Alexandra Le Ny, CHC & Yoga Instructor
925 858 2133

Tags: