Tag: meditation

Manage Stress Effectively – Energize!

Manage Stress Effectively – Energize!

Today let’s continue to Energize as we move through the RENEW Total Body Detox program, fully described in Detox Strategy! I’d like to share two of my favorite movement programs with you – as I promised in my last post. As we Energize we are better able to manage stress in all areas of our lives.   Rebounding to Health…

Healthy Colon Action Steps for a Happy Life!

Healthy Colon Action Steps for a Happy Life!

There are many ways to look directly at the gut connection to cancer. I believe the most important information you can receive is how to support and maintain a healthy colon. I realize now that in these four posts honoring Colon Cancer Awareness Month I have only scratched the surface of the information I would love to share with you. Over…

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Since the age of 17 I have studied a large number of the spiritual philosophies from around the world. Ultimately, the unifying piece of all for me has been meditation, or commonly these days, it seems to be termed ‘mindfulness’. I have blogged many times about the healthful effects of mindfulness – a state of active, open attention to the present moment. The myriad chronic…

The Gut-Brain Connection of Depression to C. difficile Infection

Clostridium difficile infection is linked to 14,000 deaths each year in the United States and continues to increase each year.1 Antibiotic use is the major cause of C. diff infection, but other medications are known to increase risk, including proton-pump inhibitors and h-2 blockers, which are both stomach acid-blocking medications. Another class of drugs that is coming to light as…

The Stress Factor and Your Heart

It’s true that just about everyone is stressed these days. Our lives are packed with things to do, places to be, and then more things to do. We are constantly on the move with little down time to help us recuperate. And sleep? It’s usually cut short to make time for something else seemingly “more important.” This current pattern of…

Listen Up Ladies—Job Stress Can Lead to Heart Disease

  Recent findings by Harvard researchers in the Women’s Health Study (which involved more than 17,000 female health professionals) indicate that women whose work is highly stressful are at a 40 percent increased risk of developing heart disease compared to their less-stressed colleagues. The study also showed that women who worry about job loss are more likely to have high…

Stress and Your Gut

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right! Weekly challenge (I mean, opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us! I talk all the time about the gut connection to other areas of the body—like when…

Toxicity, Take Two: It’s in the Air We Breathe

Brenda and I have been talking for years about the toxic soup that we all live in. It’s in our food, in the water, in the air and in our own bodies. It’s impossible to completely avoid toxins, and that’s a problem, especially in light of the scientific evidence that shows environmental toxins are destroying our health. Many recent studies…