What is the endocrine system? The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. (1) It includes the adrenal glands, parathyroid gland, pituitary gland, and thyroid gland, as well as the ovaries, pancreas, and testes. What does your endocrine system do? The endocrine system influences how well your body...Read More »
In part 2 of this series–Understanding Toxins – Detoxification Capacity, you learned that removing toxins is different for everyone. You also learned three things you can do right now to help increase your rate of detoxification. In this post, you will learn how effectively the body manages toxins through gene expression. Did you know genes and gene expression regulate sensitivity? – Genetics – The speed with which you’re genetically programmed (built)...Read More »
Cooking foods in a healthier way is just as important as what and when you eat. There are many ways you can use basic cooking methods and less fat when preparing your favorite dishes. These minor changes will go a long way to help you achieve your weight management and health goals. Below are healthier cooking options that you can explore instead of frying foods. These methods will help to retain nutrients and flavors in foods far more effectively. You’ll also...Read More »
Does your relationship need a reboot? If you’re like me, you may have found that keeping the “sexy” in your relationship with your spouse or partner can be quite a challenge. Men can be just as challenging as raising a 2-year-old. I think there’s a good reason why the writer of “The Jungle Book” refers to the human baby boy as a “Man Child.” I think it’s because men never seem to grow up. Or may it’s because they have such selective hearing and reasoning, which happens...Read More »
It really is easier than you think to adopt a positive mindset. When you make up your mind and choose to live a happier life, the words you say over and over to yourself begins the process. Your thoughts and words are powerful and the tips below will help you overcome bad habits so you can create new ones. The average person has an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day! Imagine how powerful those thoughts are and how they can steer your attitude and responses. Wow! Take...Read More »
When it comes to movement and exercise, you want to teach your body to crave movement so you can create a habit. When you crave it, it’s no longer a chore and your body wants more. After all, we are designed to move in all sorts of ways, so get exploring! Stress, hard work, sitting and/or studying for hours creates tension in the body, which can lead to chronic aches, tightness, constipation and fatigue. Many people try to alleviate these symptoms with alcohol,...Read More »
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