Without light, we wouldn’t exist. Just like plants and animals, humans require sunlight. The human body has photoreceptors (cells that respond to light) in the eyes and skin that detect light, signal various pathways in the body, and are able to even convert that light into energy. …Read More ›
If you experience insomnia, you've probably heard of sleep hygiene. This refers to a set of behaviors that tend to promote good sleep. If you're an average sleeper, sleep hygiene is a great tool! Small tweaks in behavior can promote incredible results and result in deep and …Read More ›
Optimizing gut health is important for overall health and well being, brain health, mood, energy levels, focus and more! While nutrition is essential, non-dietary interventions for gut health are often important to implement as well. There are also certain times they should be the only focus. For …Read More ›
Magic warming socks are a traditional naturopathic hydrotherapy modality that can be very helpful during illness. Exactly how they work isn't known, but by changing the foot temperature they seem to increase blood flow, help pull congestion from the upper body to the lower extremities, and they're …Read More ›
In December of 2021 I got multiple pings that I needed more cold exposure in my life. I've dabbled in taking cold showers in the past, and my memory was always that I felt invigorated afterwards. I happened upon a few podcasts about the benefit of regular …Read More ›
Have you ever experienced messages from the universe that it’s time to try something new?
For me, that was gaining the benefits of cold exposure therapy in early December of 2021. I have known about the benefits of cold exposure for several years (I’ve even taken a handful …Read More ›
(TL;DR: Yes, yes they can)
There has been a growing connection and curiosity between the gut and mental health in the research world. This has been due to new insights being discovered about the microbiome as well as necessary exploration into alternative theories and mechanisms for mental health …Read More ›
When struggling with bad body image, I often hear tips like “take a bubble bath” or “look in the mirror and say I love you”. I don't know about you, but that just doesn't cut it for me and frankly doesn't help at all. We need action …Read More ›
"What should I eat for my mental health?” is one of the most common questions I’m asked on a daily basis in my practice. Focusing on nutrition and gut health can be very helpful for mental health, but it’s just one factor in healing. Nutritional interventions are …Read More ›
Mindfulness--you’ve probably heard of it. The newest wellness obsession. The cure-all for any of your problems: sleep, stress, grades, immune system, you name it. Mindfulness seems to be the world’s favorite magic bullet of today, touted by traditional doctors and alternative health gurus alike (and seemingly everyone …Read More ›
Big emotions are part of life.
If you’re dealing with grief or mental illness, big emotions very well might feel like your entire life. They can show up without warning, and often feel like they are going to swallow us whole. While I use many modalities to assist …Read More ›
Nobody can be “on” 24/7--that includes grief, chronic health issues, and emotional healing. It’s a dance. This applies whether you are dealing with death of a loved one, personal illness, a breakup, or any other stressful or traumatic life transition. On one side we are turning towards …Read More ›
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