I live in Northern California in a coastal town surrounded by vineyards and pot farms. Most people who live in the “Emerald Triangle” have been steeped in the medicinal properties of cannabis for decades now, but truth be told, the medicinal use of cannabis predates recorded history.
Do you constantly feel like you are juggling too many things at once? Does your sleep and energy feel off? Is weight gain an issue regardless of exercise?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are most likely dealing with imbalanced cortisol levels.
With another two fires raging in California, the air pollution from the fires in Northern California is at an all time high. Some reports claim that the air quality in Northern California is the worst in the world at this time. Even with the new falling rain, its important to remain diligent with ones health and put in proper measures to ensure your body is detoxifying properly.
Most people interested in growing old gracefully agree that supporting brain health and preventing cognitive decline is a priority if they want to live a long and healthy life. In this day and age, neurodegenerative disease at an all time high, making it a necessity to put in place as much cognitive support as you can, as early as possible, to offset the chances of developing neurodegenerative disease.
Did you know that you have a wandering nerve in your body that is the boss of your nervous system?
Did you know that inflammation, and the ability to bond, and go to the bathroom is directly influenced by this nerve function?
In functional medicine, research now shows that this nerve may be a missing link to treating chronic inflammation, and new medical technologies are creating a field of treatment using vagal nerve stimulation that leaves the use of medication in the dust.
Everyone is going to equate caring for themselves uniquely. We all have different needs and caring for yourself means you first identify your needs and then find ways to meet them. There are different ways to do this.
Flu season is like the energizer bunny, it keeps going and going. I’m finding that along with the spring rain comes a new deluge of viral and bacterial illnesses. As a parent with three children in school, our family get an extra large dosage of germs so I have to be diligent in supporting my families immunity from winter through the spring. Here are some of my new favorite tools for supporting my families health during this wet and cold spring.
Your internal ecology is the key to your health. I liken this ecology to a rainforest, existing in symbiotic harmony with the creatures and plants that live there. With a balanced ecosystem, life exists as nature intended, reflecting a healthy terrain.
The first partial lunar eclipse on August 7th has cracked open the door to Autumn. While Autumn is technically a few weeks away, I can see and feel the beginnings of the shift. Autumn always pronounces itself in Northern California with its huckleberries, ripe for picking, while the leaves on the trees are begin to fade before turning burnt orange. These are sure fire signals that we are at the cusp of the shift into fall.
Colostrum has a lengthy history of therapeutic uses and benefits. Known best as natures “first food”, I first came across its use while studying Ayurveda. In India, Ayurvedic physicians have used colostrum for thousands of years to help heal the body and enhance longevity. More recently, colostrum has been found to be three times more effective at preventing the flu than vaccinations.