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Brief Anatomy Lesson on the Vagus Nerve

Did you know there’s a cranial nerve that carries vital sensory information throughout the rest of the body? It’s called the Vagus Nerve. It controls many autonomic functions and reflex actions such as coughing, sneezing, and swallowing. Also known as the “gateway nerve,” it sets the stage for the rest of the healthy functions in […]

How to Manage your Toxic Load

American Heart Month reminds us to keep our internal bodies clean and identify external toxic loads that may affect internal health. Your environment can directly impact and affect the amount of toxic load in your body. External factors could cause elevated hypertension, stress, high blood pressure, or other internal and heart health problems. For instance, […]

Core Exercises: 3 Easy ones to do at Home

How and Why to Strengthen Your Core You may think of strengthening your core or core exercises as a way to get washboard abs or a 6-pack. But your core muscles serve very important everyday functions for your body.  What is your core? Your core is “layers of deep muscles that help support your pelvis, […]

The Benefits of Journaling

The Benefits of Journaling Life can be hard to navigate sometimes. With social media we are more bombarded more than ever with information and ways to publicly share what we think or feel. There are numerous benefits of journaling. Journaling can help you to slow down and process your thoughts and feelings while improving your […]

Salutogenesis: How to Create Health

Salutogenesis: How to Create Health We all want to be healthy and health is on our minds now more than ever. How do we achieve that? Our traditional health system focuses on a pathogenic approach: How to prevent or treat disease or illness. But the opposite, more ideal approach is salutogenesis. Salutogenesis versus Pathogenesis Salutogenesis […]

Health Benefits of Houseplants

Health Benefits of Houseplants There are multiple health benefits of houseplants. The Snake plant and Pothos plant are houseplants help clean the air. These plants absorb large amounts of carbon monoxide. Indoor plants help filter out toxins in the air from home products. Toxins such as paints, cleaning solutions, and adhesives commonly used in construction […]

Try Box Breathing

Manage Your Stress Box breathing, also known as four-square breathing, involves exhaling to a count of four, holding your lungs empty for a four-count, inhaling at the same pace, and holding air in your lungs for a count of four before exhaling and beginning the pattern anew. That’s box breathing. Additionally, studies have shown that […]

Quick Home Stretches

3 Easy Stretches to Do at Home The average American spends 6.5 hours a day sitting if not more! When we are sitting for too long our bodies learn to adapt to that new position. This isn’t necessarily a good adaptation! Prolonged sitting can lead to the weakening and tightening of muscles which can ultimately […]

Probiotics in your Garden

Grow your own Food One way to get probiotics in your system is to grow some of your own food. I know it can feel intimidating if you are not an experienced gardener. However, there are many simple things you can grow, even if you do not know what you are doing or if you […]

Work From Home Back

It is estimated that 8 million, 5.2%, of Americans worked at home in 2017. This has been increasing trend in recent years. And with the current climate is at an all-time high. This has led to an increase of posture related back pain also know as… “Work From Home Back.” Not everyone at home will […]