Your spine can make you younger – here is how

  Your spine envelops your spinal cord with 31 pairs of nerves extending from it and out into the rest of your body. This is a complex system that enables your brain to talk with your organs and limbs, and vice versa, all part of your peripheral nervous system. Every insult to the spine is an insult to your spinal cord. Every insult to your spinal cord is a blow to the communication pathways between your brain and your body. This includes your organs and everything they’re meant form: breathing, pumping blood, digesting and eliminating, detoxifying and keeping you free from disease. In essence, you hurt the spine, you hurt the rest of your body. But injury is absolutely preventable. Here’s how you can take years off your spine and biology. I challenge you to try 3 of these tips and not see results! If you have a sitting job, get yourself a timer and schedule it to go off every 30 minutes. Stand up...
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What is your REAL age? Hint: it has to do with your spine

  “Look well to the spine for the cause of disease” Hippocrates, 460 – 377 BC. And wasn’t he ever so right?… A healthy diet can be wondrous, but a flexible spine can shed years off your biology. It’s inspiring to see more people paying attention to their food choices, but how many of us are looking at the age of our spines? When assessing your levels of vitality and ability to fend off disease your spine is an incredibly accurate marker. Your spine envelops your spinal cord with 31 pairs of nerves extending from it and out into the rest of your body. This is a complex, delicate system that enables your brain to talk with your organs and limbs, and vice versa, all part of your peripheral nervous system. Every insult to the spine is an insult to your spinal cord. Every insult to your spinal cord is a blow to the communication pathways between your brain and your body. This includes your organs and...
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Two powerful digestive “enzymes” you haven’t heard of

  Can your digestion improve? Today I’m sharing 2 invaluable practices that may turn out to be your best “digestives enzymes”. In last week’s newsletter I gave you practical tips for improving your digestion. This week I’ll close the topic with my favorite two. It’s time we become smarter eaters and the following exercises are about helping you tune into your body wisdom. Practice One – Talk with your gut genius. Your body is smart. In fact, it has a genius of its own, you can imagine it living in your belly right where you have your digestive track. Here’s what you want to do: each time you feel hungry or are about to eat, ask your gut genius, what do you want? What would nourish you right now? Keep the dialogue going. Ask it how a certain food makes it feel, how it affects your digestion, your energy, your mood? Your body is incredibly wise, though its voice can be muffled by years of poor eating, additives in...
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When nothing worked – 13 natural ways of healing digestion

  On my recent survey many of you told me you struggle with a difficult digestion. And I heard you. But the problem isn’t confined to how you feel every time you eat. The symptoms of an upset stomach or bowels that don’t seem to cooperate extend far beyond the temporary discomfort. If something is making you bloated, constipated, is giving you cramps, heartburn or diarrhea, it’s likely one, or several of the following is happening: Nutrients are not being well absorbed, making you hungrier, more often. Your immune system is taking a beating, leaving you more prone to disease. Your body is struggling to eliminate toxins. You’re excreting important nutrients. Which, again, ups your hunger levels. Your gut is not producing enough of the feel-good neurotransmitters, making your cranky, irritable, stressed or depressed. You can’t lose weight or gain weight easily. You develop an autoimmune condition. Whether you just want a happy tummy or you’re aiming for a creative sharp brain, digestive health has...
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24 Effects of Stress You’ll Want to Know About (Part 1)

  If I had a penny for each person who tells me “oh yeah, I know I’m stressed…” then shrugs her shoulders in defeat, asking for a cure to heal her symptoms, I’d have a living room filled with gigantic piggy banks. Please, hear me out: you can have the world’s greatest diet in addition to a miraculous combination of supplements, if your body is gripped by a stressor, you will: a) not heal b) heal only superficially c) have short term results Consistent stress that is not addressed is a heavy, biochemical burden. This is an uncontroversial, proven fact. Long term stress will decrease your: Nutrient absorption Gastrointestinal blood flow – leading to heartburn, bloating and gas to name a few symptoms Enzymatic output in the stomach, pancreas and liver, with less bile flow in the gall bladder. Meaning, your ability to digest is impaired Gut flora. About 70% of your immune system is in the gut, and up to 90% of your serotonin – a neurotransmitter responsible for making...
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