How I Decreased My Anxiety Through Food & Nutrition

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When we put food into our bodies, it impacts our mood, our mind, and our energy. Food can either lead us to feel tired, wired, anxious, and depressed, or it can invigorate us and improve our energy, mood, and focus! 

After suffering from anxiety myself,  I did extensive research into how I could help my own mind and body calm down. 

My symptoms of anxiety included

  • a racing heart
  • sweating
  • feeling irritable or having a short fuse
  • feeling tense. 

I found it very hard to relax. 

This is when I found out that certain foods impact our neurochemical pathways and can help active our parasympathetic nervous system, or the rest and digest portion of our body. 

We need specific nutrients to promote healthy neurotransmitters that make us feel calm, happy, and motivated. Two of the main ones that bring about these positive emotions are dopamine and...

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7 Self Care Activities to Do At Home

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First, I wanted to share with you this special Self Care bundle that is on sale this week only (June 1-5, 2020). It has 22 self care products bundled together for at home self care of the the Mind, Body, and Soul!  

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In this time of quarantine and being at home, it can take a lot out of us. Our routines are different and we are far from our normal rhythms and lifestyles. 

It is even more important for us now more than ever to get stress relief and self care in different ways.

Personally, I have found that if I am upset about an obstacle or challenge I am facing, if I practice self care, I notice a shift and start to feel better. 

Often, this perspective changes when I turn my focus to self love and gratitude and this makes me...

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How I Reduced My Anxiety in 5 Simple Ways

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Right now we are living in a time where stress is around every corner. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and notice an increase in anxiety.

This is why I wanted to provide you with 5 Simple Ways I Reduced My Anxiety. 

While we are uncertain of the future and what it holds, our body routinely goes back to feelings of unrest and wondering if we will be okay.

It is up to us to shift our energy and mindset to take control of our perception and change how we are feeling. 

Here are 5 Ways I Decreased my Anxiety Naturally.

1) Nutritional Changes and Microbiome Support 

 I increased stress relieving foods. These are foods that calm down the central nervous system.

These include foods that contain healthy fats which include Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids are found in

  • salmon,
  • walnuts,
  • chia seeds,
  • and flaxseeds. 

Other foods with...

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What To Do While Quarantined at Home

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Many people are currently quarantined at home, whether they have COVID-19 or someone in their household is showing symptoms. Here are a few things to do to improve your quarantine experience and boost your immune system during this time. 

1) Meditate, Do Self Care, and Relax. This is the time to calm down your sympathetic nervous system and allow your body to rest and heal. This will help boost your immune system and will help you feel better mentally as well. Trust that all will be well, and to take this time to improve your health, both mentally and physically.

Remember, that 80% of the immune system is housed in the gut. This means that we have to keep our gut healthy to keep our immune system strong! 

Check out my Gut Health Reset Guide Here! 

2) Stay hydrated with healthy fluids. This is a great way to keep your body supported if it is fighting off...

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How to Lower the Effects of Stress with Adaptogens

 
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Let's talk about stress

Most of us live in a fast paced, go go go society, which is continually keeping us busy and on our toes. Stress has become a normal part of our daily lives, which is why it is so important to discuss how to lower the effects of stress with adaptogens. 

Going back to the time of our ancestors, this stress response was helpful. It helped pump up our muscles, get our heart racing so that we could oxygenate our body to run away from the lion. 

However, nowadays, our bodies have the physiological response to stress often. We feel it when people cut us off in traffic, we get bad news from our boss, or when we feel overwhelmed with work or family life. 

This repetitive stress and the toll it has on our body predisposes us to disease. 

How Does This Happen? 

Stress (either physical or psychological)...

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5 Essential Oils to Decrease Stress and Boost Your Health

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We all want to decrease stress to feel better and boost our health. Did you know that stress and physical health are closely interconnected? Using aromatherapy, or essential oils is a great way to calm and mind and positively impact physical and emotional health. 
 
About 90% of underlying health conditions are actually caused by chronic stress! This is why it's so important to take time to relax, enjoy self care, and get stress relief. 
 
The thyroid and adrenal glands are two key players in our weight, mood, and energy and they are profoundly impacted by stress. The more you can reduce stress, the better off your physical body will be!
 
Aromatherapy is a wonderful and safe way to improve mood, boost health and feel more joyous. 
 
My favorite essential oils include: 
1) Lavender  promotes relaxation and decreases...
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The Best Work From Home (Or Anywhere!) Job

 

As you are reading this, you might feel stuck in your current job or crave more financial freedom. 

Do you wish things were different? 

Do you want more financial abundance? 

If yes, then I feel exactly what you are feeling. That was me. 

I wanted to be able to pay off debt and live a life where I could enjoy rather than living paycheck to paycheck. 

It wasn't until I felt so uncomfortable that I finally got over my fear and my ego and made a change. 

Remember that if you change nothing, nothing changes. 

I learned that it's so important to start scared, jump in with faith, and just GO! 

What do most people want more of?

Time, money, freedom, and health are top 4 that come to mind. 

  • Time to spend doing what they love and time with their family and friends 
  • Money to feel comfortable and live their dream life (vacations, houses, experiences)
  • Freedom to live life on their terms 
  • Health to be able to...
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How Using This Natural CBD Cream Decreased My Stress

Hi everyone, 

Not going to lie, I was pretty skeptical about CBD products when they were first all the rage. Granted, I was fairly uneducated at the start, but just the thought of being connected to a drug was just really not my thing. 

After doing more research, and seeing the wide variety of hemp seed oil uses and benefits and knowing for certain that there is NO THC or addictive properties whatsoever, it's truly just from the same plant, this gave me more interest in learning about the products. 

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What I was especially interested in was the anti-anxiety and stress reducing capabilities of a lotion. I had used lavender essential oils and calming teas prior, but I had never actually tried a CBD cream or lotion. 

Wow, was I in for a surprise. 

I first came across this brand called CBD Daily online. Of course the internet...

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How I Healed My Hypothyroidism Through Diet and Nutrition

Hi there, I'm Dr. Sarah and I haven't always been on top of the hypothyroidism mountain. 

When I was in chiropractic school, I started feeling very fatigued. I noticed that my face was puffy, my hair was falling out, and I felt plain awful. 

Does this sound familiar? 

I had bloating, dry skin, cold hands and feet, and had brain fog even though I was trying my best to go to class and study all day. 

I had a textbook case of Hypothyroidism

I went to see a primary care doctor and was given a very basic (and not enough information) test, and my TSH was HIGH, meaning that my body was struggling to make enough thyroid hormone. 

Did you know that your thyroid hormones impact all cells in your body?

Meaning that your:

  • weight,
  • mood
  • blood pressure
  • heart rate
  • and metabolism are all influenced by your thyroid. 

That tiny butterfly gland on your neck? I know, it's crazy right? 

So anyway... being a student in training to be a doctor and...

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5 Uncommon Ways to Boost Weight Loss Naturally

Do you have unrelenting weight that you just can't lose? Maybe you've tried all the fad diets/bars/exercise classes and you aren't getting anywhere. 

Well, I'm here to give you the answers.

Weight loss isn't just about how much you're working out.

There are many other factors that play into your weight and how you feel in your body. 

Here are top 5 key players that you are probably overlooking in your weight loss journey: 

1) Thyroid Functioning - Your thyroid plays a significant role in your metabolism. If your thyroid isn't functioning optimally, it can cause your entire body to go into a "slowed down" state. This means slowing down your metabolism, blood pressure, heart rate, hair growth, digestion, and muscle growth. 

Because 27 million Americans have thyroid disease and 60% of them are undiagnosed, I encourage you to get a full thyroid panel tested - you can get it easily here. Just go to your nearest testing site, get a quick blood draw, and you'll...

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