Begin exercise program over 40

When you begin an exercise program over 40 years old there are a couple details that must be addressed. First see your doctor to evaluate your ability to tolerate the type of program you are planning. There are times when a condition lies dormant or is sub-clinical (meaning you don't know you have it) and … Continue reading Begin exercise program over 40

How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

STRESS!!!   Its causes are absolutely everywhere. Would you agree?   Our natural “fight or flight” stress response can sometimes go a little overboard. It’s supposed to help us escape injury or death in an emergency and then return to normal after we’ve fought or flew. But, that doesn’t happen too much in our society … Continue reading How to Naturally Lower Stress Hormone (Cortisol)

5 Reasons You Bloat More After Age 45

Bloating is generally the result of not being able to properly digest foods.  These not-so-digested foods feel like they're just sitting around causing discomfort and a general feeling of being stuffed and “gassy”.  It can happen at any age but if it seems to be more frequent as you're getting older it can very well … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Bloat More After Age 45

INSULIN: Are You Sensitive Or Resistant?

You’ve probably heard quite a bit about these terms while perusing your daily health news feeds, but do you truly understand the role that insulin plays in your body, and the difference between these two physiological states? Let us give you the sweet lowdown on insulin and the importance of the chemical messages it’s trying … Continue reading INSULIN: Are You Sensitive Or Resistant?

The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Intense Workout Could Be Causing Weight Gain

With the rise of Crossfit workouts, box-style and circuit training gyms - HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) has been rising exponentially in popularity. And rightly so.   HIIT workouts involve working at a high level of intensity for a short period of time, followed by a period of rest. Lather, rinse, repeat.   These interval-style … Continue reading The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Intense Workout Could Be Causing Weight Gain

Underactive Thyroid: 4 Lifestyle Tips

One of the main functions of the small butterfly-shaped thyroid gland (in the neck just in front of the windpipe) is to produce specific hormones that help regulate the body's metabolism.   However, they also play a part in breathing, heart rate, body temperature, and muscle strength, among many other vital functions!   These hormones … Continue reading Underactive Thyroid: 4 Lifestyle Tips

Your Thyroid: Foods and Nutrients to Help

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that releases hormones. Thyroid hormones help your body regulate a few things - not a big deal - just the metabolism of ALL cells. And this is critical for maintaining a healthy body weight and having the energy to live your life.   (Yes, your thyroid … Continue reading Your Thyroid: Foods and Nutrients to Help