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What Is Inflammation And How To Get Rid Of It.

What Is Inflammation And How To Get Rid Of It.

What Is Inflammation And How To Get Rid Of It

Inflammation is a trending topic in the health & wellness world lately, and for good reason.

You may be hearing it from your doctor, a family member, a colleague, but let’s clear up what it is, how to recognize it and what to do about it.  

According to LiveScience, “inflammation is a vital part of the immune system's response to injury and infection. It is the body's way of signalling the immune system to heal and repair damaged tissue, as well as defend itself against foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria.”

Sounds like a pretty beneficial and necessary physiological process, right? So, is there actually a downside to inflammation?

Yes! The downside is when inflammation becomes widespread and unrelenting in the body.

However, there’s a pretty big difference between acute inflammation, as described above, and the more detrimental, disease-promoting type of chronic inflammation.

Holiday Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Holiday Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Holiday Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Ready to get in the festive spirit? I have the perfect solution. Essential Oils! You can blend them up to smell like you have been baking a delicious holiday dessert, or to smell like a real Christmas tree. Or anything else you like.

Here are some of my favorite Essential oil diffuser blends for the Holidays.

6 Ways to Stay Healthy Even When You Travel

6 Ways to Stay Healthy Even When You Travel

6 Ways to Stay Healthy Even When You Travel

Are you travelling soon? Often when we are on the go, by plane or car, we can more easily get worn out, and sometimes even sick.

Whether holiday travel plans, vacations, or work has you on the road, it can certainly disrupt your usual routine and throw you off track. So how do you still get in a workout and eat right even when you’re miles away from home?  

It's absolutely possible with some intention setting and pre-planning.  I promise.

You may have to be traveling, but taking the time to take care of you is critical no matter where you are.  Here’s how to do it without it feeling like a chore.

The Connection Between Exercise, Sleep & Your Weight

The Connection Between Exercise, Sleep & Your Weight

The Connection Between Exercise, Sleep & Your Weight

When it comes to managing your health and your weight, it’s no secret that exercise and sleep are huge factors. 

In my recent 4 part video series- the Four Pillars of Health, we learned about incorporating Healthy Eating, Exercise, Mindset and Sleep, and why they are all important for our health. (Link at the bottom in case you missed this series)

You know that exercise will help you burn off some extra calories and boost your metabolism. But you also know that sleep is essential for your overall health and well-being.

So, is it better to skimp on sleep and get up early to workout?

Or is it better to sleep in and skip the gym for another day?

Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. We need exercise to sleep better but we also need sleep to exercise. And when it comes to weight management, we need both.

So let’s take a closer look at how exercise and sleep affect each other and which one takes the lead when it comes to managing your weight.