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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.

How To Lose Weight Without Giving Up Wine

How To Lose Weight Without Giving Up Wine

How To Lose Weight Without Giving Up Wine

It’s no lie that alcohol and weight loss goals generally don’t mix, and if we’re being honest, there really are many reasons to reduce or even give up alcohol from our diets and social habits.

On the other hand, having a glass of wine, or whatever your drink of choice may be, is also a cherished pastime, a way of connecting with friends and is infused into most of our social gatherings.

How alcohol influences metabolism

But, word on the street is that alcohol messes with your metabolism - big time! There’s a reason why they call is a “beer belly”. While that's true to some extent, according to some studies, we shouldn’t freak out about it just yet.

Here’s how the metabolic process basically goes when you’ve had a drink:

5 Tips To Make Your Holiday Season As Stress Free As Can Be

5 Tips To Make Your Holiday Season As Stress Free As Can Be

5 Tips To Make Your Holiday Season As Stress Free As Can Be

The holiday season brings a great deal of joy and happiness along with it.  There's something extra special about this time of year, but it doesn't come without stress. 

Many people find a great deal of added stress is seemingly dumped on our plates, and it can be hard to catch our breath.  The pressure of finding gifts, rushing around in the hustle and bustle to visit everyone, having people visit you, getting to see relatives you miss and even having to deal with those that aren't always a joy to be around.

This season really can be enjoyable and heart-warming, even with the stress involved.

Walking into this time of year with a great mindset and some helpful reminders gets me through every year... and I'd love to share my tips on how I do this with you.

Read on for 5 tips for a stress-free holiday season.

Essential Oils 101: Learn The Basics

Essential Oils 101: Learn The Basics

Essential Oils 101: Learn The Basics

The power of essential oils (EO’s) is real - and if you have been following me for awhile, you have likely heard me talk about them here and there. But have YOU made them part of your everyday life yet?

I’m going to lay out all of the basics so you can get on this one bandwagon, because it’s here for the long haul. And when you learn about the history of EO’s, you’ll know that they’re not even new. In fact, EO’s have been around for centuries!

Some essential oils come from seeds while many others are extracted from the leaves of the plant. Because EO’s are so highly concentrated, it takes a tremendous amount of plant to produce just one ounce of oil.

Due to this level of concentration, essential oils are incredibly powerful, so a little bit goes a long way!