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9 Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation changes your brain. It slows down your brain wave pattern and when this happens you take stress off the body and increase your body’s natural ability to heal itself. There are many ways to meditate, the trick is to find a meditation practice that will work for you. The more consistent you are with meditation the better the health benefits will be.

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Stress reduction
  • Increases optimism
  • Reduction in anxiety
  • Improvement in depression
  • Lowers pain levels by 40% and pain unpleasantness by 57 % (this result is better than medication which only lowers pain by 25%)
  • Lowers stress hormones like cortisol
  • Increases gray matter (brain is aging more slowly)

Here is a diagram from the Huffington Post that shows you how meditation works:

mediation health benefits

http://phys.org/news/2011-04-demystifying-meditation-brain-imaging.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/30/meditation-health-benefits_n_3178731.html

If you would like to know more about meditation or would like lessons in how to meditate call for an appointment. I have been meditating for over 25 years and have been teaching meditation for the past 20 years.

 

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How To Create a Healthier Home

We are exposed to pathogens all day every day in our home and work environment. This exposure weakens our immune system and makes us more susceptible to disease. By being aware and taking some small action steps you can cut down on your exposure.

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Inflammation And Its Role In Disease

More and more research is pointing to underlying inflammation as the greatest contributor to chronic disease. While inflammation can be healing for example when you have a cut and the inflammatory process is triggered to heal that cut. It can also be a detriment when the immune system goes haywire and begins to act against the body. Many auto-immune diseases have inflammation as an underlying factor.

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How to to Stay the Course During the Holidays With Ideal Protein

As we approach the Holidays many people have asked me how they are going to stay the course during the holidays. There are several approaches to this dilemma and each of you will have to decide how to handle the holidays.   Ideal Protein is so effective at weight loss it is truly a wonderful protocol and product.  At the same time each of us is unique and we have to figure out the best way to make IP work for us.  Some people do this with pudding, others chips and others drinks.  It doesn’t matter as long as you figure out which of the IP food products you like the best and will work for you.  Success is guaranteed every time if you stick to the protocol. Below are 10 suggestions in no particular order.

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How to Read a Food Label

Today I wanted to give a quick overview of how to read a food label. With Ideal Protein the goal is to keep your protein intake just slightly above your carbohydrate intake. IP is a moderate protein, low carb, low fat diet in phase 1. When you read the label you want to look at how many proteins, carbs and fats in a given food.

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What is Ideal Protein?

The obesity epidemic in this country is staggering. According to the American Heart Association 78 million adults and 13 million children are obese.  It is not as simple as eating less, the biochemistry behind losing weight is quite complex.   That is why Dr. Tran Chanh applied what he had learned working with Olympic athletes to the general population and created the Ideal Protein Protocol.

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Are you feeling the Fall in the Air?

Well, we have definitely entered into the fall season. The days are darker, colder and damper. We are animals at the core of our beings and many animals at this time of the year are preparing for hibernation. The animal world slows down metabolically and physically. If you are noticing that you are having a harder time getting out of bed, are more depressed this time of year, or just can’t seem to get anything done, there is an energetic reason for this. We should begin to notice all of these changes in our bodies as the Yang energy begins to wane and the Yin energy begins to grow.

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Chinese Medicine Health Tips

Chinese Medicine places a strong emphasis on health maintenance with a holistic philosophy that includes prevention, nutrition and patient education. In order to avoid disease states that result from suboptimal habits of lifestyle such as stress and poor diet as well as external factors such as environmental toxins, Chinese Medicine provides remedies to returning the body to a state of long-term healing and wellness.

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Obtaining Seasonal Balance

As we approach and enter the season of fall it is important to be aware of how you are affected by the seasonal changes.  Are you adjusting and balancing your life to accommodate the natural order of the universe?  Fall happens every year, just as the sun and moon rise and set.  Yet, do you know how the fall energy affects you personally?  What is your body communicating to you and, most importantly, are you listening?

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How to get a good nights sleep?

In today’s competitive world, sleep is more of a luxury than a necessity. Sleep is important for the well being, both emotionally and physically for an individual. Insufficient sleep or no sleep has long lasting health and psychological disorders. If you have been experiencing insomnia, it may be due to a number of factors, including stress, anxiety or depression. In order to address your sleep problem, it is best to consult an experienced psychologist who can help you change your behaviour, manage feelings and emotions that may interfere with your sleep.

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mediationhealthfeature

9 Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation changes your brain. It slows down your brain wave pattern and when this happens you take stress off the body and …

healthyhome

How To Create a Healthier Home

We are exposed to pathogens all day every day in our home and work environment. This exposure weakens our immune system and …

inflammation

Inflammation And Its Role In Disease

More and more research is pointing to underlying inflammation as the greatest contributor to chronic disease. While inflammation …