Benefits of Thyme Oil

Quick Facts: -is a member of the mint family -is antiseptic and antibacterial -supports the immune, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems -can grow between 6-12 inches tall, in hot climates, and can sustain well in severe climates Benefits of Using Thyme Oil: Can help treat respiratory conditions such as the common cold due to its antibacterial properties and helps reduce congestion. Its antiseptic nature helps the body rid of bacteria that causes infections and commonly used to treat intestinal, respiratory, and skin conditions. Studies have proven it to be strong enough to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Ideal for oral health as it can reduce problems such as tooth decay, gingivi

Top 6 Essential Supplements to Maintain a Healthy Gut

Drinking plenty of water, eating healthy, and exercise are great ways to maintain a healthy gut. However, there are cases in which the gut may need a little extra help, because life happens, right? Whether it's leading a stressful life, not taking the time to eat mindfully, or whatever your reasoning may be that threw you off course, there are several supplements that can help put your digestive system back in balance. Below are our top six supplements to consider for good gut health: Probiotics: probiotics are essential for promoting more consistent and frequent bowel movements, easier elimination, and reducing abdominal pain. The gut needs variety, so test different strains and rotate occa

What is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics, simply defined, is the study an organism’s reaction to lifestyle modifications that influence gene expression. In other words, it is adapting changes that will “turn on or off” specific genes. For example, a person may be predisposed to an autoimmune condition because his or her parents or grandparents also had a history of autoimmune disorders. Yet, he or she decides to practice a healthier lifestyle by adequately managing stress, exercising, eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet, gets plenty of sleep, stays well hydrated, and maintaining a happy gut. In turn, the autoimmune gene may never be triggered. Is this possible? Most certainly! Just because an individual carries a

How to Reduce Cortisol Levels Naturally

Cortisol is the stress hormone responsible for controlling many of the body’s functions to include: -controlling the body’s sleep-wake cycle aka circadian rhythm -manages the body’s use of macronutrients such as carbs, fats, and proteins -helps reduce inflammation -controls blood pressure -regulates blood sugar levels Typically, cortisol should be higher in the morning and slowly decreases as the day goes on. By bedtime, your cortisol level should be low enough, allowing you to get a good night’s sleep. Why does a dysregulation in cortisol levels matter? Excess cortisol can cause severe stress on the body as the body never enters the parasympathetic state (when the body is calm and at rest).

The Superpowers of Seaweed

Although it may not have the most appetizing appearance, seaweed is one of nature’s superfoods that you don’t want to pass up. Why? Seaweed is one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world due to its abundance of vitamins and minerals such as iodine, thiamin, iron, manganese, copper, and trace amounts of vitamins A, B12, C, E, and K, as well as folic, zinc, sodium, calcium, potassium, and omega-3 fats. Therefore, including seaweed in your diet has many benefits. What are some of the benefits of seaweed in your diet? Because of its iodine content, seaweed is great for improving thyroid health as many suffer from thyroid dysfunction due to a lack of iodine in their diet. Iodine is vital f

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