How Minimalism Can Improve Your Health

The reigning theme of minimalism is the belief that less is more. Our culture has done a pretty good job of selling the idea of maximalism and that more is always better. This is why many who want to reframe their approach to this excessive lifestyle have transitioned to minimalism. While minimalism mainly focuses on “things” or “possessions” you can also extend this minimalist approach to your health and nutrition. Focusing on what the majority of your diet is comprised of and questioning how that is working out for you health-wise. I believe experimenting with a minimalist approach to your diet can improve the aging process, decrease the risk of chronic disease and improve quality of life. Here’s why. Continue reading “How Minimalism Can Improve Your Health”

Tips for Holiday Travel with IBD

The Struggle

Traveling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can be intimidating.  Dealing with sudden urges or needing to make frequent stops to the bathroom due to irritations is the primary reason why many with IBD choose to avoid travel. Yet the holiday season has arrived and for many, that means taking trips to visit family and spread holiday cheer. I come to offer some simple solutions to your biggest traveling concerns and challenges. This way you can travel with confidence this holiday season. Continue reading “Tips for Holiday Travel with IBD”

Surviving the Holidays with Diabetes

Having a chronic illness and managing symptoms during the holiday season can feel like an overwhelming task. Actively managing diabetes symptoms and maintaining a stable blood sugar level is no different. There are a variety of factors that can lead to issues with either high blood sugar or low blood sugar. The four most common factors are non-diabetic friendly foods, alcohol, holiday travel, and stress. Let’s talk about some practical habits that you can put in place to overcome these factors and survive the holiday season with diabetes.

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How To Build Strong Bones with Weight Training

Weight training has gained popularity over the past few years. This is primarily due to an increased desire for many women to participate in figure competitions and strength-based sports such as weightlifting, powerlifting, and CrossFit. While many of these sports and activities represent an extreme and reflect a specific niche, there are a variety of benefits associated with regular weight training. Specifically, weight training is beneficial for those that are concerned with preventative health and fitness. A consistent weight training program can increase and improve bone density, prevent bone loss, and improve balance and coordination which aids in preventing falls and fractures. All of these benefits are important for those that are seeking to decrease the risk of developing osteoporosis.

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Defining Diabetes

Defining Diabetes

As of 2015, approximately 30.3 million people in America were characterized as having diabetes. Diabetes was also listed at the 7th leading cause of death with over 79,535  deaths listing diabetes as a contributing factor. While these numbers can astound and shock us as we casually read through them they can lose their power and significance in our everyday lives especially when it comes to improving the choices we make regarding our health. Continue reading “Defining Diabetes”

How to Create an Anti-Aging Supplement Stack

Throughout the series, I have covered a variety of ways you can defy the aging process with grace and balance. Learning how to overcome oxidative stress due to free radical damage, as well as chronic inflammation is key when concerning preventative health and premature aging. Maintaining a proper diet, a balanced fitness regimen and implementing healthy wellness habits is how you can overcome oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Part of maintaining healthy wellness habits includes keeping your nutrition in check and making sure you’re getting adequate vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits from your diet. A good supplement to make sure you are indeed receiving all of these benefits is to include supplements as part of your daily wellness habits. Here are the top 5 basic supplements I recommend you include in your daily anti-aging supplement stack.

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How the Mediterranean Diet Prevents Premature Aging

The Mediterranean Diet is a popular approach to a more nutritious lifestyle. Today we will discover how this popular diet may help decrease the development of chronic disease, and premature health conditions associated with the aging process.

There are a variety of studies that discuss the negative effects that chronic inflammation has on the body. Such as increasing the risk of developing a chronic disease such as obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease. Chronic systemic inflammation and oxidative stress play a role in premature aging issues and autoimmune disease.

Not to mention the fact that the incidence of chronic disease is rising and occurring in many adults at younger than average ages.  This means that people could live longer lives while struggling with health issues, therefore decreasing the ability to live an independent and healthy life. Continue reading “How the Mediterranean Diet Prevents Premature Aging”