First, what is the definition of excitotoxins? Excitotoxins are a class of chemicals (usually amino acids) that overstimulate neuron receptors. Neuron receptors allow brain cells to communicate with each other, but when they're exposed to excitotoxins, they fire impulses at such a rapid rate that they become exhausted. Know Your Food Despite public outcry, processed foods … Continue reading 6 Most Dangerous Excitotoxins
Anxiety is a normal coping mechanism; however, in excess, it can be detrimental. More than just a situational response, anxiety disorders are characterized by a persistent and oftentimes irrational dread of everyday situations which can interfere with daily activities. Forty million U.S. adults are affected by an anxiety-related disorder; however, the prevalence of these disorders … Continue reading Anxiety and the Endocannabinoid System
We are exposed to endocrine disruptors everyday. Endocrine disruptors like BPA and phthalates lurk in everything from cleaning products to fragrances.So, what are the top endocrine disruptors to avoid? Here is a list of the ones you should completely avoid. 1. Organophosphate Pesticides These pesticides are sprayed on food to kill common pests. Pesticide residue on vegetables and … Continue reading Top 10 Endocrine Disruptors to Avoid
In recent years, we have seen the rise of natural products storming the mainstream media. In particular, medical marijuana and CBD products have risen but, most recently, essential oils have hit the headlines. Those who have had zero success treating anxiety or sleep disorders with pharmaceutical medications are finally seeing positive results primarily via the … Continue reading CBD and Essential Oils: A Few Mixes You Can Try
In our modern, fast-paced world, stress is becoming a very common component in our everyday lives. It has become so common, in fact, that we no longer seem to notice stress until it has compounded into something bigger and has started affecting our health. Stress hormones (a primary stress hormone like cortisol), are released into … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress: CBD can help!
Hi there! Happy New Year! Thank you for following my blog! I really appreciate it. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I’m back and ready to start off 2019 on the right foot. After going to several holiday parties, eating tons of sweets and party food, I am ready for 14-day clean … Continue reading Happy New Year!!
How cool is it to be nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award! I was so surprised that I was nominated. Much gratitude to michelleonyourside to nominate me. As I read the nomination I realized how much time and effort was put into it. I really appreciate the time michelleonyourside puts into her blog. If you have a few … Continue reading I was nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award
Hi there! I hope you having a great weekend so far! It is so easy for me to think that someone may want the same thing that I think they want or need. However, this may not be the case. This is the reason I am creating a poll. So, what health or lifestyle challenges … Continue reading Poll Time
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Your mind works in mysterious yet powerful ways. Your thoughts, actions, responses, and future are all affected by the mind. Transforming your mind might seem like something magical, but it is very doable. Here are 4 tips to a happier, more focused, and enlightened mind! 1. Train your brain to be more positive! Going through … Continue reading Transforming Your Mind with These 4 Tips