Ever felt like you transform into a whole different person around that time of the month?
Or maybe, you like you ran a marathon over the weekend even if you were just lounging around at home?
Feeling off and exhausted all the time may just be your body's way of telling you that it's about time you tune in.
If you totally identify with these things I mentioned above, it might be hormone imbalance that's wreaking havoc on your body. Now is a good time to check on your family's history - try to talk to your mom, sisters, or aunts if they've had or are going through the same experiences.
Now, before you actually take a hormone test, I'd like you to also consider these 4 influential pillars in your life:
Any deficiencies or overflow in any of these pillars influence your hormone levels. Hormone balance is more than hormone tests, taking birth control, or monitoring your...
I know it's still early in the year, but, there are some of us who still feel the effects of burnout from last year's 4th quarter!
Burnout doesn't happen in just a snap - it's a pile-up of issues and concerns that we tend to dismiss or ignore up until we reach the breaking point. In fact, there's supposed to be 12 stages of burnout that you go through.
Burnout was coined in the 70s to describe an extreme state of exhaustion. It's that feeling of "meh" with when you've gone past the physical and mental limits of your body.
So, if you're feeling a wee bit out of sorts and feel that you're well on your way to possible worrisome stages of burnout, take a pause, catch your breath and have a listen to these Less Stressed Life Podcast's episodes I have compiled.
Oh, but, before you head on and have a listen to these episodes, you may want to take this quiz to see if you're approaching one of the three stages of BURNOUT!
These Top 5...
I've compiled some of our best free episodes of The Less Stressed Life podcast that can help with burnout and stress resilience.
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Episodes with Show Notes:
In this episode, I interview Marco Tesi, an exercise physiologist who helps clients overcome pain, injuries, chronic health...
I resisted doing anything CV19 related to the podcast, but I have news fatigue and just need some good research on the topic. That's why I invited my investigative journalist turned dietitian friend Jena S. Griffith back on The Less Stressed Life Podcast for a two-episode series on the CV to talk current research and common questions around asymptomatic transmission, going back to school, immunity, testing, treatment, and masks.
I've been there.
Surprised to see angry-red, itchy skin patches on my neck, arms, and even on my eye area. It was embarrassing to go out in public with these eczema flares front and center on my face. The problem is, there were so many root causes.
People think eczema is just one thing that happens on our skin. But it is actually an umbrella term used to describe different types of skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis, sometimes even acne and psoriasis.
Eczema treatments are usually skin creams or topical ointments that treat the external symptom. I, however, believe that in order to address these symptoms, you must manage more than just the itching of the skin and find, through a little research, the root cause so you can prevent any more eczema flares in the future.
Before any kind of remedy is used, looking for your triggers is essential in healing...
With Covid-19 rampaging with full force all over the world, you can't blame people getting wary of catching something new.
I think one of the main concerns usually aired about Candida and Fungal overgrowth is if it's something contagious.
No, it's not!
Everyone has candida. It lives in practically every crevice of your body - although 98% of the time, it lives on mucosal surfaces like your mouth, eyes, nose, and lungs, to name a few.
Having candida present in your body is not really alarming if the population remains controlled.
The problem arises when fungus starts reproducing. How do you know if you're experiencing candida and fungal overgrowth? There are two main ways to tell.
A few episodes ago, Chris Masterjohn went on air on the Less Stressed Life podcast show to talk about Nutrients for Skin health.
What profoundly resonated with me was when he said: "What's going on your mouth is a window to the inside of your body."
As an integrative nutritionist, I strongly agree with this statement. It's not overly simple, but how we feel outside is a manifestation of what we feed our body and mind, so it makes sense to be very mindful of the things that we put in our bodies.
Chris talked about his journey to becoming a "vitamins and minerals geek" and touched on his experience with his skin manifesting the deficiencies his body went through. He talked about skin ailments that popped out with specific diets and how he addressed these with the right vitamins and minerals through extensive study as well as trial and error.
After experimenting with food, alcohol, and supplements he found out that these are the six nutrients you need for healthy...
Integrative Dermatology is relatively new in Western countries despite existing for thousands of years. This kind of dermatology complements existing medical practices with alternative healing modalities that make use of Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs, and acupuncture, to name a few.
An Integrative Dermatologist acknowledges the connection of all the organs, searches for imbalances found internally and externally as well as the behavior of a patient before treating a skin issue. Dr. Peter Lio, one of the more known practitioners, shared his experiences and expertise on how to heal Eczema in one of the episodes of The Less Stressed Life Podcast.
Here are four ways integrative dermatology treats Eczema:
I had the chance to sit down and chat with Research Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan about Probiotics in this podcast episode of the Less Stressed Life show.
It was such an insightful discussion on microbiomes, the role of bacteria in building our immune system and how different spore-based probiotics are from conventional probiotics and here are 11 reasons why you should forget about what you know about Probiotics.
1. Humans are walking and talking rainforest of organisms. Our bodies allow thousands of different species to cohabit and work together to ensure that we are healthy as a whole.
2. Mom and baby connection is a very significant factor that influences how the immune system is built up. The exposure of a baby to the "soup of life" or organisms found in the birth canal (and sometimes poop!) influence how strong our immune systems will be. Colostrum which comes from...