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The best breathing exercise to reduce stress

We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with information and stimuli from all angles. But, what can we do about this? Once you have identified that you are experiencing a chronic stress response, the goal is to find ways to shift yourself away from the “fight or flight” mode into the “rest and digest” mode of your nervous system. There are many ways to do this, but one of my favorite ways is using this 4-7-8 breathing exercise demonstrated in this video.

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What probiotic should I take?

Having a good balance of beneficial bacteria in the gut is crucial for the functioning of the digestive system and overall health. We’ve heard a lot about gut bacteria or the microbiome recently as research in this area is exploding. Although there is still a lot we don’t know, we do know that the bacteria in our gut have been linked to autoimmunity, cancer, mental health, heart disease, obesity and metabolic disorders. Read on to learn how and why to incorporate probiotics into your diet today!

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Why it's not possible to "fix" another person

Someone said to me recently, “I’ve found so much relief and joy from learning how to take care of myself, using food as fuel and living in an intentional way. I feel frustrated, though, that my husband and family aren’t on the same page. What should I do?” I have since learned through life experience and working with hundreds of clients that, actually, you cannot fix another person outside of yourself. 

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