It used to be that I only took a cold shower if something was wrong with the water heater. Now, I generally end every shower with a cold rinse, James Bond style. The Scottish shower – warm/hot shower followed by a minute or more of cold rinse – doesn’t just wake you up in the morning. It also has a host of other benefits. Cold showers are endorsed by Mike Sisson as part of the Primal Blueprint lifestyle, too. (After all, hot running water is a fairly recent invention.)
More than 25 million Americans have some type of thyroid disease. In my case, I have been diagnosed as hypothyroid (under active thyroid) due to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks the thyroid gland. In this post I'd like to share with you part of my thyroid journey. [Read more…] about My Thyroid Journey – Living with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Change your life and heal by changing what you eat and how you exercise
Have you ever heard of the term “epigenetics”? Technically, “an epigenetic trait is a stably inherited phenotype resulting from changes in a chromosome without alterations in the DNA sequence.” (Science Daily – Apr. 1, 2009)
Basically, it appears our genes have “switches,” and we can turn them on or off depending on our lifestyle and dietary choices. (There’s a lot of fancy work being done in the labs, too, of course, but I’m a DIY kind of gal.)
Good news: If you’ve got a family history of health problems (obesity, diabetes, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, etc.), you CAN do something about it.
Bad news: With the dietary and lifestyle choices most Americans make (heavily processed food, loads of sugar and sitting on our backsides way too often), we’re turning on way too many bad switches. [Read more…] about Switching On a Healthier You