My Bulletproof Smoothie Recipe plus a Paleo Mod

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So many people have asked me for my magic smoothie recipe that I decided I would just post it.  It’s energy boosting, appetite suppressing and blood sugar regulating.  It will also keep you in ketosis if that’s your goal.    I’ve  included a Paleo mod to the for those of you who aren’t following strict bulletproof guidelines.  It’s more carb friendly and I find it works excellent for athletes.  And finally, make sure to chew your smoothie because digestion begins in the mouth with the enzymes amylase, lipase, and protease.  In most body is not designed to...

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How Rhythms Can Heal: Start with the Breath

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“How many treatments will it take for me to get better?”  This is a great question that I get all the time.   If someone complains of a knee injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or plantar fasciitis I can give a clear answer based on my experience treating that injury in the past.  However when a patient presents with anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis or other chronic conditions the question becomes more difficult to answer.   Much depends on the frequency of treatment, the overall health and constitution of the individual at the beginning of treatment and the...

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The Hidden Causes of Adrenal Fatigue in Athletes

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In my Acupuncture practice I see a fair number of people suffering from symptoms of Adrenal fatigue, exhaustion and burnout.  Adrenal fatigue is a nasty set of symptoms stemming from a hormone imbalance in the body.   lack of quality sleep, afternoon tiredness, decreased sex drive, thinning hair and nails, weight gain, low grade depression or anxiety, headaches, or dry skin can be a result of the adrenal glands either overproducing or underproducing cortisol.   I prefer to call adrenal fatigue adrenal dysregulation as the real issue is production or underproduction of the hormone at the...

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30 Day Heartmath Meditation Challenge

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Yesterday was the final day of my 30 day Heartmath meditation challenge and despite technically missing one day, I am declaring this experiment a massive success! I didn’t tell anyone about it beforehand, I just decided to do it.  The challenge was to meditate for 20 minutes per day for 30 consecutive days using the Heartmath EM Wave 2 or the Heart Math Inner Balance App for the Iphone. Heartmath has a suite of biofeedback devices that measure Heart Rate Variability (HRV) which is the variation in the time interval between heartbeats.  In general the greater an individual’s HRV the...

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