Focus on improving your communication skills!
1. Let others finish before you speak
2. Listen without thinkng about what you will say
3. Restate what the other person said as you perceive it
4. You will feel uncomfortable at first
5. Misunderstandings will be prevented or resolved
6. The speaker will feel validated
7. Relationships will be strengthened
8. Stress from conflict in relationships will be greatly reduced
9. You will be happier
10. You help others be happier
Remember let others speak first, you listen, restate what you hear, and let the dialogue continue. What you are going to say as a response is the LEAST important in effective communication. This is contrary to what many see as effective communication. Try a different approach.
Less stress is awesome, incredible, freedom, and true health. Just listen, that's all you really need. The rest will naturally fall into place. To your health!
Iron is necessary to ensure oxygen delivery to every cell in your body. Do you have low energy? Feel tired? Have trouble sleeping? Are you replenishing your iron stores to ensure you have oxygen for times of stress and illness? I do not have to explain why our bodies need oxygen. Low levels can manifest slowly as headaches, sexual dysfunction, irritability, swelling of the tongue, brittle nails, and lack luster hair to just name a few.
Iron can be obtained from your diet. Some examples of dietary sources include: red meat, lima beans, kale, spinach, watermelon, beets, prunes, clams, almonds, and chlorophyll. Check with your doctor if you need further supplementation.
Keep in mind just like any food you can consume it but are you absorbing the necessary nutrients? The tannins in tea, polyphenols on coffee, phosphates in soda, and calcium if taken within two hours of an iron supplement all impair iron absorption.
You subsequently can also increase iron absorption by combining foods rich in vitamin C (tomatoes, peppers, green veggies, citrus fruits) with iron rich foods.
I routinely boost my iron stores. Sometimes in the winter my lips crack in the corners. When I consciously increase my iron intake, I am able to avoid this. Women especially need to be aware of the benefits of iron very month. Your immune system will thank you. Prevention is the treatment!
One other tidbit I wish I knew earlier is if you aren't ensuring oxygen stores you will burn carbohydrates first instead of fat during exercise as it takes less oxygen to burn carbs. If you are exercising for weight loss ensure your body has plenty of iron.
Oxygen, oxygen, oxygen! The key to optimal wellness :)
A bit of information, to your health! Explore Iron! Questions welcome!
One way to reduce and control blood sugar is to reduce and control stress. When the body releases cortisol in response to stress, fat and glucose are released into the bloodstream to have energy available to fight or flight. When this energy is not utilized it is stored as fat, but in the case of a diabetic the glucose stays in the bloodstream, resulting in high blood sugar. High blood sugar destroys eyes, nerves, gut, kidneys, and other vital organ systems.
Taking a walk for just 20 minutes and deep breathing every day will reduce stress and in return reduce blood sugar or prevent blood sugar from spiking. Many studies have found regular meditation to be beneficial in controlling blood sugar. If you are like me, when I am walking peacefully, I am meditating. The mind and body are ONE.
When blood sugar is reduced and/or kept within normal range, diabetes is well controlled and/or prevented. Find ways to reduce the stress in your life. What works for you? Please explore your own mind and body. Your body is the best thing you will ever own.
To avoid medication is to avoid potential side effects, drug interactions, other medications, and cost. Stress reduction may even result in medication reduction. Preserve your blood sugar levels and prevent stress from disrupting your lifestyle. Message me with questions! To Your Health! <3
Himalayan rock salt releases negative ions, mimicking the air found by the ocean and before a rainstorm. Negative ions calm the nerves, reduce fatigue, balance electromagnetic waves, help one breathe better, and improve sleep. Keep a rock salt candle in your office or burn in your bedroom before you sleep. Alone, you will love the soft glow of the Himalayan salt. Who doesn't love the ocean air?! Balancing it out...
Dr. Jessica Lewis
A Balanced Life