1) Cold Showers Start with dipping your face in cold water. Progress to a scottish shower where you finish with a cold shower.  You can work yourself up to taking complete cold showers. 2) Singing or Chanting Humming, mantra chanting, hymn singing, and upbeat energetic singing all increase Heart Rate Variability.  Singing has been found […]

The vagus nerve is part of the parasympathetic nervous system, referred to as the rest-and-digest system. The word vagus means “wanderer,” because it wanders all over the body to various important organs. The vagus nerve is largely responsible for the mind-body connection since the vagus nerve reaches the brain, gut (intestines, stomach), heart, liver, pancreas, […]

Taking a cold water plunge has many health benefits. Chief among these benefits is improved lymphatic circulation.  Given that your lymph fluid doesn’t have a central pump, your lymphatic system relies primarily on muscle contraction.  If you don’t adequately exercise, your lymph fluid stagnates and toxins build up.  Cold water immersion causes your lymph vessels […]

Pau d’arco hails from South America specifically the rainforest of brazil where it is known as the divine tree. It has been used to treat a wide range of conditions. There are reports of medicinal uses of pau d’arco tea dating back to 1873. Pau d’arco tea contains several compounds, including quinoids, benzenoids and flavonoids. […]

Blue Light Spectrum What is artificial light and how does it affect us? Modern technology is our Achilles heel. Our current lifestyle is surrounded by computers, TVs, iPhones, Ipads, tablets, LED and halogen lights etc all of these produce artificial light. Research shows an average human spends 6-7 hours using electronics and even longer in […]

Managing Diabetes vs Reversing Diabetes The statistics on type 2 diabetes are staggering and unfortunately getting worse instead of better. From 1980 to 2012, diabetes has quadrupled. According to the CDC’s Diabetes Report Card, “If this trend continues, as many as one out of every three adults in the United States could have diabetes by […]

Avoid the holiday and new year’s guilt-trip this year by focusing on success rather than failure. Below we give you a different perspective on getting through the holidays so you can maintain a healthy lifestyle and not feel like you have to set yourself up to fail. (Eat right, & avoid skipping your exercise) Set […]