The Basics Of Prebiotics And Probiotics

The Basics Of Prebiotics And Probiotics

ABC’s of increasing the bacteria you want growing in your gut Prebiotics and probiotics are bacteria that keep your intestinal tract healthy and support your immune system. The importance of their function is becoming clear, yet many of us still don’t really understand what they really do. How do prebiotics and probiotics really work, what benefits do they offer, and…

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Hug Therapy: High-Touch Healing in a High-Tech World

Hug Therapy: High-Touch Healing in a High-Tech World

Something seems amiss: Millions of us now click into our social lives each day, count 100, 300, even 500+ friends in our networks, and yet somehow move through the entire day without having experienced one human-to-human, warm-bodied hug. Indeed, when Megatrends author John Naisbitt ushered in the notion of “high tech, high touch” in the 1980s, it seemed to many…

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Work-Life ‘Balance’ Is Impossible—And Why That’s Good

Work-Life ‘Balance’ Is Impossible—And Why That’s Good

By Douglas LaBier, Ph.D. It’s increasingly visible that our workplace culture and conventional views of success damage people emotionally and physically, and harm productivity and innovation as well. In a recent post, I emphasized the overlooked role of unhealthy management practices because they reflect and reinforce a narrow, self-interested view of success that’s equated with the pursuit of “more”—more money, power,…

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Train Your Brain: How to Reduce Anxiety Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Train Your Brain: How to Reduce Anxiety Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Back in the 1960s Dr. Paul D. Maclean devised the Triune Brain model as a way to explain the brain’s evolution while reconciling rational human behavior with more primal and violent outbursts. The Triune Model suggests three parts to the brain: Reptilian (posterior, brain stem): the source of instincts Paleommamalian (mid-brain): the source of emotions Neomammalian (cortex): the source of…

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10 All Natural Energy-Boosting Foods

10 All Natural Energy-Boosting Foods

Here are 10 top energy boosting foods to incorporate into your daily nutrition plans: Chia Seeds  If you haven’t jumped on the chia seed bandwagon, it’s time you start. Carolyn Brown, MS, RD at Foodtrainers in Manhattan said, “Chia seeds give you stable energy because of their great ratio of protein, fats and fiber combined with the fact that they’re low-carb.”…

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Not All Water Is Created Equal

Not All Water Is Created Equal

Gel-Water Hydration For Optimum Health And Weight Loss Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell and organ in your body needs water to work properly. Water promotes cardiovascular health, helps regulate your body temperature, keeps your skin supple and helps cleanse your body inside and out. Headaches, brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, poor digestion and a host…

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