With cold and flu season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about ways to armor our immune systems for the germy months ahead. One of the best ways to stay healthy all year long is to support a robust immune system even before cold and flu season hits. An excellent way to do that is through the use of adaptogenic herbs. These herbs help to establish homeostasis in the body and provide you with support where you need it the most.
The old saying that all disease begins in the gut still rings true today, and more research is pointing to the strong connection between gut health and mental health. While we don’t always connect the gut and the brain together, there is a very strong tie between how healthy our digestive system is and how we feel emotionally. Let’s take a look at the connection between digestive health and depression and then look at three ways you can support your overall mood through boosting gut health.
With inflammation at the root of nearly all disease seen today, it is so important to look at the dietary and lifestyle choices we make and how they impact our inflammatory load. Chronic inflammation is so damaging to the body that it has been linked to conditions like ulcerative colitis, asthma, arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease to name a few. When inflammation goes from being acute to chronic, we can run into some major health issues. With that being said, there are some dietary changes you can make to help reduce your inflammatory load.
Getting adequate sleep is one of the most important aspects of overall health. In fact, sleep is so important that we recently talked about supporting better sleep habits on the Power Plant Podcast. We talked about how sleep deprivation can lead to chronic health conditions and a decrease in quality of life. If you struggle with sleep issues, it’s also important to know that you are not alone as a huge majority of Americans struggle to get a good night sleep each and every night. However, it is also important to know that there are things that you can do to improve your sleep habits to support better health.
Here at Dr. Vim’s, we are big fans of rosehip. So much so, that we offer a hibiscus and rosehip tea blend that provides the body with powerful health benefits, plus it tastes delicious! But, for now, let’s talk about all the amazing things rosehip has to offer by breaking down the top five health benefits.
Being more mindful is something that many of us strive for but may simply feel like it’s not attainable. Life gets busy, work gets in the way, we’re too busy taking care of the kids. There are plenty of reasons why being more mindful just doesn’t happen a lot of the time. However, practicing mindfulness daily can prove to hold some pretty impressive health benefits, so much so that it may be worth finding the time to fit it into our busy schedules.
Adding adaptogenic herbs into your life can make a massive difference if how you go about your day to day life. They can help support energy, mental focus, improve sleep, and support a better mood. These are all things many of us could benefit from. But, you may wonder how exactly you go about adding these herbs to your diet or supplement routine. On top of supplementing with an adaptogenic blend like Yinergy or Vigor, you can also add certain adaptogens to recipes without altering the flavor all that much! Here are three fast and delicious recipes you can make in under fifteen minutes using adaptogens.
Chronic fatigue is something that so many of us suffer from on a regular basis. Whether it’s from not getting enough sleep, too much stress, or just having way too much on your daily to-do list, fatigue can interfere with your overall quality of life. On top of finding ways to reduce your stress levels, getting more sleep, and finding time for things you enjoy, there are some other steps you can take. Supplementing with adaptogenic herbs may be exactly what your body needs for hormone balance, better mood, and better sleep. All of these play key roles in how much energy you have each day.
Have you ever wondered if all supplements are created the same? Walking down the supplement aisle or shopping for supplements online can be overwhelming. There are so many different options, all of which make certain claims. But, which one is best? The truth is that not all supplements are created equal. Some are most certainly higher quality than others, and there are a couple of ways to spot the highest quality options out there. Let’s take a look at what you need to look for.
Do you find yourself hitting a wall around 3 pm? Maybe you reach for your third cup of coffee, or you find yourself nodding out at your desk at work. If this sounds like you, finding natural ways to boost your focus and prevent that afternoon energy crash could greatly improve how much you get done each day! Here are five ways to naturally boost your focus and prevent that afternoon energy crash many of us experience each day.