Heading into autumn out of the high energy of summer is a great time to pause, catch our breath, and reflect on where we have been and where we are headed. It’s a time to reconnect with one’s self and listen to our body’s needs. As we move out of a season of hot weather and outdoor activities, we anticipate the coziness of moving indoors, with crisp air and fall colors outside our window. Transition to an autumn state of mind with these five tips to keep you and your family healthy this fall. Read MoreRead More
Looking for body help after a tough workout? Try adding a Sauna to your routine!
Sauna isn’t just a way to keep the snow out of your bones. Heat is a therapy that cultures world wide have used for millennia- from the sweat lodges of the Native Americans to the classic Swedish sauna. It’s filled with benefits related to detoxification, cardiovascular health, metabolism, and a host of others.
Conventional Sauna uses steam and ranges from 150-200 degrees Fahrenheit. The average temperature seems to be about 175 degrees. Infrared sauna works at a lower temperature to warm you more directly around using infrared radiation around 140 degrees. Most studies have been done using traditional steam sauna but there is good evidence emerging that infrared carries many of the same benefits. The predominant studies on sauna use are out of Finland and are observational studies. This is important to note arise other factors such as lifestyle and diet could also impact study results. Read MoreRead More
Have you ever polished off a glass of water and thought, “That didn’t quench my thirst at all!”
We have all heard we should drink more water. There are so many reasons why keeping hydrated is important. Mild dehydration has been linked to fatigue, foggy headedness, and a lower than usual mood. Additionally, because our environment does have harmful chemicals throughout it, keeping up a good intake of filtered water can help reduce a buildup and help your body to flush out those toxins.
But how much should you be drinking? And how do you know if it is working? Mayo clinic recommends half your body weight in ounces.
- 60oz water intake per 120lb body weight
- 70oz water per 140lb
- 80oz per 160lb, and so on.
When we sweat more due to the hot humid weather, exercising in the outdoors, or just because that is how we are built, you may notice that you can’t seem to get your thirst relieved, or you may notice continued signs of dehydration even though you are drinking enough water. When that happens it may be time to try making your own electrolyte water.
This recipe is simple, packed with minerals, and Read MoreRead More
As we enter National Infertility Month, we invited a patient to share how acupuncture impacted her fertility journey. She has generously offered to share her experience in hopes that it brings comfort and connection to others who are navigating infertility. Here is Nicole’s story, in her own words. Read MoreRead More