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5 Factors to Increase Your Stress Resiliency

Remember a time in your life when you were feeling really good? What systems did you have in place that got you there? Perhaps you were doing a fantastic job at avoiding sugar, going on weekend hikes, and prioritizing getting to bed on time. Typically most of us at least have a few good routines in place that keep us from hitting rock bottom. Some of us have actually hit rock bottom and are looking for a change. Keeping a holistic and comprehensive lifestyle is key to supporting a strong resilience to stress, but the hard part is knowing what to prioritize for stress reduction.

  • Keep Moving
    • Experts recommend 150 minutes of physical activity per week for 10 weeks or more to greatly support mood health. Aside from the physical health benefits, exercise is core to making sure you have a strong resilience to stress. Exercise has been shown to aid tryptophan delivery to the brain. This amino acid is important for serotonin production which is associated with controlling mood and sleep.
  • Eat Whole Foods
    • Ensuring your body has enough protein from whole foods is so important when wanting to keep up a stable mood. Blood sugar swings can be
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Skin Health and the Holidays

We hope you’re feeling the joy and spirit of the holidays this December! Some of us may also be feeling the level of stress in our day-to-day lives creeping up. That stress, along with the drier air and more time indoors, can really take a toll on the skin. If you’re noticing the frown lines between your eyebrows seem a little deeper, you’re not alone. Did you know that facial acupuncture not only helps minimize the fine lines in your face and bring life back to your skin, it also helps your body deal with stress?

A truly holistic treatment, facial acupuncture benefits the whole body while it rejuvenates the skin. You will likely see increased energy and improved sleep, and you may even notice that you’re thinking a bit more clearly, and able to handle that stress a little bit better. The process of facial acupuncture is relaxing, giving you a deep rest, and the benefits build over time, including:

  • Diminishment of fine lines
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Firmer skin and tighter pores
  • More moisture and plumpness in the skin overall
  • Lifting in the eye and jaw areas
  • Reduction of Rosacea and Acne

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Coconut Oil Fudge (Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan)

This recipe serves you health and wellness with your chocolate bomb craving. Quick and easy to make, naturally sweetened, and loaded with healthy fat, this fudge is perfect for sharing, stashing, and holiday treat plates.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic coconut oil, solid
  • ¼ cup canned coconut milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract

 

Instructions

  1. Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, mix the coconut oil and coconut milk together on medium-high speed for 5-6 minutes until glossy and thick. (Alternatively, use a hand-held mixer and a mixing bowl.)
  3. Add the cocoa powder, honey or maple syrup, vanilla extract, and almond extract, and mix thoroughly until smooth and well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
  5. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes or until just set.
  6. Once set, remove the fudge from the pan and place on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut into small squares. Store in an airtight container
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December News

Meet the Team

Meet or Catch up With Lindsay O’Keefe of the Selby Acupuncture Team.

  • SA: What do you like most about Selby Acupuncture?
    • LO: I love the sense of community I feel from both my colleagues and our patients. Over the last 9 years, I have gotten to know and learn from countless of kind, generous and supportive people. Being in this environment has absolutely made me a better person.
  • SA: What do you like most about your role at Selby Acupuncture?
    • LO: I appreciate how the clinic’s flexibility has allowed me to adapt my role from Office Manager to Billing Specialist based on changes in my personal life. After years of unsuccessfully trying to start our own family, my husband and I made the decision to adopt through foster care. We welcomed three incredible children into our home in November 2020, and officially adopted them this June! Even though my life took a significant change, everyone at Selby has been incredibly supportive and I am so happy to be continuing my involvement with the clinic. My role over the years has allowed me to get to know so many people going through all of the
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