You may have heard about Light therapy. It is a way to use artificial light to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that usually occurs in darker months of the year, fall and winter.
Chromotherapy or color healing is an alternative therapy that uses the frequency of color to heal physical and emotional problems within the human body.
Color therapy postulates that the different wavelengths of color affect our mood and health. Color therapy is not (yet)...
The liver, the largest solid organ in the body and the largest gland as well. Our liver is always busy at work because it filters and removes various molecules from the blood, including hormones. The liver has a Phase 1 and Phase 2 process to filter and remove molecules from circulation. There are 3 vegetables that help the liver complete both phases.
Kale contains vitamins A, K, B6 and C, calcium, potassium, copper and manganese. It is part of the cruciferous vegetable...
Did you know that the liver carries out over 500 essential tasks? It is also the largest solid organ and the largest gland in the human body. The liver's functions include detoxification, protein synthesis, and the production of chemicals that help digest food.
But the reason why hormones and liver go hand in hands is that the liver filters and removes various molecules from the blood, including hormones. And not just the hormones that our body produces! Unfortunately, there are also...
Broccoli is a powerhouse! It has tons of fiber and vitamins which all support the liver's cleansing and detoxifying action. It is a great way to help your body balance its hormones by including more broccoli. In Chinese medicine, Broccoli can clear heat in the body and helps to reduce bloating.
Steamed Broccoli with Lemon
1 bunch broccoli
1 lemon, cut in half
sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Cut the broccoli into florets. Place a steamer basket into a medium-sized pot over...
Hormone imbalances go way beyond the number that is too low or too high for a particular hormone. One must look at the whole body and see where the body struggles to maintain a healthy balance. One of the most common bottlenecks to proper hormone balance is the liver. The liver is located on the right side of the rib cage and just below the rib cage.
Not only does the liver carry out over 500 essential tasks that we know of, but the liver is also the largest solid organ and the largest...
I used to boil Brussels sprouts when I first started cooking them. I did not like them at all. I missed my grandmother's sauce with it. But then I discovered that they taste really good roasted. Here is a variation of one my recipes. I think it always goes well with some grilled pork chops.
Brussels Sprouts are of the cruciferous vegetable family and benefit the liver and thereby, helps in balancing hormones in the whole body.
Easy Brussels Sprouts
Makes 4 servings
A balanced hormonal system ensures that we feel great: we have energy all day, we sleep well, our digestion works like clockwork, we are in a good mood and our monthly hormonal changes go on about unnoticed. Our body is a miracle machine: there are at least 50 hormones in our bodies that need to be balanced at all times.
The most amazing thing is that all the hormones talk to each other in a special feedback loop and they are all related to each other. So, if one hormone or associated gland...
This is my favorite Kale recipe. And it's actually the only way I really like to eat Kale. I do like Baby Kale mixed in a salad but that's about it. I cheat and I take supplements to make up for not getting Kale in my diet. This is what I take.
Parmesan Kale Chips
Serves 2 to 3
1 bunch kale stems removed, and leaves torn into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ cup parmesan cheese -or- vegan powdered cheese substitute
Hormones rule everything in our body: they are not only important for women and their ability to have children, but they also determine how well we digest our food, if we are able to lose weight, if we sleep well at night and how well we think and how good our memory is...and that is just a short list.
The cells in our body are bathed in a "hormone soup" as I like to call it. Hormones are released under the direction of our brain and they all interact with each other, either by what's called...
When you start looking at ways to reduce your stress levels, you probably focus on how much work you are doing, what your daily responsibilities are, and whether or not you practice good self-care. These are all very important, but don’t forget about the simplest choices you make every day that could be impacting your stress.
A common one has to do with your diet, where some foods can increase foods, while others help to reduce it. In fact, your diet has a much larger impact on your...