Benefits of Fasting

Uncategorized Jan 07, 2020

My husband and I practice intermittent fasting every single day.  This means that we only have eight hours in the day where we eat food.  The rest of the time we do not and only drink liquids.  

Once in a while we practice a 24 hour fast where we only drink water or non-caloric drinks such as ganoderma infused teas.  Why do we do this? 

Fasting has many benefits that have been backed by science.  For instance:

1. Promotes blood sugar control by reducing insulin resistance.  
If you reduce insulin resistance you increase your body's sensitivity to insulin. This allows it to transport glucose from your bloodstream to your cells more efficiently.  This is important to keep your blood sugar levels more stable, preventing spikes or crashes. (1)

2. Fasting can improve heart health
One of the leading cause of death in America is heart disease.  Having a healthier lifestyle and meal plan is the easiest way to decrease your risk for heart...

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Let's talk about weighted blankets

Uncategorized Jan 06, 2020

If you've ever contemplated getting a weighted blanket, I say jump in!

Here are my reasons: 

If you've ever had insomnia or even if you just sleep lightly, this blanket helps to stimulate a whole new level of sleep.  I am a light sleeper naturally.  I used to always wake up tired even if I had a "good night's sleep."  My daughter, who is 5 years old has never been someone that sleeps soundly either.  She is one that kicks and tosses during the night. I got a kids weighted blanket for her for Christmas this year.  Since using it her sleep is much deeper. 

It reduces anxiety.  My daughter, like any child has a little anxiety. Nothing that is overwhelming but if there is a situation she is unsure of this stimulates some anxiety.  If she wraps the blanket around her the anxiety stops.  She calls it a blanket that hugs you. Studies have show that hugs actually increase the dopamine and serotonin levels within our body. 

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