We’re halfway through 2020, and it already seems like a doozy. In addition to the current pandemic, there have been enormous wildfires in Australia, a divisive political climate, and murder hornets invading the western U.S., it might seem like the world has gone completely insane. There?s a lot of noise out there, and it?s not unusual to feel a bit overwhelmed.
What a stressful time we live in! As if normal life wasn?t crazy enough with work, family, friends, chores, and all the other things we do normally, here comes a major pandemic that is upending how we go about our everyday lives.
Sometimes what ails us isn?t physical. Sometimes it?s psychological or even spiritual. While modern medicine has a lot to say about brain and body chemistry and can prescribe drugs to try to address our psychological or spiritual challenges, older forms of healing may actually prove just as effective.
When we think about the holiday season, we often picture snowy days or evenings by the fire, friends and family around us to exchange gifts, maybe even a warm cup of cocoa or eggnog in our hands. We picture warm, bright lights, yummy foods, and (hopefully) a little time off from work.
It?s estimated that approximately 10 ? 15 percent of Americans suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBs). IBS can be a painful and challenging disorder, marked by excessive abdominal pain, cramping, excessive gas, and both diarrhea and constipation. With symptoms like these, it?s probably no wonder it goes often goes misdiagnosed or undiagnosed altogether, as they are a common part of the human experience.
Sugar. It tastes great. But, did you know the more you eat, the more your body craves sugar? Amidst new U.S. dietary guidelines, there has been a renewed focus on limiting and reducing refined sugar from the diet. And, for very good reason.