Stress, Cortisol, and the Digestive System

Have you ever heard of the fight-or-flight response? When you experience stress, your body is essentially being “attacked”. As your body prepares to either fight the perceived stressor or flee from it, the sympathetic nervous system becomes activated. What is...

Our Holiday Wellness Gift Recommendations

We all know the holiday’s can be a stressful time of year, even if they are filled with festive cheer. For those that participate in holiday gift-giving, finding the perfect gifts for loved ones without breaking the bank can be a daunting task. That is why we are here...

Moving From Mindless to Mindful

It’s 9 p.m. You finished dinner almost two hours ago, but with the new episode of your favorite TV series airing, all you can think about is how those Kettle chips or chocolate-covered almonds or whatever snack you love to indulge in, would be perfect. But, are you...

Living with Eczema: The Ongoing Challenge

What is eczema? The word eczema describes a group of rash-like skin conditions [1]. Atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, is a chronic skin disease that is characterized by dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, hands, inside the elbows, behind the knees...

Living with Allergies

Is it just me, or does everyone seem to have allergies these days? Approximately 30% of adults and 40% of children in the United States are currently affected by allergies. In fact, allergies are now the most common health issue affecting children and are the 6th...

Sticking to Healthy Habits While on Vacation

With summer approaching many of us have fun vacations to look forward to. Traveling can be full of amazing experiences that feed the soul but it is important during these times to not neglect the way we feed our physical bodies. Many people follow the idea that...

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