When we talk about nutritional supplements, what do we mean? According to the FDA: nutritional supplements, also called dietary supplements, are products you ingest that contain a dietary ingredient intended to add further nutritional value to (supplement) the diet. The most popular are multivitamins, calcium, and vitamins B, C and D. According to the National Institute of Health News in Health: “More than half of all Americans take one or more dietary supplements daily.” But do they know what they’re doing? Do you? What’s at Stake? As busy professional women, we work days, skip meals, and [...]
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If you’re a busy professional woman running your business, you’re no stranger to working long hours. Okay. I get it. If you don’t get it done, who will? But, do you get it? This relentless drive to ‘get it done’ is negatively impacting your health? Specifically: Your sleep. Why? Because chronic stress elevates your cortisol levels. And since cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, when your cortisol levels are elevated, day after day, your adrenal glands poop-out. 5 Signs Your Cortisol Levels Are Way Too High As a busy professional woman, I’m sure [...]
Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is when we shower those we love with flowers, chocolates, and gifts as expressions of our love. Expressions of love are fine. But caring for love is better. Today, I want to inspire you to take care of your love. To treasure, pamper, and exalt love to the highest place in your life. I want to encourage you to look past one day of love to a lifetime of love. I want you to do that by honoring your body and emotions, and the body and emotions of those you love. Why? Nowadays, people take love for [...]
No, I don’t mean learning how to fly an airplane. I mean, learn how to First. Love. Yourself. Now before you stop reading, the thing you need to realize is that F.L.Y. doesn’t mean being selfish or lacking consideration for others. First love yourself means to look after your health. To put health at the top of your ‘to-do’ list. As busy professional women, one of the hardest things to do is to put your health first. We are so busy with our careers, businesses, and families that often we put ourselves at the bottom of the ‘to-do’ list. Others [...]
How do you stay well at work? Germs. They’re everywhere. In the air we breathe and the surfaces we touch. According to the Minnesota Department of Health: “A person has more bacteria on their body than there are people in the United States.” In your workplace, germs are present on your desk, garbage can, computer keyboard, desk phone, light switch, and writing instruments. If you’re like most busy professional women, you work in an environment with other people. Before you give up and give in to getting sick this winter, here are seven holistic things you can do to stay [...]