At the end of the day we have to make a choice. Do we engage in an activity that is going to temporarily make us feel relaxed, but ultimately is exacerbating our strained nervous system’s inclination to function sympathetically – or do we choose an activity that will help our nervous system to truly restore, and recharge. At the end of a long day, we desire to feel rested – and so choosing carefully is important.
There’s a growing metabolic health crisis sweeping the globe. But Tyler Lesher believes that the real issue isn’t what you think. In this new MAPS Scholarship, he explores that while the western diet is the culprit, the underlying issue is the inflammatory cycle — and how nutrition and exercise can serve as interventions.
It’s been an amazing summer and will hopefully be a warm and cozy fall. That means there is still ample opportunity for backyard picnics, time spent on the beach or the backyard, BBQ’s, parties, and long conversation-filled hours spent dining al fresco. Each one of these delightful events has one thing in common for most of us – free-flowing alcohol.
By Shaina Painter, MS, CNSc
Diet culture has become pervasive in western culture in the last few decades, from the latest detox tea to “intuitive fasting.” It’s an industry worth more than $78 billion. And it’s growing, with as much as 49.1% of people dieting to lose weight.
Have you tried sipping a warm, comforting cup of bone broth? If you’re at all plugged into the “wellness” scene, you are probably aware that bone broth is making quite the grand entrance into the health beverage world.
By Maritza Bollain y Goytia, L.Ac.
Tai chi and qigong have recently gained popularity as more and more clinical research has validated their effectiveness and as more people have sought out alternatives to traditional Western approaches to supporting mental health.