By Lisa Breitenwischer
According to Ayurveda, when winter transitions into spring it’s Kapha season. The cold, heavy, dull qualities of winter and the dampness of spring enhance Kapha. Kapha is one of the three doshas associated with the Ayrurveda Health System. Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the body and mind. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for the joints and lungs and formation of the seven tissues. Kapha types have a strong build and lots of stamina. They have large eyes and smooth, radiant skin. When Kapha builds to excess, weight gain, fluid retention and allergies manifest in the… Read More
3 Day Detox Bounce Back
by Lisa Breitenwischer
Are you feeling uncomfortable in your body after the holidays? Looking for a way to lose those 5 to 7 pounds and conquer the sugar blues? I have a plan to bounce back after any holiday or over indulgence that can help detox a congested liver, soothe the digestive tract, increase your energy, and get you feeling good in your body!
By Lisa Breitenwischer
Zinc is essential for our health and for proper body function. Everyone, requires regular zinc to remain alive! It’s present in every cell, organ, bone, tissue and fluid in the body. It helps your immune system and metabolism function. Living in America with our fortified foods and multivitamin supplements, a zinc deficiency may be the farthest thing from our mind. However, just because we’re eating foods with added nutrition doesn’t mean our body is absorbing it, and there are many zinc deficiency risk factors right here in the U.S.A.
With the current pandemic and flu season upon us,… Read More
By Lisa Breitenwischer CHC
Probiotics work in your gastrointestinal tract to help balance out the harmful microbes living there. Evidence now suggests, that a certain type of probiotics known as psychobiotics may also help improve your mood.
It’s hard to believe that by altering the bacteria in your gut, you can better handle stress, improve your mood, and even treat your anxiety or depression. But an explosion of research into the fascinating world of the gut-brain axis or GBA, is showing just that.
One key breakthrough is the idea that intestinal bacteria can impact the so-called gut-brain axis or the biological communication… Read More
Weight loss requires more than just calorie restriction and increased activity. Most often there are hormonal imbalances which are leading to cravings for high-fat or high sugar foods, encouraging our body to store fat around our abdomen and hip, and preventing our body from burning fat. An imbalance in serotonin is just one hormonal imbalance that can prevent weight loss.
The Impact of Serotonin on Appetite and Mood
Serotonin is one of our feel-good neurotransmitters (along with dopamine and norepinephrine). When serotonin is out of balance symptoms of anxiety and depression are common. These emotions contribute negatively to weight… Read More
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