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
How to Make your Own Antibacterial Yoga Mat Cleaner
Since the pandemic we’ve had to make some changes at the studio and no longer provide mat cleaning spray for students to use after class. Instead of purchasing a mat cleaning product to sell in the studio, I felt this simple recipe was easy to make and will keep your mat safe and clean whether you are back at the studio or practicing in your home.
How do the oils work to clean your mat?
- Tea tree oil possesses antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal properties.
- Lavender oil… Read More
By Lisa Breitenwischer
The CoronaVirus has caused many cities around the world to enforce a mandatory Shelter-in-Place to prevent the virus from spreading. Our business and many other businesses and schools have been forced to close. Everyone has been affected by this pandemic and it’s causing a lot of stress and anxiety and for some-depression.
When routines and structures are disrupted it can definitely trigger stress and anxiety, as many will stop engaging in some of the healthy coping strategies that usually help keep our mood up.Things like going to the gym, taking a yoga class, walking or running outdoors, reading,… Read More
By Lisa Breitenwischer
Many folks in Dallas are fighting this illness that’s considered to be worse than a cold but less than the flu. It’s that mysterious thing that hangs on forever called “The Crud”. It’s making people miserable with mucus, sore throat, cough and the congestion associated with it. I was one of those who thought they could dodge it, but it took hold of me like a python, wrapping around it’s prey.
I haven’t been sick in years, and as I fought my way through the runny nose, sore throat and horrific cough, I wondered what was different about… Read More
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a clear gooey substance known as hyaluronan that is naturally produced by your body. It’s a very long chain of disaccharides (sugars) present in all connective tissues in the body that is responsible for retaining moisture. It occurs in high concentrations in the skin, joints, and eye fluids helping to lubricate these areas. As we age, levels of hyaluronic acid fall—some say by as much as 50 percent. Genetics, smoking, and magnesium and zinc deficiencies appear to accelerate this loss, but it happens to all of us to some degree. The result? Aching… Read More