Hi, I’m Heidi, Functional Wellness Coach and Author… Are you 40+ and feeling like your body has let you down? Struggling with low energy, brain fog, bloating, insomnia, weight gain, eczema and other skin issues, or chronic aches and pains? Have you been to doctor after doctor only to be told it’s all in your head? Are you too young to feel this damn old? Then you’ve come to the right place!
Did you know these are NOT actually normal signs of aging? This is your body giving you clear warning signals that something is out of balance. And I can help you to get back in balance…
With so many specialists and “a pill for every ill”, WHO is looking at your WHOLE health picture? I’ve been there, and I can relate. That’s why I became a Functional Wellness Coach. I’m passionate about helping women 40+, who have already tried everything under the sun, to feel FANTASTIC again. Learn More…
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Wow what a summer! Seattle is forecast to reach mid-90’s today, Las Vegas and Phoenix nearly 115! So what can you do to keep cool in a heatwave?
Keep Cool in a Heatwave
It’s easy to get over heated when the outside temperatures soar. So it’s always recommended for the sick or elderly to stay indoors during a heatwave. And preferably using air conditioning or fans to stay cool. But even if you’re hale and hearty, the heat can get to you too.
Here’s my little go-to trick to help keep cool when it’s hot out. Run cold water or an ice cube on the insides of your wrists, back of your neck, and/or backs of your knees. These are the places where your blood flows closest to your skin, and applying cold to those areas can really help cool you down. The converse is also true, and in the winter time I run warm water over my wrists to help me warm up.
Keep COOL and remember to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration! And please leave a comment to let us know your top cool-down tricks?
Did you know if your body is too acidic it can lead to inflammation and illness? A more alkaline body will help to create wellness. This great info graphic and accompanying article from MindBodyGreen.com shows which foods can help your body PH stay on the more alkaline side of life.
Interestingly, it’s how your body processes foods which determine the PH, so something that may seem acidic like a lemon, is actually quite alkaline once digested…and is very beneficial to the body, helping to keep your body PH on the alkaline side.
Just because we’re kickin’ sugar, doesn’t mean we have to be a total buzz-kill on sweets, right? So here’s a YUMMY dessert that gets all it’s sweetness from a banana. Dark Chocolate Banana Pudding is one of my fav go to desserts. And your friends and family will never guess that there’s no sugar in this recipe!
1 over-ripe banana
1 TBSP Organic Cocoa Blend Rebalance* or unsweetened coco powder
Optional slivered or chopped almonds or pecans, or shredded coconut flakes to top
Mash up an over-ripe banana and add 1 tablespoon of Organic Cocoa Blend Rebalance or unsweetened coco powder (or more or less to taste.)
Stir it all up for an “instant”, HEALTHY, Dark Chocolate Banana pudding…YUMM!
Then top with your favorite nuts or coconut flakes for an added treat.
*Organic Cocoa Blend Rebalance is a delicious healthy mix of adaptogens to help rebalance your body and mind while increasing relaxation. Plus this comforting blend of mood-enhancing cocoa contains B vitamins and adaptogens – rhodiola, shiitake mushroom, maca and ashwagandha – to help you adapt to daily stresses and strains. (These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)
Please leave a comment to let us know how you liked this recipe or what other things you added to it?
So how can you tell if you’re addicted to sugar?
Here is an excellent article by Dr. Mark Hyman, MD, to help you determine if you are addicted to sugar.