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Haelan [IPA: 'heɪlɪn] - to heal, to cure, to alleviate anxiety

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How Toxins Impact Blood Sugar Apr 15, 2024

Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is crucial for overall health and well-being. However, various factors, including diet, exercise, stress, and environmental toxins, can influence blood sugar regulation. In this blog post, we'll delve into the impact of toxins on blood sugar levels, exploring...

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How Stress Impacts the Immune System Apr 08, 2024

Have you ever gotten sick after a stressful event? Or are you always catching the current cold that is going around the office? Or the illnesses your kids bring home from school or daycare? You know your immunity is a bit off (that's why you're sick) but could it be related to stress? 

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The Vagus Nerve Apr 01, 2024

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, stress has become an all too familiar companion. Juggling career, family, and personal responsibilities can leave little time for self-care, leading to burnout and a sense of overwhelm. However, amidst the chaos, there lies a powerful ally in our bodies -...

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What is the sympathetic nervous system? Mar 25, 2024

Last week we talked about the parasympathetic nervous system- your rest/digest.... chill mode. Didn't catch it? Read about it HERE!

This week, we are going to explore the other side of the autonomic nervous system - the sympathetic nervous system. This is your fight/flight/freeze mode. In today's...

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What is the Parasympathetic Nervous System? Mar 18, 2024

 

In today's fast-paced world, stress and burnout have become all too common, affecting individuals of all ages and backgrounds. It's a theme I heard multiple times a day from multiple patients while working in primary care.

If you're a woman over 35 grappling with stress and burnout, you're...

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What is nervous system dysregulation? Mar 11, 2024

As women over 35, the juggling act of managing career, family, and personal well-being can often feel overwhelming. Stress and burnout become familiar companions, impacting not just our mental health but also our physical well-being. At the core of this struggle lies a complex interplay of...

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How Does Insulin Affect Anxiety? Mar 04, 2024

Anxiety and stress often get tied up in the same bag. I often hear client complaints of fatigue, insomnia, racing thoughts, feeling overwhelmed and then in the same breath, they tell me they were told it was just anxiety. I know that this is a controversial opinion, but for the majority - anxiety...

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What is Insulin Resistance? Feb 26, 2024

Insulin resistance is a looming threat to our overall health and wellness as a society. A recent analysis from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2021 found that 40% of adults in the US age 18-44 are insulin resistant (Freeman & Pennings, 2023). This is up from...

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What is the relationship between cortisol and insulin? Feb 19, 2024

Maintaining optimal blood sugar levels is crucial for overall health, and the intricate relationship between cortisol and insulin plays a pivotal role in this delicate balance. In this blog post, we will dive into the relationship between cortisol and insulin, exploring the impact on blood sugar...

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How Cortisol and Stress Impact Other Hormones Feb 12, 2024

Stress is something that affects all of us. In today's world most of us find ourselves juggling multiple responsibilities, leading to heightened stress levels and, consequently, burnout. While stress is a natural response to life's challenges, prolonged exposure can wreak havoc on the...

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