• Immune System

    Natural Flu Shot

    There are 2 options this year for a natural approach to preventing the cold and flu. Pascoleucyn The seasonal flu vaccine can be very effective at preventing 3 strains of the flu virus, which are predicted each year to affect the widest number of people. However, even with the flu shot, you are left vulnerable to the over 300 other flu strains, as well as the over 200 viruses that cause the common cold. So whether or not you choose…

  • Immune System,  Stress Management

    Are You Triggering Stress?

    Stress is a topic I talk a lot about in my coaching at Vibrant Living; good stress, bad stress…often it’s all in our perception. Similarly, our body’s stress response is also affected by our “perception” of stress. What is bad stress to one individual might be motivating & exciting stress to another. Different perception, different impact on the body. Our response to bad stress, also known as our fight/flight response, is hugely beneficial (even life-saving!) when we are under physical…

  • Blog,  Immune System,  Nutrition,  Recipes

    Magnesium Boosting Salad

    Ingredients: 2 cups of arugula or other mixed greens (I found organic greens on sale at Goodness Me this weekend) ¼ cup of almonds and pumpkin seeds ¼ avocado ¼ cup of figs, finely sliced 2 Tbsp of goat cheese (if can tolerate, or omit if you cant) 4 oz of protein (like chicken, grass fed beef, turkey or fish) Drizzled with the citrus vinaigrette below Citrus Vinaigrette ¾ cup of apple cider vinegar ¼ cup of olive oil 3…

  • Blog,  Immune System,  Nutrition

    Top 5 Symptoms of Low Magnesium Levels

    Do you have cravings, muscle cramps, headaches, high blood pressure, constipation or sleep imbalances? You may be magnesium deficient!! Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in over 300 enzymatic and physiological processes in our body. It is also a mineral that is commonly depleted by stress and refined sugars.  Since it is so widely used in our body, and so easily depleted its absence can create many common nagging deficiency symptoms. I have highlighted the top 5 common symptoms…

  • Blog,  Immune System

    Throwing off the toupee on male pattern baldness

    It’s time to cast off some myths and reveal some of the facts around androgenic alopecia (“male pattern baldness”). First off, despite its common name, this condition can impact both men and women, and is by far the most common form of hair loss seen clinically. Up to 70% of men and 40% of women may be affected in their lifetime. Why is it so prevalent? The reason for its prevalence in men is due to the fact that hair follicles respond to androgens…