I recently returned from a magical 10-day vacation in Spain, which is a 6-hour time difference from where I live in Massachusetts. My biggest fear about returning was that I would likely feel jet lag for the next six days or so. (They say it takes one day per hour of time difference to adjust). […]

Health Journey, Stress

Hate Jet Lag? How to Biohack Your Body and Overcome it Quickly

As with so many things in life, we are often left wondering what came first, the chicken or the egg? In the case of IBS and stress, did the IBS trigger the stress or did stress trigger the IBS?!   Round and round we go without getting any closer to answers or relief because we […]

Digestion, Stress

The Stress and IBS Connection is Real: Strategies to Address It

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through my link, I receive a small sum to compensate for running this blog. Thank you!!   Hemp oil, or CBD oil, is a hot topic these days as it’s now legal in all 50 U.S. states. I was a skeptic of it for […]

Health Journey, Inflammation, Stress

Hemp Cannabidiol (CBD): Body-Wide Benefits & How to Select the Right One

You can’t rush healing.   If stress got you here…wherever you are with your health…stress is not the way out. The body simply isn’t built to respond that way, especially if you want deep, real, lasting healing.   I had digestive issues brewing in me in high school, but it wasn’t until I felt incredible […]

Health Journey, Stress

You Can’t Heal Stress With More Stress

Have you ever heard of the vagus nerve? If you have digestive issues, then you should become very familiar with it. This major nerve serves as a highway from the brain to the gut, so if you’ve heard about the mind-gut connection before, this is it.   Digestion actually begins in the brain via the […]

Digestion, Stress

Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Better Digestion: How to Do It

I learned something about myself recently that I never thought would actually end up being so true. It was something that crossed my mind every once in awhile, but I never considered to be the top contributor to all of my health issues over the past several years.   All this time, I was looking […]

Digestion, Stress

I Was Treating My Disease All Wrong. What I Did Instead

There’s no denying it’s a stressful time of year right now. The wintertime blues are setting in, the holidays are on the horizon, and that election… Instead of sitting around biting your nails or letting your mind race with negative thoughts, I have five stress-busting tips you can use to calm your nerves, lift your […]

Lifestyle, Stress

Overwhelmed? Try These 6 Stress-Busting Tips (They Work!)