SEX! Can Make or Break a Relationship.

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

by Rachael Ross, MD, PhD   Functional Care and Sexual Medicine Sex can make or break a relationship. The desire to be sexual with another person is a natural and healthy human impulse. But the skills to be open to enjoy it while also being knowledgeable and confident enough to become a great lover are not a given. These are learned skills. Does an award-winning tennis player wake up one day and just watch a how-to video, and instantly transform her/himself into a top-ranked player? Did Michael Jordan pick up a basketball and overnight become the basketball sensation that he is...

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Forget about Setting New Year’s Intentions

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By: Bren Boston, MD Talk about setting yourself up for failure. Trying to make a decision about a behavioral change that you will stick with for 12 straight months is nonsense. What research shows is that it takes 3 weeks to form a new habit. So, this year, I encourage you to make separate monthly intentions starting with January 2020. Try it on, feel it out, see if it works for you or if it is even possible to mesh with the rest of your life. If you find it is not working, then, presto, you can make a new intention...

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Food Freedom

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

  The ultimate goal when it comes to eating and your relationship with food is freedom. Having food freedom means knowing you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want, but nevertheless choosing to eat nutrient dense, wholesome foods that nourish your body and mind.  It means making informed choices based on direct information from your body about how food makes you feel physically, not just emotionally. I know that some people have been denying themselves foods for years and when they do “cheat,” it is often followed by guilt. When you have food freedom there is no cheating or...

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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Indigestion

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By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD   It’s that time of year again – the holiday “eating season.” And, while lots of people think the holidays are the most wonderful time of year, your gut may disagree. This time of the year people flood their system with rich, sugary foods – and that can lead to digestive issues, low immune function, and plenty of weight gain. In fact, Americans gain an average of 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year.   SO HOW DO YOU AVOID STRESSING YOUR GUT OUT OVER THE HOLIDAYS?   1 - START SMART Starting each...

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Hot Pink Quinoa Salad

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By Bren Boston, M.D. I am always searching for ways to get my kids to eat more vegetables. Beets are a good option because they are naturally sweet and they are an enticing magenta color. Add to that the health benefits of beets:  they are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and betaine, an anti-inflammatory nutrient that helps protect cells from environmental stress. And when I mention to my kids that beets are a source of sugar, they hop on board. You can make this salad dairy free by eliminating the cheese or adding crumbled tofu in its place. Ingredients: 1.5 cups...

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