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Find Your (Circadian) Rhythm

Your circadian rhythm.  It’s your body’s natural response to the light of the day and the dark of the night.  In a healthy state, your circadian rhythm energizes you every morning and calms you every night. It regulates your hormones over a 24-hour cycle so you can sleep deeply and wake up refreshed.  But, lots …

Can You Sleep Off Trauma?

Trauma can disrupt your entire life—leaving you sleepless, anxious, and unable to focus.  It’s true for one-time experiences (like escaping from a wildfire) or everyday experiences (like working as a first responder).  If you’ve experienced past or current trauma, recovery takes time and can require support from many angles. But the beautiful thing is that …

Green Light Therapy for Migraines

Migraines can be absolutely debilitating, and the sad truth is that medications aren’t enough to help a lot of people. Natural approaches are often a better option, and now we may have a new tool in our migraine prevention toolkit! Green Light In a study at the University of Arizona, 29 people with episodic or …

Vitamin D and COVID-19 Risk

There’s new information on Vitamin D.  The first-ever study to examine the association between vitamin D status and testing positive for COVID-19 was just published in the esteemed medical journal JAMA! Now that’s something to take seriously. Here’s what the study found… The study looked at 489 patients who had been tested for vitamin D …

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) and Weight Loss

There’s a lot of hype around dietary supplements. There’s also a lot of hype around weight loss. I’m not about hype, but I am about results. If you can use supplements to support a healthier metabolism and make it easier for you to lose weight….I’m all for that. Also, new research out of Oregon State University …

Blood Sugar and Immune Response

Why would high blood sugar be linked to more severe cases of COVID? That’s a question researchers at the University of Michigan are attempting to explain. Here’s what they think so far: Elevated blood sugars create low-grade inflammation Existing low-grade inflammation leads to an even stronger inflammatory surge in response to infection When the body …

Stress, Cortisol, and COVID

What puts some people at a higher risk of severe COVID infection than others? It’s the million-dollar question that we don’t fully understand yet.  A new study published in the Lancet found that higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol were a marker of more severe illness from COVID-19.  That does NOT mean stress causes …