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Altered States: How To Manage Stress & Anxiety With Biology

Altered States: How To Manage Stress & Anxiety With Biology

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"Fear or anxiety is the basic byproduct of a high arousal state that you can no longer manage." -Brian MacKenzie, PSE. Fear is something we allow to shape far too many aspects of our lives. Operating out of a place of scarcity rather than abundance, worrying about what people think, future tripping, choosing comfort and security over fulfillment...I can go on-all lead to being trapped up in one's head, drowning in thoughts, rather than being present and in the now, where suffering cannot exist. Many of us have let it dictate too many moments in our lives. Fear and anxiety...

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What You Need To Know About Light For Your Health & Fitness To Shine

What You Need To Know About Light For Your Health & Fitness To Shine

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Artificial Light's Effect on Health and Fitness All living organisms have an internal clock, built-in and programmed in our evolution, set via morning sunlight exposure and nighttime darkness.  This biological clock (called a “circadian rhythm”) regulates hormones, metabolism, the sleep/wake cycle, and all cellular growth and repair. Certain artificial light exposure after sunset tells the brain that the Sun is rising, preventing melatonin manufacture. This severely compromises sleep and repair quality, accelerating aging and disease pathology over time. There is something to be done about it. Various forms of protection, including phone settings and anti-blue light glasses, can block all...

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Is Being Injury Prone A Myth?

Is Being Injury Prone A Myth?

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How many times have you watched sports and heard the broadcasters say an athlete is an injury-prone? How often have you heard someone say they are dealing with nagging injuries? Safe to say most of us just about all of us in the health and fitness space. A major component of not only rehab but training is helping people bulletproof their body for long-term injury prevention. This set of circumstances begs the question...is there such a thing Take someone like Derrick Rose-he's someone that has been branded with that reputation and rightfully so-what has mainly been a resume of knee...

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Popular Protein Supplements Contain Potentially Harmful Additives

Popular Protein Supplements Contain Potentially Harmful Additives

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For the second time now, a major test as revealed elevated levels of heavy metals in protein powders. Just like last time, many of the companies named were known as class acts in forums and stores. Unfortunately, they are good at reputation-only. Often times these companies are legit when they start out but get bought out by larger companies if they gain traction. The other thing that happens is the business meets its inflection point and has a chance to grow and does so by selling out on the quality of sourcing. The underground music model   The biggest reason...

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Is Stress, Anxiety, or Trauma Behind Your Food Allergies & Autoimmune Condition?

Is Stress, Anxiety, or Trauma Behind Your Food Allergies & Autoimmune Condition?

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We store our issues in our tissues. Ever had physical symptoms played out that coincided with stress? This is something that's been a major concept in Eastern Medicine, but some Western practitioners are starting to unweave the rainbow, themselves. These new understandings have helped us better understand disease pathology. Stress (life stress, trauma, even overtraining) can assist in breeding an overactive nervous system, which intersects with other physiological systems, including the immune system. The extreme spectrum of these is what many doctors today would call neuroimmune disorders.   I find that often times, people can become 'allergic' or 'intolerant' to...

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