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Wellness Lifestyle Tips

The Power of Transformative Sleep & 3o Day Sleep Challenge

And The Perils of Poor Sleep No matter what hustle culture says, skipping sleep isn’t the secret to getting ahead. In fact, research shows it’s a pretty awful idea. Lack of sleep not only clouds your cognition, memory, and decision-making the next morning, it wreaks havoc on your body’s internal systems and processes. Did you know that people who skimp on sleep tend to eat hundreds more calories a day than people who get at least 7-8 hours? One reason: A poor night’s rest can amplify your hunger hormones driving you to overeat. Hormones like ghrelin (the “hunger hormone”) and… Read More »

Dr Jena’s Top Health Tips

Dr. Jena's DailyLifestyle Tips

Begin the day with thankfulness & appreciation Unplug Wi-Fi at night Turn your phone to airplane mode if you sleep with your phone Do not hold cell phone to your ear for long conversations- use headset Do not keep cell phone in your pocket/ bra- use a shoulder bag, purse or briefcase. Keep it away from your body Earthing: barefoot in the grass/ sand 10+ min, weather permitting Sun Gazing: eyes closed, 1-2 min Slow Breathing: breathe in for count of 4, hold for count of 4, exhale for 4, rest for 4. Do for 5min am & pm Exercise… Read More »

Love Yourself! Galentine’s Night

Indulge in an evening of self-love and empowerment. Join us for a fabulous evening of self-love and celebration at Left Foot Charley in Traverse City. Get ready to pamper yourself, have fun, and embrace the power of friendship. This in-person event is all about cherishing your own awesomeness! Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in an awesome sound experience designed to clear, heal, empower and uplift your spirits; Free wine & cider to celebrate the incredible bond between gal pals; Laughter, music, good vibes, and unforgettable memories; oh, and Chocolate. Lot’s of cholcolate. Don’t miss out on this special night… Read More »

Could It Be Your Thyroid?!

Ever get told that your thyroid labs are normal yet you still feel like crap?! Unfortunately, the medical profession typically only evaluates and manages thyroid health by looking at the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and if that is within the normal lab range, your thyroid is “fine”! This leads many, many women searching for answers because they have unexplainable: Fatigue: Persistent tiredness and a lack of energy, even after a full night’s sleep. Weight Gain: Unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight. Cold Sensitivity: Feeling excessively cold, especially in the hands and feet. Constipation: Slower digestion and bowel movements. Dry… Read More »

Adrenal Fatigue is Real!

Your adrenal glands are small but mighty little guys that sit on top of your kidneys. Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenals have been overworked to a degree that they can no longer secrete levels of cortisol (your stress hormone) adequate for optimal function. Potential stressors include environmental and dietary influences, as well as anxiety and emotional stresses. Medical research now proves that adrenal fatigue is commonly associated with bowel and bladder issues: irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, and interstitial cystitis. I find in many of my clients who are experiencing or being diagnosed with these issues that their adrenal glands are pooped!… Read More »

I Guarantee You’re NOT Getting Enough of This!

The vitamin you and your family need more of and most right now is Vitamin D! Move over, vitamin C—there’s a new flu buster in town! Are we entering “flu season” or more appropriate “Low Vitamin D Season”).  Vitamin D plays an important role in immune system support. Also known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is every bit as important as its antioxidant counterparts whenever the immune sysytem is under duress, like during a cold or flu. If you’re one of those people who keeps getting sick and you don’t know why OR you want to prevent from being one of… Read More »

Cholesterol is Healthy!

Cholesterol gets such a bad rap! The medical profession is SO behind the actual science and since the creation of statins, the AMA has been lowering the healthy cholesterol level every decade which means more people fall into the category of “high” cholesterol and their answer for that means taking a statin for life. Lab values for “healthy cholesterol” are now under 200 where in 1960 healthy values were 260. In my opinion from a Functional Medicine perspective, the current levels are way too low. You need cholesterol! AND you need healthy, unsaturated fats (avocado, olive oil, grass fed butter,… Read More »

Practice Regular Earthing or “Grounding” for Stress, Anxiety, and More!

Human beings once had almost constant contact with the Earth by walking barefoot, bathing in natural bodies of water, and sleeping on the ground. Fast-forward to the twenty-first century, and most of us have lost touch with the simple act of touching the earth daily. This chronic disconnection from the earth can make people feel ungrounded, flighty, or out of touch with the natural world. So, what does this have to do with anxiety? According to new research, getting “grounded” via direct contact with the ground or natural water may be a powerful natural remedy for occasional anxiety, sleeplessness, and… Read More »

Depression? How Mother Nature Cares For You

If you’re anything like me, then you can’t help but to get the winter blues living in Northern Michigan. Are there natural ways to defeat this type of depression? The colder, darker months of winter have arrived yet here are some winter depression tips and ideas to help you defeat depression. You may think you know these, but do me a favor and read them anyway. Get plenty of rest. Our schedules are often blamed for not getting enough hours of sleep. Try to make sure that you are sleeping enough (it’s when your body heals). AND, that your sleep is… Read More »

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