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Body & Mind: Health and Wellness in the Lowcountry

Body & Mind: Health and Wellness in the Lowcountry

Be healthy. Be well. Be the best you.

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 12:13

Turmeric & Honey: Nature's Anti-Inflammatory Team

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Both turmeric and honey, nature’s anti-inflammatory team, have powerful and effective natural anti-inflammatory properties. Constant inflammation in the body is a root cause of many serious diseases. Used together, turmeric and honey can help you take a critical step toward reducing your inflammation and improving your life.

Inflammation is part of your body’s response to the invasion of viruses, bacteria, types of fungus and other agents of disease and illness. At these times, some level of inflammation is helpful as your body fights off these intruders. Remember, our bodies are all about balance...moderation.

Thursday, 17 May 2018 10:39

Autoimmune Protocol Meal Plan for Beginners

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An autoimmune disease is where your immune system attacks your healthy cells because it cannot tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy cells. It isn't the type of disease where BAM! you instantly know you have it. Learn more about autoimmunity here. Discovering that you do have an autoimmune disease means you need to follow an Autoimmune Protocol Meal Plan to help alleviate the symptoms and the damage to your body.

It may take many years to diagnose an autoimmune disease as it may develop slowly. Over time, it may present as various symptoms and elude discovery. Research shows as many as 90% of women over 40 suffer from thyroid dysfunction. Learn more here. What you will know for sure (even before the diagnosis) is that you are not feeling as good or as healthy as you should: "something is wrong." It's the "something is wrong" that will motivate your search for answers. One critical answer is to follow the Autoimmune Protocol Meal Plan, a protocol you must follow.

Monday, 12 February 2018 13:53

How Rowing Can Make You A Better Runner

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Improve your run…with rowing!

As spring gets closer so does race season in the Lowcountry.  For many of us, this winter’s cold weather has made it hard to start training.  Especially for those who made running a 5 or 10K a New Year’s resolution.
The Cooper River Bridge Run, Charleston’s largest race, is just a little over 8 weeks away and there are over 18 area races before then!
For most of us, training for a running race means running…

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 11:30

Holiday Health Hacks

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The recently passed holidays are generally filled with religious observances, celebrations, traditions, family, good friends, shopping, and gift-giving and -receiving. With the people we love most, we make memories that can carry us through the difficulties in life. We put deposits in our personal emotional bank so that we can withdraw them when life gets tough. Unfortunately, we also put more deposits of excessive food and drink into our bodies.

These deposits may not be particularly good ones or ones that look particularly good on us ... we need to start making withdrawals by looking at adjusting our choices and lifestyle. We said to ourselves: "Well, it's the holidays -- I'll get back on track afterwards." No flaw in that concept, right? Ha!

The phrase "you are what you eat" begins to flash before your eyes. You are not seeing the proverbial "visions of sugarplums" dancing in your head that you heard about as a child. The more you overeat and drink, the more you feel your body letting you know it is on overload. Too much sugar coupled with less sleep, more stress, and the opportunity to overdo things can be very bad.

Here are some simple and effective Holiday Health Hacks with big benefits!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:46

10 Ways to Live Well in the Holy City

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From the historic cobblestoned streets and antebellum architecture to the picturesque beaches and scenic parks, beautiful Charleston, SC promises its visitors a wholly fulfilling experience steeped in southern charm. This hidden gem of a city offers elegant, modern hotels, farm-to-table restaurants and cafés, chic boutiques, and endless outdoor activities for every type of wellness traveller. Start planning your Charleston itinerary by checking out our ten favourite ways to live well in the Holy City.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 09:08

Low Carb Living

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Let's face it. We all want to be the best we can be. But do you really know what you need to do to make your body run properly? To make it function as God intended? To make yourself look and feel younger? To feel good and to have great energy so you can focus on living the life you dreamed? Well, what you need in your life is balance. 

A small word with big meaning that permeates almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us try to find this balance, especially when it comes to food and drink...

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