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by Carly Neubert, BA, NC April 07, 2016
I am stressed out right now. I can't get away from the stress; all I can do is use my healthy habits to see me through.
As a nutritionist and healthy habits coach, I am constantly counseling my clients to reduce their stress in 3 ways:
1. Reduce cellular stress by eating organic whole foods and supplements
2. Reduce immune stress by getting quality sleep
3. Reduce emotional stress by setting S.M.A.R.T. schedules and goals
We can talk about stress reduction until the cows come home, but sometimes you can't escape stressful situations. Temporary stress comes in various ways: a short term illness, a big project at work, or an impending move. Even when a stressful situation leads to something good and positive, it can still take a toll on your body.
When you experience stress, physical or emotional, your body uses magnesium. When your heart rate goes up or your blood pressure goes up, your body uses magnesium. When you get an adrenaline burst, from caffeine or exercise, or confrontation, your body uses magnesium. And, when you eat sugar of any type, your body uses magnesium to buffer blood sugar.
In plain English: when you have more stress, you need more magnesium: and, the more sugar you eat, the more magnesium you need.
Magnesium is a critical mineral for both body and brain function. In our high stress world we are literally running on empty in the magnesium tank. Over 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient. Chances are, you too are deficient.
One of the most cost effective ways to increase your magnesium is epsom salt baths. Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate crystals. Sitting in a tub of salts allows every surface of your body to absorb the magnesium.
Here is my recipe for a successful soak.
1. Run warm water in your bathtub. If you don't have a whole house filter, use a bath filter. This ensures you aren't breathing in chlorine gas from your hot water faucet.
2. Pour in 1-3 cups of epsom salts. Beginners should start with 1 cup.
3. Sit in the bath for 20-30 minutes to allow maximum absorption.
4. Rinse your body with soapy water if you don't like the feel of the salt.
It seems too simple, but I promise you that these therapeutic epsom salt baths will help you and your body respond better to stressful situations.
For additional recipes, biohacking tips and lifestyle hacks -- check out my other blog on my coaching site www.cleancoachcarly.com! I post weekly about nutrition and lifestyle topics, all backed by science. Happy Reading!
by Carly Neubert, BA, NC September 22, 2021
If you’ve ever tried dieting, you know that it’s all about “what” you eat, rather than “when” you eat. Intermittent fasting (in the simplest terms) is only eating for a certain amount of time. Whether it is fasting for a couple hours a day or a couple days in a week, experts are saying that this is a great way to burn fat in 2021. And beyond losing weight, you have the added benefits of longevity and mental clarity. That is right, fasting to live longer and be smarter are both great reasons too.
by Carly Neubert, BA, NC September 15, 2021
We are back today with another brand intro! The brand in question is Innate Response Formulas - which focuses on carefully formulated whole-food supplements with additional nutrients to support a holistic health view. The name comes from the biological definition of an innate immune response, aka the physical, chemical and cellular defenses your body utilizes against pathogens.
by Carly Neubert, BA, NC September 08, 2021
We are all constantly trying to live our healthiest, most balanced lives. The brand Protocol for Life Balance understands that - hence the name. Protocol For Life Balance is an A-rated GMP manufacturer of pharmaceutical grade dietary supplements.