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Your Health Matters: The Benefits of a Mindful Practice

The Benefits of a Mindful Practice
The Benefits of a Mindful Practice

Many of us work hard to eat right and exercise our bodies, but often the mind gets overlooked when it comes to our health. 

Meditation often considered an exercise for the brain, is a great way to focus on the health of the mind. Through this mindful practice, the pituitary gland in the brain secretes hormones called endorphins, which result in an amplified feeling of wellbeing.

People often use meditation for stress relief, but there are many other benefits of creating a meditation practice, including:

Anxiety
Relieving stress through meditation has also been known to lessen anxiety, thus creating a calm space for the mind to relax by being present in the moment.

Emotional Health
Routine meditation has been found to decrease inflammatory chemicals in the brain that can affect mood, emotions, and cause depression, which allows for more opportunity to focus on a more positive outlook on life.

Self-Awareness
Taking the time to sit alone can lead to a greater understanding of self and how that self-corresponds to other people.

Sleep
Because meditation settles the mind and body, it is a great practice for helping people with falling asleep and staying asleep.

Pain
Pain is connected to a person’s state of mind, so by relieving stress and balancing the mind and body, a person becomes better equipped to manage pain.

To start your meditation practice, it’s a good idea to set a routine, even if you are starting with just a few minutes a day. The best way to do that is to choose a good time when you can take a few moments to yourself to find a quiet, relaxing spot (parents, this may even be the bathroom!).

Once you are set up with your time and spot, find a comfortable position to either sit on the floor or in a chair – your eyes will be closed for this.

1. Set Your Intention
Come to your meditation ready to bring yourself relief, to connect, relax, or decompress. Whatever your reason for choosing meditation, this is what you want to come to the practice with.

2. Relax the Body
Once you are seated with your eyes closed, you want to focus on your breath, and how it is coming in and out of the body as you breathe. Move through your body in your mind and take note of any tension or pain. When you come to this area, stop for a moment and focus on sending your breath to that area.

3. Pay Attention to Senses
Keeping your mind focused on the sensations you are feeling is a good way to keep the mind centered, or to keep it from wandering. 

4. Come Back to the Body
If you do find your mind wandering, that’s okay, just keep bringing your thoughts back to your breath until the end of your meditation.

This is not going to be easy at first, but the benefits of meditation make it worth it to keep on trying. It does get easier!

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Sources: 
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-benefits-of-meditation

https://draxe.com/guided-meditation/

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With the industrialization of the food industry over the past 100 years, our bodies have had to deal with a lot of changes. Potential stressors, such as processed foods, confusing dietary recommendations, and drastic changes in food production methods has resulted in the human body’s inability to keep up!. This manifests physically as allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances to various foods. Issues occur with digestion, as well as the absorption of nutrients needed for optimal health.

The most common food allergies and sensitivities include:

Gluten
Dairy
Eggs
Nuts
Soy
Fish

How Can Functional Medicine Help?

Instead of just removing the symptoms (bloating, gas, skin rashes, etc), functional medicine focuses on the CAUSE of these imbalances. For instance, if someone with a nut allergy eats nuts and their skin breaks out, functional medicine will provide a natural solution to not only the skin swelling but also the immune system response.The overreaction to the proteins ingested can be combated by increasing immune efficiency through dietary and lifestyle changes.

If you’re seeking to eliminate adverse food reactions and boost your overall immune health, functional medicine WILL help you. By explaining things such as elimination diets, environmental stressors, and evolutionary changes in organic human health, functional medicine will aid in the relief of your allergy symptoms as well as ensure they will not hinder your life going forward.

As previously mentioned, in order to ensure your body is protected against allergens, it is vital to strengthen the immune system. If you’re curious about which foods might be causing your reactions, eliminating one food at a time (for at least two weeks at a time) will help you properly identify what could be causing your discomfort.

The following recipe does not contain any of the common allergens (dairy, gluten, and eggs) and is a healthy immune-boosting meal the whole family will love!!

Chilli Lime Marinated Chicken Bowls

1 ripe mango
Orange or pineapple juice
Lime
Spicy chili sauce
Onion and garlic
Olive oil
Chicken breast
Rice
Full recipe found here: https://www.cottercrunch.com/chili-lime-mango-marinated-chicken-bowls/

Hope you enjoy!

We are motivated to educate as many people as possible which is why we host many events at our office. From in-person educational experiences to virtual webinars and even parties to celebrate our patients, we encourage everyone to get involved with all of our offerings. Take a look at all of our exciting events here: kjensifyme.synduit.com


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