Can fasting increase your happiness?

2020-10-17T00:57:08+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health|

Given the times that we are in, I think the world could use a little bit more happiness, and really, who doesn't want more happiness in their life? So, can we use fasting to increase happiness? This week I'm diving into that exact question on my Youtube channel. Check out my newly released video on how we can use fasting to increase happiness, as Part 3 of my Fasting and Hormones Series. We know from neuroscience that certain nutritional deficiencies and neurotransmitters imbalances can affect our levels of perceived happiness. Science also shows us that we can use fasting as a tool to improve the functioning of these neurotransmitters, in turn raising our levels of happiness.  There are 4

Balancing Hormones With Fasting: 6 Steps

2020-10-01T04:18:00+00:00Health|

Balancing hormones isn’t just important for women, but men too. Hormones secreted by the endocrine system are used by cells for communication between body tissues including the brain, organs, other glands, muscles, etc. When hormone levels are out of balance, our mood, digestion, weight, stress, sexual function, sleep, energy, blood sugar levels, and, for women, ovulation and even fertility are impacted.  In my new video I share 6 things to know when using fasting to balance hormones. They are presented in no particular order, because all six are important.  6 Steps for Balancing Hormones  Hormones work as a team. Addressing one hormone often means looking at all hormones on the team. This is important for balancing hormones. When adrenals

Benefits of Oxytocin: Improved Fasting, Weight Loss, and Insulin Resistance

2020-09-24T16:08:39+00:00Health|

Let's talk about the many benefits of oxytocin. Oxytocin, also called the feel-good or “love and connection hormone” is a secret linchpin to so many mechanisms in our body. Originally discovered in 1906, scientists believed the primary purpose of oxytocin was for reproduction, mother-child bonding, lactation and appetite regulation. However in 1963 studies on oxytocin began to reveal that oxytocin had several other powers as well, specifically that oxytocin had a metabolic effect on the body. So what are the benefits of oxytocin on the body? A meta analysis of oxytocin revealed that when people had higher levels of oxytocin in the body, it improved glucose uptake, insulin sensitivity and induced the breakdown of fat!  So, what this tells

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