Posts by pamelaepearson

Sleep – A dream come true

Sleep – A dream come true

Are visions of sugar plums dancing in your head or do you only dream of what it would be like to get a full and restful night of sleep? If the latter is true, you’re not alone. More people struggle to catch a good night’s rest during the busy holiday season. Sleep deprivation can have serious mental and physical consequences, resulting in poor concentration, impaired coordination, blurred vision, compromised immune function, and an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. (Oh yeah and increased crankiness.) All that from a lack of sleep. There’s more. Did you know that those who sleep, on...

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What stress is doing to your body and how to fix it

December is a time when stress levels typically increase. There’s more to do and it seems less time to do it. When stressed our need for essential nutrients increases, yet stress depletes those nutrients putting our bodies in dangerous loop. Most people underestimate the impact of stress on their health. When stressed our bodies produce more cortisol (the stress hormone) and our adrenal glands (which produce cortisol) become over-burdened. The demand on our cells is greater and we physically need more vitamins and minerals to operate and defend against the damaging effects of stress. The...

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The 1st Thing You Should Do Every Morning

The 1st Thing You Should Do Every Morning

Stick out your tongue. And, scrape it! Maybe you’ve been told “Don’t stick out your tongue at me.” Well, I’m telling you – GO AHEAD! Stick it out, way out, first thing in the morning. And, scrape it! Tongue scraping is an Ayurvedic (a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing with origins in the Vedic culture of India) practice. It’s just what it sounds like: the practice of scraping the tongue to remove toxic residue such as bacteria, fungi, dead cells and food debris deposited while you sleep. Have you ever woken up with really stinky breath (or worse next to someone with really...

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Letting the Divine Take the Lead

Letting the Divine Take the Lead

Last Sunday I was enjoying some time at a dear friend’s home. She’s quite a talented tango dancer. I was captivated watching her and her partner float across the floor in an intimate embrace. After finishing they asked me if I wanted to try. Feelings of doubt and insecurity wafted over me and I declined admitting I was no match for such talent. Again they danced and I was once again mesmerized. And, again they turned to me and asked if I wanted to try. They reassured me that my partner wouldn’t try anything fancy. I had a moment of faith (or weakness lol) and agreed. My very talented...

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Smoothies & Green Drinks & Juicing – Oh my!

Are you confused? Do you hear people talking about protein shakes, fruit smoothies, green drinks, juicing, and the like and think ‘When did it get so complicated’? I’m with ya!  And, I’ve found my way through the options and would love to shed some light.   For me, I’ve sorted things into 3 categories: Blending Extracting Juicing Blending – a pureed drink made with a blender type appliance. Called a smoothie, these drinks typically start with a liquid base (most commonly regular/coconut water, coconut/almond/soy/regular milk) and have add-ons like protein powder, fruits, nuts,...

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