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Allergy Support – Simple Steps to Reduce Allergy Symptoms

It’s springtime and with the beautiful blooms and new growth many of us experience allergies. Allergies can show up as a runny nose, red itchy eyes, cough, headache, or facial pressure and they can affect concentration, energy levels, and sleep. Allergies are a hypersensitivity reaction involving the Th2 immune response and immunoglobulin E (IgE), resulting …

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Moving Lymph for Immune Support

We all can likely benefit from extra attention to our immune system. The lymphatic system is often overlooked but highly linked to our immune function through lymphocytes, the body’s clean-up crew for infections. What is the lymphatic system? Lymph is the excess fluid between cells and consists of white blood cells (lymphocytes), small molecules, and …

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Eating with Intention for Better Digestion

You’ve likely heard that it’s good to eat in a relaxed environment while slowly savoring each mouthful of food. But is it really that important? Yes, and here’s why. How each digestive process changes when under stress (sympathetic dominance): Esophagus: Increases strength of contractions and begins spasming, leading to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and chest pain. …

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Improving Digestion & Immunity through the Vagus Nerve

How does your nervous system affects your digestion and immunity? You’ve likely heard the terms “fight or flight” and “rest and digest”, referring to the sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system, respectively. Both are part of the autonomic nervous system and detect and categorize the threats we experience in our environment. In a sympathetic …

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