Health Benefits of Being a Mom

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Health Benefits of Being a Mom

We often share articles on how we can improve our health and become our optimal selves. For this Mother’s Day weekend, we decided to change it up and share the health benefits associated by simply being a mother. (Some of these health bonuses occur only if you gave birth to your child, while others apply equally to adoptive moms.)

article originally posted on BabyCenter.com

Health Benefit 1: Reduced risk of cancer

One of the greatest health benefits of having a baby is ...

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What experts are saying about getting healthy later in life

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What experts are saying about getting healthy later in life

Many of us took our bodies for granted in our younger years. Smoking, drinking, eating junk food, getting little-to-no sleep, all seemed like a right of passage. Now that we are older and wiser, we know we should change our habits. But does it make a difference? YES, it really does and every little bit helps!

Women’s Health magazine shared interesting research findings completed in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study:

Researchers took a look at the lifestyle habits ...

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Feeling burned out? 10 Tips to stay positive at work

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Feeling burned out? 10 Tips to stay positive at work

As we head into Friday, many of us are likely to feel burned out and overwhelmed by a long week at work. It is in these moments that we can easily become negative and shift our focus away from what motivates us towards what annoys us.

The Huffington Post recently shared the top 10 tips to stay mindful at work. We hope these tips can keep you focused tomorrow and end your work week on a positive note:

1. Have a positive ...

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Prolotherapy Decreases Pain, Improving Mobility

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Prolotherapy Decreases Pain, Improving Mobility

By Bren Boston, MD

What is Prolotherapy?

Also called proliferation therapy or regenerative injection therapy, prolotherapy is a non surgical injection treatment of a natural substance solution to relieve pain in a joint space and helps to reconstruct damaged tendons and weakened ligaments.

The Current Reality:

The U.S has an aging population that wants to stay active.  Between 2012 and 2050, the U.S. population aged over 65 is projected to nearly double to over 83 million. (J.M. Ortman, et al., 2014). The incidence ...

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Top self-care tips from one mother to another

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Top self-care tips from one mother to another

By Maggie Ney

Increasingly, women in families are asked to wear many hats in addition to being a mother: primary caregiver, cook, housekeeper, breadwinner, nurse, and more. It is essential for anyone in a caregiver role to practice “self-care.” With the busyness of your every day in mind, we want to remind you of something very important: Don’t forget about yourself.

Most everyone agrees that a happy mom makes a happy home. Still, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded from time to time what that takes. ...

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A Fresh Start

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A Fresh Start

By: Maggie Ney, ND

The beginning of spring is synonymous with starting fresh. It is an ideal time for cleansing, getting rid of the old, and welcoming the new. We at Akasha feel this is a wonderful time to reflect on – and embrace – the possibilities inherent in new beginnings. It is an opportunity to set new intentions, to be mindful and aware of the areas in your life that you would like to change, and to experience ...

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Getting through the Allergy Season

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Getting through the Allergy Season

Contributed by Dr. Maggie Ney, ND

Spring is a beautiful time of year but for many of us, it also signifies the beginning of endless sneezing, itchy eyes, and congestion. Thankfully there are many natural ways to reduce these symptoms and go back to loving this time of year, pollen and all.

1) Build your immunity: Starting off any season with a strong immune system is the best form of preventative care. Consider taking supplements such as Continue Reading →

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake

Maggie Ney, ND

A good friend brought this pie over for a potluck dinner several years ago. It was so flavorful and rich, no one could believe it was raw, vegan, and organic.  My friend finally gave me the recipe when I saw her again at another potluck (and after this amazing pie got the same incredible response!). The first chance I had, I made it for a small dinner party and before long I was writing the recipe out for my ...

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Cold and Flu season is still upon us!

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Cold and Flu season is still upon us!

The cold and flu has been particularly rough this season and it is not over yet.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this spring may see a second round of the Flu due to a new strain of the virus that has recently emerged.

About half the country is still in the grip of flu, and the H3N2 strain that had mutated just enough to infect even vaccinated people has now been replaced by the influenza B ...

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Men: Are You Controlling Your Stress, or Is It Controlling You?

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Men: Are You Controlling Your Stress, or Is It Controlling You?

By Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-authored by David Laramie, Ph.D.

You know that stress is supposed to be bad, but do you know what to do about it? To make this even more complicated, did you know that all stress is not bad and that it can even be helpful? A number of recent news stories have seemingly turned the conventional narrative on its head and suggested that we should ...

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