Posts tagged #holistic

Why Eat Organic?

There are many reasons to eat organic, not just for the health of the person eating organic foods, but also for the health of the planet.  By choosing organic, or at least avoiding the foods that are most heavily sprayed with pesticides, you can reap the following benefits:

You will dramatically reduce your daily intake of pesticides.  Conventionally used pesticides are neurotoxins and can contribute to poor cognitive function, poor sensory/motor function, and fatigue.

You will be getting more nutrients from the food that you eat.  Organic farming operations usually use more sustainable farming practices which help to stop soil erosion and preserve the nutrient content of the soil so that it can better sustain life.

You can positively impact the ecosystems in which farming takes place.  Chemicals that are sprayed on conventionally grown crops do not stay on the crop but can run off into the water and effect not only the fish, but every organism that feeds off that water 

You are helping out the people who grow the food.  The toxic effects of pesticides are much greater than in the general public because they are dealing with them in greater amounts.  Also, by reducing the demand for conventional produce by choosing farmers  that don’t rely on pesticides and genetically modified seed.

You are avoiding the antibiotics, growth enhancing hormones, and other medications given to conventionally raised feed animals.  Because animals are raised eating corn and are raised in unsanitary environments, many medications are needed in order to keep these animals from becoming sick. 

By buying less conventionally grown produce you are not just helping yourself by decreasing you  intake of pesticides but you are also voting for a more sustainable system of food production for the whole world.


Posted on February 4, 2015 .

How can I heat up my love life while trying to get pregnant?

Having difficulties conceiving can surround your sex life with a significant amount of stress and pressure. Infertility can be physically and emotionally draining and takes its toll on any relationship. Active intimacy and sex in a couple is important to strengthen your bond and keep that spark alive! Here are some tips for the bedroom:

Complement each other, daily. Does she look extra sexy after the shower? Did he make you dinner? Whenever possible, say nice things to your partner to encourage loving feelings between you two.

Create the right atmosphere and allow time for foreplay. Before the romance even begins, set the mood. Start with a massage, foot rub, sensual shower together, or a date night.

Avoid sex on a schedule. Scheduling sex around ovulation might help you get pregnant, but also can kill the mood. Focus on ovulation at a different time of the day, and keep your tracking tools out of the bedroom—looking at a flowchart beforehand can increase anxiety surrounding sex. Make a point to be in the moment with your partner, and not in your head focusing on something else (like body temperature)!

Connect on a deeper level. Communication between you and your partner is vital, and being spiritually aware of yourself and your partner can increase appreciation. It can also improve your sex life. Focus on enjoying every moment with them, with a goal of mutually satisfying sex.

Posted on October 14, 2014 .