THE ART OF BALANCE: FOUR WAYS FENG SHUI CAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
Have you ever decluttered a room and felt an overwhelming sense of calm? That feeling isn’t a placebo effect – it’s feng shui. According to the principles of feng shui, clutter is a negative obstacle that must be fixed in order to promote the flow of natural energy. This is even rooted in psychology, with the belief that leaving a room cluttered leaves the brain feeling frustrated, anxious, and overwhelmed.
SEVEN FOODS THAT REDUCE CORTISOL LEVELS: DESTRESS YOUR DIET
Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands. This hormone is key in helping your body deal with stressful situations.
Short-term cortisol release helps you to run from danger, and cortisol levels are meant to drop once the stressful event is over, such as getting away from a lion that was chasing you. When cortisol levels remain high – when the body doesn’t recognize that stress isn’t a physical threat – your body remains in “fight or flight” mode and ends up paying the toll.
ROASTED BROC-CAULI HUMMUS
30-40 minutes of roasting
2-3 cups of hummus
- 4 cups of cauliflower and broccoli, cut and washed
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt or sea salt
- 2 tablespoons of tahini (sesame paste)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon, juiced
SAGE TURKEY SAUSAGE
Makes 4 servings (1 serving = 2 patties)
- 1 pound ground turkey breast
- 1/2 cup finely diced apple (can also use 1/2 cup applesauce instead)
- 2 tablespoons finely minced red onion
- 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh sage
- 1/2 teaspoon finely minced fresh thyme
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper