8 Simple Stretches To Release Your Tight Hips Right Now
We all do it—we stretch in the morning to get our blood flowing, we stretch our legs after a long drive, and we stretch our shoulders after sitting at our desks for hours. Stretching is an intuitive movement, not only for humans but for animals as well. (Try doing some yoga on your living room floor without your dog or cat coming by to stretch alongside you!) We stretch because it is a simple and effective way to loosen our muscles and invigorate our bodies.Stretching is not only for athletes and yogis. Anyone who wants to improve their flexibility and range of motion should consider performing a few stretches every day. People with sedentary lifestyles, in particular, should stretch daily to help improve their mobility. Sedentary individuals are generally more prone to injuries because their tight muscles aren’t acclimated to sudden or jerky movements.
Landmark Study Suggests Efficacy of Autoimmune Paleo Protocol
Written By: Ali Le Vere
Many people following the autoimmune paleo (AIP) protocol witness objective measures of improvement, but now we have a bonafide clinical trial revealing its efficacy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These results may be applicable to all autoimmune disorders, since these conditions share common etiological origins.
Diminished Antigenic Burden: A Tenet of the Time-Honored Elimination Diet
Until now, most of the evidence for the efficacy of the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet in inducing remission of autoimmune disorders has been anecdotal. An extension of the paleolithic diet, the autoimmune paleo diet not only excludes grains, dairy, and legumes, but it also removes other potentially immunogenic substances including eggs, nuts, seeds, refined sugar, alcohol, food additives, and nightshade vegetables such as sweet and hot peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and goji berries (1).
Why it Feels Impossible to Break our Bad Habits (& how to Finally do It).
Via Bere Blissenbachon
Sometimes, being a human feels heartbreaking.
Even when our own life is going great, we feel deeply impacted by things that are happening to other people.
For instance, just this month many people living in the U.S. (and elsewhere) were emotionally devastated about yet another mass shooting, this time in Las Vegas. This was followed by the Harvey Weinstein allegations and the #MeToo hashtag, both of which brought harsh revelations about the persistence of sexual violence to the surface.
It’s times like these when I am reminded of a movie—the 1993 production called “Groundhog Day.” As you might know, the plot involves a man waking up every morning to experience the same day over and over and over again. Like the fictional character in “Groundhog Day,” we real-life humans can find ourselves in a perpetual déjà vu situation.