Mold Toxicity: Symptoms, Sources & Solutions to Detox
Holistic Nutritionist & Functional Health Practitioner, Paula Owens, MS
by Paula
1y ago
Mold is a fungus that is known for its ability to grow on almost anything that has moisture, oxygen and organic materials. Mold thrives under many conditions, especially in warm, wet, humid environments. However, even dryer environments like Arizona are notorious for mold. Some molds reproduce by making mold spores that release mycotoxins (poisons released […] The post Mold Toxicity: Symptoms, Sources & Solutions to Detox appeared first on Paula Owens ..read more
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How to Support Your Detox Pathways
Holistic Nutritionist & Functional Health Practitioner, Paula Owens, MS
by Paula
1y ago
Detoxification is the body’s natural process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins. If your detox pathways are blocked, toxins accumulate, and your body becomes overburdened and sick. When dealing with toxic exposure and a high toxic load, the first step is awareness of the various toxins, avoiding them and minimizing exposure as much as possible. Then, […] The post How to Support Your Detox Pathways appeared first on Paula Owens ..read more
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Endocrine Disruptors: How to Avoid Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals
Holistic Nutritionist & Functional Health Practitioner, Paula Owens, MS
by Paula
2y ago
Endocrine disruptors are defined as exogenous chemicals or a mixture of chemicals that can mimic or block hormones, interfere with receptor binding, and change the metabolism of hormones and any aspect of hormone function. They’re commonly called hormone disrupting chemicals, xenoestrogens, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), obesogens, diabetogens, and metabolism-disrupting chemicals. When the endocrine system is disrupted, […] The post Endocrine Disruptors: How to Avoid Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals appeared first on Paula Owens ..read more
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Causes for Thyroid Problems and Thyroid Disorders
Holistic Nutritionist & Functional Health Practitioner, Paula Owens, MS
by Paula
2y ago
Thyroid problems are increasingly common nowadays. Many people have no idea that they have an underlying thyroid imbalance, thyroid dysfunction or thyroid autoimmunity (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Grave’s disease). In addition, thyroid problems are frequently under-diagnosed and misdiagnosed. Thyroid hormone is the master metabolism hormone. The thyroid gland is intrinsically connected with metabolism, brain functioning, and […] The post Causes for Thyroid Problems and Thyroid Disorders appeared first on Paula Owens ..read more
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Protein Deficiency: Signs and Symptoms
Holistic Nutritionist & Functional Health Practitioner, Paula Owens, MS
by Paula
2y ago
Protein is an essential nutrient required for brain cell function, building muscle and bone, hormone regulation, enzyme production, liver detoxification, growth and repair. It is a key structural component of all human cells, our muscles, hair, skin, nails, eyes, and internal organs, especially the heart and brain. Amino acids found in protein foods serve as […] The post Protein Deficiency: Signs and Symptoms appeared first on Paula Owens ..read more
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How to Heal Injuries Faster
Holistic Nutritionist & Functional Health Practitioner, Paula Owens, MS
by Paula
2y ago
Injuries such as sprains and strains often result in pain, swelling, bruising, inflammation, reduced range of motion, and downtime from activity. There’s also a psychological impact that occurs with injuries. An individual can experience the very same symptoms when recovering from surgery, along with the possibility of stitches and potential side effects from anesthesia. Healing […] The post How to Heal Injuries Faster appeared first on Paula Owens ..read more
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How to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve & Strengthen Vagal Tone
Holistic Nutritionist & Functional Health Practitioner, Paula Owens, MS
by Paula
2y ago
The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It connects your brain to many important organs including the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, heart and lungs. It’s involved in controlling the immune, endocrine, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The vagus nerve plays an important role in activating parasympathetic tone (calming, rest, digest, relax and repair) […] The post How to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve & Strengthen Vagal Tone appeared first on Paula Owens ..read more
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Paula Principles for a Happy, Healthy Life
Holistic Nutritionist & Functional Health Practitioner, Paula Owens, MS
by Paula
2y ago
Paula Principles are strategies that I have found over the years to be foundational building blocks to changing your body, transforming your health, and improving your life. You will move closer to living a happy, healthy, disease-free life when the Paula Principles are put into practice as your lifestyle medicine. Many of these Paula Principles […] The post Paula Principles for a Happy, Healthy Life appeared first on Paula Owens ..read more
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Epstein Barr Virus and Autoimmune Disease
Holistic Nutritionist & Functional Health Practitioner, Paula Owens, MS
by Paula
2y ago
Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) is one of the most common viruses. It’s a member of the herpes group of viruses including HSV 1 and 2, Varicella zoster virus (shingles, chicken pox), Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Pseudorabies virus. A common factor of these viruses is their stress on the immune system, and their ability to remain dormant […] The post Epstein Barr Virus and Autoimmune Disease appeared first on Paula Owens ..read more
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Tattoos: Think Before You Ink
Holistic Nutritionist & Functional Health Practitioner, Paula Owens, MS
by Paula
2y ago
Tattoos are more popular than ever nowadays, especially among teens and young adults. According to a Harris poll, approximately 50% of people between 18 and 40 years of age, and 36% of people between 36 and 50 have one or more tattoos. The Harris poll also reported that 23% of people with a tattoo regret […] The post Tattoos: Think Before You Ink appeared first on Paula Owens ..read more
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