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Kick Arthritis to the Curb: Part Two

At the end of last week we talked about the benefits of reflexology for arthritis. Did you feel like we left you hanging? Not to worry, we will always come back to where we left off!
When dealing with achy joints and painful movement, these are the areas of the feet to focus on! Refer to this foot mapfor the exact placement of the corresponding areas.

  • Liver and kidney– These organs are an essential part of the body’s detoxification systems. If you have been encouraged to make dietary changes to relieve your symptoms, then working these particular reflexes will help to speed things up.

Cortisol, Stress and Muffins

And by muffins we mean muffin tops. As in that extra tummy that spills over jeans that are too tight. Not something any of us want, but we deal. So why is it that belly fat is the last to go? We exercise and our legs look great and our arms tone up, but our tummies still stay the same. Stress. 

When we are stressed, our bodies produce three hormones, one of which is cortisol. This hormone is responsible for getting your body back to normal after it has experienced stress. The problem is when we experience chronic stress, which our high-paced lifestyles tend to throw at us, these cortisol levels go up, but never go back down.