Belly Fat…what is up with that?!

Did you know that when we experience chronic stress, the body is constantly churning out cortisol and this can have negative physical side effects, causing anxiety, insomnia, increased fat storage (especially around the mid-section–“belly fat”), poor digestion, inflammation, suppressed thyroid function and lowered immunity, to name a few? Cortisol is catabolic, meaning, it breaks down. So high […]

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Consider Transcendental Meditation | Gaia Retreat Center, Bali

The Transcendental Meditation technique has been shown to help release and manage both deep-rooted and daily stress, both of which contribute to anxiety. A meta-analysis published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine  on the effect of various meditation techniques on anxiety found that the TM technique is twice as effective at reducing anxiety. This meta-analysis covered 16 […]

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