The digestive tract is one of the most crucial aspects to one's health. Gut health links to the immune system (80% of the immune system is built in the gut), brain health, neurotransmitter (think feel-good hormones) creation, and more! Did you know that common conditions such as: allergies, eczema, anxiety, and even depression can be linked back to gut health? I often say, if I could support 1 body system on EVERYONE it would be the gut! Here are 3 simple ways to boost your gut health, naturally!
Detoxification is the process of removing toxic substances. Detoxification (on a medical level) is removing toxins from the blood. In this Blog, you will learn the benefits of detox, why you might need it for your body, how to get started, what you can do to assist your body while you detox and different detox program options…
There is a lot of buzz about keeping your heart healthy by reducing stress, eating healthfully and staying active. The questions are: How do I do that? What does that look like? and How exactly can I prevent any major cardiovascular incident? In this blog, you will learn what it means to prevent cardiovascular disease, experience the joy of health and how to exercise healthfully.
Many notice, that as the temps drop and daylight hours dwindle, energy levels, mood, and motivation tend to go down the drain, as well. Do you notice this? You may be experiencing symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It is quite common to experience these symptoms during the winter months, and many people seek out clinical support through medication to “get through” the winter. However, there is a LOT you can do naturally to enhance your mood naturally during the winter months, and feel great year round! Here are 6 tips to stay energized, motivated, and happy…despite the cold!
We’ve all heard that winter is the “season” for colds, the flu, and infections. But it doesn’t have to be! We see advertisements constantly for medications and shots, but what about boosting the immune system naturally to be able to fight off those pesky bugs and viruses that come around during the winter? We’re here to support your body to maintain optimal health, regardless of the season! Check out Dr. Abby’s top 8 ways to stay healthy all winter long!
In our bodies, anything can cause anything because everything is connected. Our body is dynamic and complex and truly linked to all aspects of our Being - Mind, Body and Spirit. At Be Optimal, we work holistically because…
With October being breast cancer awareness month, we decided to focus on how women can be in a space of preventative care! Because less than 1% of disease is truly genetic, we can absolutely change our environment and drastically reduce the chances of ending up with a chronic disease. Even though this month is focused on women's health, all of these tips apply to men, too!
We are so often asked what to buy at the store, where to start and how to cook a meal easily for just you or the whole family to prevent the need to prepare additional meals. We pride ourselves in helping people find ways for the WHOLE family to be eating healthfully without even knowing it because it tastes so good!
If you need lunch and dinner ideas along with a helpful shopping list based on some of our favorite items from Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods…you’re in the right place! Get started on your health journey now!
We often get the questions: "What do I eat? What do I feed the family? and How can I get it all done with my busy schedule?" The answer is…Planning!
In this blog, learn 15 kid friendly breakfast and snack/dessert recipes + tips to help you move through your weeks more healthfully.
This month our focus is on the all-important gut! Did you know the human body contains more bacterial cells in the gut that there are human cells in the entire body? Pretty crazy, right? The gut is not only important for a healthy digestive system, it's also crucial for immune function, nutrient absorption, and even neurotransmitter production! Read on about how important a healthy microbiome is, and what can happen when it gets out of balance.
I always say…better out than in! While some of us may do all that we can to prevent from sweating because, let's face it, it can look unattractive and can have an unpleasant odor - sweating is incredibly important…
Headaches are one of the most common reasons that people end up in Chiropractic offices! Read Dr. Abby’s tips to keep headaches at bay, without medication!
Allergies are such a common health issue, and while it may not seem serious, affects so many people's lives (and their ability to enjoy the outdoors in spring!) In light of being in allergy season, I thought it would be beneficial to provide some tips + tricks to help you move through allergy season with more ease.
Spring Cleaning is here! It is the perfect time to clear out the old and make way for the new...How can you prevent or help your body detox?? Here are 4 easy ways...
With so many popular "diets" around, it's hard to know how to eat to support you and your body. In this post I'll discuss the pros and cons of the biggest fad diets I hear about on a daily basis, to help you decide what is the best choice for you.
Heart Health: A hot topic that tends to come up especially in the month of February perhaps more in the way of "my heart sings" or "my heart is broken" with that sweetheart of a holiday Valentine's Day. The truth is, our heart is affected in so many ways...
January is thyroid awareness month, and so I wanted to share a bit about why the thyroid gland is so essential to our overall health, and what you can do to make sure your thyroid stays healthy!
Keep an eye out on our blog for monthly recipes from our fabulous holistic dietician, Samara Shein! Try out the recipes below and indulge this season, guilt free!
Chiropractic is great for so much more than back pain. Check out these 10 research PROVEN benefits of Chiropractic care!