Posts by Sayed Shah

Inflammation, Gut and Endometriosis

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When one suffers from endometriosis this is when the tissue makes up the uterine lining (the lining of the womb) is present on other organs inside your body. Endometriosis is usually found in the lower abdomen, or pelvis, but can appear anywhere in the body. Women with endometriosis often have lower abdominal pain, pain with periods, or…

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The Subconscious: An Ally in Wellness Success

The Mind

    Like many people, you have heard the term “wellness” a lot in the recent years. Maybe you have already begun your journey to wellness. Maybe you are in the process of figuring out what wellness is to you. Regardless of where you are at on this journey, there is a good chance that…

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Finding Joy

Joy

There is hardly a time of year that is more filled with opposites than “the holidays.” Greed and giving, gratitude and wishing for more, warm homes and cold winter weather…Grief and Joy. In yogic philosophy, we acknowledge that exploring opposite sensations and emotions is a highly effective mindset for overcoming attachment and delusion. Given the…

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What Does Yoga do for the Nervous System

Nervous System

The brain and the autonomic nervous system regulate everything in the human body, including the gut microbiome. When we are striving to “get healthy” it is necessary to tend to the autonomic nervous system alongside of gut health so that our body is modulating internal processes optimally. Within the autonomic nervous system we have the…

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Mindful Online Shopping

Online Shopping

The evolution of the American holiday shopping craze has happened faster than our brains have developed. The additional growth and accessibility of online shopping since the turn of the 21st century creates an environment in which most human adults are likely to become impulsive and mindless with two extremely valuable resources: time and money. Impulsivity…

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Mindful Citizen

Mindful Citizen

It is hard to look at the news and social media without seeing that the level of civility in our public discourse needs to be substantially elevated. How political leaders and other public figures speak in 2017 can be needlessly aggressive and intentionally incendiary. It is even more challenging to comment on any of it…

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What about ADHD?

Adult ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a diagnosis based on symptoms and behaviors, not a communicable virus or infection. There is not a blood test or even one specific diagnostic tool utilized in an ADHD diagnosis, and yet there are currently 50 prescriptions available for ADHD “treatment.” The trouble with this skewed path, especially when children…

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Lowering Blood Pressure: Consider a Mindfulness Approach

Blood Pressure

According to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology’s 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood pressure in Adults published on November 13th, nearly half of all adults in the United States officially have high blood pressure![1] The new guidelines state hypertension as a reading of 130/80…

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Functional Yoga

Functional Yoga

When something is referred to as functional it is a specific purpose or task relating to how that something operates. “Functional” is more practical and useful than flashy, and organically accepts the interconnected nature of most systems- both internal and external. Yoga is the science of right living. The Western fitness industry has led most…

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When being in Gratitude isn’t Working

Gratitude

Gratitude is a phenomenal, effective mindfulness practice. Surely you have heard how simply pausing regularly to reflect on three more things you feel deeply grateful for can turn your mood around, positively rewire your brain and increase your felt sense of well-being. Research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science…

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