Tag: Anna Garrett Asheville


Immune Boosting Supplements for COVID-19
01 Apr 2020

Immune Boosting Supplements for COVID-19

Last week, I wrote about important lifestyle changes that can help boost your immune system. There’s nothing sexy or novel in these suggestions, but they are an important foundation for maintaining your health. All of these tips are designed to help keep you out of fight/flight/freeze mode so that your body’s immune system is not suppressed by chronic high levels of cortisol. You can read...

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While you’re on lockdown during COVID-19, the temptation is to go into “comfort” mode. But your job right now is to keep your immune system in tip-top shape. Here are a few tips that your body will thank you for.
25 Mar 2020

6 Lifestyle Practices to Boost Your Immune System

COVID-19 is busy making the rounds in the world. While the news is scary, the fact is that most people recover. While you’re on lockdown, the temptation is to go into “comfort” mode. Think couch, blanket, cookies, and adult beverages to take the edge off. I get this 1000%. But here’s the thing… your job right now is to keep your immune system in tip-top...

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7 Ways to Manage the COVID-19 Anxiety Roller Coaster
18 Mar 2020

7 Ways to Manage the COVID-19 Anxiety Roller Coaster

The current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has caused chaos around the world (to say the least). Watching the news and mindlessly scrolling social media to kill time is like feeding your lizard brain filet mignon and a good Cabernet. Your fat, happy lizard brain (amygdala) then sends your adrenals the message to crank out cortisol because sh*t’s gettin’ real! That part of your brain is there...

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11 Mar 2020

COVID-19: Fight Fear with Facts

As soon as the news hit about the COVID-19 virus, we were bombarded with information from sources near and far. Unfortunately, misinformation can spread like… well… a virus.  Myths and memes ranging from pet transmission to homemade vodka hand sanitizer (you read that correctly) became available for all to share on Pinterest boards and to post to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The villain lurking in...

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Can CBD Help Ease Perimenopausal Symptoms?
04 Mar 2020

Can CBD Help Ease Perimenopausal Symptoms?

By Betsy Hoida, PharmD CBD. Seems like it is everywhere lately in the wellness world. It shows up in a myriad of products, from gummies to luxury facial oils. You can purchase it anywhere from the gas station to your local pharmacy (depending on which state you live in). As a clinician and busy mom myself, I am overwhelmed by all of the information out...

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The Downsides of Vitamin D Supplementation in Perimenopause
29 Jan 2020

The Downsides of Vitamin D Supplementation in Perimenopause

Vitamin D (which is actually a hormone) plays an important role in the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption, and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth in perimenopause.  It may also provide a protective effect against diseases such as cancer, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Levels of Vitamin D Despite all of the benefits of Vitamin D in perimenopause and menopause, more is not...

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What You Need Most for a Successful 2020
01 Jan 2020

What You Need Most for a Successful 2020

Choosing a word. Making resolutions. Creating new habits. All are ways to mark the beginning of a new year. But truthfully, none of these things will set you up for success in the new year unless your SELF-CARE is spot on. Women tend to put themselves last on their to-do lists (if at all). This kind of negligence is a recipe for burnout and a...

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Is Your Body Keeping Up with Stress?
18 Dec 2019

Is Your Body Keeping Up with Stress?

Is your stress level putting your health at risk? Every day, your body is subjected to a wide range of physical and psychological stressors that it senses as stress. Typically, we think of work, finances, or relationships when it comes to stress.  But the list is much bigger and broader than this. Lack of sleep, dieting, skipping meals, and winning the lottery are also stressful!...

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5 Sneaky Ways Stress Affects Your Hormones and Your Health in Perimenopause
11 Dec 2019

5 Sneaky Ways Stress Affects Your Hormones and Your Health in Perimenopause

Hormonal imbalances can cause a variety of complications, from mood swings to anxiety to leg cramps, and more. And according to a recent survey of 2,000 American women ages 30 to 60, nearly half of them have experienced the symptoms of a hormone imbalance. However, 72 percent of respondents said they weren’t aware that their symptoms were related to hormone imbalances until after they have experienced them....

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Soul-Centered Solutions for Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause
13 Nov 2019

Soul-Centered Solutions for Anxiety in Perimenopause and Menopause

In my last 2 blog posts, I’ve covered common root causes of anxiety, as well as, some often overlooked reasons for this problem. You can read these here and here. But what to do about this? Most of the women I work with prefer to avoid taking pharmaceutical medications to relieve their anxiety. Many turn to supplements and while they can provide some relief, I...

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