- Marcia combines the latest scientific findings with traditional healing wisdom to help clients:
- Boost their energy.
- Reach their ideal weight.
- Reverse or recover from disease, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other illnesses.
- Heal digestive problems.
- Sleep soundly.
- Feel calm, happy and confident.
- Prolong life.
- And attain their personal health goals.
Let Marcia help you transform your body and your life. Contact Marcia today for an appointment to discover your maximum potential through the food you eat.
Weekly Health Tip:
How to Relieve Stress. Multiple studies show that vegetarians suffer less stress and anxiety than meat-eaters. For example, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers reported that meals high in animal protein lowered levels of tryptophan reaching the brain and infused the brain with the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. A separate study reported in 2011 in Nutrition Journal showed that meat eaters assigned to a vegetarian diet scored “significantly” better on measures of anxiety, depression, and stress after two weeks on the new diet, compared to subjects assigned to continue eating meat.
Why would this be? One reason could be the stress hormones permeating the meat. When the animal is transported to the slaughterhouse, it senses danger. As it approaches death, it struggles, cries out, even voids its bowels. These behaviors are an indication that stress hormones are flooding the animal’s body. We eat the meat or chicken, and those hormones enter our own body. The more meat and poultry we eat, the greater the stress we feel.
Plant foods, on the other hand, are known to relieve stress. Whole grains, vegetables, beans, are all known to lower blood pressure, soothe the nervous system, and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (the relaxation response). So for greater relaxation, peacefulness, and ease, avoid or eliminate animal food and cultivate a whole foods, plant-based diet.