Anatomy of the gallbladder.

The Thyroid – Gallbladder Connection.

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Did you know there is a strong thyroid – gallbladder connection? This is an example, once again, of how everything in the body is connected. Importantly, nothing operates in isolation. First, let’s take a quick look at hypothyroidism. After that, we’ll look at its link with gallbladder disease. What is Hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is the most […]

What Even Is the Gallbladder? And What Is Bile?

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The gallbladder is located in the upper right abdomen, nestled under your liver.   Your gallbladder (shown in green) is your storage vessel for bile – a fluid that is produced in the liver, and then shunted to the gallbladder for storage.  Bile is released from your gallbladder when you eat a meal with fat […]

high altitude mountaineering provides oxygen depletion and intense physical exertion. Stimulating hormesis

Hormesis – How to Stress Yourself Better

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What is Hormetic Stress? Hormetic stress, or hormesis, is a beneficial type of stress.  It’s a small dose of stress that in large doses would be dangerous. It’s the kind of stress from which you bounce back and grow stronger as a result of having experienced it.  You’re actually designed to thrive on short bursts […]

Christmas List Top Picks – HP’s Recommendations

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It’s Christmas list time! If you’re like me, you want your gift giving to be thoroughly enjoyed and ideally an enriching experience. In these days of heavy consumerism, I personally get pretty disheartened seeing all the “stuff” that gets made, bought and given that will no doubt before long, just end up in landfill. So […]

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TOGETHER Retreat – Crossing Cultures and Healing.

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TOGETHER.  Not Just a Retreat. Not by a long shot.  TOGETHER Retreat is actually a two-and-a-half-month journey.  It starts with a 2-month online program that we go through TOGETHER, and culminates in a retreat intensive, where you get to EXPERIENCE and SHARE the learnings of health, culture and healing. TOGETHER Retreat will really ground you […]

Cricket Protein Smoothies

Grubs up: Cricket Protein – the New Ancient Food

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Have you ­­heard people chirping about the cricket protein in health and nutrition circles lately (like the pun?!)? Whether you’re screwing your face up or intrigued by the idea, you’ve likely got a lot of questions about this “new” food.  Questions like “is it good for me?”, and more to the point “why would anyone […]

 
 
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