New Product: Mood Boosting Blend

And today at LIFTED headquarters, we are excited to announce the launch of our second product, Mood Boosting Blend.

We’ve been scheming a second product to help with mood and anxiety since before the launch of our first product, Mood Boosting Probiotic, so this is a very exciting day!

This product is a simple yet potent vitamin and mineral blend that targets some of the core deficiencies that can trigger mood issues.

How I Weaned Off Antidepressants

Each time, I tried coming off of the antidepressants the way my doctor recommended.

And each time was a flop.

Their recommendation was pretty simple: take half of the pill for two weeks, then half of that for two weeks.

Then, whamoo! You’re done!

Right?

Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

Beneficial Side-Effects?

Ahhhhh, beneficial side-effects: one of my favorite things about healing your gut and going “the natural route” when it comes to managing anxiety and getting our body back into the flow of feeling better.

What do we mean by beneficial-side effects?

Well, we’re talking about the GOOD things that happen in addition to the actual desired result you were looking for by taking something. The added perks, if you will.

Healing Back Pain (& maybe even HEADACHES?!) Naturally Through Trigger Point Therapy

I have this bad habit that I slowly sink back into. It involves me… forgetting to move my body.

It looks like this: I get sucked into work, and then I sit and work and forget to move.

Basically, like most Americans, I WAS SITTING TOO LONG.

Sitting too long is thought to be at least partial cause for: more than 30 chronic diseases, obesity, and higher health care costs. (SOURCE)

The How to Feel Better Workshop

When I was coaching, I worked with my clients on their mindset.

It was awesome work, because we could create so much positive change.

I loved helping people feel better and get excited about their life.

We focused on creating awareness around thoughts patterns. And, then, putting new energy and attention into new patterns we wanted to create.

But I could tell there were more pieces to the puzzle regarding ‘how to feel better’ and I wanted to:

1.) learn them

B.) share them

(Insert winkie face.)

Probiotics: Lets talk about ingredients

Many of you have asked and we’re eager to answer: What makes our Mood Boosting Probiotic so great…?

The simple answer is: our ingredients!

1. Specific bacterial strains (the ones that target mood and the body’s stress response).

2. A HIGH potency of 30 BILLION CFU’s per casule. And…

3. Our PREBIOTIC GOS, which also helps with the mood stuff, too.

I knew the best probiotics also have prebiotics included, too.

Of those, most have the prebiotic FOS which is good for gut heath, but has not been shown to help with mood, also.

Our inclusion of prebiotic GOS makes our probiotic cutting edge!

The Real Reason You Need To Take Your Probiotic With Food

I’ve been taking a probiotic for many years now and for the most part I’ve been doing it wrong.

Maybe you’re like me and you’ve been doing it wrong, too. In which case, it’s time we start getting it right, ok?

Although most probiotic bottles advise to take your supplement with food (ours included!), I never really realized the importance of it until recently.

Sure, I would take my probiotic with food — sometimes. And then, other times, I wouldn’t.

Strong People Don’t Ask for Help (And Other Lies)

I released an old story this morning while I was on my daily walk.

I do not mean I released it to the press or on to social media.

What I mean is, I decided go let it go.

This particular story has not been serving me and I was finally ready to release it.

The story was:

Strong People Do NOT Ask for Help

This story is obviously false. It’s so very, terribly false.

So, why hang on to it for so long?

One Thing To Help Your Productivity

My productivity levels are reaching an all-time high.. and I want to share with you WHY so you can try it out for yourself.

First of all, I know this isn’t necessarily a productivity blog.

But it is a lifestyle and wellbeing blog

We believe that taking action and creating healthy habits can really change the shape of your life.

So, for starters, yes, I’m more productive because I am finally getting into the groove of kids being back at school and summer being over.

The Truth About Probiotics

I realize I may have a bias in this realm, but the truth about probiotics is… they work.

They certainly help with digestive health and they also contribute to  immune health and mental health.

But here’s the other thing about probiotics, you might not know or realize: if you are new to taking probiotics, your microbiome might not respond so kindly… at first.

Why I Became Obsessed with Probiotics

You see, I recently became obsessed with probiotics because I saw what they could do.

They helped my son’s eczema far better than any pharmaceutical creams.

They helped lift my mood and helped me chill out (What!?! I’m high-strung.)

They help keep our whole family “regular” and so much healthier.

It used to be… if anyone sneezed in the general direction of my children, we’d be house-bound and sick for at least a week. Probably a week and a half.

These days, my kids are much more resilient and healthy.