Friday, August 18, 2017

Weekend wisdom for women over 40

The Weekend Reading



Lymphedema Signs & Symptoms (Breastcancer.org)

Dandelion tea for bloating and lover support (Livestrong)

These Foods May Help Prevent the Flu, New Study Finds  (Reader's Digest)

7 ways to keep your 'thought life' healthy and stress level low  (NY Daily News)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Testimonial Tuesday - Lymphatic Drainage Massage after Traumatic Accident

Testimonial Tuesday - 

How to Reduce leg swelling after accident



by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT

This week's Testimonial Tuesday is exciting, because I get to share my client's published thoughts on her massage. Nicola Bridges found me after she had an accident with her horse and wanted to reduce her swelling. She published an article on her healing journey on the popular website TotalBeauty.

Nicola said "After a horse accident landed me in the trauma ER and serious injuries caused serious swelling, MLD massage worked liked magic with immediate visible results, under the experienced and gentle hands of Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Board Certified Massage Therapist Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT of Solace Massage &Mindfulness."

Read the interview here and the entire article for more tips on beauty products to use after trauma.

After Losing My Son, These Products Helped Me Get Back to My Former Self
http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/slideshows/healing-from-grief-inside-and-out-170809/page7

Friday, August 11, 2017

Weekend Wisdom Health and Wellness for Women over 40

Weekend Wisdom




Fascinating - a protein in our skeletal muscles helps determine our sleep quality and recovery after reduced levela of sleep - BMAL1 (Medical News Today)

Tips on reducing constipation from the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland Clinic)

Monday, August 7, 2017

Quick easy-to-read overview of fitness info

Top Fitness Questions Answered! 


By Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT


I recently found 'The Ultimate Guide to Fitness,' by Andrea Blair Cirignano, Certified Yoga And Group Fitness Instructor, a great miniclass covering all the main fitness info that a person new to exercising might ask. Topics include motivation, cardiovascular exercise, strength and conditioning, diet and lifestyle - and of course my favorite - SLEEP! 

The link is here: http://fitnessgoals.com/guide/ultimate-guide-fitness/


Friday, August 4, 2017

Weekend Wisdom, Health and Wellness for Women over 40

Weekend Wisdom for Women over 40




Are your legs painful and bruise easily? About 9% of women have lipedema, but few are diagnosed. Learn more and see photos here (BBC)

Research finds something I have seen in my own life: When I'm stressed out at work, I eat unhealthily and cram my face full of food. The solution: less stress or a good night's sleep! (StudyFinds)

Similar findings out of the UK - excess fat and poor sleep are linked (Newsweek)

A how-to guide for Forest Bathing (WebMD)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Book Review of 108 Pearls to Awaken Your Healing Potential


Book Review of 108 Pearls to Awaken Your Healing Potential 

by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT


I'm a skeptic when it comes to health information.

I've seen big changes in the health and wellness field over the past 30 years. When I was a teenager, our diet information was the four food groups and only registered dieticians were quoted in the media. With the Internet, now people can offer advice as health coaches and nutritionists. Do we have access to better information now? Absolutely yes, but we also have to check the source of that information. As a result, I look for published, peer-reviewed research to back up advice and yes, I still want my health care professional to have a college degree.

The downside - I shut myself off from some potentially valuable information and advice!

When I picked up '108 Pearls to Awaken Your Healing Potential,' I was glad it was authored by San Diego Integrative Cardiologist Dr. Mimi Guarneri. There's some pretty interesting alternative healing-style information, and it made me comfortable that the person writing about it was fully trained in Western medicine. I have met Dr. Gaurneri several times and trust her judgement.

I guess that's what it really comes down to. Trust.

Watch my video review here:

108 Pearls to Awaken Your Healing Potential by San Diego Integrative Cardiologist Dr. Mimi Guarneri. ISBN-10: 1401945775

Monday, July 31, 2017

Discovering the Netherlands on my Birthday!


Discovering the Netherlands on my Birthday! 

by Kathleen Lisson, CMT, CLT


My husband's parent company is based in the Netherlands, so I jumped on the opportunity to tag along behind him on his recent work trip. Here I am taking a ceremonial sip of a local beer at my birthday dinner.

I have heard of eating locally to support local farmers and eat foods in-season. Have you ever thought of eating healthy and locally when traveling (yes, I know beer doesn't really count). Ayurveda tells us to eat locally while traveling, too. I know that consuming local honey helps with my husband's allergies. Have you tried eating local foods while traveling?

Read more about Ayurveda and eating locally: http://www.mapi.com/ayurvedic-knowledge/ayurvedic-diet/eat-local-for-better-immunity.html


Linking to http://notdeadyetstyle.com/ for Visible Monday.

Weekend wisdom for women over 40

The Weekend Reading Lymphedema Signs & Symptoms ( Breastcancer.org) Dandelion tea for bloating and lover support (Livestrong...