Do you spend much time in your kitchen?
Is it a place you enjoy creating special memories and mouthwatering meals?
Or is it daunting and unfamiliar… leaving you feeling intimidated and lost?
I see it as a wonderful space to explore new talents and flavors, invite people to gather, and practice self-care through conscious cooking and nutrition. This blog post is all about helping you embrace the benefits of cooking at home! I’m sharing 15 reasons home-cooked meals enhance your health in every area: body, mind, and soul.
Plus, I have two free recipes for you from my cookbook, Elena’s Recipes Rx! This cookbook has all the tools you need to accomplish an effective detox at home. The recipes are so delicious, you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything.
I like to think about health in terms of the whole self because everything is connected. If body, mind, or soul is out of balance, our wellbeing reflects the internal chaos. It is important to...
Our most basic survival needs include access to safe water and food.
However, these two essential resources are increasingly under attack. Harmful chemicals are finding their way into our food and water in shocking amounts, posing a serious threat to our health and wellbeing.
To learn about the chilling consequences of allowing harmful chemicals into our food supply, check out my blog post about the real risks of glyphosate.
Now, we face the looming danger of chlormequat chloride (aka Chlormequat E-Pro®, Citadel®, and Cycocel®), a new pesticide that’s eerily similar to glyphosate. It’s being progressively introduced into our food supply despite warning signs of potential health risks.
In this blog, I’m sharing the truth about chlormequat chloride. Read on to learn the science-backed health risks of exposure to this chemical, the disturbing timeline of chlormequat's EPA approval in the U.S. (all driven by a large pesticide company!), and how muscle...
Did you know your mouth has the second largest and most diverse microbiome in the body?
These microbes play a vital role, not only in your oral health – but in your overall health. Remember, everything is connected!
When the balance of the microbes in your mouth is disrupted by introducing chemicals like fluoride or heavy metals like mercury, it can lead to serious chronic health conditions. Many of us have been subjected to these substances because of traditional dentistry.
So, how can you optimize oral hygiene and avoid disrupting the balance of your microbiome?
That's where biological dentistry comes in!
I got to chat with world-leading biological dentist and ceramic implant specialist Dr. Dominik Nischwitz (aka Dr. Dome) in my latest Wholistic Wisdom Live episode. In his book, It’s All In Your Mouth, Dr. Dome challenges conventional dentistry and offers valuable insights for integrating natural dental hygiene into whole body health.
I'm so excited to share the best...
Hello and welcome to the Wholistic Living Podcast, Be The Hero Of Your Health series. My name is Elena Bensonoff. The purpose of this series is to help empower you to take charge of your health, especially when it comes to the foods you nourish your body with.
Today we are going to talk about intermittent fasting - a nutritional strategy I enjoy as part of my own healthy lifestyle. We are going to take a look at how our eating habits have drifted away from listening to what our body needs because of big companies telling us when and how much we should eat. Then we will explore how you can take back your power, nourish yourself, and enjoy healthy foods with intermittent fasting. I’ll also be sharing a host of research-backed benefits of intermittent fasting that will help you transform your health.
There is a quick-fix weight loss craze sweeping the globe. Originally developed as a prescription for asthma, the drug Ozempic is used primarily to treat Type 2 diabetes. Recently, Ozempic has been praised as the “ultimate weight loss solution.”
This prescription medication and similar drugs like Wegovy are all the rage right now, with celebrities like the Kardashians and Elon Musk promoting them for shedding pounds fast. Some people are spending over $1000 a month to ensure their access to this “miracle drug.”
Our society craves shortcut solutions (often served up with a glowing influencer endorsement!) without thinking about future consequences. Take the Fen-Phen frenzy in the ’90s as an example - lots of hype followed by considerable fallout and irreversible health damage. That’s why I feel compelled to share information about the possible risks and long-term effects of Ozempic.
In this blog, you’ll discover why Ozempic...
Have you ever wondered why you get tired in the evening? Or what causes your body to surge with adrenaline in stressful situations?
Your body is complex and unique just like you!
One of the small but mighty aspects of your anatomy that contributes to these symptoms is the endocrine system. Your body’s endocrine system is a network of glands that release hormones into your bloodstream. Hormones are chemical messengers that tell your organs what to do.
Hormones help regulate:
When your body is healthy and balanced, your hormones and organs work together to support you in feeling your best. However, when the endocrine system is thrown out of balance by endocrine disruptors, your body is subject to hormonal dysregulation which results in a variety of challenging symptoms.
Let’s take a closer look at what endocrine disruptors are, the top 5 endocrine disruptors to watch out for, 10 easy...
Hello and welcome to the Wholistic Living Podcast. I am your host Elena Bensonoff. I’ve devoted my life’s work to helping people like you rediscover their inner healer and cultivate optimal health by addressing the entire being: body, mind, and soul.
I’m so grateful to be here with you today as we continue the Be the Hero of Your Health Series. Today, we will talk about the dangers of alcohol and its link with devastating brain diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's. It is truly the “blue pill” that takes away your power and even causes permanent damage to your DNA. Then, we will chat about ways to have alcohol-free fun and the 5 major ways quitting alcohol transforms your health.
Alcohol is everywhere you look in our society. There’s happy hour with coworkers, wine with dinner,...
Hello and welcome to the Wholistic Living Podcast. My name is Elena. In this episode of the Be The Hero Of Your Health series, we will be talking about the power of mitochondria. Every hero has a special power. I’m excited to tell you why your mitochondria are the secret power that helps you achieve healthy aging and chronic illness prevention. I want to share some little-known facts about this organelle to help you understand its role in your longevity so you can actively work to improve the health and efficiency of your mitochondria.
First up, I’ll share the basics of the role your mitochondria play in the body. Then we will discuss what happens when this important energy powerhouse malfunctions. Finally, I’ll reveal 5 ways you can boost your mitochondrial function.
Mitochondria are the “energy...
What does it mean to live Wholistically?
You know YOU are the healer you’ve been looking for and you take responsibility for the fact that your whole being – body, mind, and soul, needs love and care!
If you’ve been feeling unwell, stressed, or fatigued lately – it’s time to take a closer look at your lifestyle from a Wholistic perspective.
I like to break it down into…
The 4 Pillars of Wholistic Living:
Each of these key areas must be adequately nurtured for you to experience vibrant health and happiness!
There’s a robust body of scientific research that supports Wholistic techniques! Let’s take a look at some of the most impactful, proven techniques you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle to benefit all 4 pillars.
Diet: Your body will feel the best when you nourish it with a variety of...
Physical appearance can be closely linked to a person’s sense of identity, self-esteem, and confidence. The choice to undergo a breast augmentation has been one of the leading surgical options geared toward restoring a woman’s sense of beauty and self-worth.
The surgical removal of breast implants, also known as “explant surgery,” is growing in popularity because hundreds of thousands of women who opted for implants in past years are now suffering from “Breast Implant Illness.”
In this blog, I’m sharing everything you need to know about breast implant illness (BII), what you can do if you believe you could be suffering from BII, and 3 simple ways to boost your confidence and connect with your innate beauty.
In January, I was a guest on the WFLA News Channel 8 show, Bloom. I was interviewed about my experience helping women regain their health after suffering from BII. You can watch the...