8 Top Reasons To Give Back: Make it Personal!

Enjoy a Year of Rewards that Go Beyond Your Boundaries!

I am passionate about travel and made the decision to go to Uganda with my daughter to be part of JLMC Foundation trip of a lifetime to meet the girls they serve and to witness the impact of the Girl Power Project in Uganda®, East Africa. We were with a group of conscious activists who are committed to changing the world, while having an unforgettable time along the way.

With the holidays arriving, giving can offer you a boost of health, happiness, and strengthen an entire community. Of course, you do not have to shop to reap the benefits of giving. There is research showing the same benefits can come from donating to charities or volunteering your time.

My friend and founder of the non-profit, Vivian Glyck, invited us to join her to connect with the families her organization serves in Uganda. We were able to experience the Girl Power Project first-hand by:

  • Teaching communities about the law and human rights.
  • Implementing Population Council’s Girl Roster Toolkit.
  • Signing a covenant with the community.

These were powerful experiences to have with my daughter Hannah who is in her teens. We both learned, grew and personally gained a deeper personal sense of self and the value of giving back unconditionally.

There are so many ways to give back to the world. As a mother among other roles I engage in daily, helping girls before they become a adult, responsible woman, just made sense to me.

As I researched this program and why Uganda, I came across some interesting statistics which became my inspiration to be part of this positive change:

  • Empowerment – When a girl has 7 more years of education, she marries 4 years later and has 2.2 fewer children.
  • Education – More than 100 Million children remain out of school – 66 million of them are girls and half of them live in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Leadership –Nelson Mandela said it all when he was quoted as saying, “No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.”
  • Reproductive Health – Medical complication from pregnancy and childbirth are the second leading cause of death among girls ages 15-19, worldwide.
  • Justice – Worldwide 50% of all sexual assaults are against girls ages 15-years old and younger.

This journey to help others required our time and money. They had a good plan that optimized our adventure to give back with an African Safari along the Nile River, shopping that included local entertainment while we became part of the community in our participation of service.

Let me share 8 top reasons to give back and how I made it personal:

  1. Make a Difference
  2. Build Community
  3. Expand Connections
  4. Improve your Health (mind, body and spirit)
  5. Lead Others by Example
  6. Share Your Skills
  7. Embrace the Good Feeling
  8. Give Authentically
#1. Make a Difference

We innately desire to make an impact on the world to add value outside of our regular grind to wake up, work, sleep and repeat. I am grateful as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), that I designed my desire to travel as a way to make a difference for my patients.

I search the world for new technologies, based in science, to help them regenerate naturally. It has been a blessing to run a unique practice for over 25 years all while I make a difference in others health, life everyday.

When contemplating anther type of experience of giving back and sharing it with my daughter, I recognized it needed to be different. When I dug deeper,and recognized I would have a witness, my daughter in this case, I came up with a new way to refresh my opportunity to give back and personally grow.

It is when we discover deep inside our passion to experience more from life, and share it, this was the opportunity that felt right for me this year. I was confident that this was the non-profit foundation I could trust, that it would meet the experience that was resonating in my heart with my daughter.

It is important to pick an organization you believe so you can apply your contributions, your time and/or money, directly to the cause you care most about. If it is your first time, don’t hesitate to investigate local organizations before you go overseas which can be a bigger risk or investment.

Research ways the organization has truly implemented changes they claim. Take a look at how they help a family, community, country or the world with transparent results that should be documented.

#2. Build Community

Building a community can’t be done over night and nothing changes a community for the better like volunteering.

I work hard because I am passionate to help my patients feel youthful and healthy naturally. I have created and cultivated a resilient community that I authentically care about and continue to give back.

Stepping out on this trip to Uganda took me away to listen to my heart in new ways. It helped me by get out of the day to day, week to week schedule. I found participating in a positive impact with a community beyond my borders that certainly requires support, extended my purpose and allowed my daughter witness the same as such an early age.

#3. Expand Connections

In a society where technology has taken over, we can become lonely very quickly! We seem to let the clock run us so stepping out of our regular work environment which rules most of our day, can interfere with our ability to expand our network.

We count on our digital communities keep us connected but over time without personal engagement, can prove to distance and isolate us from having meaningful impact and interpersonal relationships. Volunteering in person seems to help balance my work schedules. It allows me to get out of the office, house or the same old routine to broaden my horizons with others who have similar passion and interests to contribute.

Experiencing the honor to give back in a meaningful way while meeting others willing to do the same, adds a special spark of life from the heart. It can ground your focus on making a living when a new experience reminds you to be present and simply enjoy the process.

#4. Improve your Health (mind, body and spirit)

Improving your health is what I teach my family, patients and apply personally all week long. I know how we think, live and feel can have a direct, real impact, upon our own health and longevity.

I find it interesting when I donate my time and invest unconditionally in an organization that has a proven track record to show they are making a positive difference in the health of a community, I participate in the rise of everyone’s physical, emotional and spiritual health together. It is powerful when we get outside of ourselves for some time to connect, improve and harmonize with the lives of others.

Giving back life force as it relates to health is a special offering I understand. It goes beyond financial contributions. The ability to be an example and live a simple healthy life has its gifts far beyond any ones imagination and it is personal.

Don’t stay on the sidelines with your own health or learning about balancing mind, body and soul by observing others who are less fortunate. They reveal secrets due to their limited resources that can become part of their gift back to you.

It is best to simply take action for yourself, one step at a time, so you can become the example for others. You do not have to be an expert in health to share what has worked for you with others interested in your like-minded objectives.

#5. Lead Others by Example

My friend Vivian who founded JLMC Foundation has a special story that inspired her to build her non-profit. It is important to know, you do not have to go to that length to contribute as you can lead others by your own example.

When if comes to any great idea or an honest effort in leadership think of ways to help in the long term by providing an ongoing contribution. I find when I give back, I choose pure organizations or ways to open myself to opportunities that take my leadership to new heights. I witnessed this with my daughter, Hannah, as she interacted with the girls in Uganda, some of them younger than her.

Yes, there were days when we thought it was too hot and uncomfortable to feel inspired to do anything for anyone. Just like in life, when you move beyond the small things and show up to the bigger experiences, like seeing the joy in those we serve, the feeling of being inconvenienced for a short time disappears when our efforts add value to others we were serving.

#6. Share Your Skills

I know we all have a special gift to offer the world, so find it in you and share with others who will appreciate it.

What do you feel is your strength?

It is important to put your heart, mind and talents to the test by donating and volunteering for a particular cause or organization to help others as you allow yourself to grow as well. I can seem like such a surprise when you strengthen your own talents and passion as you humbly make a difference.

Embrace the celebration of sharing your skills to help others. I can assure you it comes back to you 1,000-fold.

#7. Embrace the Good Feeling

Over the years I have discovered giving back builds our emotional wealth, and simply feels good. When I contribute to help others, I can feel the natural side effect that reaffirms my own beliefs that there is goodness within ourselves and others.

We just do not see enough examples of this in the society we live in today unless it is a celebrity. Know you do not have to be famous to find what fore fills those desires from within your soul.

When you feel it, embrace the good feeling every time.

#8. Give Authentically

Everyday I am inspired to contribute authentically with empathy. It is natural to give back to others in ways you believe is appreciated and gives you a higher sense of self knowing if the circumstances were reverse someone would be there for you also.

Without a real reason, for a true cause, with a solid story, contributions appear to be shallow and received as some type of self-adoration. Dig deeper into yourself, and embrace your legitimate heartfelt needs. It is only then that you can make an impact with hope and intention to authentically give back!

Self-Care Includes Giving Back
Let your Vision become Bigger than YOU and Share your Desire to GIVE!

I truly hope you enjoyed a year of giving on some scale. It becomes easier to take action with the opportunity to grow in this way if you begin small then expand your commitment gradually. I feel satisfied on every level of my life when I continue to make a variety of commitments to GIVE BACK each year!

I would like to hear from you! Please share with me ways you have made difference in your family, community, preferably outside of your professional life. If you didn’t have the opportunity to indulge in this special way to personally grow, or haven’t found the organization that fits your heart, let me know that too. I would enjoy discussing ideas we can come up with together.

It is hard to believe another year is coming to an end. The light of an ending is the beginning that gives you a brand new start. Find your 8 top reasons to give back in your life and enjoy reflecting with grace as you begin another new year.

I would like to thank you for being in my life of service and would like to wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season into the New Year!

Reach Out To Me
SHARE Ideas You Choose to Give Back!
…email me 24/7: Robyn@RobynBenson.com

LIVE to be 139 Years Strong: Turning Degeneration into Regeneration

Learn how to LIVE to be 139 Years in this Doctor Driven Seminar with Interactive Workshop

Most of us understand what it means to have a degenerative diseaseWikipedia explains degenerative disease as the result of a continuous process based on degenerative cell changes, affecting tissues or organs, which will increasingly deteriorate over time, whether due to normal bodily wear or lifestyle choices such as exercise or eating habits. Another reason for the degeneration of cells could be metabolism, both the natural decrease in metabolism as a person ages and abnormalities in metabolic rate due to genetics. Degenerative diseases are often contrasted with infectious diseases.

Many find this perspective of aging hopeless for obvious reasons.  I am excited to share a vision of the future of an anti-aging lifestyle.

My ART (Amplified Regenerative Therapies) at Santa Fe Soul considers the polar opposite a degenerative or aging process which supports regenerative solutions and practices. Regenerative medicine reverses the thinking around degenerative disease. It’s the science of boosting healing naturally in damaged tissues and in under-functioning endocrine and immune systems. This is achieved with nutrition therapy, stem cells and oxidative medicine (ozone and high dose vitamin C IVs). It also includes restoring healthy joints, hair growth, skin rejuvenation and sexual function with your own platelet rich plasma (PRP).

I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) celebrating innovative and game changing approaches to today’s health care. As I travel the world to learn more about the most advanced leading-edge therapies, procedures and products designed to renew, restore, and revive peoples’ health I invested in the technology and education to offer a complete menu of services built around regenerative medicine in my practice.

Can you imagine living to be 139 years strong?

It appears our current health care system is failing us, so those living an anti-aging lifestyle are taking their health in their own hands and discovering how regenerative medicine is the wave of the future.  Anyone researching the benefits of complementary medicine will discover many natural ways that are now supporting a positive outlook to health. I made a short list of therapies that have become popular at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health over the last 13 years:

Prolozone has been used for athletes for years.  Now everyday patients with chronic pain are learning how Prolozone can help promote the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints and ways it can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.

PRP has been used to improve the quality of men and women’s skin (also known as Vampire Facelift®), breasts (also known as Vampire Breastlift®), hair regeneration (also known as Vampire Hairlift®).  Recently PRP has been proven to help women with incontinence and pain with sex, called an O-Shot®, and to help men with ED, called the P-Shot®.

10-Pass Ozone Therapy which has become the latest and greatest tool for the treatment of many diseases!

-> Reduces blood pathogens including bacteria, viruses and molds.

-> White blood cell activity is increased.

-> Stem cell production and liberation are both increased.

-> Increase mitochondrial activity

 

UVB/Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation plus Ozone together which has become a safe and natural therapy using light as a natural antibiotic, read more. UVBI may sound intimidating, but the health benefits are immense.  By introducing UV waves (which are found in sunlight) to your blood, your body is helped in fighting off viruses and bacterial infections as well as given an immune boost to fight off illness.

IV Therapies are various treatments that are available to help with everything from illness to fatigue to detoxification:

The Myers’s Cocktail of calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and B complex has been shown to be effective in treating migraines, chronic fatigue and respiratory infections.

A Vitamin C IV can boost your immune system, help get rid of infection and, according to a WebMD* article, is linked to boosting the capability of chemotherapy to kill cancer cells.

A Magnesium push can be another good way to treat acute migraines while also combating various cardiovascular diseases.  Magnesium also improves blood flow and blood pressure.

The GSH Glutathione push is an antioxidant powerhouse.  Glutathione is considered the master antioxidant and is found in every cell in the body.  We lose Glutathione as we age.  The use of a GSH Glutathione push helps replace lost Glutathione, which in turn helps to detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system and improve overall health.

A Heavy Metal Detox not only detoxifies key systems and organs in the body like the liver and kidneys, it also supports the immune system.

As a practicing DOM, I am thrilled to be hosting a 1.5 Day Doctor Seminar with interactive workshops designed to train other practitioners solutions designed to turn degeneration into regeneration.  Harper Restoration System is presenting an Advanced Biological Allograft with Ozone and aesthetics with Biological Allograft my center in Santa Fe on September 28 and 29th. I invite you to register today to take advantage of these powerful natural therapies that can change your patient’s life.

This is a Doctor-Driven, very advanced, class being introduced to practitioners interested in helping their patients regenerate naturally.  All attendees will provide the input needed to help lead the class.

Here is the schedule which will require all students to complete the pre-screening questionnaires and watch videos before attending class.  Attendees will purchase their Biologic Allograft equipment before this begins workshop so the practitioners will be ready to begin applying what they have learned on Monday when they get back to their offices.

We will introduce distinguished expert physicians’ instructors:

Dr. Dennis Harper, DC is a renowned physician, speaker, and trainer in Regenerative Medicine using Ozone, Vitamins, and Biological Allograft in innovative applications and protocols that he has developed to treat patients. Along with research and terminology, you will learn about several different types of sources that are currently on the market, how they actually work, as well as the risks & benefits. You will learn administration methods, when to use each, and how to implement these techniques into your existing practice.

Dr. Carmen Mora, NMD is a Regenerative Medicine Specialist. She is owner and Medical Director of INNOVA Medical & Spa in Phoenix, AZ; specializing in Regenerative Therapies, PRP, Medical Aesthetics, Fat Transfers, Male & Female Rejuvenation, Bio-Identical Hormones, Ozone Therapies, Prolotherapy and Pain Rehabilitation.

If you are interested in learning more about how youthful aging is a choice with ART, get free access here. If you are referring your Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) so they can offer outpatient solutions that can regenerate your health, let us know and we will reach out to them.  Space is limited to 15 attendees for each Doctor-Driven seminar we offer.

Discover More About YOU!

Results = Feel Younger + Beautiful + Sexier + Clear Mind + Sharp Thinking

My name is Dr. Robyn Benson and I am an author, speaker, self-care and regenerative medicine expert is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions!  I am the owner and founder of Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health for over 13 years located in the “Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico.

For over 25 years, I have applied my considerable knowledge of acupuncture, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, Herbs, IV therapies and love for healthy travel to help patients resolve acute and chronic health challenges and to achieve optimal and sustainable health.  I look forward to meeting you and learning how ART can support your regenerative lifestyle.

HELP ME! My Hair is Thinning!

Are you crying for help because your hair is thinning?

Are you fearful it will get worse?

Do you dream of a natural, affordable solution that gives you results with little downtime?

If your answers to the above questions are, “Yes,” please read further and also download our FREE ebook. You will learn more  about new documented research available, university studies with before and after photos, access to a powerful article by the International Journal of Trichology and more.

We now know hair growth is an integral part of your health and it is not just an issue for men.   Hair loss is a direct reflection of what your body is telling you and can obviously affect self-confidence and self-perception when the image of yourself shifts compounding stress levels as your visual appearance changes.

As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, I have offered the most advanced leading-edge therapies, procedures and products designed to renew, restore and revive people’s health for over 25 years.  I have called these natural, science-based solutions ART — Amplified Regenerative Therapies.

I am honored to help men and women to improve their health and lifestyles with success for many decades.  It is thrilling to announce new science that provides relief to those with thinning and damaged hair also.  Many postmenopausal women seek my care for this condition but the biggest shock includes teens suffering with hair loss due to their toxic and high-stress lifestyles.

The signs of thinning hair and imminent hair loss affecting you, or anyone you know, can be self-diagnosable. Lab tests or imaging are not required.

 

What causes your hair to fall out?

Hair loss is common. Don’t be ashamed because a lot of people, including younger people, are concerned about of thinning hair or hair loss today.

Let’s review the list of possible areas that might relate to hair loss: 

Family history. How does your mother or father’s hair look? Are you having the same problem with hair loss or thinning? When hair loss runs in your family, you inevitably will also have the same problem with your hair.

Stress. Are you always stressed? Stress can be a major culprit. Physical stress from surgery, illness, or high fever and mental stress, especially when it is ongoing, can result in hair loss.  Pregnancy can also cause your hair to fall out due to the stress your body endures during pregnancy.

Medications. Do any medications you are taking cause side effects that result in hair loss? Some medications for cancer, depression, heart problems, arthritis and high blood pressure has this side effect.

Chemotherapy. Are you or have you undergoing—or undergone– chemotherapy? Chemotherapy frequently causes hair loss. It destroys the cancer cells as well as the normal cells, causing hair to fall out.  This can affect hair growth and regrowth.

Hair Damage.  Are you fond of tight ponytails, braids, curling irons, or dyes? These can damage your hair and can eventually cause hair loss.

Hormones. Did you recently stop taking birth control, or are you going through menopause? Pregnant women, those who have discontinued birth control, and menopausal women can also cause temporary thinning of hair, but after these are resolved, normal hair growth can be achieved.

Age. Have you noticed your hair thinning as you age? As you age, your hair grows less, gets thinner and becomes more brittle. This is why older people commonly experience thinning hair, baldness, and hair loss.

Diet. Are you eating the right kind of foods for healthy hair? Many people don’t have the best dietary practices, so people don’t get enough nutrients and minerals essential for hair growth. If you are not eating enough protein and foods rich in iron, zinc and biotin, hair loss can occur.

Thyroid diseases. Have you ever been diagnosed with a thyroid disease? If you are suffering from thyroid diseases such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, hair loss is a common problem.

Ringworm of the scalp. Do you check your children’s scalp? This is common in children, and causes bald patches.

Alopecia Areata. Have you tested for AA or patchy hair loss? Alopecia Areata called AA, results in sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular bald patches that can overlap.  AA is a disorder in which the body’s immune system actually attacks hair follicles.

If you find yourself reading this because you feel you are losing too much hair, or know someone who is, you came to the right place to learn more about a natural way to support a beautiful head of hair. We offer hope and solutions that are affordable, effective, and provide a quick recovery that doesn’t involve surgery at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health.  Get access to more details in our FREE ebook.

At Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health we use my ART with patients who have confirmed PRP has helped them resolve hair loss, and join pain, incontinence, ED, saggy breasts, wrinkled skin and more.  We have documented these treatments and results.

So, what is PRP therapy?  This stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, which uses your own blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate your body and in this case your hair.  PRP is a natural regenerative scalp and hair treatment.  I have provided PRP to thousands of patients throughout my many years of practice.

Enjoy learning more in my FREE ebook, “Help ME! My Hair is Thinning!”   This ebook displays before and after images on exciting research that includes a university study and a Medical Journal article documenting how doctors are inspired by the power of PRP to help their patients naturally regenerate hair and more.

How much is “too much” falling hair?

How do you feel about your thinning hair?

Can hair loss be genetic?

What are the early symptoms of hair loss?

How do you know if hair loss is permanent or temporary?

Will hair grow back?

What causes hair to fall out?

How do you treat thinning hair?

What is the PRP or Vampire Hairlift®?

What are the advantages?

How does it work?

How do you know if PRP or Vampire Hairlift® is a good fit for you?

Call us today 8 am – 9 pm MST to schedule your appointment with me at 505.474.8555 or email us 24/7:  manager@santafesoul.com . You can also visit my website for additional short videos and more details about PRP Hairlift.

Warrior Women’s Wealth and Wellness

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Meet ‘Kim Swims’ in person!

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Kimberley Chambers
 will be in Santa Fe on Friday,  July 13th from 6-8 pm at BODY. Kim is a record-breaking athlete, marathon open water swimmer, feminist and dreamer from New Zealand.  Enjoy watching this movie trailer that has won many awards as a powerful documentary:  Kim Swims

Kim will be joined by 5 Top Warrior Women who will share their journey to wellness that lead them down a path to define a new way to wealth.  Meet: Dr. Susan BoolBol (specializes in Hematology/Oncology and is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel ), Elizabeth Liechty ChFC, CLU (partner at the Charter Financial Group, a private financial planning services firm), Jody Feagan (co-founder with Katie Roundtree of 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe), Dr. Robyn Benson (Doctor of Oriental Medicine focusing on natural ART–Amplified Regenerative Therapies), Lorin Parrish (Founder of BODY).

So, are you ready to BE you? BE the unique individual that you were created to be, that Warrior Woman with a unique purpose. Our panel of amazing women are here today to help us ALL re-imagine and redefine what our true WEALTH is. It comes down to our relationships, health – both physically, spiritually and emotional. Please join us to hear their stories, how they found and embraced their unique purposes to BE-come and realize their true wealth on their journey of life.

Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health and BODY are proud to bring you an amazing group of real life Warrior Women. We don’t have to go to the movies to find inspiring real-life woman when we can simply look within ourselves.

Here is where you get access to the details of this event.

Contributions will go to the 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe– Co-Founders Jody Feagan & Katie Roundtree

Brief notes on each speaker:

Keynote Speaker Kimberley Chambers – Record-breaking athlete, marathon open water swimmer, feminist and dreamer from New Zealand. Kim is also known for her nationally released film Kim Swims. She is the ONLY WOMAN to ever complete the Oceans Seven which is a marathon swimming challenge consisting of seven open water channel swims.  To put this in perspective only 6 people in the world has ever completed it. Watch Kim’s Trailer to her Award-Winning Documentary Film

Jody Feagan – Co-Founder with Katie Roundtree of 100 Women Who Care 

Dr. Robyn Benson –  Dr. Robyn Benson, author, speaker, self-care and regenerative medicine expert is known by many to be the health detective with life-changing solutions!

For 26 years, she has applied proven science-based solutions and her love for travel to allow patients to resolve acute and chronic health challenges to achieve optimal and sustainable health.

Dr Susan K. Boolbol – is a nationally known breast surgical oncologist. Her passion is treating the woman with breast cancer as a whole and not just treating the cancer. She believes that we should emerge from difficult times stronger and with more balanced priorities.

Elizabeth Liechty – A Financial Planner whose focus with clients has been to help them re-imagine and redefine what true wealth represents…. Elizabeth began the process fulfilling her own passion project to BE authentic. Elizabeth has written a Best-Selling children’s grief book called, “The Blue Elephant,” which has now also premiered as an animated film at the Annapolis Film Festival.

Hosts / Sponsors for this Event

  • Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health– Founder Dr. Robyn Benson brings an innovative and game changing approach to health care. Robyn designed this center with most advanced leading-edge therapies like acupuncture, herbs, IV therapies, PRP, ART, natural solutions designed to help patients get out of pain, look and feel younger.
  • BODY – Body is a Santa Fe based health and wellness center that offers eco-conscious clothing, a health café, leading-edge massage and facial treatments, studio and fitness classes, as well as host community-inspiring events like this one.  Founder / Owner of Body, Lorin Parrish will be providing healthy BODY Food for this event.

Do you have any questions about this event or how to save your seat?

Contact us at Santa Fe Soul

Call Santa Fe Soul (M-F 8 am – 5 pm):  505-474-8555

Email us:  manager@santafesoul.com

Remember, there is limited seating so grab your tickets fast, and tell you friends to book.  You do not want to miss this event!

5 Steps to Healthier, Fuller & Shapelier Breasts

Benson, Robyn - Santa Fe Soul - Truly Alive Magazineby Robyn Benson, D.O.M.

Breast cancer, lumps, breast pain and sagging breasts are all very common occurrences and concerns for women in today’s world and increasingly for men too! If you are experiencing one of these challenges, consider the following solutions in addition to a self-care lifestyle, regular breast massage and monthly self-examination.

1. Whole Foods. More than anything, choose an organic whole food diet and one free of pesticides, herbicides and plastic drinking bottles. The toxic buildup from these offenders can contribute to massive havoc in your breast cell tissue and to hormone imbalance. One of my favorite supplements to help detox chemical buildup in breast tissue is calcium glucarate. I also recommend a good multivitamin, Vitamin D and Chinese herbs to promote breast and hormone wellness.

2. Exercise. Exercise (at least 3-4 x week). This is key for your heart, brain and yes, your breast tissue too. Walk daily, take a Zumba class and lift weights. Be sure to wear a support bra that is comfortable and not too tight around your breasts for improved circulation.

3. Bra Breaks. Did you know that underwire bras are hazardous to healthy breast tissue? Underwire bras hinder healthy lymphatic movement in and around your breasts. Whenever possible, let your boobs breathe and be free – especially when at home at night and weekends.

4. Consider a natural PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Breast lift. Did you read recently that Jennifer Aniston had this non-surgical procedure done? Most of the world does not know this option exists. Learn more at: robynbenson.com/v-breast-lift.

5. Stress less and meditate more. Stress wreaks havoc in our bodies. Instead of stressing, find ways to allow more flow, more fun and more fabulous moments in your life. Meditate and allow your body the proper rest it desires. This will help you age better, with more radiance and vitality in your skin and all your body tissues.

Benson logoFor more info on how to live better and age healthfully, visit robynbenson.com. 505-986-1089, robyn@robynbenson.com.

Food for the Healthy Traveler

htphoto1My friend Gregg Schulman’s hotel
refrigerator at a recent event

I’m excited to show you my new book, The Healthy Traveler: 8 Pathways to Smart and Effortless Travel , as well as the accompanying Healthy Traveler’s Food Guide, full of recipes and tips for eating well when you’re on the road, be it plane, train, car or bus. The books will be available May 31, so watch here for details!

You can learn more about how to be a Healthy Conscious Traveler at the Healthy Traveler’s Global Summit, May 1-10. This revolutionary online program features 30 leading medical and travel experts sharing their best advice for healthy share with you! Click here to RSVP and for more info.

In the meantime, here are a few travel food tips from the Healthy Traveler’s Food Guide that you can use for weekend getaways, business trips, summer vacation and more. Happy Travels!

When traveling by plane, always pack an empty BPA-free water bottle with a filter already in it so that you can fill at any water fountain once you’re past security, saving you $4 or more.

If you’re taking a road trip, pack a cooler with ice, cool beverages, salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit and vegetables and other perishables so you can eat while on the road and in your hotel room. Always bring your own packaged sea salt full of minerals to complement any meal you have. Add a pinch of sea salt to water one to two times a day to ensure water absorption into your cells and to keep your electrical body fully charged.

If you’re flying, leave room in a carry-on to pack a lunch or dinner—salads in portable containers; sandwiches wrapped in wax paper; bags of trail mix, granola, nuts and gluten free cookies, and truffles, all safely stowed and TSA-approved.

Heading to a hotel? Check before you go to see if your hotel room has a refrigerator. If not, see if you can request one. Often they’re readily available, for a nominal fee and, in the long run, you’ll save money.

If you have a great travel tip you’d like to share, please leave it in the comments below. You can connect with Dr. Robyn Benson at www.santafesoul.com!

htrobynDr. Robyn Benson at the Dead Sea in Israel

Healthy Traveler’s Blog

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Healthy Traveler’s Guide: Retrain, Regain & Renew Yourself with Eight Pathways to Smart & Conscious Travel

I’m excited to announce the upcoming publication of my new book, “Healthy Traveler’s Guide: Retrain, Regain & Renew Yourself with Eight Pathways to Smart & Conscious Travel.” I’d like to share some of my recommendations with you so that if you’re traveling this winter, you can enjoy a comfortable, healthy and happy trip that will leave you feeling renewed and invigorated. Read more