Wellness Blog

This blog is intended to educate you about the vast wellness care options you have in nature and help empower you to keep performing at your best.

What is PTGD? PTGD (Post Traumatic Growth Dynamic) is an alternate outcome to the trauma of life that many of us experience. Our current medical system is focused on diagnosing people with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as this diagnosis has no finite solution and is treated with a lifetime [...]

In the fast-paced world of today, the pursuit of holistic well-being has become more crucial than ever. At Elev8 Health, our integrative wellness retreat center in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica, we recognize the profound impact that environment can have on one’s overall health. In this blog post, we [...]

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a life-threatening or terrifying event- either experiencing it or witnessing it. Most people who go through a traumatic event may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping that can last for months or even years. There is hope! With [...]

Overthinking and even obsessive thoughts run rampant in our culture. The constant feeling of never having enough time, energy, money, or love wears us down. Not only does it rob us of the ability to enjoy the moment, stress actually causing physical damage as well by causing inflammation in the [...]

There is so much information available about health; it can be overwhelming and difficult to make sense of it all. How many hours have you spent looking up your symptoms online, only to come across that rare, deadly disease you are sure you have? You agonize about your new self-diagnosis. [...]

This section will come with a zoom class on basic herbal preparations Another form of plant medicine is the herbs and spices we use in everyday cooking. It is important to understand the importance of kitchen medicine and what you can use to help heal yourself through your food. Here [...]

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a very interesting, nature-based approach to health care. It is vastly different from Western medicine, but TCM also has many similarities when you really sit back and take a look at things. Much of my training is rooted in Eastern philosophy; its basic principles are [...]

The five-elements theory is a concept that takes certain forces of nature—fire, earth, metal, water,  and wood—and applies them to the human body. This theory helps us to understand the various functions of the body and how they relate to nature. Most of us are born with one element predominant; [...]

Plant medicine has been around for thousands of years and used to heal the human condition throughout the ages. The answers to most of our health concerns are all around us. It is our job to learn about the plants in our environment and how to use them to improve [...]

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