Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Everyday Wellness

9 Life Strategies for Taking Charge of Your Health and Your Life

Posted April 16, 2014
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Each of these habits has been shown to improve quality and quantity of life. Americans today are running on too much stress, too little sleep, fast food, lack of exercise, too much sugar, and disconnection. These deficiencies promote inflammation in your life and in your body.

Vitamin C May Decrease Risk for Stroke

Posted February 18, 2014
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The American Academy of Neurology recently released a study linking low levels of vitamin C and vitamin C deficiency to an increased risk of stroke.

More Support for Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Brain Health

Posted January 27, 2014
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Omega-3 fatty acids are essential, polyunsaturated fatty acids that our bodies do not make on their own; we must get them through diet (or supplementation). New research shows how they may help protect our brains.

Training for Your Best Life

Posted January 6, 2014
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There’s a great book called Younger Next Year for Women by Chris Crowly & Henry S. Lodge, MD. One of the chapter titles is awesome: “Life Is an Endurance Event: Train for It.” So many people believe that everything in life happens by chance; that some people are simply blessed with better genes than others and are therefore smarter, fitter, richer, or better looking. It’s certainly true that genetics can play a powerful role in our lives, but it’s somewhat like being dealt a certain hand in a game of cards. It’s what we do with what we’re dealt that really counts. So why not train for our lives like champions.

Don’t Wait to Meditate

Posted January 2, 2014
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If meditation tops your list of goals and intentions for 2014, you’re not alone. Scholars have studied the positive benefits of meditation, which include reductions in depression, stress, anxiety, blood pressure, improved focus and concentration, and better sleep.

Success Strategies to Navigate the Holidays

Posted December 19, 2013
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As the last week of 2013 is rapidly approaching, we know there will be more parties and more chances to overeat around every corner.

December Fit Foods

Posted December 9, 2013
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Depending on where you live, you may be buried in snow by December or you may be basking in mild temperatures. It’s usually sweater weather no matter where you live, but there are some fruits and vegetables that are still being harvested this month. If you like to try and eat with the seasons, then [...]

Six Ways to Decrease Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Posted December 2, 2013
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The holidays have an insidious way of sneaking up on us. Holiday music starts playing on the radio soon after Halloween before we know it, those familiar feelings of stress and anxiousness creep in as the calendar draws nearer towards the “Season of Giving.”

Tips for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Posted October 14, 2013
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Diabetes Superfoods

There are several factors that can affect blood sugar: food (carbohydrates, fiber, protein, fat), physical activity levels, alcohol, stress, daily routine, medications, illness, and menstruation and menopause. How we approach each of these areas will have either a positive or not so positive impact on how we feel and how well we maintain balanced blood sugar levels. Stable blood sugar levels help us live long, healthy lives.

30+ Superfoods to Add to Your Life Today

Posted September 23, 2013
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If you had to choose just 30 foods to eat for the rest of your life, be sure to take this list with you. We’ve compiled a list (in no particular order) of not just our favorite foods, but foods with real science behind them; foods that support innate health and wellness, metabolism, skin, mood, [...]