Tagged: diet

Stress and Your Health

It’s that time of the year. The holidays are an exciting and joyous time, but for many they can also be a source of stress. It is easy to get busy and forget to take the time to care for ourselves. When we are under stress, our immune systems are compromised, leaving us more susceptible … Continue Reading

Why Bone Broth?

Why Bone Broth? – It is full of minerals -It fortifies the immune system -Enhances the digestion by healing the gut lining -It nourishes joints, tendons, ligaments, skin, mucus membranes and bone A well-made bone broth will give your body lots of different minerals.  Phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfate, and fluoride will all be absorbed … Continue Reading

Essential Vitamins for Enhancing Immunity and Promoting Self-healing

Vitamin D is essential to your health for many reasons, including enhanced immunity. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found children who took Vitamin D had a 50% or greater reduction in risk of flu infection when exposed compared to anti-viral drugs which only reduced risk by 8%. It is also an … Continue Reading

Sugar and Chronic Disease

Excess sugar is a primary factor in countless chronic diseases, including but not limited to Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), Alzheimer’s, dementia, and cancer. Most people are completely unaware of how much sugar they consume each day. Sugars hide in 74 percent of processed foods under more than 60 different names … Continue Reading

Kale: The Green Superfood

Kale is far more nutritious than other leafy greens and the benefits of adding it to your diet are numerous. Anti-inflammatory: Inflammation is the number one cause of arthritis, heart disease and numerous autoimmune diseases. Kale has the potential to prevent and even reverse these illnesses. Iron: Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. … Continue Reading

What is gluten? Why should I go gluten-free?

Gluten is a protein complex found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten’s name comes from the Greek word for glue, and its adhesive, elastic property is the very thing that holds a loaf of bread or bite of cake together. But when that glue hits the intestines, it interferes with the breakdown and absorption of … Continue Reading

Preparing Young Bodies for Sports

Sports are an excellent way to keep kids active and socially connected. It is important to remember a few things to help prepare young athlete’s bodies and protect them from sports-related injuries before they happen. Follow a warm-up routine. Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or underweight are both cause for concern. Make sure your … Continue Reading

Detox Goals

Getting started is often the biggest obstacle. Try these tips to get you started and keep you going to be the best version of yourself. Become Goal-Oriented Have a goal. Set goals. Write your goals down. Place them in a place where you can read them throughout the day. Everything is in motion; nothing stands … Continue Reading

Natural Immunity

The symptoms of a cold or flu are our body’s natural response to eliminate the germ. By allowing our bodies to express symptoms naturally, we exercise and strengthen our immune system so it can fight off the other multitude of germs we are exposed to everyday. We need a strong immune system! Germs are smart. … Continue Reading

Why is consuming fruits and vegetables essential to a healthy immune system?

Fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins and minerals as well as some lesser known but equally as important nutrients. Chlorophyll Chlorophyll is one of the most powerful wound-healers and blood-builders known. Chlorophyll is found most abundantly in dark green vegetables. Dark green vegetables are also higher in bioavailable calcium than dairy products. Indoles Indoles are … Continue Reading