December 25, 2013
Don't Stress the Holidays

Don’t Stress the Holidays

The inability to manage stress appropriately is one of the leading causes of poor health. Stress is amplified by the irregular schedules, financial concerns and the chaos that the holidays bring. According to WebMD’s Joanne Barker, The average American spends 42 hours a year on holiday activities. That’s one standard work week spent shopping, wrapping, and returning presents, attending holiday parties, and traveling from place to place. Often these extra activities get squeezed into already busy schedules. It is important to remember that stress is not the same for everyone. It is your body’s response to what you perceive to […]
December 12, 2013

Statin Drugs: Are They Causing More Harm Than Good?

Statin drugs – a class of medicines that are frequently used to lower blood cholesterol levels – have become a huge global industry, generating more than $29 billion each year. In the US, one in four people over the age of 45 is taking statins! They do lower LDL cholesterol levels, but there is controversy about high cholesterol levels being a contributing factor to heart disease. It took 20 years for the FDA to require labeling on these medications, informing the public that there are serious side effects, such as muscle pain and weakness, kidney failure and extreme cognitive issues, […]
December 3, 2013
Oh……Sugar!

Oh……Sugar!

33% of the world’s population has high blood pressure, whereas only 5% had it in 1900. Diabetes has increased from 153 million people in 1980, to 347 million today. Two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese, and the nation spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions. Why have these illnesses skyrocketed? One of the main reasons is massive consumption of sugar. The average American eats 22.7 teaspoons of sugar a day. Most of this sugar consumption is in the form of processed foods and […]
November 26, 2013
Give the Gift of Less Stress

Give the Gift of Less Stress

It’s officially the holiday season, and for many, a season of expedited to-dos, rushing to get it all done. Too often, we let the demands of the season overpower the true meaning — a time to be with friends and family. Stress is an internal event that can be amplified by external factors, like the pressure from the holiday season. Sound like someone you know? We’ve created the “Stress-Free Gift Package,” perfect for that person on your list whose to-dos seem to be never ending (and, YES, you can count yourself!). This package includes the following for just $100: A Stress […]
November 24, 2013
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Do you have a food sensitivity or allergy? You don’t have to skimp this Thanksgiving. We’ve compiled a Pinterest board of gluten-free recipes, many of which I’ll personally be using with my family this holiday season. Visit my board here.
December 29, 2013

Why Your Body Needs Magnesium

Do you suffer from muscle spasms, cramps, weakness, chronic pain, poor sleep, heart palpitations or are constantly getting sick? These are all symptoms of being magnesium-deficient. Consuming a diet rich in magnesium could help minimize symptoms and keep you feeling your best. There are six “macro-minerals” that the human body needs in large amounts to function normally, and magnesium is one of them. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions.  All major organs need it to function normally, and the average American diet does not contain even 50% of […]