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 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 […]
February 12, 2014

Being Heart Healthy Starts With Your Brain

There is a good reason why February is American Heart Month. Heart disease continues to be the number one cause of death, and Valentine’s Day lands right in the middle of the month. Combine those two and we have the perfect recipe for increasing heart health awareness this month. Heart disease is the cause of 25% of the deaths in America. 715,000 Americans will be diagnosed with heart disease each year, and 600,000 of us will die from heart attack. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular disease cost the United States […]