When the temperatures and humidity start to climb during the summer months, we naturally seem to feel thirstier. It is very important to give our bodies plenty of fluids and nutrients, especially during this time of year. The trick is to choose quality, nutritional drinks that don’t subject us to harmful substances and/or pack on empty calories. We’ll discuss some ideas for healthy drink alternatives, but first let’s lay a few ground rules about what not to take into our bodies.
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Most of the food consumed in this country has been or is becoming chemically treated, genetically engineered, or heavily processed – and none of it requires a warning label. It’s hardly even real food anymore and it is negatively impacting our health. Find out how you and your family can reduce your risk and make healthier choices. In this instance, a picture is literally worth a thousand words.
What Are We Eating? How Much Are We Eating? While I find the following chart very sobering, I do not find it shocking. Healthy diet is foundational to good health and well-being. In fact, we can say that in most instances one’s diet will be proportional to their current state of health and wellness.
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The decision to use a chiropractor for one’s primary care doctor continues to soar in popularity. Why? Because most chiropractors now promote more than just spinal manipulation. Whole body health and wellness as opposed to the conventional medicine model of just treating symptoms or crisis care is now offered by most chiropractors. The advantages of choosing a knowledgeable chiropractor as one’s primary care doctor are many (see graphic below) with the main advantage being that the chiropractic focus is on wellness=positive rather than disease=negative. (more…)
A new animal study shows that carvacrol, the active component of oregano oil, can actually prevent diet-induced obesity by modulating genes as well as reducing inflammation in white adipose tissue. Carvacrol (2-methyl-5-isopropylphenol) is a monoterpene phenolic constituent of the essential oil produced by numerous aromatic plants and spices such as oregano oil.
Swedish researchers have discovered that the lower your brain levels of tocotrienols and tocopherols (the entire family of vitamin E) the higher the chance that you will experience mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease. The study led by Mangialasche, F. and colleagues from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden discovered that among study participants, high serum levels of vitamin E were associated with approximately a 50 percent reduction in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The Swedish researchers analyzed the vitamin E status in 168 people with Alzheimer’s, 166 people with mild cognitive impairment, and 187 cognitively normal people.
More than one-in-five adult Americans took at least one pharmaceutical drug commonly used to treat a psychiatric or behavioral disorder in 2010 according to “America’s State of Mind,” a Medco Health Solutions, Inc. analysis of trends in mental health medication usage among approximately 2.5 million insured Americans, comparing utilization of antidepressants, antipsychotics, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs and anti-anxiety treatments from 2001 to 2010. Even more concerning about this situation is that for American women, the numbers rose to one in four. While I’m not totally surprised at these numbers considering all the advertising that pharmaceutical companies are allowed to do, it does cause me to stop and think about better solutions to this health crisis.
Did you know that Researchers estimate that half of the world’s population is chronically dehydrated? And in America that level rises to 75 percent of the population? These are very eye-opening statistics when we consider that so many people are sipping on sodas, tea and coffee almost all day long. However, without the adequate hydration of pure and clean water your body’s biochemical and electrical processes quickly begin to break down.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is one of the 13 vitamins our body must have for good health and wellness. It is not only essential for the production of red blood cells but also supports the protection of a healthy nervous system. It is also an essential element in the construction of our DNA. B12 deficiency damages the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and nerves of the eye.