According to Pollen.com, if you live in the central US, you’re in the “medium-high to high pollen zones” and if you’re not taking measures to manage your allergies, you may be pretty miserableÂ right now. Years ago, my sister livedÂ inÂ very ruralÂ country and her allergiesÂ would get so bad, she gave up on theÂ KleenexÂ® andÂ just carried a cloth […]
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Vitamin D, the Powerful “Sunshine” Nutrient
Most of us are familiar with the basic benefits of vitamin D, such as healthy bones and good overall health. But vitamin D also helps with some processes of the body, including muscle function, the respiratory system, cardiovascular function, brain development and the immune system. Whatâs more exciting is that scientists are finding that itâs […]
Do You Know Your Cardiac Risk Factor?
Do you know the important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and what you can do about them? While there are a few that you canât do anything about like your age or gender, there are several factors that are modifiable by making healthy choices and managing health conditions. And donât let the #1 killer in […]
Boost Your Children’s Immune Systems (Infographic)
Â It’s not easyÂ to see your kids get sick. AndÂ missed school days are just a hassle for everyone’s schedule.Â With another school year just around the corner, a little boost to your child’sÂ immune system will only help your children’s bodies naturally fight off sicknesses. There’s an overwhelming number of nutrients our growing children need in order […]
18 Tips to Sleep Through the Night
Exhausted, you went to bed at 10 pm and fell promptly asleep. Then for no reason that you know of, you are wakened at 2 am. You lay, wide awake, waiting for sleep to come. The clock ticks incessantly. You start to get stressed that you canât get back to sleep and then stress you […]
Try Maca for Low Libido, Energy and Stamina!
Had enough of the TV commercials forÂ erectileÂ dysfunction (ED) drugs? How about that endless list of side effects? Â Low libido IS a problem and it isn’t just limited to men, it’s a problem for women, too. Its causes can be more complicated than you think (translation: taking a pill isn’t going to fix it!) Not only […]
The truth about SAD – it isn’t winter blahs or cabin fever!
I donât know SAD directly but I do know it personally. Debilitating is descriptive but hardly accurate. Iâve seen a family member repeatedly suffer unbearably over the years and to the point of such weakening that she was nearly incapacitated. For her, SAD starts after the holidays in later January, almost like clockwork. She begins […]
Top 12 Natural Cold & Flu Remedies
As the cooler weather starts to arrive, we prepare ourselves for the cold and flu season.Â When you first start to notice symptoms, a dry or scratchy throat or a runny nose â natural cold remedies may help reduce your cold’s duration and severity.Â They may help you feel better, combat the virus, and boost your immune […]
Lyme Disease Controversy – Which Side Are You On?
WelcomeÂ to part two of our Lyme Disease blogs. We covered Lyme in our pets, and now, I’ll share my personal journey with Lyme disease. You Can Get Lyme In Your Backyard! I don’t know when I contracted Lyme disease the first timeÂ (I was re-infected in 2008) because I never remembered having a tick bite and […]
What Is DHEA and What Is It Used For?
If your goal is to look younger, feel better, and improve your body composition, consider DHEA. The âyouth hormoneâ DHEA has many potential benefits but does also have some noted contraindications so read the following thoroughly, consult with a healthcare practitioner and do your own due diligence. What is DHEA? DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, is an adrenal […]