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7 Immune-Boosting Tips for a Healthy Holiday

7 Immune-Boosting Tips for a Healthy Holiday

It’s the holiday season! As we anticipate holiday parties, gatherings and events, it’s a good time to think about proactively supporting our immune systems so that we don’t catch a holiday cold or flu virus. And despite what Mom may have said, bundling up before going outside when it’s cold isn’t exactly a silver bullet solution. The reason more people get sick in the wintertime read more...

Gobble, Gobble! What Overeating Does to Your Body

Gobble, Gobble! What Overeating Does to Your Body

Want to gain weight, feel bloated and tax your bodily systems, potentially causing long-term problems? Then you should consistently eat more than your body requires, time and time again. Of course, that’s not what you want. At least, we hope not! But most Americans seem to be following that plan, with nearly 71% of us now categorized as overweight or obese. Thanksgiving is coming up, read more...

Want to Feel Happier? Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude

Want to Feel Happier? Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude

On November 23 when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with friends or loved ones, it’s typical to express what you’re thankful for. But, why limit the good feeling of acknowledging everything that’s going right in your world to one Thursday a year? Science says there’s a strong argument for adopting an attitude of gratitude. Harvard Health reports that psychological research proves one way to read more...

11 Stress-Busting Techniques

11 Stress-Busting Techniques

It’s almost that time of year. Halloween is coming up, then it’s Thanksgiving and bam! The holiday season is upon us. Combine that with your normal weekly workload and the result can be a stress overload. Chronic stress, as outlined in our recent blog, can have serious, negative effects on your health including high blood pressure, weight gain and lower energy. You need stress relief! read more...

How Chronic Stress Impacts our Bodies

How Chronic Stress Impacts our Bodies

Are you stressed out? In our fast-paced modern world where we’re always connected and on-the-go, chronic stress is becoming more and more common. According to the American Psychological Association, “Chronic stress, which means a constant stress experienced over a prolonged period of time, can contribute to long-term problems for heart and blood vessels. The consistent and ongoing increase in heart rate, and the elevated levels read more...

What are GMOs and how do they impact us?

What are GMOs and how do they impact us?

A genetically modified organism―or GMO―is a plant or animal that came into being as the result of artificial manipulation of DNA or “gene splicing” in a lab rather than naturally from traditional crossbreeding propagation. Genes can be spliced from other plants, animals, insects, humans, bacteria or viruses to transfer desired features from them to the GMO organisms. The first GMO food appeared in U.S. grocery read more...

Natural vs. Organic Foods: What’s the difference?

Natural vs. Organic Foods: What’s the difference?

You’ve seen it on grocery shelves time after time: labeling claiming that a product is “all-natural” and other products claiming to be “organic.” What’s the difference between the two? While it seems like “natural foods” should be just as safe, toxin-free and healthy as organic foods are, that’s not the case. The term natural doesn’t imply that a product is organic. Even so, most consumers read more...

9 Tips to Keep Hydrated this Summer

9 Tips to Keep Hydrated this Summer

In our previous blog post, we discussed the importance of staying hydrated: water is essential to helping your body optimize every cellular process. It helps your brain stay focused, regulates body temperature and even keeps your metabolism on track. Hydrate Healthfully and Happily We’ve established that good hydration is essential to good health, but how can you stay hydrated if drinking endless glasses of water read more...

Why is Hydration a Key to Good Health?

Why is Hydration a Key to Good Health?

Hot enough for ya? It’s August, so we’re guessing that it is. It’s crucial to remember that the hotter it gets, the more important it is to monitor one key liquid asset for good health: hydration. We’re Mostly Water By weight, the human body is about 60% water. That means for a 150-pound person, 90 pounds of your body is made up of water! Water read more...

Bug Bite Remedies

Bug Bite Remedies

Feeling the Itch? 13 Natural Bug Bite Remedies Summertime, and the living’s easy. On warm evenings when it stays light late it’s fun to fire up the grill and enjoy a meal outside. But when you do, remember: humans aren’t the only ones who like a bite outside. For some pesky predators, YOU might be the menu. Even if you cower between citronella candles and read more...