Managing Stress

Stress is one of the body’s natural defenses. It activates our ‘fight or flight’ mechanism whereby our body prepares to confront a danger or retreat to safety. During a stress response, the body produces larger than normal quantities of certain chemicals that improve a person’s ability to respond to a potentially hazardous or challenging situation. […]

All About Vitamin C

vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient. Our bodies don’t produce Vitamin C so we need to get it from our diet. A deficiency of Vitamin C can cause symptoms such as fatigue, irritability and weight loss. Severe deficiency can result in a disease called scurvy (though such a diagnosis is […]

New Year, Better Health

  The start of a new year may have you resolving to make positive changes to your lifestyle. The first step toward change is awareness and once you are aware of behaviors that can have a big impact, you’re on the road to success. Try following these four simple tips to improve your health this year. Get Moving. […]

Stay Hydrated

  Did you know that our bodies are made up of about 60% water? Our blood itself is about 90% water. Our bodily systems are basically created with water and water is the medium for many different reactions that occur in our body. This is why it is crucial for health and well-being that we […]

Importance of Good Posture

  As technology has become ever more pervasive in our daily lives, we spend countless hours looking at various devices. Many spend 40 or more hours a week sitting at a desk. Is it any wonder that many of us suffer from poor posture? Poor posture leads to back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches […]

Ways To Reduce Exposure to EDCs

One of the best ways to limit your exposure to EDCs is to limit your use of plastics. Plastics are a pervasive and widespread source of exposure and they can contain and leach these hazardous chemicals. Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) can be found in a variety of consumer products like food packaging, cosmetics, personal care products, […]

Sleeping Well?

Sleeping well makes us feel better, more alert, energetic, and better able to concentrate and perform our daily tasks. Getting enough sleep each day is one of the most important things you can do for your health and well-being. When you sleep, your body: repairs muscles grows bones manages hormones sorts memories When you get […]

Grains For Low Carb Diets

The popularity of low carbohydrate diets seems understandable since research shows that a low-carb diet can be effective for weight loss. This type of diet helps stabilize blood sugar levels and ultimately drops the body’s levels of insulin, a fat-storing hormone. This helps to explain why many type 2 diabetics are often encouraged to follow […]

Reduce Preservatives in Your Diet

Preservatives are crucial to the preservation, safety, and freshness of the foods in the food supply system. They are added to food to prevent spoiling and to maintain nutritional value. There are two types of food preservatives, natural and artificial. Natural preservatives, such as oil and salt, don’t alter the chemical composition of the food […]

What is Lactic Acid?

The human body prefers to generate most of its energy using aerobic methods, meaning with oxygen. The oxygen helps to convert glucose into energy.  Some circumstances, however, require energy production faster than our bodies can adequately deliver oxygen. In those instances, the working muscles generate energy anaerobically. The body produces lactic acid when it is […]