Feb 20, 2020
In the year 2020, we are connected to technology more than ever. For many of us, our smartphones are the first thing we use in the morning and the last thing we see before falling asleep at night. While these devices have made our lives easier and give us extensive knowledge via the internet, they also make us less available to the world around us. Overuse of technology can cause a wide variety of problems, including antisocial behaviors, lack of sleep, anxiety, stress, depression, and addiction. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time for a digital detox, and we are here to help!
Feb 15, 2020
Who doesn't love salt? It is a great way to kick the flavor up on just about any dish you are making. It complements other flavors in foods and gives you that salty satisfaction many of us are looking for. But what is salt and what is its purpose in the body? Salt contains an essential trace mineral known as sodium. Our bodies need sodium for several functions including contracting and relaxing muscles, maintaining proper fluid balance and preventing dehydration, sending nervous system impulses, and preventing low blood pressure. What is even more impressive is that recent research has suggested that eating salt can reduce the risk of infection and kill harmful bacteria. Another study done on animals has also shown that salt may have a positive effect on symptoms of depression. So salt can be a good thing, but does all salt stack up the same?
Feb 13, 2020
It's that dreadful time of year where you cant go to an airport, supermarket, school or any other public place without the sounds of coughing and sniffling in the air. That's right, it's cold and flu season and this year these viruses have caught the world's attention. The caution around the contagious coronavirus has the world on high alert. It was just announced today that the number of infected people in the Hubei Province of China has skyrocketed with almost 15,000 new cases overnight! This only adds to the staggering number of cases in China where they are reporting 59,805 infected and a death toll of 1,367. To add to the hysteria, the United States has officially reported it's 15th case of the coronavirus after a person under quarantine tested positive. So what should we do to protect ourselves and our families from the ominous threat of this vicious virus? Well, the answer to this question lies in many areas and can be solved by several natural remedies and physical precautions.
Jan 14, 2020
I'm sure we all know at least one person that thinks water is water no matter what. You know, that one friend that picks on you about how you can taste the difference in various varieties of water. It's all clear, tasteless liquid right? Wrong. Not all water is created equal. With numerous location sources and methods, water extraction, filtration, and production are key factors in its quality.
Jan 09, 2020
I'm sure most of us are no strangers to stress. It is our natural reaction to harmful situations, which can be a good thing sometimes. Our fight-or-flight response is a great example of how we have evolved to use stress as a way to react quickly in life-threatening scenarios. While stress can be beneficial in this form it can also be very damaging to our bodies and our health.
Jan 03, 2020
It is important to make sure we are getting enough vitamin D during the winter months because our risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections is greatly increased during the winter. This is mainly due to the fact that most of our Vitamin D is made in our skin as a byproduct of sunlight exposure, which is limited in the winter. This vitamin can also be found in foods like mackerel, tuna, sardines, mushrooms, as well as fortified-dairy and dairy alternatives.Read more