“How can I detox from sugar?” is a question many wellness professionals often hear these days. Chances are, just like most things that have to do with our health, when we realize we are out of balance, we want the “quick fix” to bring us back into balance. The problem is, the habits that brought us out of balance did not start over night, therefore, the quick fix is never a permanent solution.
Let’s have a quick lesson on joint health and cartilage to help keep away the pain and stiffness commonly associated with aging.
Cartilage building cells are called chondrocytes. As we age, chondrocyte activity slows down and eventually fails to adequately compensate for the daily wear and tear placed on the joint. But don’t let that discourage you, and don’t give up on your joints!
Fruit salads offer a nice change of pace all year long. This is a quick, easy and healthy snack, breakfast main course, or side dish. Any combination of fruit and nuts can be used. You can choose fruits based on color to suit a party theme or season. Chia seeds are a rich vegan source of Omega-3’s, fiber and protein. They can be added to any salad, smoothie, etc. for a great nutritional boost! Use our Chia Fruit Salad recipe as inspiration for your own.
Have you heard the word alkaline often? I have been hearing it more and more. I’ve seen the same massage therapist since I was 14 years old who is also a Naturopathic Physician (so I get lots of great advice when getting a massage!). She has always spoke about the body being alkalized and how she believes that prevents cancer in her opinion. I felt that I had a pretty alkalized diet (lots of greens, not much meat, no sugar or caffeine) so I was on the right track there. That’s about all I knew!
Did you know Vitamin D is not really a “vitamin”, it is more like a hormone. Our bodies produce it when the sun’s rays react with cholesterol after being absorbed by your skin. So what happens when you avoid the sun, live in a northern climate, or use a daily dose of sunscreen? No sun rays are absorbed, which means no Vitamin D is produced. Most hormone levels decline as we age, and the same is true for Vitamin D production.
Everyone wants a “quick fix”. This fact will probably remain true until the end of time. Doing a cleanse has long been a popular cure-all choice. The problem with the “quick fix” is that the problem you are trying to fix has probably taken years to form, and you may feel like you have been successful with a “quick fix” remedy, only to find out weeks or months later that the problem is still there or it has “come back”.
Whether it is a trip for business, pleasure, or both, many times we return from the trip and feel like we need a vacation! I want to do everything possible to minimize, or better yet eliminate that feeling. You may not have thought about the connection between travel and stress, or realize that you could support your adrenal health for the purpose of traveling.
Many people, including doctors, get the wrong measurement indicator with the wrong supplement. We hope this post starts to clarify the confusion for you. The most common measurement units used for supplements are milligrams and micrograms.
Mcg is the abbreviation for Microgram (you may see μg used in place of mcg, especially in Europe), there are 1000 mcgs in 1 Milligram
Mg is the abbreviation for Milligram, there are 1000 mgs in 1 Gram
1. Whenever you feel overwhelmed by stress, practice speaking more slowly than usual. You’ll find that this allows you to think more clearly and react more reasonably to stressful situations. By slowing down your speech you’ll also appear less anxious and more in control of any situation.
Purchasing and taking supplements that have ONLY active ingredients has always been very important to us. Most products on the market contain any number of additives from A-Z. Take a look inside the supplements you take on a regular basis, and you might be surprised by what you find.
This vegan cream of asparagus soup recipe can be found in the “Feeding the Whole Family Cookbook”. I altered is slightly, but can be made in a variety of different ways. Asparagus is the star vegetable and this soup is a fun and tasty way to prepare it! It can also be served cold. Asparagus has many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It also contains inulin, which is beneficial for digestion.
Here is a delicious vegan creamed spinach recipe. Nothing compares to eating raw greens, but there are qualities to cooked greens that are very healthful and that wouldn’t be obtained by eating them raw. Sometimes I just get a craving for creamed anything, and this way I can get a ton of green nutrition in one “creamy” serving! This vegan creamed spinach makes a great side dish for any occasion. Enjoy!
As cold and flu season approaches, the likelihood of coming down with an illness increases, therefore, the possibility of ending up on an antibiotic increases for many as well. A common antibiotic prescribed by doctors falls under the category of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. One of the most common is sold under the name Ciprofloxacin.