Wellness Articles

3 Wintertime Immune-Boosting Strategies

We know the feeling all too well: a slight headache, a twinge-like feeling in the sinuses, muscle aches, and a slight shiver – all indications we’re about to come down with something. Wintertime colds and flus aren’t always avoidable, so having the strategies and support readily available before you get caught in the swirl of…
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Is Your Skin Care Routine Affecting Your Thyroid?

With thousands of skin care products on the market, how do you know which one is best? Many of them are quite enticing, boasting labels claiming to reduce wrinkles, firm your skin, and basically defy the aging process on your face. But is this really true? More importantly, is it really safe? The Big Scary…
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Your Thyroid May Not be the Problem…

Symptoms of a poorly-functioning thyroid are becoming more and more common: fatigue, dry skin, weight gain, constipation, depression, and digestive issues, to name a few. And although they’re most likely related to something having to do with thyroid hormones, the problem may not originate from the thyroid itself. More often than not, something’s not quite…
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3 Places to Clean Every Week

A home that is really lived in is bound to get dirty. Aside from the visible clutter that seems to accumulate as a result of our need for ‘things and stuff,’ dirt, bacteria, and other unwanted guests can, over time, make our home their home. There are three specific areas that often get overlooked but…
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Butter and Your Brain

The tide is finally turning when it comes to the health benefits of saturated fats. Although there are still some naysayers out there who would tell you ALL fat is bad, regardless of whether saturated or not, don’t believe them. The science on this subject is rock solid and the benefits of including more saturated…
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Protecting Your Health as You Age

Getting older has its benefits for sure. Not only do we have the advantage of more life experience, we gain new perspectives on relationships, work/life balance and what’s truly important. Gone are the days of worrying about what someone else thinks about us, or whether we are up on the latest fashions. It seems to…
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Maximizing Your Minerals

Minerals are organic substances found primarily in the soil that are vital to every mental and physical function in the body. With a few exceptions, most of them are needed in extremely small amounts but without them, our health and well-being can be significantly compromised. They ensure healthy digestion, a well-functioning nervous system, strong teeth…
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Start With a Morning Plan!

Is it time to hit the refresh button? When it comes to maintaining your health, sometimes ‘life happens’ despite our best intentions. Summer vacations, poor sleep, eating out, and poor planning can wreak havoc on your goals to lose weight, improve your endurance or change your diet. Once we blow it, the temptation to make…
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Is Your Blood Test Really Normal?

Have you ever gone to your medical doctor and had your blood work done, only to be told that everything looked normal? But you KNOW something’s not right because you leave the office, feeling as bad as you did when you walked in. But to someone who has been trained in the art of evaluating…
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Is Coconut Oil Bad For Your Heart?

Coconut oil has been a holy-grail of sorts for holistic enthusiasts everywhere. From assistance with hair growth to anti-bacterial benefits, this tropical oil is seemingly unstoppable. Although coconut oil is highly praised for its beauty benefits, the correlation between coconut oil and cardiovascular health seems to be up for debate. What the Experts Say: The…
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