New Year’s resolutions are thought about, discussed and maybe even planned, but rarely are they carried out. In fact, most people with New Year’s resolutions are off track after just one week into the New Year. I don’t want to write another blog on healthy eating and exercise. Rather, I would like to encourage you to start the New Year with intention AND attention to a topic I call self-love.
This topic came up because recently my two year old has been randomly telling me throughout the day, “I love you so much.” It’s unbelievably precious. He will then follow it with, “I love brother, I love Daddy, I love sister and I love you so much”. This led my 4 year old to say something similar, but he included another love which some could argue is the most important….his tribute of love is completed with saying, “and I love myself”. Little ones are the greatest teachers aren’t they! So full of pure positive energy, they live in the moment and they know how to have fun. Life can be joyful and fun, even amongst the grand or menial challenges we all face. I always preach that the foundation of living should be firmly based in health because health gives you the platform to live fully. The first step to living a life you love, that will inherently lead to prime health, is to practice and make a decisive choice to love yourself more.
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When we enter into the chillier, darker months of the year, folks become concerned about “cold and flu season” and begin to show an interest in boosting their immune systems so they don’t get sick. Nobody wants to lose productivity or income at their job or miss out on fun times with loved ones because they have a cold.Continue Reading
Gratitude. You know it’s a healthy mindset to partake in. Plenty of research proves that gratitude can positively impact you relationships, quality of sleep, work productivity and performance, adrenal health and cardiovascular function. We don’t need scientifically backed double blind placebo controlled studies to confirm that the practice of gratitude can have profound positive health outcomes.Continue Reading
Certain unstable chemical compounds called “reactive oxidative species” or “free radicals” create damage in our cells day in and day out, with every breath we take and, yes, every move we make. We call this “oxidative stress.” Antioxidants, as the name would imply, help to counteract this damage. As with many types of stress in our lives, oxidative stress can be beneficial in low amounts but detrimental in high amounts.Continue Reading
It’s back to school time and you know what that means — sticky, germy kids will be passing around all kinds of infectious microbes and bringing them home. Yikes! Every parent wants to protect their child from getting ill, missing days of school, and getting the rest of the family sick too — so what are they to do?Continue Reading
We are well into summer now — school will be back in session before you know it. I hope you’ve been enjoying yourself and finding ways to stay active and get outdoors for some contact with nature. Here in Phoenix area, most of us want to avoid melting in the extreme heat so we spend too much time indoors, often inactive. What if you want to brave the heat and do some hiking or paddling around? How can you stay protected and keep your cool? I have some tips for you.Continue Reading
Since the heat is such a bummer, we want to offer you 20% off supplements for the month of July! The biggest gift that I could give to you is ideas on how to stay super hydrated during these months. The amount of water that I have found that we all need to stay hydrated is our body weight in ounces (winter months would be half that amount). Believe me that it wasn’t easy working up to this much in the summer but it has made a huge impact on the way I feel - cooler, more energized, improved tolerance of the heat, better workouts and I feel happier. It’s worth the effort and be patient as it doesn’t happen overnight.Continue Reading