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The 5 worst things for your immune system (How many are you doing every day?)

  Neglecting to eat enough veggies Not getting enough quality water Going to sleep past 11pm Spending most of the day on your bottom Stressing about life & being negative If you are committing these crimes against your immune system, you are likely to get sick more often, have lower overall health, have trouble maintaining a healthy weight and are more susceptible to physical and mental illness. From viruses and toxins to sleep deprivation and stress, our immune systems take a constant beating. We all lead busy lives and none of us has the time to lay around in bed for a week. In an ideal world, we would all lead perfect lives, however we know that isn't always possible....

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Feel like you need a vacation after the busy holidays? Recover and rejuvenate by improving your sleep!

What's the big deal with sleep anyways? The “I'll sleep when I'm dead” mentality is what's killing people. Sleep is VITAL to health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough good quality sleep is necessary for physical health, mental health, quality of life, length of life and every day safety. The way you feel greatly depends on your sleep. When you sleep, your body works to support healthy brain and body function by supporting growth and development and enabling repair and restoration from the many processes of life. The negative implications from sleep deficiency and deprivation can occur in an instant (such as an accident due to tiredness), or can cause chronic issues and long term health problems. Your sleep...

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Sleep Resets Your Hormonal Body Clock

You have probably heard that sleep is an important component of health, anti-aging and fat loss.  So, in one fell swoop, sleep covers living longer, living better and looking better as well. Why is it so important? Well first, sleep is one of the “big three” of the things that can affect our metabolism. Losing muscle as we age and over dieting are the other two things that will stop your metabolism dead in its tracks.  Lack of sleep is the other.  In addition, it’s hard to function, let alone exercise, if you are sleep deprived.  Sleep deprivation alone can sabotage a "healthy eating" effort and directly contribute to a failed weight/fat loss program. In addition, from the health stand point, adequate sleep (usually at...

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The Best Holiday Gift – A Healthy Heart

No matter your age or gender, the way you live affects your risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. In North America alone, over 1 million people die of heart disease every year, making this the leading cause of death for both men and men. Poor lifestyle choices put people at higher risk for heart disease. These include: Being overweight or obese Poor diet (fatty, fried, sugary and over-processed inflammatory foods with a distorted omega-6 : omega-3 ratio) Diabetes Lack of exercise Excessive alcohol, drug or tobacco use Repressing emotions Not properly managing stress and negative emotions Lack of heart health education Protecting your heart with holistic nutrition The best way to protect the heart is by blending potent supplements,...

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Are we all stressing ourselves sick?

What causes people to be sick? We often get warned about the ganders of smoking, drinking alcohol, eating fast food, lack of exercise and the toxins in our environment, but what isn't so often addressed is the common denominator effect among all of these culprits – They cause stress. Stress wreaks havoc on the mind, body and spirit and until only very recently the association between stress and illness has not been clear. With advancements in scientific research and holistic medicine, clinical results are demonstrating how both physical and emotional stress promotes the development of disease. So what is stress anyways? There are three main forms of stress: Acute, Chronic & Oxidative 1. Acute Stress is the most common form...

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