December 13, 2017

Our Children Need Us - Autism Rates Rise

What critical health condition is 1 in 28 according to data published by the CDC last month?
Autism. The rate of autism in boys is now 1 in 28. 
This is a national health crisis. We need to dedicate more resources, funding and attention to the prevention, treatment and care of people with autism and developmental disabilities. Help our children. Do your research. They need us.

December 12, 2017

More Coffee Links to a Longer Life

Good news for all you coffee drinkers out there, your 3-4 cups a day is backed by actual research now! Try to keep your last cup before noon so the caffeine doesn't affect your sleep. 
"They bring together evidence from over 200 studies and find that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is associated with a lower risk of death and getting heart disease compared with drinking no coffee. Coffee drinking is also associated with lower risk of some cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia."                            
Share for all your coffee addicted friends to see.

December 10, 2017

Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake

While I teach people to enjoy their 20 percent, especially during the holidays, unhealthy drinks can really add up.
Skip the coffee drive thru, save money and get a healthy breakfast by making this peppermint mocha protein shake at home. 
Recipe:
1/3 cup full fat, canned coconut milk
1/3 cup ice
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
1/2 tsp peppermint extract (or less, try a drop or two and add more if necessary)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 packet of instant coffee grounds (organic is best)

Blend and enjoy!

December 8, 2017

Shop with a Hero

Read negative news have negative thoughts, read positive news have positive thoughts! 

79 kids were given $100 gift cards to shop for whatever they wanted at Meijer. To a kid that’s like winning the lotto! 


Full article of this amazing story can be found here at this link www.mlive.com

December 2, 2017

Checking Your Vitamin D Levels

A few days ago I posted a video about preventing Seasonal Affective Disorder, and one of the tips was to increase Vitamin D levels. Many people ask how to get their levels tested, and how much should they take.
You can request a Vitamin D test through your primary care doctor or do an at home test through GrassrootsHealth www.grassrootshealth.net (I've done this test and it is easy to do, a simple finger poke and you mail the kit back to them). I recommend Vitamin D levels to be between 50 - 90 ng/ml. Check with your primary care doctor, but this calculator can be helpful in determining dosage of Vitamin D supplements to get your levels high enough for optimal health.

November 20, 2017

The Opioid Crisis Needs to End

We must break the "just pop a pill" mindset. 
Opioids are legally made and and legally prescribed but they are tearing peoples lives apart. We see people with opioid addictions on a regular basis. It only takes two round of taking opioids to get severely addicted. It quickly snowballs downhill from there. 
If you know someone who is heading towards an addiction or is already addicted, you have to take massive action to get them to change. Sometimes rehab is the only option. 
Reducing pain can be done naturally: 

1. Anti-inflammatory diet
2. Anti-inflammatory supplements
3. Anti-inflammatory spices/herbs
4. Proper joint mobility
5. Proper muscle flexibility
6. Positive mindset
Read article here: www.msn.com

November 14, 2017

The New Guidelines of High Blood Pressure

The new blood pressure guidelines say that anyone who has a BP of 130/80 or higher now has high blood pressure. 
"Under the new guidelines, hypertension now affects 46 percent of the adult U.S. population, which translates to an increase in the use of blood pressure-lowering medications."
Medication is big business, pharmaceutical companies want the guidelines to come down as low as possible so that they can get everyone on some sort of medication. 
Cholesterol guidelines continue to drop even though research doesn't support it. What better way to get more people on drugs than to scare them? 
You can never get healthy from taking medication, you will only cover up sickness.

November 13, 2017

Strength Exercise as Vital as Aerobic

Doing body weight exercises or weight training has been shown over and over to be beneficial is almost all aspects of health.
"The largest study to compare the mortality outcomes of different types of exercise found people who did strength-based exercise had a 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a 31 percent reduction in cancer-related death."
Create a routine and stick to it. Even if it's just 20 squats a day, start somewhere!



Read the full article here: sydney.edu.au