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:

November 10, 2017

How to Make a Veggie Shake, by Delaney, age 3

Veggie shakes have been a staple in our house for years, especially for our kids! Delaney, age 3, has been drinking veggie shakes since she could use a straw, it is an easy way to make sure she gets fruits and vegetables daily. 

Start making veggie shakes for your family today, it is so easy a toddler can do it! ;)


September 28, 2017

Resistance Exercise Training

With our fast paced world anxiety and depression are very prevalent. In most cases it can be greatly reduced or eliminated by eating healthier and exercising.
This study showed that people who did resistance training of any form greatly reduced their anxiety levels.
“RET (resistance exercise training) significantly reduced anxiety in both healthy participants and those with a physical or mental illness, and the effect size of these reductions is comparable to that of frontline treatments such as medication and psychotherapy,”


September 6, 2017

Spice Tip: Turmeric

Spice tip: Turmeric
Turmeric is my all-time favorite spice. It has a unique flavor and seems to have unlimited health benefits. 
Typically used in curry dishes, this bright yellow spice is a staple in India. Known for its tremendous anti-inflammatory properties, it has been shown to provide pain relief just as powerful as most over-the-counter pain medicines, such as ibuprofen, but without the side effects. 
Inflammation in the body can lead to such problems as asthma, heart disease and cancer, so you can see why this spice can work wonders! 
Try putting turmeric on eggs or mixing it in with stir fry. You can also supplement with it, typically most people benefit from 800 mg to 1.2 grams per day.

August 24, 2017

Eat Wild

If you haven't ever checked out the website: take a minute to check it out. 
Eating local is healthier and it keeps money in our community. 
3 farms listed on this website close to the Great Lakes Bay Region are: 
Joe's Grass Fed Beef
Located in Standish but they sell from Bridgeport:
For anyone else outside of the Great Lake's Bay Region, take a few minutes to find a local farmer near!

August 16, 2017

Job opening - Therapy Technician in Midland

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August 15, 2017

'What the Health' - Where This Vegan PR Film Went Wrong

I have had quite a few people ask me my thoughts on the new Netflix movie "What the Health" the past few weeks and told me that they are considering going vegan after watching it. 
1. I am not an advocate of a vegan diet for many reasons and this movie is pushing that diet hard. This type of diet misses out on many essential nutrients you can't get unless you are eating some level of animal protein. 
2. When you remove animal proteins and fats you replace them with lots of carbs so you can get enough calories which are turned into sugar and stored on the body as fat. It's very hard to eat a diet almost completely of carbs long term and keep your metabolism and health under control. 
3. Many carbs besides fruits and vegetables are very inflammatory, aka they have a high Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio. Eating them long term will cause inflammation and eventually health problems. 

The link below on Dr. Joseph Mercola's website has a longer overview of the movie, that I generally agree with

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