March 22, 2017

Text Neck: Proper Phone Posture

Chronically poor posture causes degeneration and pain in the spine.

Watch this video for a quick tip on how to improve your posture while texting.

We are seeing an epidemic of poor posture with computers and cell phones. If you aren't proactive you are going to have problems.

March 18, 2017

Increase Magnesium to Decrease Disease

Magnesium levels are highly associated with heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

"The researchers, from Zhejiang University and Zhengzhou University in China, found that people in the highest category of dietary magnesium consumption had a
  • 10% lower risk of coronary heart disease
  • 12% lower risk of stroke 
  • 26% lower risk of type-2 diabetes 
compared to those in the lowest category."

The best source is from green leafy vegetables! An easy way to do that is through veggie shakes.

If you aren't eating enough green leafy vegetables, make sure you supplement with magnesium that is GMP Certified (we recommend and carry Anabolic Laboratories supplements). Therapeutic dose typically starts around 300 - 400 mg per day.

Magnesium is also crucial for digestion and beneficial for people with migraines

March 16, 2017

Live A Healthy Life

Health is cumulative. You have to focus on all aspects of health if you want to be healthy.
Exercising a lot and eating junk food might make you look good but it will eventually cause inflammation and internal health issues.

March 15, 2017

Prescription Drugs

In 2015 the average American took 13 prescription medications.
Seniors over 65 years old take substantially more and even kids average 4 prescription medications per year. 
The United states spends massively more than any other country on health care, but is rated dead last when it comes to the overall health of our country. As of 2015 we spent 3 trillion dollars per year on health care which is 17% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
More drugs doesn't equal more health.

Inflammation In The Body

The food you put into your mouth either increases or decreases inflammation and swelling in your body.
Inflammation leads to disease and sickness. 
The most popular over the counter medications in the United States are NSAIDS (non steroidal anti inflammatory Drugs).
This tells us that many people are in pain and inflamed. And instead of removing the problem (inflammatory foods), they are just covering it up with pain medications.

March 14, 2017

Probiotic Benefits

People who took probiotics for 4 weeks had less sad/bad feelings than those who didn't.
Our stomach and intestines are called our second brain because they are so interconnected to our overall health and emotion. The worse shape your digestive health the worse your mood is going to be on a regular basis.
Another study came out recently that concluded gut health was highly correlated with longevity.
If you aren't already, consider taking a daily probiotic, or maximizing your probiotics through sauerkraut, kefir or tempeh.
Also, remove processed sugar as it destroys the good bacteria in your stomach and intestines.


March 11, 2017

Dietary Fiber Intake

Are you eating enough high fiber foods on a daily basis? Those who eat the most fiber were found to have an 80% greater chance of living a longer and healthier life. 
Many people know that increased fiber intake will keep their digestion regular, but they don't realize how important that is for overall health. 
"Essentially, we found that those who had the highest intake of fiber or total fiber actually had an almost 80 percent greater likelihood of living a long and healthy life over a 10-year follow-up.


March 9, 2017

Average Life Expectancy

Average life expectancy is rising across the globe except for in the U.S. 
If you are living like the average American then you have to expect to be sick like the average American population. 
Also, these numbers are deceiving. For the United States the life expectancy is around 80 years old, a little less for men and a little more for women. However, most people are not actually living until they are 80 years old, they are just surviving. 
Many people start developing chronic conditions in their 40's and 50's and are not living life to the fullest extent because they are dealing with their health problems. In my opinion, many people in the United States are only living until they are 50 but are surviving until they are 80. 
Are you living or surviving?