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,”

Article: www.reuters.com

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: http://www.eatwild.com/please 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: http://www.joesgrassfedbeef.com
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

Click here: 
articles.mercola.com

July 26, 2017

A Healthy Lifestyle Increases Your Life


People who do not smoke, are not obese, and consume alcohol moderately can expect to live seven years longer than the general population. 
And not only are they living longer, they are spending the later years of their life being active and in good health. Many people spend the last 20 years of their lives in poor health just getting by and not actually enjoying their lives.


July 17, 2017

Fatal Drugged Driving

Drugged driving is responsible for 43% of lethal car accidents and has passed alcohol as the #1 cause of accidents.
Many of these people were taking opiates for pain management, that were prescribed legally only to get them severely addicted not only ruining their life but ultimately killing them. And if they didn't die in an auto accident there is a good chance they would have died from an overdose. 
We need a healthcare system that instead gets to the root of the problem to reduce pain instead of covering it up. 
1. Get proper movement and mobility back into your body
2. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet
3. Take natural anti-inflammatory supplements
4. Learn how to live an ergonomic lifestyle to prevent problems in the first place

July 13, 2017

Environmental Factors Lead to Cancer

This recent study showed that 41% of cancers in Alberta were due to modifiable lifestyle factors (poor diet, lack of physical activity, smoking etc).
"Overall, an estimated 40.8% of cancer cases in Alberta in 2012 were attributable to modifiable lifestyle and environmental risk factors. The largest proportion of cancers were estimated to be attributable to tobacco smoking, physical inactivity and excess body weight."
You have a lot of control over your health, our bodies are constantly regenerating and repairing so if you start making healthy changes today you can prevent many problems down the road!