June 29, 2015

Are you using safe sunscreen?

Over and over again we hear the importance of sunscreen, but did you know there is a big difference between different types of sunscreen?

The non-profit Environmental Working Group puts together an annual report on sunscreen rating them on a 1 to 10 safety scale, with 1 as the safest product. 

"80 percent of 1,700 products we examined this year offer inferior sun protection or contain worrisome ingredients like oxybenzone and vitamin A," EWG said. 

Especially when it comes to kids be careful when choosing sunscreen as their immune systems are more susceptible to toxins.

Sunscreens with the best ratings include Honest Company, available at Kehres Health & Chiropractic, Babyganics, Ava Anderson and Badger. Sunscreens with the worst and most toxic ratings include Banana Boat, Coppertone and Neutrogena.

Want to learn more?
EWG's Eight Little-Known Facts about Sunscreens
To Sunscreen or Not to Sunscreen by Dr. Kehres

June 17, 2015

Four tips to reducing mental stress

Your brain only makes up 2% of your body mass (my wife thinks women are 4%) but burns around 25% of the energy in your body. 

Uncontrolled mental stress burns energy much faster leaving you tired, hungry and depressed. This is the root of many eating problem, health concerns and weight loss issues. 

If you don't address the mental stress in your life then you are going to have a very hard time reaching your health and weight loss goals!

1. Regular exercise helps to reduce mental stress

2. Protein and fat are burned a lot slower than carbohydrates so they fuel your brain a lot better, reducing cravings and stress.

3. Making action steps to address the stress in your life!

4. Meditate, most people never slow their brain down during the day

June 4, 2015

Juicing season!

It's juicing season! 

I love juicing throughout the summer and blending throughout the winter. 

Both blending and juicing help to maximize nutrient intake and can be a fun way to get lots of fruits and vegetables into your diet. 

Do you prefer juicing it blending and why? 

If you don't do either, what are you waiting for??!