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
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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!

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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! ;)