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Probiotics – Digestion Plus

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Blog, Health Tidbits | Comments Off on Probiotics – Digestion Plus

90% of our immune system starts in our gut. I cannot emphasize how important it is to have a health digestive system. Join our 30 Days to Healthy Living program if you are ready to make a positive lifestyle modification. If you’re not quite ready for that but would like to get a jump start I highly suggest a great probiotic. Arbonne’s Digestion Plus can withstand our stomach acids and have the following benefits: Fructooligosaccharides, prebiotics botanically derived from chicory root, support a healthy gastrointestinal tract while creating...

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Are supplements necessary and what should I look for?

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Blog, Health Tidbits | Comments Off on Are supplements necessary and what should I look for?

I used to think that if I ate healthy enough I would be able to get all the vitamins and nutrients that I needed. Unfortunately I was wrong. Did you know that crops that were grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than what we eat today? A study was published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition where they studied U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits, finding “reliable declines” in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron,...

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Forearm stretch

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Blog, Exercises | Comments Off on Forearm stretch

Most of us are on our computers, phones and iPads/tablets too many hours of the day. As a result, I see an increase of complaints of hand, wrist and elbow pain. It is so important to take breaks throughout your day. I suggest taking a quick break every 30 minutes. Stand up, readjust your posture and stretch. Here is a nice easy stretch for those tight forearms. Click here to watch the...

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Seated Core Stability Exercise

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Blog, Exercises | Comments Off on Seated Core Stability Exercise

  The “Seated Core Stability Exercise” is a great exercise that you can do at your desk in the office, at home while you’re watching tv or anywhere when you are seated. You can also do this same exercise standing or lying down! I love this exercise because it’s easy to do and it engages your entire body especially your core area. Click here to watch the video Start off holding this position for 10 seconds and do 5 repetitions. As you get stronger, slowly work your way up to holding for 30 seconds. Don’t forget to...

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End of Summer Recipe

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Blog, Health Tidbits | Comments Off on End of Summer Recipe

  Homemade Fresh Summer Rolls with Easy Peanut Dipping Sauce   Ingredients:   EASY PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 Tablespoon hoisin sauce* 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 clove garlic, mashed (or about 1 teaspoon minced) 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce or a chile garlic sauce, optional for spice 1-2 Tablespoons warm water, or more as needed optional garnish: crushed peanuts, sprinkle of crushed red pepper SUMMER ROLLS 10 spring roll rice paper wrappers 1 large carrot, peeled and julienned 1 large cucumber, julienned (you can peel, but...

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Benefits of Walking. . . Pokemon Go style

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Blog, Exercises, Health Tidbits | Comments Off on Benefits of Walking. . . Pokemon Go style

As a mom, avid athlete and healthcare provider, I dread the idea of my kids getting too sedentary playing video games. Well thank goodness for Pokemon Go! Yes we all have heard about some of the tragic incidents related to the Pokemon Go app but did you hear about this awesome health story? Sam Clark, a 32 year old British businessman, has lost 28 lbs. in his quest to catching 142 Pokemon creatures. He walked 141 miles in 20 days. He states, “It’s having something just to spark you off, and that’s what this game’s done. There’s no way you can...

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What is cupping?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Blog, Services | Comments Off on What is cupping?

  If you haven’t seen the pictures of Olympic gold medalist, Michael Phelps, where have you been? Pictures of his “cupping” bruises have been plastered all over the news and social media. Did you know that I do Acupuncture and cupping too? Here’s the scoop about cupping. . . Cupping is used with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been around for thousands of years for musculoskeletal pain and other internal medical conditions. Now days we are seeing cupping used in the world of athletics and it is known as myofascial decompression...

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May Is National Bike Month!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Blog, Exercises, Health Tidbits | 0 comments

Got a quick errand to run? Work close by? Bored on a sunny day? Grab your bike! May is National Bike Month, which helps cut down on traffic and car pollution by adding physical exercise to your day. Biking is a win-win for everyone!  Here are a few safety tips to remember while commuting by bike around the city: Always Be visible. Wear bright clothing, use front and rear reflectors and make sure you have lights on your bike if you ride at night. Go with the flow. Ride with traffic, not against it. Don’t weave in and out of cars and...

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Prevent Injuries While Spring Cleaning

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Blog, Health Tidbits, Injuries | 0 comments

Springtime is here! Out with the old and in with the new. Many of us start focusing on organizing our homes and yards as the months get warmer. Here are a few tips to keep you injury free while doing all your spring cleaning. Slow Down. Going from zero to sixty causes many overuse injuries. A full day of constant work can be hard on the body and cause muscle strains and inflammation. Space out your tasks over several days to sufficiently rest your body in between chores. Proper Body Mechanics. Always use your legs and core when lifting in...

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Running Injuries: How To Spot Them & What To Do

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Blog, Exercises, Health Tidbits, Injuries | 0 comments

Running can be hard on the body, and even with proper form and stretching, overuse injuries can occur. Here are some early signs to look out for and what you can do to stop the pain as soon as it starts. Plantar Fasciitis A dull achy or burning sensation along your arch of your foot or at the bottom of your heel. It is usually worse first thing in the morning. Rest your feet. Running through the pain can delay your healing. Ice your foot and roll the bottom of your foot on a golf ball or frozen water bottle for 15 minutes at a time. Get your...

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