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Five Amazing Spices
We all know that adding spices to a bland, colorless dish can transform it into a delicious culinary treat. But did you know that those very same spices are also providing health benefits? Other cultures have been using spices for...
How the Lymphatic System Supports Circulation & Immunity
The lymphatic system is made up of an extensive network of vessels, tissues and organs that runs throughout the body.  Considered part of both the circulatory and immune systems, the lymphatic system performs a variety of supportive functions for these...
Ayurveda
Ayurveda originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is considered to be the oldest healing science. The practice is based on the concept that health and wellbeing is achieved through a connectedness to the universe, and by maintaining...
A Journey Through the Digestive System
The large intestine, or colon, is approximately 5 feet of muscular intestinal tubing. This is where the final stage of digestion occurs. The colon reabsorbs water from undigested food, forming a compact mass of waste and bacteria. The ‘good’ bacteria...
Five Yoga Poses to Improve Digestion
The next time your digestive tract has you feeling bloated and uncomfortable, grab a mat, get on the floor and try a few yoga poses. Known to enhance physical and mental wellbeing, recent studies point to yoga as an effective practice for improving digestion and, more specifically, managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  Several studies published by the National Institute of Health have shown that people with IBS experience significantly fewer symptoms and report improved quality of life after participating in a yoga program for six months
Understanding Your Nervous System
Have you ever had goose bumps appear on your skin when watching a scary movie? Or quickly pull your hand away from a hot stove before the pain even registers? These visceral, instinctive reactions are just 2 of the many...
Sleep Hygiene: Why it Matters & 6 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep
No truer words were ever spoken. Getting a good night’s sleep is possibly the single most important thing you can do for your health. Remarkably, a person can survive days, even weeks without food or water. Sleep deprivation, however, is...
Breathing for Stress Reduction: Part 2
In a previous blog post we introduced diaphragmatic breathing. Slow, deep breathing is considered the healthiest for us since it can boost our physical and mental energy, help release waste and create a sense of calm. Once you have mastered basic diaphragmatic...
Breathing for Stress Reduction: Part 1
Being mindful of every breath has been a core principle of meditation and religious practices for thousands of years. These ancient traditions believe that focused, controlled breathing is fundamental to the health and well being of an individual’s body and...
Love Your Liver. It Has a Big Job!
The liver is one of the hardest working organs in the body.  Experts believe that the liver performs over 500 essential tasks that support nearly every organ in the body.  As the second largest organ (skin is the largest), the...
Our Best Outdoor Workouts for Summer
Spending time outside may be more important for your health than you realize.  Studies suggest that spending as little as 15 minutes in the sun each day helps the body produce Vitamin D.  Known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, Vitamin D...
Men's Health
June is a celebratory, festive month.  The summer has begun and we celebrate graduation ceremonies, Father’s Day, BBQs and Pride parades.   Additionally, June has official days set aside to honor the US Flag, another to recognize our Best Friends...
Mood Boosting Recipes
Feeling a little down, anxious or stressed?  Instead of reaching for a bag of potato chips or bowl of ice cream, try snacking on a handful of strawberries or some mixed nuts.  You’ll notice a difference.  Although our favorite comfort...
Women and Gut Health
When we visit restaurants, it’s becoming increasingly common to see menus that highlight all sorts of choices based on dietary needs.  There are symbols for vegetarian, gluten free, keto, or low fat meals just to name a few.  But can...
Senna: Natural living rooted in tradition
For centuries, ancient cultures around the world have been using plants to aid and support dietary needs.  Fast-forward to modern times, people still seek and utilize plants by incorporating them into foods, drinks, and supplements to achieve optimum health.  Over the...
Psyllium Husk: Fiber for Well-Being
Ancient plants have been used by cultures around the world to aid and support dietary needs for centuries. Fast-forward to modern times, people still seek and utilize plants by incorporating them into foods, drinks, and supplements to achieve optimum health.  ...
Benefits of adding Turmeric in your diet
Turmeric Supplements for Overall Health ​​In the world we live in today, the next best thing to add to your diet is constantly popping up. We're bombarded with supplements that are supposed to be the most amazing thing for us...
Secret Supplements for Moms: Turmeric Capsules
Secret Supplements for Moms: Turmeric Capsules As an active mom who works as a dance teacher, it's important for me to keep my body healthy and strong with Health Plus’s turmeric capsules. They have 3 products in their Turmeric Line, each with...
RECIPE: Turmeric Honey Glazed Chicken
One thing is for certain, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a top priority for me. With my rare, and at times complicated, medical condition, I am always finding ways to stay on top of my health and find natural ways to care for my body. I am an active mom of two toddler girls and I need to keep up with their everyday activities. This means I need to stay in great shape. As I start to age, I want to be sure my body keeps up. I have found a beneficial product line that I love. The main component is Turmeric which I’ve used in my kitchen for years for its health benefits.
Declare War on Inflammation with my Secret Weapon
When I talk to my ladies about their worries and questions regarding their physical appearance, their number one complaint is about that stubborn belly fat. It causes frustration every time you look at yourself in the mirror, because it seems impossible, regardless of all the exercise, to get rid of it. Trust me; I know exactly what you mean!
9 WAYS to Improve Your Gut Health
9 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR GUT HEALTH Invest in a quality probiotic: We’re not just saying that because we’re launching our new and improved Probiotic blend this summer. Buts it’s a good place to start. Prebiotics: This forgotten food group is...