Power Up With Greens!

Power Up With Greens!

Why aren’t many of us getting enough greens? In our fast-track world, they can be time-consuming to prepare, or we’re simply not in the habit of using them. Here are a few tips to power up your diet with sufficient greens.

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Be of Good Cheer!

Be of Good Cheer!

For many people, the holidays come with a heightened level of happiness. Reuniting with friends and family and remembering the blessings of the year, they experience a deeper sense of joy and gratitude.

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Garden Your Way to Better Health

Garden Your Way to Better Health

Gardening is in our blood; after all, each of us has ancestors who were avid horticulturists. Plus, we’re created in the image of God, who was the very first gardener on the planet: “The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden” (Genesis 2:8).

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Boost Your Brain Power

Boost Your Brain Power

Have you ever wished for a more reliable memory, improved creativity, or greater reasoning ability? Most of us have, and it’s certain we’d all like to avoid cognitive decline.

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Shelling Out The Facts About Nuts

Shelling Out The Facts About Nuts

Did you know that during the 18th and 19th centuries, chestnuts and pecans were used as currency in some rural parts of the United States? There were even circumstances in which people in Appalachia paid their property taxes with nuts.

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Feeling Stressed?

Feeling Stressed?

It probably comes as no surprise that most Americans have reported a severe escalation in their stress levels for the year 2020. Political upheaval, social unrest, and a nerve-wracking global pandemic have conjoined to expand the stressors of life far beyond the normal.

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Overcoming Osteoporosis

Overcoming Osteoporosis

Can you imagine being afraid to cough or sneeze because it might break a bone in your body? It may sound far-fetched, but this is a reality for many people with severe osteoporosis.

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Go For the Flow

Go For the Flow

Did you know that, if placed end to end, the blood vessels found in the average adult circulatory system would span about 60,000 miles?

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Kickstart a Healthier Lifestyle!

Kickstart a Healthier Lifestyle!

There’s no doubt that making healthier lifestyle choices boosts your physical and emotional well-being, sharpens your mind, and increases your chances of living a longer and happier life. So where do we begin?

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Supercharge Your Diet

Supercharge Your Diet

Did you know the number one country for vegetarianism is India? Almost 29 percent of the population there eat a vegetarian or vegan diet. Second and third place go to Israel and Australia, respectively.

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Quench Your Thirst

Quench Your Thirst

Humans are mostly water. At least 70 percent of our bodies are fluid, so it’s no wonder we require regular, generous intake of H2O. It’s the way we were designed and, generally, we can’t live more than a few days without it.

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Stress the Silent Killer

Stress the Silent Killer

Everyone experiences stress. It’s a natural part of life. But too much stress can be toxic and disabling. In a recent national poll ... 1 in 4 Americans admitted to experiencing a great deal of stress in the previous month.

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Revitalize Your Brain!

Revitalize Your Brain!

The human brain is the most complex thing ever discovered, rocketing information through its neural pathways at more than 150 mph! Besides being responsible for managing all the complexities of our body, the brain is the hub for all thought, learning, memory, and emotion.

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Breathing For Better Health

Breathing For Better Health

Did you know that how you breathe can profoundly affect your energy level, your thinking, your general health, and even your relationships with others? Too many of us are shallow breathers, sitting slumped at our desks or crunched into our sofas or easy chairs

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Thanksgiving Every Day!

Thanksgiving Every Day!

Being thankful is good for your health. This has become obvious from a number of scientific studies in recent years, and many articles have been written on the subject. It’s easy to forget to be thankful if you haven’t cultivated the habit.

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Sleep

Sleep

Remember when some of your mom’s worst words were, “It’s time for bed”? And heaven forbid she suggest a nap in the middle of the day! But for most adults, life is so fast-paced there is barely time to take a breath, let alone a nap.

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Natural Tips to Avoid the Flu

Natural Tips to Avoid the Flu

The days have grown shorter; a crisp chill fills the air; the holidays are over; perhaps snow covers your yard. It’s officially winter, and something sinister is lurking, unseen and not felt, plotting to attack when your defenses are down.

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How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Its late. The lights are off. The house is quiet. You’ve snuggled into bed, pulled up the covers, and assumed your usual sleeping position. The steady breathing of your spouse, or pet, as the case might be, signals he or she is sound asleep.

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Get Outside! It’s Good for You!

Get Outside! It’s Good for You!

Much of our time today is spent using what researchers term “directed attention,” or focused mental effort and concentration. Excessive concentration leads to fatigue, but nature’s inherent fascination helps people recover from the impulsivity, distractibility, and irritability that accompany “directed attention fatigue.”

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Sweet!

Sweet!

During digestion, your body breaks down all carbohydrates into glucose, which then enters your bloodstream. Your pancreas secretes insulin in response to this glucose; insulin then acts like a key to let the glucose into your individual cells. It’s simple, really: The more sugar—of any kind—you put into your system, the more insulin your pancreas produces.

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