Physical Exercise is Good For Your Brain

Physical Exercise is Good For Your Brain

When it comes to our physical bodies, most of us know we have to “use it or lose it”.  But did you know that what you do with everything below the neck keeps you healthy above it, too? Hey, you awake?  Feeling hazy?  Misplacing your keys?  Does everyone seem like they’re speaking a strange, alien tongue?  You need to sharpen that mind!  If you want to be able to think on your feet, … [Read More...]

Natural Remedies for Arthritis and Joint Inflammation

Natural Remedies for Arthritis and Joint Pain

Some of us may think of arthritis as an old person’s disease, but in fact, arthritis refers to a huge spectrum of rheumatic diseases that affect young and old alike.  They include osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, bursitis, gout, and even lupus.  Arthritis can cause stiffness, pain and swelling of the joints, often to a chronic degree, making life unpredictable for sufferers. If you or someone … [Read More...]

Calcium from Raw

Getting Plenty of Calcium, Iron and B12 from Raw Foods

We’re big fans of a raw foods diet.  Our daily goal is to keep 75-80% of our diet raw.  Why?  Raw foods offer unparalleled nutrition and extraordinary health benefits. That’s why it saddens us when some people argue for steering clear of a raw diet because they think it doesn’t provide enough of the key nutrients a body needs.  Some fear a raw diet will come up short in calcium, iron … [Read More...]

Raw Foods Nutrition for Newbies: Your Questions Answered

Raw Food Nutrition for Newbies: Your Questions Answered

If you enjoy reading about health and wellness, you’ve probably stumbled upon articles, blog posts and even recipes mentioning “raw” foods.  What does it all mean?  Why are so many health-conscious people “going raw”? Raw foods are foods that have not been cooked over a specific temperature and contain high levels of enzymes and vital nutrients.  Enzymes are proteins that … [Read More...]

Winter Brings Kids Indoors -- Where the Allergens Are

Winter Brings Kids Indoors – Where the Allergens Are.

When the weather gets as cold as it’s been lately in much of the United States, you’ll find kids playing indoors more often.  (This may be the one time of the year when you aren’t leaning on them to “go outside and get some fresh air!”) While most of us tend to think of springtime as the season for allergies, winter can be just as threatening.  Now, it’s the indoor allergens we … [Read More...]