Health & Wellness Blog2019-09-23T19:59:11-05:00
2407, 2019

Do you need to buy organic food?

July 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Most people are unsure when it comes to organic food. We've heard it's healthier, but is that true? And, is it worth the cost? The truth is that it depends on the food. Overall, research shows that organics tend to be richer and have much lower pesticide contamination rates but

1607, 2019

Summer Fruits and Vegetables

July 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Summer is in full swing. Swimming, backyard BBQs, and countless other outdoor actives fill up our weekends and evenings. But it also means that many fruits and vegetables are in season. From farmers markets to grocery stores, shopping in season can be a strategy for saving money while eating

1007, 2019

Create a home garden for homegrown nutrients

July 10th, 2019|

Knowing the source of your food is a big concern for many people, but you can bypass the unknown by creating your own garden at home. It may seem like a hard, time consuming task but it's simple to start. There are numerous resources for gardening. Online, books, and even

307, 2019

Handle Fireworks Safely this 4th of July

July 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , |

American's celebrating Independence Day with food, family, fun, and fireworks (in some form or another) is as old as the founding of these United States. John Adams described it best in a letter to his wife. The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the

2606, 2019

Headaches may be coming from problems in your neck

June 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Most of us are no strangers to headaches. Whether it was from an illness, dehydration, or simply out of the blue, you've likely experienced it in your life. It's estimated that at least half of adults experience at least one headache each year. Migraines, a particularity severe form that manifests

1906, 2019

Portion control for better health

June 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Most people believe that the obesity epidemic in the United States is because of our increasingly sedentary lifestyle, but a few studies point out that overeating alone can account for America's weight gain. While staying active is important, portion control is another factor that is crucial for health. You

1206, 2019

Health benefits of fermented foods

June 12th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Long before our shelves were flooded with probiotic products, humans had been unknowingly enjoying the benefits of microbe-rich fermented foods. Fermentation is one of the oldest forms of food preservation. While early humans didn't know the reasoning behind it, culture and tradition has held them for their medicinal and nutritive

506, 2019

Stretching safety for optimal health

June 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stretching is an important part of any balanced fitness program. Aerobic, strength, and endurance activities tend to be the focus when it comes to fitness, but any activity should include at least one stretch session to improve flexibility. Flexibility benefits the human body in numerous ways. It can help develop

2905, 2019

Working towards a healthier diet

May 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

The word diet makes many people think of a regimented plan to restrict a certain food, eat more of another, or has a name like Keto. But a diet shouldn't be a program you try for a month and then return to your old habits. Having a healthier diet is

2205, 2019

Healthy eating at Airports

May 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , |

I recently had a 40+ hour journey through quite a few airports on my way back from the diplomate program. Thanks to the severe weather we were having in the Midwest, delays and cancellations were common. While I thoroughly enjoy advancing my knowledge in the craniocervical junction, I'm not a