Office Pains

Ergonomic Devices   Ergonomic devices can be hazardous to your health. Don’t use wrist rests or splints while typing, experts warn. They can put pressure on nerves and make repetitive-stress injuries worse. “If you’re going to use a wrist rest, use it to rest.” says David Rempel, director of the ergonomics laboratory at the University of California in San Francisco. … Continue reading

Obtaining Regularity

We all know how important obtaining regularity can be for our health. Here are some tips on how to get yourself in a normal bowel routine!   DRINK SUFFICIENT WATER DAILY: Use high quality, filtered water. To calculate the right amount of water for yourself, take your body weight and divide by 2. The resultant number, in ounces, is the … Continue reading

Controlling High Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a well-known risk factor in heart disease.  This waxy, fat-like substance comes from the diet, but is primarily made by the liver, and is an essential component of cell membranes.  The body also uses it to produce hormones and vitamin D. Cholesterol is carried through the bloodstream attached to two different compounds called lipoproteins: (1) low-density lipoproteins … Continue reading

Anti-Inflamatory Diet

Certain substances increase prostaglandin’s formation, which then increased inflammation. There are other foods that are high in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and/or antioxidants. All of these substances can help reduce inflammation. Foods to Avoid: Red meat Dairy products Refined grain products: Ex. White flour pasta, white rice, etc. Alcohol Sugar Fruit Juice Fruit: (Restricted to 3 whole … Continue reading

Supplementation of Calcium and Magnesium

Calcium deficiency Calcium deficiency, an epidemic in America, results in osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of the bones). By the age of 60, 75% of American women and 25% of American men have osteoporosis.  Bone fractures in the U.S. due to osteoporosis account for $10 billion/year towards the health care system.  According to the National Institute of Health, most Americans get … Continue reading

Improving Your Sleep

“Healthy Sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important determinant in predicting longevity, more important that diet, exercise, or heredity.” William C. Dement, M.D., Ph. D. Americans today sleep an average 25% less than in 1900. There are suggested sleeping times for children. It is essential during this period of growth to be getting the recommended amount … Continue reading

Boost Your Immune System Naturally

Daily: Drink good, quality bottled water (not coffee, soda, etc.). A good rule-of-thumb to determine how much you need to drink per day is 1/2 your body weight in ounces.  For example, if I weigh 120 lbs., I would need to drink 60oz. per day. A standard glass is 8oz., therefore I need 7 ½ glasses per day. Take a … Continue reading

How to Meditate

In today’s frenzied world it is crucial to practice a DAILY stress reduction technique. Thousands of studies have shown the physiological and psychological benefits of meditation. It relaxes the body as well as the mind and boosts the immune system. How to Meditate: Set aside an uninterrupted time of at least 10 minutes, preferably 20 minutes. Sit in a firm, … Continue reading

Clearing Your Sinuses with a NetiPot

This holiday season, don’t let a flu, cold, or even allergies bring you down! A safe, gentle, effective, and all-natural way to immediately relieve your sinus symptoms is the NetiPot. View this short clip of Dr. Oz talking about sinus rinsing on Oprah. Start at 0:08. What is a NetiPot?  A neti pot is a container designed to rinse your … Continue reading