Soy Alert!

Soy has been touted as the perfect health food for decades. Unfortunately, it isn't all that marketing makes it out to be. Unfermented, non-organic soy products make up most of the market. There are thousands of studies linking soy to a myriad of health issues including allergies, digestive distress, malnutrition, and reproductive disorders. Here are a few points summarizing the dangers of soy: High levels of phytic acid in soy reduce assimilation of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and … [Read more...]

How to Ask the Right Questions at a Farmer’s Market

Though farmers markets have a reputation for selling locally and sustainably grown food, "greenwashing" is still common. Some sellers buy industrial produce at wholesale prices and pass the off as homegrown. Unregulated terms, such as "natural" and "no-spray," imply more than they mean. To cut through the confusion, The Cornucopia Institute, a farm- and food-policy research group, has developed a comprehensive guide that equips shoppers to do a background check on vendors. The guide provides … [Read more...]

Nearly 50% of Multivitamins Don’t Live Up to their Claims

According to a new report from Consumer Lab, an independent testing company focused on health and nutrition products, multivitamins aren't always the magic health bullets they claim to be. Researchers gathered 35 popular multivitamins and tested them for quality. Because they couldn't test for every single ingredient, they focused on various standard nutrients to see whether the multivitamin contained each one as it claimed. They also tested the tablets for disintegration, or their ability … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Stay Healthy All Winter

Winter is the height of cold and flu season, but with the right combination of healthy habits and smart strategies, you can strengthen your immune system and keep thriving all winter long. The 6 tips below will help you head into winter prepared to defend against illness and feel your best. 1. Dial down inflammation: It's critical to reduce inflammation in your body to prevent illness. Fighting chronic inflammation suppresses your immune system, making it tough to defend against germs. … [Read more...]

7 Foods to Eliminate in 2018

  Most food nowadays is far from pure. Between pesticides, fungicides, food additives, chemicals from packaging, and more - the average American diet is loaded with harmful substances. In fact, according to a study by the Environmental Working Group, there are 287 toxins already present in the average newborn's blood. Cut these 7 foods from your diet in 2018 to limit your exposure to toxins. 1. Canned Tomatoes: The majority of canned tomatoes on the market today contain bisphenol-A … [Read more...]

A New Year, A New You!

With the New Year almost here, it's time to take a look back at 2017. Did you hit your health goals? Are you getting close? It's never too late to modify our eating, exercise and sleep patterns. Here are a few tips to keep you on track in 2018! 1. Decorate your plate: Aim for seven colors each day. Prioritize dark leafy green salads and colorful veggies. Try to find a way to get some deep purple beets in your next holiday potluck lineup. Seasonal pureed pumpkin, yams and sweet potatoes make … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

Reach out. Seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support, fun times, and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits, broaden your friendships, and help you be your best self. Be realistic. Family life is always changing. If your adult children can't come to your house, find new ways to celebrate together, such as sharing pictures, emails or videos. Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and … [Read more...]

Use your 2017 Insurance Benefits

As the end of the year approaches don't forget to use your chiropractic benefits. Most insurance policies operate on a calendar year basis. Don't let any chiropractic benefits go unused for needed care. Same holds true for new X-rays. After the last of the year new deductibles must once again be met. So if you need chiropractic care or are considering starting as a new chiropractic patient the time to do it is now. Don't let your yearly benefits expire unused. … [Read more...]

6 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

The holidays are loaded with sweet and savory comfort foods. The good news is, you can still enjoy Thanksgiving without overindulging. Put these six tips into practice and have a fantastic holiday!   1. Make sure your plate is colorful and full of veggies. Keep it heavy on the vegetables when you fill up your plate from the buffet. If you can, try to choose from an array of fresh, grilled, or roasted vegetables like beets, carrots, Brussels sprouts, or cauliflower. Turkey can also be a … [Read more...]

Can Adults Develop Food Allergies?

Food allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S., and the number of people who suffer from them is on the rise. Today, nearly 1 in every 13 children has a food allergy and more adults are experiencing new food allergies every year. Scientists have found that allergies may run in families, meaning there may be a genetic factor, as well as environmental factors in the development of food allergies. However, at this point, there is no complete answer as to why some … [Read more...]