I did not get a cold or the flu this winter, despite being surrounded by snotty noses and some nasty coughs. (In my humble opinion, the flu vaccine is not the answer to health and well-being, let alone preventing illness. You can read more about my thoughts on the flu vaccine here.)
This is the first year in a long time that I didn’t come down with a cold or other upper respiratory bug. Last year wasn’t bad— I had one day where I felt absolutely miserable with aches and chills, spent that day in bed and woke up the next day with a mild cold that stuck with me for a week. This year though, my immune system was able to hold it together. Here’s what worked for me — and what I paid in $$ for it.
You don’t have to know anything about nutrition to know that there are hundreds of thousands of nutritional supplement products on the market. And of course, Americans are creative geniuses when it comes to labeling, advertising and marketing, so it’s difficult to make heads or tails of what’s actually good for you and what might potentially harm you.
Luckily, some companies have both high-quality ingredients AND heaping doses of business integrity.
A while back I had the pleasure of sitting down and interviewing Eddie Stone, CEO of Touchstone Essentials, to discuss their newest product called Organic Super Protein.
Back in November, my trusted friend and colleague, Press Maycock, came to the VA to give a presentation to Veterans and staff on the food-mood connection.
Press shared information about foods that the doctors don’t provide to their patients. Maybe they don’t know, or maybe they don’t think it will make a difference, but either way, the docs and nutritionists almost never share 21st century, evidence-based nutritional information with their patients.
Press shared, and for one Vet in particular, he made a huge difference.
It might only be March, but so far 2017 has been a doozy.
Now more than ever, self-care is critical for our health and well-being.
You may have noticed that I have been very quiet over the last few months, not having published any blogs or newsletters or recording any podcasts. This is because in all the chaos, I had to create space for self-care. I knew I was only going to make things worse for myself if I was sick, stressed out, and exhausted.
Here are the eight steps I’ve taken this winter to take care of myself, to put on my proverbial oxygen mask. I hope that they serve as a springboard of inspiration for you so that you can take a few steps towards creating sanity in your own chaotic world.
It can be so difficult to stay healthy over the holidays and throughout the winter. Cold and dark days, lots of parties, lack of sleep, too many sweets and cookies, adulterated egg nog and wines… It’s easy to get trapped in the pitfalls and stressors of the season and feel burned out by New Years.
Join me as I give you some tips about staying healthy and energetic all year round.
We’ll also discuss supplements and nutrients that you can use to strengthen your immune system and energy levels. Not all supplements are created equally, and it’s important to choose high quality over low price.
And listen in for a special December promotion!
In my previous blog, I talked about the healing benefits of the ocean, and why everyone deserves a Hawaiian vacation.
Unlike the ocean, however, most swimming pools do not contain salty, beneficial minerals. Instead, swimming pools usually contain chlorine, which is “appreciated” for its ability to kill bacteria in water. Unfortunately, chlorine is also one of the most toxic chemicals in our environment.
Fortunately, just as there are for other environment threats to our health, so are there natural methods to heal from the damage it may have already caused.