Ditch the Electronics Before Bed

     One of the best ways to improve your sleep quality and quantity is by ditching your electronics before bed.  Yes, electronics means cell phones, computers, tablets, and televisions. Electronic devices are not only stealing sleep minutes but sleep quality.  Which, in turn, leads to feeling less energized and as sharp as you could…

New Year, New You-Health Goals for Teens in 2022

The new year brings forth an opportunity for a fresh start. It is a great moment to set resolutions and goals for the next 365 days ahead.  To reflect and take note of what areas you would like to improve on and grow and what areas you may need to let go of and stop…

Why you Should Walk After Dinner

One of the best things you can do for your overall health is to take a walk after your final meal of the day.  Walking alone is one of the best exercises one can do.  We know that exercise of any kind is extremely good for us, not just from a physical but also a…

To Improve Your Health, Practice Gratitude

Gratitude: the state of being grateful.  Gratitude involves recognizing the positive things in your life and how they affect you.   You can probably imagine the delightful feelings and sensations that come with being in a grateful state.  It’s typically the opposite of being stressed, anxious, or sullen.  Being grateful, however, doesn’t just make us…

Eating Healthy On a Budget? Eat More of This

Canned food is convenient and inexpensive.  It is easy to stock up, eat for a quick snack, or add to a prepared meal.  Food that is ready to eat seconds after opening.  But, because of the aforementioned traits listed above, people tend to believe canned food is unhealthy when in actuality, it can be a…

What Goes On Your Body, Goes In Your Body

Mouthwash, laundry detergent, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, deodorant, dental floss, chapstick-just a few items we routinely use to save us time and trick us into thinking they’re actually good for us. But it’s those same items that are breaking down our health and the health of the environment around us.  These common items can be full of…

Get Better Sleep-Add This Proven Method To Your Sleep Tool Belt

What we do in the waking state plays a large role in our ability to sleep soundly during the night.  Much of when we fall asleep, how quickly we fall asleep, and whether or not we stay asleep are impacted by our actions (and nonactions) during our waking hours.  One of the best and zero-cost…

You Are What You Eat…Ate

You probably have heard the quote, “you are what you eat.”  This is absolutely true as every cell in our body is made from the food we eat.  100 calories of blueberries compared to 100 calories of candy will have a different hormonal reaction in your body, especially if this consumption is over weeks, months,…

Reduce Your EMF Exposure

For this week’s blog, I copied and pasted snippets of Dhru Purohit’s blog.  In his blog, he provides a practical guide on mitigating electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and understanding some of the potential dangers.  I believe it’s an important preventive measure to take, especially for children whose brains and bodies are more vulnerable to dirty electricity….

10 Healthy Habits for Kids

I was inspired to create this post after my six-year-old old cousin stayed with me for the week.   He is a sweet, inquisitive, loving ball of energy.  I thoroughly enjoyed having him visit and spending time with him.  Like any young kid, though, he had his moments.  Creating healthy habits with kids reduces these…