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High fructose corn syrup and its snowball effect on human health

High fructose corn syrup and its snowball effect on human health

It all changed when high fructose corn syrup was “introduced to the food market in 1970.” Shortly after that, “the obesity epidemic began to take off,” said Dr. George Bray, a renowned expert in the field of obesity. In the 1960s new technology allowed starch to be...

Food carries health risks

Food carries health risks

Did you ever stop to think that every bite of food you eat comes with its own set of health risks? Given that studies have indicated we spend a little over one hour a day eating – isn’t it worth educating yourself on best practices, as well as tuning in to how...

Obesity research pioneer shares 5 tips to lead a healthier life

Obesity research pioneer shares 5 tips to lead a healthier life

How can I be healthy? What are simple ways to be healthier? Dr. George Bray, a pioneer in the fields of obesity and diabetes, with endless accomplishments shares his personal tips to living a healthier, happier, and longer life. #1 –Don’t smoke #2 – Don’t drink...

What is causing me to feel dizzy?

What is causing me to feel dizzy?

Dizziness and vertigo series: Part 1 of 2 Most people have experienced the feeling of dizziness at some point in their life. Whether in your childhood after spinning on the merry-go-round, being on a boat in rough water (seasickness), or perhaps when taking a new...

5 tips to protect your health while traveling

5 tips to protect your health while traveling

Just because I’m traveling does not mean my health should go on holiday too. In fact, I’ve found my best travel experiences and memories pair well if I’m staying on track and finding a healthy travel routine. Consistency turns out to be key yet again.  When we take an...

Flip the “script” – literally, on your prescription

Flip the “script” – literally, on your prescription

Accept things and never ask questions; Debate things and go back and forth; Decline things after a thorough analysis. We likely could all say each of those hypotheticals have occurred in our medical lives at some point in time. Is there a solid theme amongst your...

5 things to keep in mind at your next blood draw

5 things to keep in mind at your next blood draw

I’ve been getting a lot of blood work done lately. So much that maybe I’d qualify for a VIP parking spot at the lab. I think many of us are familiar with the basics of the process and why we get our blood drawn, so this article is dedicated to hopefully sharing some...

Blood draw reveals many secrets of the body

Blood draw reveals many secrets of the body

You are likely familiar with at least a few of the common categories that may be marked on your lab order – white blood cell count, red blood cell count, cholesterol, blood glucose (sugar), etc. What you may not know is that the short amount of time it takes to prick...

Chiropractic care: Allowing the body to heal itself

Chiropractic care: Allowing the body to heal itself

Our bodies can be described in many ways. Before you dive into this article, choose three adjectives to describe your body at this exact moment in time. I’ll go first: a bit tired, capable, and awe-worthy. Thinking about the past year alone and what my body has been...

Health is my #1 priority – Is it yours?

Health is my #1 priority – Is it yours?

If I told you how at one time in my life, in the span of a single month, the number of emergencies, life events, and situations that required fast action on my part, an extra dose of hope, and unconditional love and support, your head would spin. If you’ve ever felt...

Immune system health – expert says nutritional balance key

Immune system health – expert says nutritional balance key

When it comes to the immune system, there is no miracle cure or ability to “boost your immune health” through consumption of a magic pill. It has a very simplistic need – balance. “It’s really getting back to the basics of how our body wants to function – and it wants...

Is alcohol a friend or foe?

Is alcohol a friend or foe?

This topic can be like diving into the deep end of the pool. It can be a controversial topic, yet that’s not the reason I chose this topic. It’s because alcohol has come up unexpectedly in three separate conversations I’ve been involved in within the past 24 hours....

Bone health, innovations in imaging explained by Dr. Stephen Honig

Bone health, innovations in imaging explained by Dr. Stephen Honig

Our bones compose the framework within the human body that is essential for us to function from top to bottom (brain, heart, and other organs). Bones also store essential minerals (calcium and phosphorous). This serves two functions: 1) To keep our bones strong; and...

Clinical trials and the FDA’s role

Clinical trials and the FDA’s role

We hear the term “clinical trials” quite regularly, but what do these entail and who decides whether these newly developed drugs make it to our pharmacies? What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is essentially a “test drive” on real people who volunteer to...

Naturopathic testing valuable in addition to Western medicine

Naturopathic testing valuable in addition to Western medicine

There are individuals that strictly adhere to Western medicine practices and others whom favor Eastern. In my opinion, there is room for both and utilizing both can bring a full range of information for us to consider when it comes to our health.  An article which...

5 key habits of high energy people

5 key habits of high energy people

Our individual makeup is obviously highly unique. Are you the same person you were 10 years ago? If not, how have things changed on all levels: mindset, mental, emotional, and physical? The people in your tightest circle (remember those 5 people that influence you),...

When the perfect storm is brewing in your health

When the perfect storm is brewing in your health

What ends up being ‘the perfect storm’ in your health? We all experience it to some degree. A perfect storm is all the components of bringing on a resulting event. The thought, “I can identify most, if not every part that brought this set of symptoms, circumstances,...

Whose role model are you?

Whose role model are you?

Role model admiration never stops. Even as adults we watch the actions, emotions, responses of whomever we deem as our ‘role models.’  Role models can be present in our life from birth or new ones may come and go as we make our way through the seasons of life....

How do you define ‘healthy?’

How do you define ‘healthy?’

Considering the varying definitions of the term ‘healthy’ is like an intricate spider web. I polled a handful of folks and turns out, we each define healthy differently. For me, at the end of the day, I like to learn from doctors and experts, research, and our very...

“Stress alone can make you physically ill,” expert explains

“Stress alone can make you physically ill,” expert explains

When the term ‘pain’ comes to mind, you might automatically think of recovery from a surgery or a noticeable physical injury. But what about pain that feels somewhat widespread, achy, and you can’t pinpoint the source?  (If you need a refresher on understanding the...

Silence can be medicine for the busy mind

Silence can be medicine for the busy mind

I thrive in silence, yet I know many who prefer background noise. Which describes you? Or do different days dictate your downtime preferences? I’d attribute my love for silence to my upbringing. Only child, calm household, learned to self-entertain with books, toys,...

Five people influence your personality, behavior

Five people influence your personality, behavior

I recently read that we are each a combination of the five people we are closest to, interact with, or spend the most time with. Think about that. Our traits, our quirks, our mannerisms, our actions vs. reactions, our habits. It’s true. We are a blend of who we are...

Impeding citizens’ wellness: Air quality events linked to illness

Impeding citizens’ wellness: Air quality events linked to illness

“In 2020, about 68 million tons of pollution were emitted into the atmosphere in the United States.”* To put this in perspective in a layman’s term example, one ton of ear corn equals 1,475 pounds. Multiply that times 68 million! While we have moderate control over...

Hydration and falls are interlinked – a real balancing act

Hydration and falls are interlinked – a real balancing act

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. There are many contributing factors that add to this significant number. “Diabetes, heart disease, problems with thyroid, nerves, feet, or blood...

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