Healthy Sleeping Habits

“Spring Forward” (daylight saving time) happened a month ago. But if your sleep patterns are still disrupted, you’re not alone. Even though we set our clocks ahead an hour, every other day gets longer just a few minutes at a time. Our bodies adjust to compensate, but the internal changes respond to the gradual changes as daylight extends.

For most [...]

Random acts of kindness affect the body and mind

A grateful sigh of relief, a warm handshake, a caring pat on the back, a generous hug, a happy smile, an appreciative “Thank you”.   These powerful gestures are all responses that make us feel uplifted after an act of kindness was done.

We’ve all felt it at least once in our lives – that warm, inspiring feeling we get [...]

Support Your Immune System to Fight Colds and Flu

How can you get through the rest of this cold and flu season season without getting sick? By boosting your immune system in three ways:

Eat Nutritious Foods. Nothing tastes better than a warm bowl of delicious soup. Homemade chicken soup is not only filling, but aids in reducing inflammation. Chicken stock helps relieve upper respiratory tract infections.

Lemons, berries, citrus [...]

Control clutter and control your health.

If your overstuffed closet, packed garage, littered desk or messy basement brings on feelings of stress – even suffocation – don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Clutter, to varying degrees, brings distress to many of us.  For some, clutter can feel “crushing,” almost to the point of no return, like it has taken over our lives. Even if our clutter [...]

Preventing food-borne illness at home

Every year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from food-borne illnesses. These illnesses, also called food poisoning, also send about 128,000 people to the hospital, resulting in about 3,000 deaths nationwide each year.

Bottom line ~ food-borne illness can be more serious than we think.

Causes of food poisoning are mostly microorganisms, like viruses or bacteria. And although many of these [...]

Bright, Easy Holiday Entertaining

Let’s face it, sometimes the easiest way really is the best way!

Throughout this joyous season we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make a beautiful, sparkling clean home for welcoming our families and guests. On top of cooking and gift preparations, decorating for the holidays can really be overwhelming. Here are some great ideas to lessen your stress [...]

The Bright Side of the Holidays

Imagine a world where the holidays are about joy again. Where days are filled with magic. Imagine a world where the only thing we have to wrestle for is the last piece of pumpkin pie. And where the normal place to camp out is around a fire, not in a store parking lot.

Imagine a world where the holidays are [...]

Inflammation and your body

Believe it or not, inflammation can be a good thing.

Inflammation is a part of our immune system. It is a vital part of a healthy body’s natural healing response to infection or injury. Without inflammation, wounds and infections would never heal.

Inflammation can either be acute (isolated and finite) or chronic (occurring over a longer period of time).  such as [...]

Food and inflammation

As with many health issues, listening to your body is key to knowing how to reduce or even prevent it. Knowing what your body needs is the number one factor in nurturing your body for a healthy balance over your lifetime.

Inflammation is a normal part of our body’s immune response, however, too much inflammation over time can lead to [...]

7 Healthy Habits to Combat Cognitive Decline

As we age, trying to live a healthy lifestyle seems to be the goal of many Americans. After all, heart disease is a major concern for adults fifty and over these days. But what about keeping our minds healthy? As humans age, many will lose some degree of cognitive capacity. Fortunately, a proactive approach, such as adopting lifestyle habits, [...]

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