Traveling During Cold & Flu Season? 10 Tips to Help Protect and Strengthen Your Immune System.

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If you’re traveling and managing a busier schedule during the upcoming cold and flu season, getting sick may feel inevitable. While holidays and end of year events crowd the calendar, this could mean you’re constantly: 

  • Changing your sleep, live, and working environments
  • Adjusting/forgoing your daily healthy routines and eating habits
  • In physical contact with far more objects that many others have touched

While we have a few tried and true routines that help us protect against a cold in the home or office, it’s less common to have such protection during travel, which can be even more hazardous to  your immune system.

Falling ill have to be your fate! Here are a few best practices and precautions you can work into your travel plans that may be able to help you dodge the sniffles that can drag you down. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

5 Habits Affecting Your Gut Health (are you one of these people?)

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A healthy microbiome is key to living a healthy life. When it comes to gut health and the 5 lbs of bacteria that reside in your body, researchers continue to make discoveries about its connection to a variety of diseases and conditions, from anxiety and mood to obesity and IBS.

We tapped our friends at Onegevity to collaborate and weigh in on the matter. Continue reading

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The Sunshine Vitamin: Can You Get Vitamin D From Food?

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Vitamin D, a fat-soluble hormone that controls the expression of over 1,000 genes, is sometimes referred to as the sunshine vitamin. This is because our primary source is from exposure to the sun.

While your body does create vitamin D by exposing unprotected skin to ultraviolet B (UVB) rays of sunlight, the reality is that we spend more and more time indoors under artificial lighting.

Even when we do get more exposure the sun, many wear enough clothing or sunblock to decrease the production of vitamin D.

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Want a Healthier Gut? Get the Scoop on Prebiotic Foods

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When it comes to creating a healthy gut, the goal is for both the good and potentially harmful bacteria in your small intestines to stay balanced. 

This is because the lining of your small intestines is an extremely thin layer that acts as a protective barrier as bacteria passes through. Too much bad bacteria can compromise this thin lining. Once compromised, non-nutritive materials can slip into your bloodstream. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Are You Staying Hydrated? Get Our 5 Tips & Tricks on How To Drink More Water Daily

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Heat wave! Temperatures are up with the hottest weather in years to hit this weekend. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention how important it is to stay hydrated – not just during a particularly hot weekend, but every day.

Water consumption is an important part of overall health – your body depends on it. While more often highlighted as a weight loss tip, we wanted to share some key highlights of why water is vital for your body: Continue reading

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These Tests Help You Understand Your Risk For Heart Disease

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Because June is National Men’s Health Month, we’re taking a moment to talk about the #1 Men’s Health issue, often described as a “silent killer”: Heart Disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in U.S. males, responsible for 24.4%, according to the CDC’s most recent listing (2015). Between 70% and 89% of sudden cardiac events that occur are in men. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.