Sprouts! Year-Round Freshness with High Nutrition

    Sprouts are exactly what they sound like: sprouted seeds for consumption. Common edible sprouts include alfalfa, red clover, radish, beans, peas, kale and broccoli sprouts. Microgreens get a lot of press these days, and while they are also great, they tend to be a bit more involved than sprouts, requiring dirt or a growing medium. Sprouts only require water and a well drained container, such as a mason jar topped with cheesecloth. Simple! You don’t even need sunshine to do this.   Growing … [Read more...]

Steps to Obtaining a Healthy Mind and Body in the New Year

    Obtaining a healthy mind and body depends on how you feel and how you care for your body. Make progress towards a healthier body and happier mind in 2021 by doing a few things.   1. Begin with positivity in mindset. So much of having a healthy mind and body depends on how you feel. Beginning with a positive attitude is the best way to feel good about yourself, even if results seem to be slow in coming. Whether you’re dieting, exercising regularly, or seeking to feel better about yourself, … [Read more...]

Relax During the Holidays

  Many people report increased stress during the holidays due to extra obligations, financial pressure, and family drama. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed this time of year, it’s time to put the following relaxation plan into action. Once you’re feeling relaxed, it will help you find greater happiness and purpose as you go about your day.   Ideally, don’t wait until stress becomes all-consuming… make it a habit to use these relaxation strategies regularly and often, especially before, … [Read more...]

10 Harmful Health Effects Caused by Excessive Sugar Consumption

Foods taste sweet because they contain sugars which can be naturally occurring or added. What’s the main difference between the two?Naturally occurring sugars are the sugars found in whole foods like fruit, milk, vegetables, and some grains. Fructose and lactose in fruit and milk products, respectively, are naturally occurring sugars. On the other hand, sugars and syrups added to foods during preparation or processing, or added at the … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Blocking Blue Light

  The electromagnetic spectrum spans from gamma rays—which can be deadly—to the radio waves that flow in the air all around us without any effect. Between the ultraviolet and infrared sections of the spectrum is the most important wavelength for our eyes: visible light. But research indicates that blue light can be problematic in high doses—especially with our increasing use of electronic devices. Both the sun and incandescent bulbs emits light in a broad range that our eyes have … [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons to Shop at a Farmer’s Market

As summer comes to a close here in Michigan, harvest season is in full swing! Besides better-tasting, environmentally conscious food, there are lots of other reasons to eat local. Here are the top 10 reasons to shop your local farmers market.   1. Taste the difference. Farmer’s markets offer the freshest food around—usually only hours from the field—so you get top quality, perfectly ripe flavor. 2. Help the environment. Eating locally saves vast amounts of packaging waste and … [Read more...]

Spinal Stability and Low Back Pain

    When it comes to managing a low back condition, the goal of chiropractic treatment is for the patient to return to their normal daily activities as soon as possible. This not only means addressing low back pain but also low back disability, including impaired postural control and reduced spinal stability Movement control and spinal stability are controlled the deep muscles, the superficial muscles, and the nervous system that sends information to and from the brain. … [Read more...]

Energy Boosting Tips

  When fatigue hits during the day, many people will reach for a sugary snack or a caffeinated beverage. While these practices may lead to a quick, short burst of energy, the crash afterwards can leave one feeling even more tired. Here are some healthier methods to improve energy levels. 1) EAT BREAKFAST: Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast have less fatigue and stress than those who skip it. Avoid white flour/sugary options, like donuts. Instead try fruit and fiber-rich … [Read more...]

The Need for a Strong, Healthy Immune System

  A healthy immune system has never been more important. As a natural health care practitioner I have suggestions I'd like to recommend to you toward a plan to increase the effectiveness of your immune system. 10 Tips To Strengthen Your Immune System Don't smoke. This is a great reason to quit. Eat a diet of whole foods, rich in good protein, fruits and vegetables. Avoid fast foods and highly refined foods. Don't eat sugar. Exercise regularly. Whether you use a gym or not … [Read more...]

This is an “At Risk” Group for Viruses

Nearly all Type 2 Diabetics have a compromised immune system. As such they are much more prone to illness.  Today more than 114 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes.  The economic ramifications of this alone are enormous.  In 2019 the United States spent $350 billion treating this condition.   One of the best strategies to beat COVID-19 is to get underlying, chronic health conditions like this under control naturally.  This can often be successfully addressed and reversed by … [Read more...]