More holidays are around the bend, which means abundant feasting and making merry with friends and family. Eating healthy while surrounded by a stream of tempting dishes can bring a challenge at the lunch, dinner and dessert tables. You can help yourself to a second piece of pie or practice a few doable ways that will help you rein in unhealthy eating and still bring on the cheer.
Through the months of September and March, American families suffer a much higher rate of sickness and disease—especially
kids. In fact, it’s estimated that between the ages of 0-6, little ones can get colds anywhere from
8 to 12 times a year (and adolescents about 2 times
a year). But we think that’s still WAY too much. Here are some helpful things you can do to help
your children fight off those sick days with the healthiest
immune systems possible.
Just like you'd keep an appointment with your general practitioner when you're sick, you should keep your chiropractic appointment. You may be inclined to call and cancel, but it's far better that you come in to see the doctor and receive your adjustment.
Dressing up, school parties, costume parades and trick-or-treating—these are the reasons Halloween tops the list of many kids’ favorite days. While no one wants to ruin this spooky and sugary celebration, with all the health concerns surrounding sugar and the poor diet habits of millions of Americans, can’t we find some ways to cut back on excess while still having fun?
If you’ve ever taken antibiotics before, it’s likely your doctor advised you
to boost your intake of yogurt to make the medicine a bit less taxing on your system. Ten years ago,
this was a foreign concept for many and most people didn’t know the “why” behind the suggestion. But probiotics, the good bacteria naturally found in our guts, have now become a household name. It’s relative newcomer, prebiotics, who are making news these days.
No doubt you’ve experienced an afternoon energy crash, uncontrollable yawning or the simple desire to close your eyes and rest. It may be hard to stay awake, but it’s even tougher to manage the information we receive about sleep, the best way to get it and most importantly, how much we really need. And it seems we’re a sleepy bunch, a recent Gallup poll shows 40 percent of us get less than the current recommendation of seven to nine hours. Is that how much we really need?
Everyone is a work-in-progress; always figuring out how to live better,
love more and grow happier. That’s what life is all about!
As adults, we often have to break some deeply engrained behaviors
we acquired over the years—wouldn’t it have been easier if you had avoided some
negative habits from the start?
Of course! One of the best gifts you can give your children is to show and
teach them healthy behaviors, starting at a young age.
ADHD is a condition that can affect children and adults alike—and many
who are diagnosed truly need treatment or relief from the symptoms.
But in recent years, there has been a huge surge in the amount of ADHD diagnoses,
and this has people questioning if the ability to test for this particular
health issue has improved or if people are being over diagnosed.