Holiday Stress-Busting Moves

simple ways to exercise during the holiday season and help with stress

After a long day at the office, you are racing to the grocery store to buy the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner. Aunt Margaret and Uncle Joe just called to say they will take you up on your invitation after all (with just two days’ notice). You’re already running late, you’ve caught every red light and now, someone… Read more »

10 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues  

health tips to beat the holiday blues

  Thanksgiving is this week and we’re headed into the five-week period known as “the holidays.” It’s supposed to be a joyous time of gathering friends and family. But sometimes our anticipation and excitement can turn into feelings of sadness, stress and depression sometimes referred to as the “holiday blues.” Here are ten ways to… Read more »

Keep Your Holidays Healthy

stay relaxed this holiday season

  It’s Thanksgiving week and the holidays are in full swing. Don’t let the typical holiday stress, lack of sleep, and overeating take their toll. You can still revel in this joyous time of year without letting go of your health. We’ll show you how. 1. Everything in Moderation You’re not going to gain 10… Read more »

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Catching the Latest Bug

avoid catching a cold with these 10 tips

1. Take Your Vitamins Your sunshine vitamin (vitamin D) levels are lower in the winter months when the days are shorter. Canadian researchers have found that taking 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 a week may cut your risk of upper respiratory infection in half. 2. Get a Flu Shot It’s simply the number one thing… Read more »

Travel Tips During Cold and Flu Season

cold and flu season travel tips

  Cold and flu season is in full swing and unfortunately; we can’t just hibernate until it passes. Life goes on and often includes travel. Here are some tips that might help you avoid catching that cold. Stay Hydrated Water is your best option, but apple or orange juice work too since they’re high in… Read more »

Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms Naturally

5 natural cold and flu remedies

If you’ve already caught the latest bug going around, you might have gone for the nearest over-the-counter solution. But those cold medicines can often leave you feeling groggy and like your head is in the clouds. Try these natural solutions to fight your cold or flu instead. Essential Oils Eucalyptus oil can be used aromatically… Read more »

Using Enzymes for Digestive Disorders

enzymes for digestive disorders

Your digestive difficulties generally aren’t suitable table conversation, but that doesn’t mean you need to suffer in silence. Digestive enzymes can have a profound effect on your symptoms. Below is a list of common digestive disorders and the enzymes that can relieve the symptoms associated with them. Problem – Flatulence, Bloating, Gas Enzymes – Alpha-galactosidase – Taken… Read more »

Late-Night Eating Linked to Heartburn

eating past 8 pm linked to nighttime heartburn

Reflux is on the rise with estimates that more than 20 percent of Americans are affected. Its symptoms include heartburn, indigestion, postnasal drip, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing and even coughing and asthma. Sales of both prescribed and over-the-counter remedies exceed $13 billion dollars annually. Current research suggests that our eating routines may have as much to… Read more »

How to Avoid Holiday Heartburn

If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn, Thanksgiving can be a painful holiday. Overeating tends to exacerbate both of these conditions and it’s almost an American tradition to stuff yourself as well as the turkey. But by making some better choices, you can enjoy the feast without feeling miserable later. 1. Start… Read more »

Stress Reducing Foods

stress can be helped with these 7 foods

It can be hard juggling the demands of life and work commitments. Stress is almost inevitable. But it’s how you handle the stress that can be the difference between feeling you’re barely surviving to actually thriving. Stress is a health hazard that has been linked to everything from diabetes and high blood pressure to Alzheimer’s… Read more »