Wouldn't it be great if there was a diet out there that was designed by Mother Nature herself? We would know exactly what to eat and when to eat it. It may not be as simple as Mother Nature laying it all out there for us, but there are some diets out there that are trying to do exactly that. You have probably heard of primal or Paleo dieting a lot in the media. It seems that the Paleo Diet hit the mainstream and many nutritionists and dieters jump on board. I am not one to typically jump on ... Continue Reading
The Paleo and primal diets are a great start for eating unprocessed, healthy foods.
Some tips for keeping allergies at a minimum this spring.
Allergies are no fun. They can cause a lack of sleep, loss of productivity and even bad moods. Fighting allergies before they start is a good way to keep them at bay all day. But did you know that certain exercises, and watching what you eat, can greatly affect the significance of your allergy symptoms? Find out what you can do to help ease those allergies starting now. Just Say Om Seasonal allergies are exacerbated by more than just pollen floating through the air. Stress can also ... Continue Reading
The benefits of vinyasa yoga include reduced stress and a great cardio workout.
With three children life can be a bit hectic from time to time. It's hard enough to find time to relax, let alone time to work on a fitness routine. I've been looking for a way to get fit without sacrificing "me time." Sure, hopping on the elliptical machine seemed like a mental break - considering I spend the majority of my day chasing around little people, breaking up fights, and meeting the needs of those around me. But it wasn't quite the mental break I needed. When using workout ... Continue Reading
Keep you (and your teeth) healthy!
Dental hygiene. It's not exactly the sexiest topic but there are many things appealing about having a healthy mouth. Most of us are guilty of flossing too infrequently or even doing a poor job at brushing our teeth because we are so rushed. It really only takes a couple minutes to do it right and, more and more, studies are showing us the importance of taking good care of our pearly whites. Let's look at some examples to get motivated! You Only Get One Set of Teeth Adult teeth ... Continue Reading
Learn about the benefits of coffee in helping lessen your chance of diabetes and a stroke.
As a busy mom, there is one thing that I rely heavily on to get me through each day ... coffee. I know that in an ideal world, I would get eight hours of sleep every night and I would wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the world. Unfortunately, I do not live in an ideal world and I don't get anywhere near as much sleep as I should each night. I work from home and that means that you often find me at my desk at 5AM or 11PM. Coffee helps wake me in the morning when I first get up and it ... Continue Reading
Relieve your sciatica pain with yoga moves designed to stretch and twist your back.
If you've ever dealt with sciatica you know that any relief can be a lifesaver. Sciatica is caused by pressure or damage to the Sciatic nerve which runs from the lower back down each leg. The pain can radiate from the lower back, down either hip, and down the length of the legs. The pain can be sharp and intense or feel like electrical shocks. Not only is yoga relaxing for meditation, it can also help ease the pressure that causes you pain. The next time you experience of episode of ... Continue Reading
Learn the symptoms and treatment options for a torn meniscus.
As moms we play hard, participate in sports, and are generally pretty active! We know how to take care of our children when they suffer injuries, but what about ourselves? A torn meniscus is a common injury. Here we will discuss what to do if you recently hurt your knee and/or experience these symptoms: Swelling Pain and sensitivity to touch Feeling your knee is going to buckle on you Movement of the knee is difficult, possibly without full range of motion If you've experienced the ... Continue Reading
Three ways to get clear and beautiful skin, starting today!
Great skin doesn’t happen overnight. It is a work in progress. If you want clear, youthful looking skin later in life then start working on it now. You Are Not My Sunshine Stay out of the sun. One of the best (and safest) things you can do to prevent signs of aging is to protect it from the sun. Harmful UVA and UVB rays can cause wrinkles, pesky dark spots and possibly future cases of skin cancer. Use a daily, non-pore clogging SPF with a rating of 30 or higher to keep the rays ... Continue Reading
Learn the health and taste benefits of using a variety of oils.
Growing up, oil meant my Mom's basic vegetable oil she used for everything. Nowadays we are lucky to have the options of so many healthy oils to use for cooking and dipping - and even for our skin and hair. But with so many choices it's hard to know what to buy. It helps to know the benefits and uses of each type. Having a variety on hand is a great idea, since some are best on salads and others for high heat cooking. Below we'll explore nine of the most popular oils. Olive Oil - The Queen ... Continue Reading
Meditation can lead to health benefits, an increased sense of well-being, and even better sleep.
This week, Deepak Chopra and Oprah launched their 21 Day Meditation Challenge which was largely marketed through Facebook. The aim of the three week campaign is to allow subscribers (at no charge) to embark on a "journey to perfect health." Sure, that sounds great in theory, but is there any truth to it? Can this ancient practice actually improve your life? Let's take a look at all of the evidence so that you can draw your own conclusions. Improved Mental Health Amazingly, there ... Continue Reading