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Healthy Treats to Beat the Summer Heat

When the weather is hot, we tend to reach for sweet treats like ice cream and popsicles to satisfy our palate. The downside is that these treats are high in sugar, fat and artificial flavoring, and do little for our bodies nutritionally. If you are looking for some healthy yet refreshing alternatives, give the following ideas a try: homemade popsicles made from fresh fruit puree, berries dipped in yogurt, fruit on a skewer, freshly brewed iced tea with lemon, or frozen grapes. Smart choices can be equally as tasty and refreshing. Get creative and enjoy.

Clean Eating: Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cup non-dairy milk, 1/4 cup chia seeds (look for powdered chia seeds if you want a smooth texture), 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder, 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey, 1/2 cup cherries, pitted and sliced. DIRECTIONS: In a bowl, stir together milk, chia seeds, raw cacao and maple syrup and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, separate into 4 serving dishes, top with sliced cherries and garnish with raw cacao chips, dark chocolate shavings and extra whole cherries and enjoy! (Recipe adapted Purella.com)

Words to Live By

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Book Club: Why Can’t I Get Better?

Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease by Dr. Richard Horowitz. Lyme disease and its related conditions are incredibly complicated. Different patients can have completely different sets of symptoms. Through his years of working with more than 12,000 Lyme disease patients—many of whom had failed several treatments before they even came to see him—Dr. Horowitz has developed a way of looking at the complex factors that embody this disease.

Words To Live By

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Redox Signalling Molecules

“All disease begins with damaged cells.” Dr Gary Samuelson. PhD. Redox Signalling Molecules are native to our bodies. As we age production of these molecules slows down, resulting in aging skin, fatigue, disease, weight gain to name a few consequences. Increasing proper Redox Signalling Molecules in your body is the most important thing you can do for your health. Your body is the most complex communication network on earth. These molecules communicate with each other to repair or eradicate damaged cells for optimal healthy living. Isn’t it time for you to live your best life?

You Are Not Overweight, You Are Overacidic

Are you looking to achieve optimal health, all while shedding excess weight? Over-acidification of the body sets in motion a destructive cycle of imbalance, disease and obesity. Too much acid in the body robs the blood of oxygen, and without oxygen, the metabolism slows. Food digests more slowly, inducing weight gain and sluggishness, and worse still, causing the food to ferment. It is vital to balance your pH level by reducing your acidity through drinking good pure water, eating natural foods, and eliminating highly processed high sugar content foods.

International Self-Care Day

Held each year on July 24, International Self-Care Day (ISD) is an opportunity to bring awareness to the importance of self-care. Self-care is anything that one does to stay healthy, both mentally and physically. This can include practicing good hygiene, eating nutritious foods, getting enough exercise and quality sleep, and tending to one’s emotional and spiritual needs. It is an important first step in preventing many diseases and conditions. ISD activities are held around the world each year and can include things like concerts, organized walks, sport matches, self-care classes, and media events. How will you celebrate ISD in 2019?

Orthotics and Lower-Back Pain

Did you know there is a strong correlation between the structure of your feet and back pain? Your feet are your foundation, but if your weight is unevenly distributed when you walk, your spine will be exposed to stressors that will develop into back pain. Causes for this include high arches, flat feet, poor foot/ankle functioning, excessive shock transmission and leg asymmetry, which all contribute to the pressure of your upper body on your hips. Chiropractors are experts in this and can provide corrective support for your arches which can realign your pelvis and improve spinal functions. Get yours checked today!

The Strength of Vulnerability

Author and speaker, Brene Brown, found inspiration from a quote given by former US President Theodore Roosevelt, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming.” Brown’s work encourages us to face the vulnerability of living life “in the arena.” Check out her special called “The Call to Courage” on Netflix!

Feel the Love, Not Your Dentures

Wedding season is in full swing and nothing gets in the way of feeling romantic quite like ill-fitting dentures. Properly made dentures will be aesthetically pleasing, look true to life, and operate in such a way that the only thing people will notice is your winning smile. If you’ve been cleaning your dentures regularly and having annual checkups with your denturist you should have no reason to worry or to lack confidence. Whether you’re an attending guest or in the wedding party itself, doing your prep work will ensure you can concentrate on the day, and not on your denture.