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Book Club: Beyond the Label

Beyond the Label offers a unique perspective on mental health: it shares the author’s own recovery from four major mental health conditions: anxiety, depression (attempted suicide), bulimia, and bipolar disorder type 1. The book outlines a detailed, step-by-step plan for how others can achieve optimal mental health. A combination of practical clinical experience and years of lived experience, the book shares insight into how diet, exercise, and sleep can be optimized for improved mental wellbeing, as well as strategies for coping with negative thoughts and emotions, and building self-love and compassion, among other skills.

Words to Live By

“There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.”

~ Elbert Hubbard

Get Energized!

Boost your pre or post workout by incorporating chlorophyll-rich greens with Coconut MCT into your daily routine. Studies have shown when taken before exercising, Coconut MCT may reduce lactic acid build up and encourage the body to burn more fat instead of carbs for energy. These can be found in a greens powder formula at your health food store and added to smoothies or water. Taking it in the morning can also make you feel more energized throughout the day. Look for a greens product with Coconut MCT and Maca for sustained energy plus shelf-stable probiotics included to lighten your supplement load!

Underarm Harm? Make The Switch!

Are you still using a traditional antiperspirant? Antiperspirants clog up pores and don’t allow the body to properly release the sweat necessary to cool down the body and release toxins (why they’re called anti-perspirants). Not to mention that they’re completely unnecessary for preventing body odor. Sweating is our bodies’ natural way of regulating temperature and releasing toxins, two very crucial jobs. Did you know that sweat isn’t what actually smells? it’s just a mixture of salt and water. What does create that dreaded body odor is when sweat meets the natural bacteria that lives on our skin. Changing this reaction is easily done with natural deodorant.

Cellular Health from the Inside Out

Our ability to stay healthy and have more energy relies on how well our cells function. And the function of every cell in the body relies on something called redox signaling—cellular messages that help protect, rejuvenate, and restore cells. As environmental toxins weaken our defenses, normal cellular function declines, and with it, the body’s ability to produce and maintain a proper balance of redox signaling molecules. Now there is a technology that can create and stabilize active redox signaling molecules in a consumable form. This proprietary process suspends these life-giving molecules in a pristine solution—a first-of-its-kind, cutting-edge health breakthrough.

Sore The Next Day?

Delayed onset muscle soreness, commonly referred to as DOMS, is characterized by the residual soreness felt in the muscles hours after exercise and can even last up to a few days. DOMS is caused by strenuous exercise and performing exercises that the body is not accustomed to yet. Dynamic and static stretching, soft tissue mobilization such as massage and foam rolling, and general warmups before exercise has shown to attenuate the sensation of DOMS and provide a temporary effect of pain relief and tolerance in order to prepare the body for upcoming activities. Ask your healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns about DOMS!

Solving Reading Difficulties

When a student struggles with reading and learning, it is important to first rule out the possibility of a vision problem. Often, this can be an eye coordination problem, which means that your child will pass most vision screenings in school and even at the pediatrician’s office. Vision screenings typically test for how clearly one can see the letters on the eye chart (“20/20”), which is only 1 of 17 visual skills required for reading and learning. If reading is difficult and homework takes longer than it should, be sure to schedule a developmental vision evaluation for your child.

To Err with BP

Monitoring your blood pressure at home can sometimes be misleading. Checking the same arm several times in succession can give inflated results. For more accurate readings, first empty your bladder. Sit for five minutes with your back supported and your feet flat on the floor. Ensure your arm is resting level with your heart. Put the BP cuff snuggly on your bare arm. Don’t talk while taking a reading. Refrain from smoking or ingesting caffeine prior to checking. Consistent readings over 150/90 should be recorded with your pulse and reported to your doctor.

Home Remedy for Denture Pain

There are many reasons to replace missing natural teeth with dentures; aesthetics, proper mastication of your food, digestion, proper jaw alignment (to avoid a TMJ disorder), and speech to name a few. However sometimes dentures can cause pain or discomfort, especially if they are old or ill-fitting. An easy home remedy to help relieve gum/oral tissue pain is rinsing with saltwater twice daily. Doing this will help reduce swelling and help heal any sores that may have developed. It also inhibits growth of bacteria in the mouth. Simply dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and rinse your mouth in the morning and evening. (Note: not intended to replace consultation with qualified medical professional.)

Imagine Your Strength

August is the month of Gladiolus and Poppies which are said to represent Strength of Character and Imagination. Imagine your dream self: Healthy, strong, happy, smoke free, able to take in clean fresh air and run with the kids, the grandkids, and the fur baby. Imagine life free of addiction and full of self control and a firm resolve to change. These are attainable goals! Reach out to for help in your area to find people that can come along side you with natural strategies and encouragement. Your dreams matter and you are not alone. Help is closer than you think!