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Getting Enough Vitamin D?

It’s impossible to get your daily dose of vitamin D through diet alone, even with fortified foods. Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin,” since our body produces vitamin D naturally through direct exposure to sunlight. Just 10 minutes a day of mid-day sun is plenty. However, we may not get a sufficient amount of vitamin D through the sun alone in the winter months, so taking a vitamin D supplement might be necessary. Speak to your doctor and pharmacist about how to safely get enough vitamin D for your specific health needs.

Cordless Phones – The Elephant in the Room

While most people have heard the connection to EMF exposure and cell phones, few think twice about the cordless phone sitting by your nightstand. These phones are now almost always DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication) phones. Almost all DECT base stations send microwave radiation 24 X 7 and can account for a large portion of the wireless exposure in a home. Many scientists believe that this disrupts our brain’s intercellular signaling which accounts for many of the adverse health effects that people experience. For a more restful sleep, these phones should have no place in a sleeping area such as a bedroom – and better yet – think of switching these over to a hard-lined (old style corded) phone.

Immune Support in the Summer

Summer is upon us, but we still need to support good immune system health. Here are some helpful tips: 1) Keep sugar low in the diet by making your own sun tea, slushy drinks, or smoothies. 2) Eat lots of salads with fruit and nuts to provide some hidden hydration. 3) Check your city for local outdoor events, such as qi gong, tai chi or yoga in the park. This is a great way to get some exercise and promote good breathing to support a relaxed parasympathetic nervous system. 4) Finally, don’t forget about getting enough high-quality sleep!

Why Try Virtual Fitness?

The freedom to work out anytime from anywhere is now where it’s at. No more spending time driving to a gym and no more ‘getting ready’ to go out. Joining a Virtual Fitness Coaching Group is a powerful way to create a community and encourage accountability, as well as a time and money saver. Virtual fitness classes offer many benefits, including having a Certified Personal Trainer available 24/7. Access to professionally instructed workouts and real-time coaching with your coach being a text or call away is such a gift. Join our 7-day FREE TRIAL today!

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 Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”-H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Words to Live By

“You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit and meditate for an hour.” Zen Proverb

Heart to Home Meals

EditorialHeart to Home Meals delivers delicious, nutritious meals right to your door. The company’s team of experts developed a menu to suit many tastes, dietary needs, and lifestyles, including high-protein, low carbohydrates and/or saturated fat, low sodium, high fibre, vegetarian, and no added sugar options. The Heart to Home Meals brochure includes a useful diet coding system to help you choose meals that are right for you. Meals also come in mini versions for smaller appetites, hearty versions for larger appetites, as well as minced or pureed options. It is as easy as ordering online or by phone!

7 Days of Self-Care

Self-care refers to any activity we do purposefully to take care of ourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally. On July 24 each year, people celebrate Self-Care Day – but any time is a great time to start practicing self-care. Why not try seven days of self-care to create new, healthy habits? Day 1: Unplug from technology for the day. Day 2: Declutter your physical space and mind. Day 3: Nourish yourself with food, water, sleep, and exercise. Day 4: Create something with your hands. Day 5: Listen to your feelings. Day 6: Express yourself to others. Day 7: Explore something new!

Let Kindness be Our Inspiration

Kindness is the gift that keeps on giving. It expands the light within us and touches the light in others. Small gestures inspire our hearts to open and be touched. It is one of the simplest ways to share our hearts with humanity. Whether it be letting someone go ahead of us in a grocery line, sharing our resources, opening a door, or finding ways to pay it forward. When we choose to act from the best place within ourselves, we nourish the seed of hope in others and lift the vibration of the world. Join me by putting one act of kindness into action daily. I can’t think of a time when we needed it more!