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Getting Enough Sunshine Vitamin?

Vitamin D and sunshine are necessary for both your health and public health in general, and your body produces the vitamin itself when you get enough sun. Because vitamin D helps you absorb calcium, it is essential for maintaining healthy bones and strengthening your skeleton. It also boosts your immune system, and a deficiency in vitamin D is linked to over 100 diseases. Supplementation of vitamin D through food or supplements can help. However, the best way to ensure your body is producing enough vitamin D is to get 10 to 30 minutes of midday sunlight, several times a week.

Aloe Vera for Your Immune System

Aloe Vera contains many things that can help to improve your health. Essential enzymes in Aloe Vera break down proteins that are converted into amino acids, which are used as fuel for cells in the body. Bradykinase in Aloe Vera stimulates the immune system and helps to kill infections. You will also find good levels of zinc in Aloe Vera, which is an essential micronutrient that helps regulate hormones and maintain immunity. While it is not a cure, Aloe Vera can reduce the occurrence of viral symptoms and complications and potentially slow the spread of infection.

Improve Your Neurology, Improve Your Life!

In the metatarsal part of your foot, you have over 10,000 receptors, each designed to give bio feedback to your brain. This feedback system is your neurology. The brain uses that feedback to create homeostasis. Voxxlife’s HPT technology improves that feedback so your brain can achieve homeostasis. By improving homeostasis in the brain, you put your body’s “self-healing mechanism” in the best position to work on your wellness.

Clean Eating: Cleansing Cranberry Smoothie

This Smoothie is loaded with antioxidants and makes the perfect healthy breakfast or snack!
INGREDIENTS: 2 Cups Red Kale,
10–16 oz Coconut Water, 1 Cup Cranberries (fresh or frozen), 1 Cup Pineapple Chunks, 1 Lemon, 2 Bananas Frozen, 4 Mint Leaves, 1 Tbsp Black Chia Seeds. METHOD: Using a high-speed blender, Blend the red kale and Coconut water until broken down. Add the fruits and Chia Seeds, blend until smooth.

Book Club: The Five Second Rule

In The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage, Mel Robbins talks about an important tool that can help readers learn to push themselves, instead of relying on teachers, friends, parents, coaches, and mentors for motivation. Find out what makes a “push moment” and how it will enrich your life and move you forward on the path to success. This powerful tool takes just five seconds and once it becomes a habit, is a simple but effective solution when it comes to our tendency to hold ourselves back and keep ourselves from happiness.

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Reach Your Potential and Invest in Self Care

When you are on an airplane, the flight attendant always tells you to put on your mask before helping anyone else. Why? Because you are no good to anyone else if you aren’t well. The same goes for everyday life. If you want to reach your potential, invest in self-care. Here are two tips. 1) Schedule YOU time in your calendar as if it were an important meeting. Start with once a week and eventually, try for once a day. 2) Use that YOU time to do anything that helps YOU be well. Take a bath, read a book, watch a show, go for a walk, or, practice mindfulness.

8 out of 10 People Impacted by Digital Eye Strain

Digital Eye Strain is caused by focusing on digital devices that are 1 to 3 feet away for extended periods of time. Up to 83% of people 25 years old and older experience some form of Digital Eye Strain. The most common reported symptoms include dry eyes, eyestrain, headaches, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, loss of productivity and/or neck pain.
If you see these signs in kids and young adults they could have Digital Eye Strain, too. Whether you have any of these symptoms or work on your computer for more than 3 hours total per day, call to schedule an appointment today. We can help!

Clean Eating: Prairie Buddha Bowl

Dressing: ½c. Cashew Hummus. 1c. Kefir, plain. 1 tsp salt. Bowl: 2c. cooked Lentils, drained and cooled. 2½c. chopped kale leaves. ¼ tsp salt and black pepper. Bowl Garnishes: 1½ c. diced beets, cooked. 1 c diced cooked sweet potato, 2.c sliced cucumber. ½c. cup apple. ½c. Cottage Cheese. Place dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Combine lentils, kale, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add desired amount of dressing and mix well. Divide the salad onto the bottoms of four bowls. Drizzle extra dressing on top. Garnishes: ¼c. fresh chopped dill, ¼c. toasted sunflower seeds.

Product Review: Anti-inflammatory Releaf

ACTIVE RELEAF strives to inspire active wellness through the use of Mother Nature’s remedies. Offering a variety of applications from topicals, to tinctures, capsules and soaps, ACTIVE RELEAF’s plant based products can help support the inflammatory related pain of sore muscles and stiff joints. For fastest relief, their topical relief stick utilizes broad spectrum, cannabinoid-rich hemp plant extract combined with the additional power of essential oils increasing the anti-inflammatory properties to help combat stubborn aches and discomfort. To support more chronic inflammatory response from within, look to their tinctures and capsules for ongoing support.

Seniors and Stress

Chronic stress is harmful to people of all ages, but its impact on older adults can be particularly severe, increasing the risk of age-related diseases, hastening cognitive decline, and even triggering falls. Stressors that are common amongst the elderly include loss of control, personal loss, declining health, financial worries, personal safety, and loss of independence. To reduce stress, get regular exercise, eat balanced meals to ensure the mind and body are properly fueled, and ask for help. Talking with a trusted family member, friend, or healthcare professional, at the very least, releases pent-up stress and may even lead to a solution.