4 Healthy Summer Tips

Summer’s the most light-hearted of seasons given the warmth, sunshine, blue skies, barbecues and vacations. It’s also an ideal time to keep taking steps in the direction of good health. 1. Keep MovingStaying active somehow seems easier to do in weather that allows you to spend more daylight hours outdoors. It doesn’t matter if you’reContinue reading “4 Healthy Summer Tips”

Belle’s Story

Shared by Michelle Long —Chairman’s Club Director in Cleburne, Texas Belle is our 10-year-old German shepherd who acts more like she’s three in terms of her activity level and athleticism.In the fall of 2020, she developed a slight limp in one of her front legs that became progressively worse though intermittent. A few weeks later,Continue reading “Belle’s Story”

Eating Inflammation

Your body’s inflammatory response is a natural defense mechanism against damage from bacteria, injuries, toxins, heat, etc. This causes acute inflammation that is temporary and necessary for removing invaders or healing. And then there is being innerly inflamed long-term. It is believed that systemic chronic inflammation leads to the onset of many debilitating diseases. ThisContinue reading “Eating Inflammation”

Lifestyle Medicine

Change is not always an easy thing to manage. It takes a concerted effort to make healthy alterations to your lifestyle and not revert back to old habits. But the proof is in the pudding for doing so: lifestyle medicine The American College of Lifestyle Medicine  defines it as “evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic intervention—including a whole-food,Continue reading “Lifestyle Medicine”

4 Healthy Summer Tips

Summer’s the most light-hearted of seasons given the warmth, sunshine, blue skies, barbecues and vacations. It’s also an ideal time to keep taking steps in the direction of good health. 1. Keep MovingStaying active somehow seems easier to do in weather that allows you to spend more daylight hours outdoors. It doesn’t matter if you’reContinue reading “4 Healthy Summer Tips”

Plant Probiotics?

Research reveals the many benefits from having a primarily plant-based diet, meaning you don’t have to become a strict vegetarian. The vast array of essential nutrients and phytonutrients from fruit and vegetables promotes whole-body health. It is well-known that this wholesome source of food provides natural antioxidants, enzymes, fiber, minerals, protein, vitamins, etc. What isn’tContinue reading “Plant Probiotics?”

Are You Sleepy?

Answering yes to “Are you sleepy?” is fine if it’s time to go to bed. However, if you’re just getting started with your day or you’re falling asleep in front of your computer at work, then being sleepy is not so fine and likely the result of not having a good night’s sleep. We allContinue reading “Are You Sleepy?”

Knowing Your Botanicals

When you make yourself a cup of herbal tea,  Do you ever wonder how it came to be?And when you buy a supplement,Was your hard-earned money well spent? The above lines are certainly not great poetry, but they do get to the heart of this blog: botanical sources. “Where do the botanicals in herbal teasContinue reading “Knowing Your Botanicals”

Organically Speaking

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) divides organic products into four categories: crops, livestock, processed products and wild crops.¹ According to USDA regulations, if produce is certified to have been grown in soil without the application of prohibited substances for three years prior to harvest, then it can be called organic.²The problem is that certifiedContinue reading “Organically Speaking”

Muscle Up with Veggies!

There are so many super reasons for eating a lot of vegetables, especially leafy greens. Whole, plant-based food simply supplies the best source of nutrition for our bodies. The same can be said for many others in the animal kingdom. For example, all the way back in 1854, one of America’s greatest writers, Henry DavidContinue reading “Muscle Up with Veggies!”