Four Facets of Fitness

Many times when we think about creating fitness in life we really only engage one facet of fitness, the most common being diet or exercise.  But the avenue to creating a truly “fit life” must be multi-faceted. Incorporating efforts in each of four areas of fitness will facilitate comprehensive fitness. Physical Fitness is the first component. …

Easy Tips for Cleaning Green

Scrubbing that bathroom floor, wiping off those sticky counters and mopping the kitchen floor are all important chores we do to keep germs (and dirt!) at bay. But, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, “cleaning products can present several health and environmental concerns. They may contain chemicals associated with eye, skin, or respiratory irritation, or…

Get Big Health Benefits for Pennies

Our physicians, the media and even our friends continually tell us what we need to do to become stronger and healthier.  For some of us, all this nudging to make immediate and major lifestyle changes becomes stressful. But there are some smaller things we can change that will make a big difference without hurting our wallets or…

Top Five Herbs That Promote Kidney Health

  While many herbs are popular for liver and colon health, the best herbs for kidney maintenance are not as well known in Western medicine. Anyone suffering nausea, loss of appetite, stunted growth, dry skin, sleep disorders, concentration problems, or puffy eyes should consider a kidney flush. This article will review five plants traditionally used to…

Why Buy Organic?

Organic food selection is becoming a frequent topic in the news media, reflecting the fact that many farmers, food stores and consumers are tuning into the environment in which their food is grown.  These consumers are coming to realize that pesticides used in conventional farming pose a threat to their immune systems and livers, and are hazardous…

Could You Be a Better Patient?

Six Steps to Being a Better Patient It’s tough to find a good doctor these days. When you do find one, how can you as the patient contribute to the doctor/patient relationship in a positive way? Try to adapt these six steps to your next visit. Step 1: Your doctor can’t do it alone. The…

The Many Benefits of Walking

As fuel prices edge closer to $4.00 per gallon, many of us are looking for ways around those constant fill-ups at the pump.  Also, as we’re coming out of a long, cold winter and into the nicer spring season, shaking off those foul-weather doldrums is a pleasant prospect.  So, consider this: walking.  It is a…