Chemical Toxicity - What you need to know

More than 84,000 chemicals are present in household products, cosmetics, food and food packaging! Most of these have never been tested for safety! These chemicals unfortunately make their way into our bodies. Chemical exposure has been shown to contribute to cancer, disrupt the endocrine system, neurological system, metabolism, and fat storage, just to name a few! Chemical toxicity can range from mild and reversible, for example a headache from inhaling paint fumes, to severe and permanent, such as damage to the liver or kidneys. The severity and permanence can depend on the chemical itself, along with the duration one has been exposed. Although no one can successfully steer clear of ALL che

What’s a mood swing?

A mood swing is anytime that you experience a sudden dramatic shift in emotion. Hormonal imbalances can affect the serotonin levels in the brain, causing a mood swing. Nutrition is a key component to managing mood swings as it helps the body to maintain blood sugar levels. Nutrition related practices that may contribute to mood swings: Skipping meals – Missing meals may lead to low blood sugar. Eating several smaller meals throughout the day will help your blood sugar remain stable. Not eating a variety of foods – Not eating a variety of foods, especially vegetables, can make it difficult for your body to get all of the nutrients it needs. When certain nutrient levels are low, one may be p

What does healthy skin look like?

There are 4 main components of healthy skin Even Color: Having even color is a sign of youthful, healthy skin. As skin ages, its tone may fade or become blotchy, and one may develop dark under eye circles. Smooth Texture: Texture related skin problems can include bumps, acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and wrinkles. Hydration: When skin is dehydrated lots of skin cells shed all at the same time, leaving the skin dry and flaky. The way to combat this, drink more water! Ideally one should drink half their weight (in fluid ounces) of water each day! Normal Sensations: Ultimately, if your skin is healthy, it should not feel dry or tight, and there should not be any itching burning or stinging. Thes

The Health Benefits of Water

Approximately 60% of your body is water! Your body uses water in every cell, organ and tissue, and is crucial to maintaining healthy organ function. Your body is constantly losing water through breathing, sweating, and digesting. The amount of water each person drinks each day is variable, depending on climate, physical activity, and overall health. A general rule of thumb is to drink between an ounce and a half of an ounce of water for each pound you weigh. When in doubt you can always check the color of your urine to see if you are getting enough water! What water does for your body: Regulates body temperature Moistens tissues in the body Prevents dry eyes, nose and mouth Provides moisture

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