Healthy Days

Are You Too Clean?

According to the New York Times, “Autoimmune disease affects an estimated 50 million people at an annual cost of more than $100 billion.” Why? Because we’re too clean. We’re destroying our “inner ecosystems” as the article puts it. We’re hand-sanitizing and sterilizing our food supply to death (literally). In this case, the saying “paranoia will destroy ‘ya” is becoming a ...

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Top Summer Superfoods of the Garden

As the summer winds down and the farmer’s markets ramp up, we thought you would enjoy a little guidance on which of the fruits and veggies you find at the farmer’s markets would be the best to consume while they are in season: Tomatoes These garden greats grow en masse in summertime and you can just taste their goodness. Their high levels ...

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Is Your Manicure Negatively Impacting Your Health?

The chemicals in beauty products could lead to hormone disruption, or even cancer!

One of the most luxurious ways that a woman can pamper herself is with a good mani-pedi, but many women don't realize that a manicure or pedicure can have a negative impact on their overall health and wellness. In fact, there are certain ingredients and chemicals that are often used in the nail salon which might lead to hormone disruption ...

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Summer Activity and Arthritis

Today, we have a guest blog guest, Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel, ND. She delves into the effects of Summer time and arthritis. With the summer months in full swing, most people’s activity index has gone up. For some, however, the push to take advantage of the sunny days and warm nights does not negate the looming aches and pains that will ...

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Tips for Following a Healthy Gluten-Free Diet

"Gluten-free" doesn't necessarily mean healthy.

Have you ever considered going on a gluten-free diet? Despite popular belief, avoiding wheat doesn't necessarily improve your health, especially if you don't live with celiac disease. According to The University of Chicago Medicine Celiac Disease Center, celiac disease affects about 3 million Americans. Sales of gluten-free foods have increased tremendously over the last decade, and the U.S. Department of ...

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3 Health Hacks For Summer

Today we offer you a guest blog written by a good friend of ours Scott Laird.  Scott is a Naturopath and works for a great organization called A Rood Awakening.  Enjoy his excellent writing! 3 Summer Health Hacks by Scott Laird, ND Usually, when someone sees or hears the term “hack” they think of a quick fix or a magic ...

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What To Do…If You Overdo It

Sure, it didn’t seem like you were in the sun for long, but — ouch! That first day of summer fun can be a doozy if you’re not careful. Obviously sunburning is not ideal, but in case it happens again, here’s some not-so-common, home-grown sunburn advice from a handy reference book we carry at Hallelujah Acres called Prescription For Nutritional ...

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What is a Blue Zone?

We live in a country that has pretty clean water, plenty of food to eat and fairly decent air to breathe.  In most parts of our country there are many trees to purify the air and new measures are being taken to create less pollution in the soil, water and air. Health care is accessible, health information is also available ...

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The Best Post Workout Recipes

Try these foods after your next workout.

After exercise, it's important to refuel your body and gain back those calories you lost while working up a sweat. No matter how strenuous or relaxed your workout, eating well after physical activity is highly recommended. Complex carbohydrates and protein help encourage muscle recovery and provides your body with an energizing reboost post-workout. Keeping these essentials in mind, here are ...

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Creative ways to consume your fruits and vegetables

You know that eating a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables is exceptionally beneficial to yourbody, but what exactly does it do? Well, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, consuming fruits and vegetables can lower your blood pressure, prevent certain types of cancer, lower the risk of eye issues and digestive problems, and even reduce your chance of developing heart disease and strokes. Eating a variety of raw fruits and vegetables can help you restore ...

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