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Benefits of Ginger

Posted by on Apr 9, 2020 in Health Blog, Tea's and coffee's | Comments Off on Benefits of Ginger

Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has been studied for many health benefits, including stimulating digestion, positively affecting cholesterol levels and reducing nausea and inflammation (which is why we conventionally lean into it for belly aches or flu-like symptoms). One study even found ginger carries anti-viral properties. “Ginger is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from oxidative stress and damage,” says Megan Wong, RD. “Cells are then more resilient and able to carry out immune-boosting functions.” Try making your own shot by blending 1/4 cup (15g)...

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Golden Milk Turmeric Latte

Posted by on Apr 9, 2020 in Health Blog, Tea's and coffee's | Comments Off on Golden Milk Turmeric Latte

Golden Milk Turmeric Latte

The Golden Milk Latte has been called the “drink of the year,” buzzing all about the hip cafés of Los Angeles and New York. But what’s so ‘golden’ about this golden drink? It turns out, quite a bit. The magic ingredient is an Indian spice called turmeric, touted for centuries as a silver bullet that cures all ailments. Reap the benefits of the curcumin it contains to cure colds, fight disease, settle stomachs and promote wellness. Most recently, turmeric is recognized for fighting inflammation which is as good a reason as any to stir up a cup...

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4 HABITS that WEAKEN the IMMUNE SYSTEM

Posted by on Apr 9, 2020 in Immune SYstem | Comments Off on 4 HABITS that WEAKEN the IMMUNE SYSTEM

4 Habits that Weaken the Immune System Threats To Your Body’s Defenses Certain foods and environmental influences can keep the immune system army from doing a good job. Watch out for these threats to your body’s defenses. Threat #1: Overdosing on sugar. Eating or drinking 100 grams (8 tbsp.) of sugar, the equivalent of about two cans of soda, can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs by forty percent. The immune-suppressing effect of sugar starts less than thirty minutes after ingestion and may last for five hours. In...

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How Excess Inflammation Harms Your Immune System

Posted by on Apr 8, 2020 in Health Blog, Inflammation | Comments Off on How Excess Inflammation Harms Your Immune System

  The Problem: Why We Hurt Do you ever wonder why we get inflamed? The term “inflammation” means “on fire.” Americans are the most inflamed people in the world. Call us the inflammation nation. Americans are “on fire,” but with illness, not with health. We need to know how the fire starts and what preventive-medicine fire extinguishers to use. Inflammation itself is good. It’s a healthy part of metabolism and healing. It’s a normal response by your body’s department of defense – your immune system. It is vital to your survival. The...

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Fitness Motivation

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Fitness, Health Blog | Comments Off on Fitness Motivation

Fitness Motivation

Fitness and Motivation Whether you’re just starting to work out or if you’ve been working out for years, we can all benefit from a little pick-me-up of motivation.  Working out when you’re motivated makes it all so much easier. Sometimes, we lose the motivation to lose those next few pounds, wake up early in the morning to go for a run or keep pushing through the painful reps in the weight room. But we know that exercise is important. So we do it anyway. Some quotes and thoughts from some of my favorite athletes: “It’s going to be a journey....

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