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By: Kim M. Filkins, L.Ac.
Everywhere you go these days, you see people carrying bottled water. And because of the emphasis that has been placed on drinking water, it is now the second most popular drink in the United States. This is really important because every cell in our bodies depends upon water to function. And with every hour that passes, our bodies lose water. Unless we replace that, we literally can shrivel up and die. continue reading
Do you struggle to keep your cholesterol levels in check? Elevated levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad variety) has been linked to heart disease, artery disease and stroke. When your cholesterol levels rise, plaque begins to build up inside the arteries, restricting blood flow and inhibiting the cells’ normal function. continue reading
Do you experience stress on a day-to-day basis? The feeling that we describe as “stress” is actually the result of elevated levels of cortisol, a steroid hormone that’s produced in the adrenal kidneys. When there’s more of this hormone flowing through your body, you’ll feel greater stress and anxiety as a result. So, how can you lower your cortisol levels? continue reading
With the new year upon us, millions of men and women are looking to reshape their diet for the better. As the saying goes, you are what you eat, holds true. People who eat fast food burgers and meals day after day are morel likely to develop diabetes, obesity and heart disease, while people who eat natural, nutritious foods will reap the benefits of better health. So, how do you plan a healthy diet? continue reading
There’s no better way to start the morning than with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. The pleasing aroma, delectable flavor, and kick of caffeine will instantly wake you up. If this is part of your normal morning routine, however, you should limit yourself to just 1-2 cups of coffee, as too much caffeine can lead to higher levels of stress. Caffeine is a powerful stimulant that speeds up the heart and elevates the blood pressure, both of which can lead to stress.
Other foods and beverages that contain caffeine include sodas, chocolate, tea, energy drinks, and even chewing gum. continue reading