Holiday Weight Gain: Taking It Off Is Harder Than Putting It On

By: Providence Medical Group An international team of researchers has parsed the numbers and reached a conclusion that you already knew, way down deep inside. It turns out that most people in three developed countries – the United States, Germany and Japan – gain a noticeable amount of weight over the holidays. And some of it[…]

Should I Worry About Caffeine & My Morning Supplements

Is it true my morning caffeine is depleting my minerals and B-vitamins? Should I wait to take my supplements until I have finished my coffee? The short answer, Yes! Calcium All the research I can find states that per 150 mg (about one cup) of caffeine roughly 5 mg of calcium is lost. This is[…]

What’s The Best Time Of Day To Work Out?

People have different goals they are trying to accomplish when they are exercising. Some people want to avoid health ailments, such as; diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and mental deterioration. Others are looking to regain their strength, decrease stress, or just to have fun in a social setting. People ask if early morning or later afternoon[…]

Resveratrol Sourcing – A Cut Above The Rest

Whenever we get a chance for a few days of sunshine; gathering with friends, a picnic in the park, or just relaxing at a BBQ. “Grilling season” is officially among us, but did you know grilling your food can be detrimental to your health? Sorry to be a downer. I know you love sizzling steaks, I do too, but carcinogens? We all know about combustion and[…]

Targeting the Core from Different Angles

Essentially, any exercise that uses the anterior and/or posterior muscles to stabilize the spine—and is performed in a coordinated fashion—works the core. It’s important to include some kind of core moves in all classes, particularly those in which core training might not be emphasized. Try the following exercises in one of your next classes; the moves are appropriate[…]

You’ve Had a Back Attack. Now What?

YOU LIFTED a toddler, reached high for a jar in the kitchen, or twisted for that dastardly overhead on the tennis court. And now the pain in your back is excruciating.  So what to do? First, some reassurance. Though a back injury can knock you out of commission, a vast majority of people feel much[…]

Salt Reduction May Help to Improve Sleep

by Nicole Gregory on May 10, 2017 Getting up during the night to use the bathroom becomes more common as people get older. But researchers in Japan have found a way to dry up the nightly urge to pee (and so deliver a better night’s sleep): Cut your salt intake. Research presented at the 32nd European Association[…]

3 Easy Steps for Staying Well During Cold and Flu Season

So what can you do so that your time off can be used for a vacation, a retreat, or a business conference instead of at home feeling miserable? What can you do to avoid cancelling your appointments or exposing your clients?  Rest is still the best medicine for sure if you do get it, but[…]

Is it Allergies or a Cold?

In the Pacific Northwest, a great summer has led to a long allergy season. This gives us a chance to make sure we’re prepared, says Dr. Mark La Shell from the Allergy and Asthma Department at Kaiser Permanente Washington. Use our seasonal allergies action plan as a quick, easy cheat-sheet for allergy season prep. Cold and allergy symptoms often overlap,[…]

Coconut Oil – Healthy or Hype?

June 26, 2017  By: Chef Tse Coconut oil has long been hailed by people in the culinary industry as a great alternative to traditional fats. Unlike most oils, coconut oil is solid at room temperature – think nature’s version of Crisco. I use it in anything from stir fries to baked goods. But like all fats,[…]