Success with Food Starts in the Kitchen

There are many factors that influence a healthy life. Exercise, a positive mental attitude, sunshine and fresh air, adequate sleep. But food is without a doubt the most universal. It can be argued that you don’t need to exercise. And even people with horrible attitudes can live long lives. But you have to eat to… Continue reading Success with Food Starts in the Kitchen

Are You a Doomsday Prepper?

It wasn’t that long ago that doomsday preppers were considered part of the lunatic fringe. Extremists whose minds only operate in the context of a perpetual worst case scenario. And then SARS-CoV2 happened. If you’re not familiar with the concept of doomsday prepping, it is essentially preparing yourself and your family for any disaster or… Continue reading Are You a Doomsday Prepper?

Can You Fend Off Arthritis?

There are some things that just seem to be a given as we age. Diminished hearing. Velour track suits. Unfiltered speech. Doggy bags at dinner. And arthritis. But as prevalent as arthritis is, it doesn’t have to be the all-encompassing, debilitating ailment that many folks make it out to be. Classic images of arthritis depict… Continue reading Can You Fend Off Arthritis?

5 Essential Health Tools to Pack for Vacation

Fuel up the tank and load up the snacks. It’s road trip season! I’ve always loved road trips. There’s just something thrilling about setting off on the open road and exploring new byways. I feel like I get to channel my inner Magellan. Albeit with some help from Google Maps. Then again, didn’t Magellan die… Continue reading 5 Essential Health Tools to Pack for Vacation

Sprain vs Strain. What’s the Difference?

Sprains and strains are some of the most common injuries out there. In some cases they result from subjecting our bodies to higher and higher physical demands. Other times they stem from activities of normal daily living taking their toll on unfit bodies. Whatever the cause, sprain/strain injuries remain a persistent problem. The terms sprain… Continue reading Sprain vs Strain. What’s the Difference?

To Brace or Not to Brace? That is the Question.

They say that nothing is sure in life except for death and taxes. Well, you might as well throw low back pain in there as well. It is estimated that roughly 80% of the population will suffer with a bad bout of lower back pain at some point. Unfortunately, there are plenty of instances where… Continue reading To Brace or Not to Brace? That is the Question.

The Cheat Meal. Who are You Really Cheating?

Nutrition is a touchy subject. At its root, it’s really pretty black and white. Your body thrives on an ample supply of ideal nutrients and functions less than optimally on substandard ingredients. So logic would tell you that refining your health should simply be a matter of taking in the good stuff and steering clear… Continue reading The Cheat Meal. Who are You Really Cheating?