man wearing santa hat and sneezing

As the days get shorter and colder, our environment is changing around us, and we have to be able to properly adapt to these changes. This will require us to make appropriate adjustments to get healthy or stay healthy.  So how do you know if you are healthy to begin with?

heart model

We live in a society with broken hearts. Did you know that, on average, one person dies of cardiovascular disease in America every 34 seconds? That means every year, about 700,000 people die in the U.S. of cardiovascular disease, with over half of that being coronary heart disease, a blockage in the heart’s blood vessels – causing of one out of five deaths in America each year.

woman sitting sadly in the dark

For most people this is “the most wonderful time of the year.” It is “Peace on Earth, Joy to the World,” and “…the Season to be Jolly.” It is a time to gather with family and friends and celebrate. For others, this is not the most wonderful time of the year.

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Do you struggle to control your eating during the holidays? Do you tell yourself that you’re only going to have one helping and then find that you’re helping yourself to thirds and dessert and grazing on the leftovers? If so, rest assured that you are not alone!

woman confusion foggy mind

Do you struggle with low energy? Do you feel sluggish? Has your thinking become foggy or muddled? Do you have regular issues with digestion or bowel discomfort? Have you noticed a change in your body odors when sweating/burping/passing gas? Do you struggle with morning breath that is more intense or lasts longer than it used to?

woman shower restroom grief

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is officially here. Christmas decorations and treats are on full display in the stores. Radio stations are starting to mix in holiday favorites, both old and new. Families are preparing for their holiday traditions. Holiday movies and stories focusing on love, family, joy, peace, and hope are everywhere.

seasonal affective disorder

The Christmas Season is here again, so I give you the gift of a survivor’s guide to the holidays. Surviving the holidays includes surviving the holidays physically and nutritionally, as well as mentally and emotionally.

mold

Mold has a primary role in our environment, and its job is to break down and recycle organic matter. This is how fallen trees and other organic matter get reabsorbed into the environment.

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is “the most common tick-borne infection in the United States!” It is a disease that can cause skin, joint, heart, and nervous system problems. Lyme Disease (LD) is an infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of bacterium called a spirochete that is known to be carried by deer ticks and a few others to a lesser degree at this point.

Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity is a term that describes the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, which is the connection point of one neuron to another, especially in response to learning or following an injury. It is our body and brain's ability to change themselves. To build new pathways and to reset internal systems.