Decreasing Dairy

The purpose of food is to provide our body with the fuel it needs to do what we require in a day. However, so much of what we consume is pre-packaged and overly processed, leading to a lack of actual nutrition. One of the key factors in living a wellness lifestyle is making wiser dietary decisions. Due to a particular protein found in some milk and dairy products called casein, decreasing dairy may be something for you to consider.

Stress Free Home for the Holidays

If it’s hard to remember a holiday season that wasn’t stress-filled, then it’s time to take a step back and try to focus on the true purpose of the holidays. The arrival of November should never feel like a reason to consider hiding out until January.
The holiday season is busy; there’s no doubt.

Exercise During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most important times of a woman’s life and its vital that the body is healthy and prepared to support the baby as it grows. Diet and exercise remain the two most essential factors in a healthy pregnancy.

Wellness Outdoors

Many parents look back to their childhood and can remember riding bikes down the street, playing ball with friends, or climbing trees and digging in the dirt. Where do all of those things take place? Outdoors.

Did You Know…Flip Flops & Plantar Fasciitis

Flip-flops, once relegated to gym locker rooms, the beach, and poolside areas, are showing up on summertime feet everywhere these days. But most of these thin-soled rubbery sandals do little to support your foot—especially at the arch. And that lack of support can cause a painful condition known as plantar fasciitis.

A Good Night’s Sleep

As adults our bodies require a minimum of eight hours of good restorative sleep, and children require substantially more depending upon their age.

Meal Planning for Wellness

We all want to raise healthy children, and one of the most important things we can do is feed them right. But cutting back on sugar, dairy and fast-food is just one step. The most important thing we can do is begin helping our children have a healthier relationship with food by knowing and learning more about what’s behind it.

Did You Know…Preservatives & Immunity

Anything that reflects the slightest thing wrong with a child will cause concern in a parent. A fever, for example, is one of the primary reasons that parents will call their child’s pediatrician. Yet, the truth is, what many of us have been told is a “low-grade fever” is a natural body temperature for some children. Much of what we’ve believed for years is just not true.