(Article) Why You Should Start Every Morning With Apple Cider Vinegar

BY ROB GREENSTEIN

Most people make a beeline to their coffee maker after waking. However, what if it was possible to significantly improve your health with a one-minute morning ritual that could be performed while your coffee is brewing? The only caveat is that this ritual may cause you to make some funny, puckered-up faces. Still interested?

The Morning Tonic You’ve Long Desired:

We’re talking about  apple cider vinegar. This vinegar is lauded by nutritionists and doctors across the globe for good reason. It does a little bit of everything for the human body. Perhaps you are on the prowl for a means of beautifying and strengthening your hair. Or maybe you are looking for a way to fend off allergies. Some desire a healthier digestive system. Apple cider vinegar helps in all these areas  and in many  more. Read the full article.

(Article) You Absolutely Need to Stop Wearing Shoes in Your House

There may be no marker of modern civilization quite like the shoe: not only does it make clopping around our cemented world significantly more tolerable (and less dangerous), but it also serves as an indicator of our sensibilities, our profession, our sense of style. You can tell a lot by the shoes people wear from the type of work they do to their income levels, even their political standings. And there’s something else shoes can tell us: whether or not we’re at risk of serious health issues.

A recent study out of the University of Houston found that 39 percent of shoe soles sampled were contaminated with the bacteria C. diff(Clostridium difficile), a public health threat that is now resistant to a number of antibiotics. C. diff infections can cause severe diarrhea that may progress to colon inflammation and more serious health issues, especially if it does not respond to antibiotic treatment. Read More

Learn more about C difficile Colitis

Healthy Eating Resources

Healthy Eating Resources | Test your knowledge of the five food groups.For all of us, eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. It’s important to remember that all food and beverage choices count. The ChooseMyPlate.gov website offers ideas and tips to help you improve your health. The new MyPlate quizzes are another tool to use to help move yourself – or others – in the right direction.

Test your knowledge of the five food groups.

After you’ve tested you food group knowledge take a look at these other resources.

3 trends worth tapping into – Activity trackers, farmers’ markets, and mindfulness aren’t just passing fancies. They can help you develop beneficial health habits. Read more.

Everything You Eat And Drink Matters – Focus On Variety, Amount, And Nutrition Read More.

The Glycemic Index is a system built by scientists and dieticians. The Glycemic Index ranks carbohydrates only on a scale from 0 to 100, according to the degree to which the food will raise your blood sugar levels after consuming the food. For diabetics and others looking to eat healthy the Glycemis Index is an important tool. See Our Glycemic Index page for more information.

Why People Fail at Weight Loss –  It is estimated that 92% of Americans who go onto a diet put the weight back on again within 12 months of getting off their diet. Read More.

(VIDEO) Go4Life Exercises from the National Institute On Aging

Designed for older adults, this Go4Life playlist includes flexibility exercises that can be done at home, at work, at the gym—almost anywhere. Trainer Sandy Magrath demonstrates the exercises and provide tips to motivate viewers, especially older adults, to be more physically active. These videos are designed to go alone with the guide, Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging.

The Go4Life website is full of information on nutrition, exercise and motivation. You can begin to live at healthy life at any age! Almost anyone, at any age, can safely do some kind of exercise and physical activity. The exercises on Go4Life are especially designed with safety in mind so that “you can be active even if you have a long-term condition, like heart disease, diabetes, or arthritis. Staying safe while you exercise is always important, whether you’re just starting a new activity or you haven’t been active for a long time.” This playlist is a great routine to start with if you are beginning your journey to health and wellness.

Remember to talk with your healthcare provider if you experience any new symptoms after starting an exercise routine. Check out this page for more information.

More Resources:

What’s Your Aging IQ?

Age of Champions, the award-winning PBS documentary

Myths About Exercise and Older Adults – WebMD

(Article) Migraines: 8 Things Everyone Needs to Know

1. “Migraine” is not synonymous with “bad headache.”

If a person has a bad headache, they do not automatically have a migraine. Migraine is a neurological disorder that 12% of Americans1 have and research increasingly shows that it is genetic. When someone “has a migraine,” they are experiencing an attack of this neurological disorder. If someone does not have the underlying neurological disorder, it is impossible for them to have a migraine attack… Read the full post.

2. Head pain is not the only symptom of migraine.

3. For 90% of people with migraine, attacks are disabling.

4. Painkillers are not a panacea.

5. A migraine is not over when the most painful phase passes.

6. During a migraine, thinking and finding words are difficult, decision-making ability is impaired, and a person can be extremely irritable.

7. People who have migraine are not more stressed out than those without migraine.

8. Lifestyle changes are often beneficial for people with migraine, but they aren’t always sufficient.

Please read the full article for more information.

If you are having migraines or any type of chronic headache you should have them evaluated. Our Wellness Screening is designed to identify key areas that are out of balance in your body. We will help you create and manage goals for your health and wellness to help you to avoid or interrupt the downward spiral of chronic pain and disease. Early detection, identification and solution based intervention is a critical key to long term wellness. Give us a call (541.223.5331) for a consultation.

MigrainesMore Information:

Migraine Phases – Migraine.com

18 Signs You’re Having a Migraine – Health Magazine

Migraine Information – The Mayo Clinic

Excedrin Coupons – Excedrin.com