Your Healthy Tidbits; Volume 12 Issue 37

Professional Woman


It’s never too late to change your life! It may sometimes feel like you should have started to change your life earlier (teens, early twenties), but isn’t too late for you to change something in your life that you really want… no matter what age you are! Focus on just one thing that you want to change at a time and take small steps. From that small change and success, you will gain confidence and you can build upon that to make more and perhaps even bigger changes.


Did you know the energy from the Earth can help you live a healthier life? The concept is known as earthing or grounding, which is no more complicated than walking barefoot. Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra, author of “Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?” states that  “grounding is literally putting your bare feet on the ground. When you do that, you’re in contact with the Earth, and mother Earth is endowed with electrons, and these electrons are literally absorbed through your feet. It’s like taking handfuls of antioxidants, but you’re getting it through your feet.” Shoes with artificial soles prevent grounding. As electrons are negatively charged and free radicals are positively charged, any free radicals encountered in your tissues are electrically neutralized or canceled out by these free electrons. This is why grounding is so effective against chronic inflammation. The ideal location for walking barefoot is the beach, close to or in the water, as saltwater is a great conductor. A close second would be a grassy area, especially if it’s covered with dew, and /or bare soil. Research has demonstrated it takes about 80 minutes for the free electrons from the Earth to reach your blood stream and transform your blood, which is when you reap the greatest benefits.


Want to sneak in some exercise at work? If you spend a lot of time on the phone, use that time to get off your rump and stretch your legs. The person on the other line won’t have a clue how odd you look!


With the upcoming “Flu Season” it’s important to know this: Chiropractic care was first linked to improved immunity during the deadly flu epidemic of 1917 and 1918. Chiropractic patients fared much better than the general population. This observation spurred a study of the field. The data showed flu victims under chiropractic care had an estimated .25% death rate, a lot less than the normal rate of 5% among flu victims who did not receive chiropractic care. In the years since, studies are finding that chiropractic care is a way to improve immunity. One study, from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois, found that disease-fighting white blood cell counts were higher just 15 minutes after a chiropractic adjustment. Who do you know that could benefit from chiropractic care?


Butternut squash delivers an ample dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. It provides significant amounts of potassium (important for bone health), and vitamin B6 (essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems). The folate content adds yet another boost to its heart-healthy reputation and helps guard against brain and spinal-cord-related birth defects such as spina bifida.


The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one, who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been. ~Albert Einstein

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