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How To Improve Overall Health Holistically

How To Improve Overall Health Holistically
We all know that we should strive to be healthier. But what does that even mean? When you compare the average health of an adult today to one that lived 100 years ago, some interesting things jump out at you: Deaths from pneumonia and influenza have dropped markedly. Pneumonia was the leading cause of death in 1900, but as of 1997, it accounts for less than 5% of all deaths. Modern medicine has reduced some diseases to mere footnotes in history. Tuberculosis used to be the number two killer. Now it isn’t even in the top ten. Modern life has also come with some negative impacts on health. Heart disease has replaced pneumonia as the leading cause of death. Cancer is now a close second. So while modern medicine has improved life in many ways, some modern lifestyles are actually destroying health slowly. If you are looking ... Read more

Tips For Improving Sleep

Tips For Improving Sleep
Sleep is a crucial part of a happy, healthy life. Without enough sleep, we are more prone to physical and mental stress, illness, and injury. Sleep is the body’s opportunity to repair damage and recharge. It plays a vital role in our mental state and our ability to learn new things.  If sleep is so important (and we all instinctively know it is) then why is it so hard to get?! The truth is there could be many reasons quality sleep eludes you. But here are the top ways you can get those extra zzzzz’s: Unplug! When seeking a quality night’s sleep, it is important to avoid artificial light shining directly into your face in the half an hour or so before bed. Why? The answer takes us back to our ancestral roots. Our bodies are hardwired to know that dark = sleep time and light = wakey, wakey. It is literally ingrained in our DNA. When ... Read more

Adaptogens - Can They Really Boost Energy and Help With Sleep?

Adaptogens - Can They Really Boost Energy and Help With Sleep?
If you read that title and thought, “There's no way a supplement can do both of those things simultaneously”, you are not alone. The truth is, stores are flooded with products claiming to be able to boost energy levels, but most of them are just combinations of sugar and caffeine.  They will give you a spike of energy, sure, but more often than not they will leave you feeling jittery and wired. Not exactly a soothing, sleep-inducing feeling. To add to that, these types of energy products tend to wear off quickly, leaving you feeling worse than before and causing you to reach for yet another energy product. This may be good for the energy product companies, but it certainly isn't good for the consumer. Adaptogens: The Miracle of the Supplement World - Really! Luckily, adaptogens are different. Your typical energy drink works by introduc... Read more