My Favorite One-A-Day Multivitamin

I am going to introduce a great new one-a-day multivitamin I recently discovered, while also telling you that you can’t possibly get everything you need in one pill.  Stick with me; I promise this is going somewhere!

 1. Why It is Good to Take a Broad-Spectrum Vitamin

Your modern lifestyle and food do not set you up for getting enough micronutrients (vitamins and minerals.)  Even if you feel you eat well “most of the time” or “mostly eat organic,” it still isn’t enough.

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Developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, Polarity Therapy is a healing art that restores the flow of vital energy to a relaxed and energized balance by tapping into the electromagnetic currents of the body. A soft, stimulating, or deep touch is used to connect positive and negative charges in the body, in a way similar to a pair of jumper cables, to break up blockages and to create a state of balance. Based on multiple ancient healing systems, including Ayurveda and the chakra system, Polarity Therapy considers the whole body and mind in restoring health.

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Calcium supplements are the fourth most consumed supplement in the United States. The current recommendation is 1200mg per day; this is equal to about 4 glasses of milk per day. But where did this number come from? How was it decided that everyone needed to be taking in so much calcium? There was a study done in 1986 that demonstrated that taking 1200mg of supplemental calcium did indeed increase bone density. This bit of news was taken up by the media and supplement companies and voila- a new recommendation to help promote dense bones. Unfortunately it took 10 years before someone asked the question of whether or not taking that much calcium decreased fractures. A 12 year study in 1997 that followed 77,000 women showed that women who drink 2 or more glasses of milk are actually almost 50 percent higher risk of fracture than those who don’t drink milk.

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Stay hydrated…you know you’re supposed to.

While you are out there enjoying the fabulous summer weather, its important to remember that along with sun and warmth comes a greater need for water. Our bodies are 60-70% water and sweating is our bodies natural cooling mechanism. So when we heat up, we sweat more to cool down.

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It’s cold and flu season again. Here are a The top 5 things you can do to reduce your chance of catching one, or help you get better quicker once you do.

  1. GARGLE with salt water- throughout the day- do this when you are exposed to colds and flus and to shorten the course once your sick. The viruses replicate in our throats, if you can wash them away, they have less chance to take hold and multiply. If you can’t gargle at work or while your out- drink hot tea.
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Vitamin D is produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. Lack of sunlight (harmful to us in other ways) means lack of vitamin D.

Vitamin D is being found to be a very important vitamin for immune health, bone health, inflammation response and mood. And at our latitude, it is being found to be quite deficient. I have been curious to hear more and more clients say that their MD is recommending a vitamin D lab test, and my nurse midwife told me to take vitamin D daily.

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Tui Na Massage

is an ancient, highly effective form of massage. Over 4000 years old, it is one of the healing arts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with acupuncture, Qigong and herbal medicine. Tui Na translates to “push-grasp” and tends to be quite vigorous in nature. It is extremely effective in relieving pain because it works not only the muscles and joints but also affects the flow of vital life energy, or Qi, in the body.

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Kinseo Muscle Taping for Pain Relief

Now offering Kinesio Tape!

This is a cotton tape that attempts to release muscular and fascial adhesions that occurs of previous trauma, inflammation and poor posture over time.

Kinesio Tape was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase and has been used since 1979. This tape has been used in Japan on professional athletes far 25 years.

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