The number one cause of low thyroid function worldwide is iodine deficiency, but it is NOT the number one cause in the United States. In the United States, the number one cause of low thyroid function is Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid. Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune attack against thyroid cells, meaning your body’s immune system is targeting […]
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One of the easiest ways to maintain physical health is through proper nutrition and regular exercise. People who are able to make healthy diet and exercise choices tend to have more physical and mental energy, sleep better, and are often able to enjoy physical activity into old age.
Did you know the average American consumes about 400 calories from sweetened beverages each day, but typically does not drink enough water? Sugar-free alternatives can cause stomach upset and set a really high tolerance for sugar, which in the long run, is not healthy either. Even though the body requires about 64 ounces a day […]
When I first met Abel Soriano Pineda at B&B Boxing Academy, I couldn’t help but wonder what goes through the mind of a boxer while preparing for a fight? I wanted to know how he stays motivated, disciplined and focused? I wanted to know what keeps him going after getting knocked down? I thought to […]
Punch Fitness Photos by Loren Winkler, LCW Productions Imagine waking up an extra two hours early just to stretch your legs to start your day. Or remembering to take 12 different medications daily to help fight inflammation, severe pain and swelling in all your joints. Now imagine you are 12 years old with the above […]
Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates 95,270 new cases of colon cancer in the U.S. in 2016. Now for some good news: the death rate (the number of deaths per 100,000 people per year) from […]
Summer is right around the corner. It is the perfect time to get those gardens started. What if you could garden with no dirt and no weeding? You actually can with the Tower Garden: A vertical, aeroponic garden developed by the world leader in aeroponic food farms, Tim Blank. Whether indoors or outdoors, whether at home or […]
Letting Go Of The Past To Prepare For The Future We all have challenges, hardships and obstacles to overcome. Some of us are up for the challenge, some of us take the easy way out, some of us don’t care either way. For those who face adversity head on, they know it’s not going to […]
Sugar. Saturated Fat. Salt. It’s no surprise that the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, released just a few weeks ago, target the three things that we hear the most about in relation to the rising rates of obesity and chronic disease. According to research, in general only 25% of the American population is eating enough fruits and […]
The symptoms of heart disease aren’t visible. And, surprisingly, they aren’t always medical. February 5 was “Go Red for Women” day and as I was getting dressed, frantically trying to find something that was 1) Red 2) Matched and 3) not in need of ironing, I began to really think about what the day meant, […]
Today’s news is focused so much on statistics that paint marriage as on the decline with high divorce rates that one may feel doomed before he/she even has a chance to walk down the isle. Forget about statistics and listen, or even better, model those who have made it past 40 years and are truly […]