Essential Oils Workshop

Wednesday July 2, 2014

Stop by our Hands in Health State College office location at 6:30pm-7:30pm to learn about how doTERRA essential oils can be beneficial to you and your family. We are talking all about SUMMER! Bring a friend and have some fun in our office. We will be offering FREE hand scans to all those who attend our workshop. We look forward to seeing you there!!

Summer Essentials:

  • Insect and Bug Repellant

  • Gardening

  • Sun Burns

  • Staying Cool

  • Allergies

  • Swimmer’s Ear

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7 Steps to Boost Up Your Immune System

Time is flying by and winter season is quickly approaching.  Wintertime often means sneezing, coughing, and sore throats. These common cold and flu-like symptoms can often times be avoided by taking the right steps to optimize your health.  It is important to boost your immune system BEFORE you get sick.   Therefore in case you do become infected, your body can fight it off without a problem. Here are some simple ways to pump up your immunity.

1)   See a Chiropractor.  Chiropractic care can help by removing stressors from your nervous system through spinal manipulation, muscle work, lymphatic reflex points, and emotional techniques.  At our office we treat the whole person with Applied Kinesiology, Kinesiotaping, Cold Laser Therapy, and proper nutrition.

2)   Take Whole Food Supplements. Whole food supplementation can have many positive effects.  Products from Standard Process such as Echinacea, Calcium Lactate, and Congaplex can all help fight infections and improve immune system function without the side effects of medications.  Other whole food supplements we use in our office are Juice Plus products that are comprised of fruits and vegetables.

3)   Sleep 6-9 Hours Every Night. Your body requires adequate sleep each night to recharge itself.  Sufficient amount of sleep can stimulate proper brain function, learning capacity, and normal bone growth in children.

4)   Wash Your Hands.  One of the best ways to avoid germs is to wash your hands frequently.  Since germs are easily passed back and forth, be sure to sanitize hands and clean light switches, door handles, and counter-tops often.

5)   Drink Water.  Water is the fuel for your body much the same as gasoline is the fuel for your car.  Your body cannot function properly without water.  We recommend drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces each day.

6)   Exercise.  Our bodies were designed and built to move.  Some of our biggest muscles in our body are the ones we sit on each day!  Instead we need to keep joints mobile and blood flowing through regular exercise.  Try to aim for at least a minimum of 30 minutes of activity per day.

7)   Avoid Sugar and Starches. Refined sugar and starches can take a toll on your immune system.  Your body needs to work harder to break down these products which can decrease the function and effectiveness of fighting off disease. Replace sugary treats with fresh fruits, raw veggies and nuts.

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Heart Disease Help

Heart disease – also called cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease – is a simple term used to describe several problems related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries. As the plaque builds up, the arteries narrow, making it more difficult for blood to flow and creating a risk for heart attack or stroke. Even if you already have heart disease, the right diet can help you reverse it by improving your cholesterol, taming high blood pressure, steadying blood sugar, dousing inflammation, and even taking off extra pounds.

For the first time, the American Heart Association has defined what it means to have ideal cardiovascular health, identifying seven health and behavior factors that impact health and quality of life. Simple changes can make a big difference in living a better life.

These steps can help add years to your life.

  1. don’t smoke
  2. maintain a healthy weight
  3. engage in regular physical activity
  4. eat a healthy diet
  5. manage blood pressure
  6. take care of cholesterol
  7. keep blood sugar or glucose, at healthy levels.

Physical activity is anything that makes you move your body and burn calories such as climbing stairs or playing sports. Aerobic exercises such as walking, jogging, biking, or swimming benefit your heart. Strength and stretching exercises are best for overall stamina and flexibility.

The simplest, positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health is to start walking. It’s enjoyable, free, easy, social and great exercise. A walking program is flexible and boasts high success rates because people can stick with it. It’s easy for walking to become a regular and satisfying part of life. Studies show that for every hour of walking, life expectancy may increase by two hours. Walking for as few as 30 minutes a day provides heart health benefits. Walking is the single most effective of exercise to achieve heart health.

 

How Blood Flows through the Heart

 Image from Google.com

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Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies Come Early This Year

When the trees bud and the grasses sprout, you may start sneezing and reaching for a box of tissues.  Foods can tame seasonal allergies by decreasing sneezing and making breathing a whole lot easier.  When allergens such as pollen, grasses, dust mites, or molds find their way into your nose, your body goes into attack mode if it is hypersensitive or allergic.   Continued…

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