How Much Sleep Do I Really Need?

  Autumn is here and the kiddos are back in class which reinstates a school year norm in many families. Bedtimes, alarm clocks, homework, meal planning and other routines abound. While no children live in my own home it got me to thinking about sleep cycles. I can recall my own mother struggling to get…

Selenium: What You Should Know

  If you’re starting off thinking “selena-what?” you’re probably in the right place! Se·le·ni·um is on the periodic table of elements (yes, that periodic table) with the atomic number of 34. It is a trace mineral that we need in our diets and the best food source of it is in a brazil nut! I’m…

The Myers Cocktail

  The Myers Cocktail is an Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (IVMNT) made up of vitamins & minerals used as a management tool for fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, acute asthma attacks, cardiovascular disease & other disorders. A small number of patients with congestive…

Insomnia, Brain Fog & the Depression Connection

  Depression is a complicated diagnosis but far more common than one may believe. In an interview with Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MNeuroSc Underground Wellness founder Sean Croxton delves into the mystery behind this often overlooked disorder.   A few facts: All neurological diseases start with depression. There are several different kinds of depression.…

Staying Hydrated: Coconut Water

  The summer sun & heat is more than on its way! Flip flops, sunglasses & a tan are sure to permeate your life over the next few months. This means staying sun safe to prevent burns, sunstroke & heat exhaustion. Staying hydrated in hot weather can be an uphill battle, but these tips can…

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Functional Fitness

“So, is that when you’re having fun while you’re working out?”   Well yes, but… Functional fitness mimics the way we would use our body naturally-it’s one of the top health & wellness trends for 2015! Most of us spend our days sitting behind a steering wheel or a desk not using much of our…

7 Reasons to Donate Blood

Maybe you know someone who has donated blood. You probably know someone who does and don’t even know it. These quiet heroes tend not to brag and don’t make the headline news but are the behind the scenes lifesavers in part responsible for the leukemia patient that walked out of the hospital cancer free today,…

March is Kidney Month

A few years ago I went to the BodyWorld’s exhibition and I can remember thinking to myself that the kidneys are smaller than I expected and higher up in the torso than I had believed them to be. They’re tiny little guys halfway up your back! Although I had learned a lot about how they…