Author Archives: aVivoPur

Detoxify to Support Your Immune System

detoxify to support your immune system

Clean is Beautiful Take a look at the word detoxify. The root word is toxin, so to detoxify is to remove toxins. The more your body stores toxins, the less able it is to fight off infections, colds, and flu. Toxins may be stored in many areas of your body, but your colon, liver and… read more

Hydration is an Immune Support Habit

hydration is an immune support habit

Water Water Everywhere–Are You Drinking It? Your body is made up of between 55-65% water depending on your age and gender. Lungs are 83% water, your brain is 73% water, and even your bones are 31% water! (ref) This is why hydration matters for your health. Your body is healthiest when you stay hydrated. Water… read more

Sleep Supports Your Immune System

sleep supports your immune system

Like It or Not, Sleep Matters One of the fastest ways to get, and really FEEL, run down is to not sleep well, or not sleep long enough. Sleeping 8 Hours a Night is the goal for most adults, though children and teens need even more than this. Regular deep sleep supports your immune system.… read more

Flu Season: 7 Immune Support Habits

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Prevention is Easier than Recovery ‘Tis the Season for the Sneezin’ or so they say. Fortunately, there are also immune support habits you can make part of your life to reduce the chances you will suffer a cold or flu. When exactly is cold or flu season? Many people would say it follows the holidays… read more

CareGiving Nutrition

caregiving nutrition

You Are What You Eat? (I don’t remember eating a sexy beast this morning!) Caregiving nutrition is the first of three areas caregivers find themselves caught up in when giving care to their children, pets, parents, and even themselves. The other two are often pain management, and sleep. Much of our days revolve around food.… read more

Self-CareGiving Matters!

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Are You an Automatic CareGiver? If you are in a caregiving role, taking care of your children, your pets, or your parents, this role is sometimes all consuming. Especially if you are caregiving for multiple people! So are you giving the most important person some care as well? This blog is about caregiving for YOU.… read more

CareGiving Joys and Challenges: Your Pets

Caregiving for pets

Some People Are Pet People. Cat people. Dog people. Horse people. I know people who love their pet chickens, too! Our daughter would like to have goats. If you love pets, you can’t imagine life without them! Dr.Jessica Vogelsang (aka Dr. V) has a blog post I particularly like, where she talks about the kid-gene… read more

CareGiving Joys and Challenges: Your Parents

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Flipping the Coin: Parenting Your Parents Some families joke about it: I changed your diaper, you’ll change mine. It’s good for a laugh…until it becomes true. Caregiving for your parents is often uncharted territory, and can develop slowly, or instantly. Serious illness or dementia aside, even relatively normal aging presents challenges to both the parents… read more

CareGiving Joys and Challenges: Your Children

caregiving your children

Parenting is a Special Journey The Joys of Your Children Parenting is not for everyone. But if you have jumped into the ring of parenting (yes, a bit like the ring of fire!) you have probably found the sweet spots…sometimes. As with most CareGiving, it’s about remembering to notice and hold onto those special moments… read more