Pure Living Topics

CareGiving for Minor to Chronic Injury

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It’s Never Fun to Deal with Pain. Whether it is your own pain, or you are a caregiver for someone else, dealing with pain can take over your world for a time. I know. In 1997 I was told I had to have knee surgery, that it was the only way to end my knee… read more

Sick in the Summer? UGH! 7 Immune Support Habits

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Prevention is Easier than Recovery It’s YOUR Summer—Enjoy it! The golden season. The reason people take winter vacations to sunny locations. Summertime! More sunlight hours, more warmth, more chances to be outdoors and for many people more socializing! Unlike the so-called Season of Sneezing following the holidays, midwinter, summertime is practically designed to keep you… read more

Exercise Strengthens Your Lungs

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Exercise Strengthens Your Lungs Are you winded when you climb stairs quickly? Hopefully not, but if you are you can improve this, and possibly more quickly than you expect. (Read my Personal story at the end of this post!) Your body is designed to get better at what it does regularly with intention. Livestrong.com says… read more

Exercise is Important for Bone Strength

Movement Strengthens Your Bones This particular benefit of movement is most closely tied to your muscles, if you can excuse the pun. At birth humans have 270 bones, but many of these fuse together as a child becomes an adult, leaving adults with 206 bones. Good trivia you can share at the next party! But… read more

Guest Blog: “Too Old to Start” Nonsense

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“I’m too old to start…” fill in the blank. Dare You. Try that line around 72 year old 4th degree martial artist Kenny Peterson! “I started martial arts when I was 60 years old. My 10 year old grandson was preparing to test for his 1st degree black belt in taekwondo when the instructor asked… read more

Guest Blog: From Binge Eater to Binge Eating Coach

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For 45 years I suffered miserably with Binge Eating Disorder. I was obsessed with food and felt like my life revolved around it. Every few months my weight would fluctuate 40-50 pounds due to whether I was dieting or bingeing. I could even gain as much as 9 pounds in 3 days! I would hide… read more

Gratitude is an Immune Support Habit

gratitude is an immne support habit

Gratitude Lowers Your Stress Take a slow breath, and pay attention to the effect it has on your body. You may feel a slight loosening of your shoulder muscles, a little release of tension. Now think of a time someone did something for you which helped you out, made something a little easier, and you… read more

Stay Active is an Immune Support Habit

stay active immune support habit

Movement Matters, Most of the Time Staying active and moving your body enough to break a sweat for at least 30 minutes a day is a good habit for health. But should you stay active when you start to get sick? Many people are inclined to call it quits at the gym at the smallest sniffle.… read more

Why Immune Support Supplements?

Supplement to Support your immune system

Let Food Be Thy Medicine, Unless… Whole foods are usually considered the best way to get your nutrients. Whole foods are a combination of nutrients and micro-nutrients which work together to provide the best combination for total nutrition. For instance, salmon is known as an excellent source of the essential fatty acid Omega-3. It is… read more

Eat Whole Foods To Support Your Immune System

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Why Eat Whole Foods? Does It Really Matter? Whole foods contain the essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, so when you make it a habit to eat whole foods you will naturally support your health and your immune system. When you eat whole foods, the nutrients are in their natural form, with supportive… read more