Staying Healthy

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 from a cold or flu. When exactly is cold or flu season? Many people would say it follows the… read more

Detoxification Guide for Health

detoxification guide

Practiced for centuries by cultures around the world — including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems — detoxification is about resting, cleansing, and nourishing the body from the inside out. By eliminating toxins, detoxifying helps protect us from disease. Most of all, it renews our ability to maintain optimum health. On a literal level, detoxification means… read more

Is Alcohol Good For You?

Is it OK?

Click here for link to outside URL of actual article which we have copied below with our emphasis added in bold. Alcohol Good for You? Some Scientists Doubt It Pier Paolo Cito/Associated Press  By RONI CARYN RABIN Published: June 15, 2009 By now, it is a familiar litany. Study after study suggests that alcohol in… read more

Superfoods and Food-based Nutritional Supplements

Superfoods and food-based supplements

Superfoods and Food-based Nutritional Supplements It would be best if we could get all of our nutrition from “food” – but most of us can’t. When we eliminate food groups, for any reason, we open up the possibility of being deficient in the nutrients. Fast paced lifestyles, urban living and easy access to processed foods… read more

What Are Essential Nutrients?

Essential Nutrition for Pure Living Imagine building a house but not using the ideal number of nails to hold the boards together, or substituting cardboard for roofing, because you have run out of shingles.  How will this house hold up? Will it keep you warm or dry?  Will it last? To build the “strong house”… read more

Vitamin D Deficiency Soars in the U.S., Study Says

This article is copied completely and is unaltered from //www.scientificamerican.com/article/vitamin-d-deficiency-united-states/ scientificamerican.com Vitamin D deficiency soars in the U.S., study says Jordan Lite New research suggests that most Americans are lacking a crucial vitamin. © ISTOCKPHOTO/PAULUS RUSYANTO Three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D, the so-called “sunshine vitamin” whose deficits are increasingly… read more

Guest Blog: Jack Lima – Crohn’s Can’t Stop Me

Jack Lima avivopur.com Crohn's bodybuilder.

I have Crohn’s and I am a competitive bodybuilder. Two things one would think were mutually exclusive, but they are not. All you need is a plan and dedication! I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 14 years old. Finally getting a diagnosis was both great, because I finally knew why I had… read more

7 Proven Reasons to Sleep 8 Hours a Night

sleep 8 hours a night

Staying Up Late Seemed So Cool When I was a little kid, staying up late was was something I always wanted to do. Adults did, so I figured that was when all the fun stuff happened. Saturday Night Live was on late at night, as well as other late night television my teenage friends seemed… read more