health

Personal Post: My Healthy Coffee

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True Stories from a Coffee Snob To say that I was a coffee snob was dead on. I would walk out of a coffee shop if all they had was medium or light roast. It was dark roast, full flavor, add a shot of espresso all the way. I knew it was an addiction, and… read more

Best New Year’s Resolution Ever

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Best New Year’s Resolution: Change Your Coffee, Change Your Life! What if making the best health resolution of the New Year could be as simple as changing your coffee? It CAN be that simple. I’m not even going to suggest you quit coffee. Just read on. You, or people you know, are addicted to coffee.… read more

Movement Matters: 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

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

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

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

Key Nutrient Protein for Special Diets

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Key Nutrient Protein for Special Diets People sometimes dispute the amount of protein needed for health, but everyone agrees that at least some amount is necessary. Your muscles, skin, hair, nails, and organs are MADE of protein, and while your body can create protein if it has all the building blocks (called amino acids) it… read more