We’ve known for decades that industrial cleaners could be quite toxic to human through inhalation as well as physical contact. Dry cleaners have known that some of their primary cleaners cause cancer for over 25 years. So why don't we take our household cleaners seriously?
Ultimately we are each responsible for our own wellness, but sometimes we need a little help in making changes. There is so much information in the world today about what you should eat, what you shouldn't eat, how food is grown, what additives are dangerous that it can be overwhelming to try to make any change … Continue reading Diabetes and Jacksonville, FL
The Florida Department of Health has released new health rankings for Florida including Duval County. You can read the full release here. While the rankings for areas are up, the move is only minor. The overall situation for diabetics or obesity are not included, and as the statistics can take a year to go up … Continue reading New Health Rankings for Jacksonville, FL
So, I've decided to try my hand at making Kombucha at home. I have my SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast), from Cultures for Health. This will be a long process, apparently. First I have to activate the SCOBY since it's a dried SCOBY. I've used dried sour dough starter, and I think it's … Continue reading Making Kombucha Fermented Tea
We've forgotten to enjoy the act of eating. We stuff our faces on the run, we eat to make our stomachs full and our brains focus, we eat quickly and often alone. We microwave pre-cooked meals and boil in bag rice so we don't have to measure the water. We've taken one of the great physical joys of life and reduced it to time saving measures.
Self care allows us to maintain healthy boundaries to make sure that we are at our best. This makes us better parents, better employees and employers, better people.
Fear teaches us what we value. When we are able to recognize what we value, we can understand why we value it. These realizations are what will direct us to purposefully creating situations that provide what we need and want in healthier ways.
While overall our lives have improved over the last 70 years, it has changed so fast that each generation has had to learn how to navigate a world their parents never dreamed of. These generations came on the heels of a generation that knew long continental war and wasn't prepared for the changes that brought. The topic of self a care is in the media because we're just rediscovering it. And self care has changed because now we can pick and choose from methods from around the world that have been proven to help keep us ready for whatever the world throws at us.
Self care is a term that allows us to remind ourselves that our methods of dealing with the world should be caring for ourselves, not just comforting ourselves by reaching for a cocktail or a piece of chocolate cake. It can involve reminding yourself with words that you are doing your best. It can be learning not to over-extend yourself with commitments. It can be signing up for a personal trainer or a yoga class. Sometimes, it's that glass of wine or dessert with a friend. What is always should be is a way of rejuvenating your body, mind and spirit to be ready to tackle the hardships and celebrate the successes.
Lack of physical activity is the beginning of problems for the body. Physical activity doesn't have to mean working out, but it does mean get moving! Muscle burns calories more efficiently than fat, so building some muscle can help with weight loss. It's also important for your immune system and your heart.