Cheers to a Healthy 2016!! Let’s rewind back a year to January 2015 and take a look at the top healthy living posts on Live-Young.com.
May the peace and joy that Christmas brings…always be with you and your family!
Thank you for being the best part of Live Young and stay tuned for what’s happening in 2016! [Read more…]
Is there a link between gluten and inflammation? There is a proven link that it negatively impacts those with celiac disease.
How about everyone else? Do any of the following sound familiar?
- Do you often experience extreme fatigue?
- Do you have unexplained digestive issues?
- Do you have painful and swollen joints?
The most gluten laden foods are breads containing wheat, barley and rye ingredients. Gluten can also be found hiding in chicken broth, salad dressing, soy sauce, seasonings and spices.
Highway to the Blue Zones! Get ready to learn how to max out your chances of living well and longer.
National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has traveled for more than a decade to identify the hot spots of longevity around the world – these areas known as the Blue Zones. [Read more…]
“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” ~Robert Wyland
Life’s a Beach!
Beach life to me is an easier way to engage in a wellness lifestyle that can continue any where you live…
- Exercise – morning walks for an hour, yoga or exercise group on the beach!
- Natural Vitamin – soak up some Vitamin D sunshine (skip the sunscreen for 20 minutes)
- Hydrate – start your day with 15 ounces of water (before coffee and food). Continue throughout the day drinking half your body weight in ounces of water every day.
- Fresh Air – be outside every minute possible!
- Healthy Eating – enjoy a relaxing afternoon lunch as the main meal for the day.
- Relax – take time for yourself reading a book, window shopping, etc
- Sleep – being outside seems to help me sleep better. Avoid your smart phone, laptop, TV and other electronic devices right before going to bed as these can disrupt your sleep patterns.
Pinterest is one of my favorite sites for saving recipes, smoothies, healthy living, blogging tips and the list goes on and on! Here are some of my “go to boards” for cooking, juicing, blending, blogging…
Juicing & Smoothies recipes
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Every day can be like a day at the beach!
Photo credit: Photodune
Cheers to a Beach Life!
Do you take a daily vitamin, mineral and antioxidant supplement to fill in the nutritional gaps in your diet? Studies show that 71% of U.S. women and 65% of U.S. men are now taking supplements.
We all know healthy foods are the best source to get your daily supply of nutrients. However, through storage, processing and cooking the nutritional content of foods are reduced. Opting to add a supplement to your diet might be necessary to reach your daily requirement of nutrients. Always check with your health care provider before starting a new supplement.
Power your longevity with a daily dose of nutritional supplements essential to support the health of your organs, bones and immune system. Remember to replenish minerals daily since the body doesn’t naturally create them.
25 Supplements to Power Your Longevity
Most people are eating 10 to 15 times more Omega-6 fats these days. On the flip side, the healthy Omega-3 fats consumption is at an all time low. Having an unbalanced ratio of these polyunsaturated fatty acids leads to excessive inflammation in the body and increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and autoimmune diseases.
Keep in mind Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids don’t have the same effect on the body. Omega-6’s are pro-inflammatory increasing inflammation and Omega-3’s are anti-inflammatory decreasing inflammation!
The body doesn’t have enzymes to produce fatty acids so we must get them from our diet or vitamin supplements.
I was surprised to learn that the fatty acids in one of my favorite snack foods almond butter is unbalanced.
What’s the truth about sugar alcohols? Are they good or bad as a sugar replacement?
Sugar alcohols have been around the low-calorie and low-carb world for years, found in protein bars, sugar-free candies and desserts. These sugars aren’t the same or as well known as the “artificial sweeteners” like sucralose, saccharin, stevia and aspartame.
What Are Sugar Alcohols?
Wonder what’s all the buzz about essential oils! These healing oils have been around for thousands of years used as aromatherapy and plant based medicine without any of the side effects. Ancient Egyptians soon realized that in addition to the therapeutic properties in essential oils, they were useful for emotional healing as well.
Benefits of Essential Oils
Did you know too much iron in the body is a common genetic disease that can be toxic to your organs? Well I just found out this disease runs in my family! So off to the doctor I go for a simple blood test to uncover if I have this disease called hemochromatosis. People who are diagnosed with primary hemochromatosis inherit two genes, one from each parent and are at risk for iron overload and symptoms of the disease. Surprisingly, it is one of the most common genetic disorders in the United States yet rarely talked about.
Silent and Deadly
“Hemochromatosis is an iron disorder in which the body simply loads too much iron. This action is genetic and the excess iron, if left untreated, can damage joints, organs, and eventually be fatal.”