Vitamin A: Retinol and Carotenoids

Vitamin A: Retinol and Carotenoids

As summer winds to an end, kids will be going back to school, and before we know it, the holiday season will be here. This time of year can also bring back the cold and flu season, yuk. Having had respiratory flu last year, I am determined to keep my immune system as strong as possible. By following an Eating for Health Diet, I am giving my system the best tools to fight off sickness.

Vitamin A is one of those nutrients that can help with this battle.

What are Adaptogens?

What are Adaptogens?

Today many people are making quality decisions to improve their overall health and well-being. One part of this is adding supplements to your plan, and boy can this get overwhelming! There are so many supplements and products on the market which range in quality and effectiveness. How does anyone know what to take, how much to take, what is the best form, and why should we take any supplements anyway? One type of supplemental herb is the class of adaptogens. So lets talk a little bit about them.

The Bra Enlightenment

The Bra Enlightenment

This is Keshia, the daughter, again, my last post was about a Dairy Farm, but this post is going to get much more…personal, and in-depth…it’ll be fun, lets dive right in!
So I used to hate bras, I mean utterly LOATHE. My shoulders and neck hurt constantly, the band would always be riding up. I always had to make sure I had a camisole with a shelf bra in it to try to keep my bra in place. I just figured this was just how it would always be; that I must be the problem, not the bra.

Surviving with Sunday Burquest

Surviving with Sunday Burquest

Persevere means to persist in anything undertaken, maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly. Wow, that is a lot to do if we want to persevere! We all have had difficulties, obstacles, or discouragements some time in our lives. Some of these obstacles may be huge, some may be small, but we still need to be strong and persevere.

Tips for Healthy Aging

Tips for Healthy Aging

Have you ever thought about the fact that the day we are born is also the day we start to age? Our early nutrition and activity can determine how healthy we age. As babies and children we are fed and nurtured so we can grow into healthy adults. Then the teen and young adult years come. We think we can eat anything we want, or like me, and decide to not eat and become anorexic. Well these choices can influence the health of our twenties, thirties, fifties, and on.

Proper Breathing and Your Health

Proper Breathing and Your Health

Have you ever been told to “take a deep breath” when you are stressed or something is not going as you feel it should? While this is often excellent advise, if it is going to do your body any good it is important that you take that deep breath efficiently.

Did Your Skin Survive the Summer?

Did Your Skin Survive the Summer?

It is now September. Summer is winding down even though it officially doesn’t end till the 22nd this year. Kids are back in school, and we all are settling back into our non-summer routines. Here in Minnesota some of the trees are beginning to turn color and drop. It is my favorite season of the year; the color, the smells just everything about it.
September is also National Skin Care Awareness month so my posts this month will be related to skin, some way or another. Our skin is an awesome organ and it protects all our other organs, so we really do need to take care of it.