Posts by kristen

PHW Product Review – Viracid

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on PHW Product Review – Viracid

PHW Product Review: Viracid  Cold and flu season is officially here! We’re beginning to see more sniffles, coughs and colds. If you missed our post about ways to support your immune system or need a friendly review, read up on awesome ways to give yourself a healthy boost through the winter. Shouldn’t I just take an Antibiotic? A question we hear on a daily basis is “Do I need an antibiotic for my cough/sinus congestion/sore throat?” Nasal congestion, sore throats, coughs/bronchitis are most commonly caused by viruses. Rarely will cold symptoms be caused by a bacterial infection....

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Broccoli Sprouts and Autism

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Health, Nutrition | Comments Off on Broccoli Sprouts and Autism

Mom’s were right! Eat your Broccoli. Phytochemical Extracted From Broccoli Sprouts Shows Promise For Autism Symptoms  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by social deficits and communication difficulties, repetitive behaviors and interests, sensory issues and in some cases, cognitive delays. While it is currently unknown how many people have ASD, it is estimated that 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys) are affected by this condition – and the incidence appears to be rising. Science does not know the...

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Boost Your Immune System

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Health | 2 comments

  7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System During Cold/Flu Season   1.     Cut Back on Sugar While this is especially difficult during the holiday season (Halloween candy, pumpkin pie, Christmas cookies…) one of the best things you can do is limit your sugar consumption. Sugar promotes inflammation in the body and leads to suboptimal immune system performance. Get creative this year and look for healthier versions of holiday treats. Think less “processed” ingredients, and more “whole food” ingredients. 2.     Physical Activity Daily physical...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on Breast Cancer Awareness

History of Breast Cancer Awareness As we’re sure many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   We start seeing a lot of pink – from little pink ribbons pinned on our shirts to pink merchandise and Races for a Cure. Did you know the original idea behind bringing awareness to breast cancer actually started with a salmon-colored ribbon? And that the woman behind the salmon-colored ribbon intended it to shed light on the fact that the National Institutes of Health was only contributing 5% of their annual $1.8 billion budget to cancer PREVENTION?   While raising...

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