Coffee that not only wakes you up but helps with daily performance.
It all started when a man named Dave Asprey had a cup of yak’s milk tea in Tibet. This tea gave him the boost he need in the -10 degree weather and left him with the need to learn how he could replicate that boost. Dave had quit drinking coffee for five years before hand because of the after effects (headaches, exhaustion…) but now he had a ground breaking idea to evolve the morning coffee. Dave created the Bullet Proof Coffee. Bullet Proof Coffee is made from 1 cup (8-12oz) of brewed organic high quality coffee, 1-2 tablespoons coconut or MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil, and 1-2 tablespoons organic unsalted butte
Inflammation is an important bodily response to infections, bacteria, viruses and the like. Without the inflammation we would be weak against those foreign invaders. Although it is possible to have too much of a good thing! Inflammation is also a key factor in chronic diseases. When something becomes inflamed white blood cells crowd the area and start healing the body ridding it of germs or bacteria. The white blood cells bring with it a fluid of nutrients and hormones to help heal the damaged tissue. There are two different kinds of inflammation. The first is Acute. Acute inflammation (the “good” inflammation) can occur when you have a cut or sprain. The second kind is Chronic
Triclosan is a chemical that can be found in many household products such as cosmetics, creams, antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, tooth paste, and more. Since it is such a common ingredient many would assume it’s safe. It is not. Triclosan is not only wreaking havoc on the population, but the environment as well. Triclosan is a chemical used on skin and home cleaning. It has even been found in urine and breast milk because it is so common. Higher percentages are found in middle age people and even higher are those who use the products more often. Even though it is used largely in hand sanitizers and antibacterial soaps, this chemical has been linked to causing a rise in allergies and ast
Why You Should Add Organic, Virgin, Coconut Oil in Your Diet
The uses and nutritional value of coconut oil has be grossly overlooked! There are hundreds of way to utilizes the health benefits of coconut oil and its extremely shocking how few people realize it. Unfortunately coconut oil was previously given a bad reputation due to the fact it is full of saturated fat. Later they found out that the saturated fat in coconut oil is harmless. What is it that makes coconut oil so special you ask? Well the breakdown of coconut oil is a powerful mix of fatty acids containing medium chain triglycerides (MCT), 12 carbon lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid(Gunnars). What you should know abou
Everyone knows that drinking water is good for you, but it’s amazing how many people do not drink the appropriate amount of water. Few people know exactly how much water they should be consuming a day. Most people are drink less than half the amount their body needs! It is simple; take your own weight (in pounds) divide that by 2 and that is the amount of ounces you should drink EACH day. Also 2 glasses for each soda, coffee, or tea, these are considered dehydrating drinks and should be either avoided or drank in moderation. Also depending on how much you sweat, either due to heat or exercise, you may want to drink even more.
Why should we be drinking that much water you ask? The human bo
Many people who suffer from sore muscles or body pains use a topical pain relievers, but is it actually causing relief or is devastating their health? In early January of 2009 the FDA sent out a warning on topical skin relievers such as Icy Hot and BenGay after the report of two woman dieing after an application (FDA). The pain relievers are applied on top of the skin and the cream or gel is used to desensitize your nerve endings underneath your skin. With a mixture of drugs such as lidocaine, tetracaine, benzocaine, and prilocaine this topical cream is absorbed into your skin and bloodstream. When your skin temperature rises it increases the amount of anesthetic that reaches your blo
Start 2016 off the Right Way!
It’s the time for New Year resolutions, many of which are based on health. Now is the time to get excited about yourself! It’s a new year so start it out right and let’s keep to those resolutions. Take it one day at a time and follow the top 10 list, this is key to a new healthier you! Remember “Just Ship IT”, just start being healthier. Now is the time to make a change even just a small one.
Top 10 Steps to a Healthier You:
1. Cut out the Sugar
2. Cut out the Grains
3. Limit/Avoid Alcohol
5. Drink Clean Water
6. Add Sea Salt to Your Food
7. Supplement with Probiotics, Omega 3’s, and Vitamin D
9. Get M
In the past couple of years the use of sanitizer has sky rocketed. You see the dispensers in schools, stores, hospitals, and homes, you see the mini hand sanitizers clipped to backpacks. More and more people are utilizing this quick and easy form of “hand washing”, but is it safe? The answer is no and here is four reasons why:
Antibiotics are becoming over used and because of this we are creating super bugs. The over use of antimicrobial products has begun to create antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria (Miller).
Triclosan and triclocarbon:
Triclosan is found in most handsanitizers and has multiple negative effects. These chemicals not only weaken your immune system making
Everyone knows that healthy eating habits and movement is extremely important for a long and happy life, but did you know it can also help out your wallet? Sure by eating an apple a day your bank account is not going to start overflowing with cash, but in many ways investing in yourself is an investment to your paychecks and to the companies that sign them. Workplace absenteeism due to illness is costing everyone big time. Cardiovascular disease alone in 2010 cost American businesses over $503 billion in production loss and expenditures. Other diseases like dementia, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, and depression are also a huge factor in absences costing companies (in
What are you feeding your loved ones?
MSG, artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, and color dyes are all well known food additives, but do you know what these additives do to you? In this blog I am going to touch on what these additives can do to you and your loved ones.
MSG (monosodium glutamate) also known on food labels as hydrolyzed vegetable protein and natural flavoring/spices, is a taste enhancer found in most foods. Studies have been done that has proven that MSG kills neurons (nerve cells). MSG had to be removed from baby food because after a study on mice it was found the MSG was actually cause infants to go blind. It also has been proven to cause early