Hippocrates, considered the father of Western medicine, is often quoted as saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Most of us know that a poor diet can contribute to poor health, but there are also certain foods that can support your immune system and increase your body’s resilience. As flu season peaks, here are a few foods that can help you boost your immunity through your diet.
Looking after your teeth, (and your children’s teeth from an early age), is imperative to ensure you will all have a healthy set for the rest of your life, but what about natural options? Most of the common sense steps you can take are pretty straight forward, like –
- Brushing your teeth after every meal, or at least twice a day, aiming to brush for a solid 2 minutes of cleaning for the best results
- Floss daily
- Avoid eating damaging foods and drinks, such as fizzy drinks and sugary foods
- If you drink coffee, rinse your mouth out with water afterwards to avoid staining
- See a dentist regularly, I take my Son and I also go every 6 months for a cleaning and a check up
The Benefits of Regular Check-Ups
I ran a half marathon last weekend, and I have to say running 13.1 miles or just under 22 kilometers is tough, I have a new-found respect for all the marathon runners in the world. I did not train at all, and although I am not advocating this kind of behavior, I did cross the finish line in a reasonable time, considering. Here are a few things that I pulled out of my back pocket to help me through the experience.
Warmer days are finally here in northern hemisphere, and my little boy and I could not be happier. It’s been a long winter here in New York, which seemed never-ending. However, excitingly, today really marked that moment & that realization, where jackets, thermals, scarves, balaclavas etc are being packed in boxes and put away for the next 5 months or so. Woo Hoo, my heels, hats, and one-piece rompers are back in business. It is going to be a beautiful summer.
Do you want to maintain a healthy and balanced diet without limiting the amount of pesticide residue on your foods? Don’t we all! Well, the best option is to grow your own food at home naturally, all you need is a nice little patch of soil or a sunny place for potted plants. Additionally, this will help trim down on your food expenses while encouraging less food waste, as you can just pick what you need and let the rest grow and look pretty.
Looking to add some additional healthy dishes to your family’s summer menu? Well look no further than yoga extraordinaire, Beth Shaw’s new book, Yogalean. Her book is full of plant-based recipes and yoga poses to promote weight loss and increase vitality, including this Kelp Noodle creation. While not specifically targeted towards young-family living, this book is surely a resource to Mom or Dad. After all, healthy parents, make for healthy children.
As a child growing up in Australia, my parents always reminded me to eat my fruits and vegetables, however I never really understood how it important it was until I grew up and began to understand the nutritional value of food. Now that I have my own little bundle-of-joy, together with my husband, we both encourage our Son to have a positive relationship with fruits and vegetables, just like my parents did with me.
Oh, how being pregnant for the first time changes your life, in more ways than one. Besides the complete upheaval of your life, there is a little voice in the back of your head wondering how you are even going to look after this little defenseless creature? However, a couple of months in you are rocking and rolling in that department, wondering what you were even worried about in the first place. As it is second nature, and as sure as brushing your teeth you soon figure out how to look after a newborn just fine.
I just arrived home from 8 glorious days in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, on a family ski trip, which was beyond some-kind-of wonderful. I enjoyed it so much, saturated with moments spent looking around in awe at the natural beauty surrounding the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort where we were staying. Not to mention, spending quality time with my husband and Son, I am so grateful for the experience.
It’s pretty easy to figure out the one difference between losing weight using traditional land-based exercise methods and losing weight with aqua aerobics: water. It’s also no secret that in order to lose weight, your overall caloric intake must be less than your overall caloric output. So how does one lose weight with aqua aerobics? Get moving…in the pool!