Is Your New Year’s Resolution To Break A Bad Health Habit?

31 Dec 2012
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A habit is a choice we deliberately make at some point and then stop thinking about but continue making every day. A habit is a formula our brain automatically follows: when I see a Cue, I will do a Routine in order to get a Reward. We all have habits….good and bad. How can you begin to identify and modify those habits you want to change and improve your health and happiness? The core of all habits have been found to be three parts of a loop: a cue a routine a reward An Example: I take a break from work every day to go to the break room and.

Have You Had Your Vitamin D Level Checked Recently?

03 Dec 2012
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Vitamin D deficiency in America has become a widespread problem. A recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report indicated that 1/3 of Americans aren’t getting enough vitamin D. One quarter were at risk for vitamin D inadequacy and 8 percent at risk for deficiency. Individuals with darker skin tones are even more likely to be low in vitamin D than those with lighter skin. Low vitamin D levels can occur when: The recommended intake is low over time A person has limited sunlight exposure The kidneys cannot convert vitamin D 25(OH) to its usable form The absorption of vitamin D in the gut is inadequate Vitamin D deficient.