Concierge Doctors – Next Level Customized Wellness

My Body 22.12.2014

Imaging getting the kind of service at the doctor’s office that you would get at a great hotel. Concierge care, a growing category of health care, features the promise of better service, more realistic care for our busy lives, and a more holistic approach. The Affordable Care Act mandates that everyone has health insurance, but … Read More

5 Must-Dos To Winter-Proof Your Health

My Body 1.12.2014

What if a few easy habits could help keep you healthier for the rest of winter? If you fear the misery of constant coughing and sneezing, here are five must-dos for the remainder of our cold and flu season. 1. Amp Up Your Vitamin D A lack of winter sunshine means less vitamin D, so … Read More

Why Should I Spring Clean My Home in the Fall?

My Body 3.10.2014

Falling leaves, dropping temperatures and shorter days signal autumn’s arrival and more time inside, which logically makes fall cleaning as vital as spring cleaning.  Why is a seasonal spruce up necessary and healthy?  Here are three reasons. 1. Decluttering is Detoxing Is your toothbrush in the dryer? Probably not. Why? A toothbrush has its clear … Read More

Do You Have A Shot At Fighting the Flu – Without A Shot?

My Body 15.9.2014

A whopping 35-50 million Americans will get the flu this year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Do you need a flu shot?  Do natural remedies work?  As we head into the season, get the facts and know if you’ve got a shot at staying well without a flu shot. What’s … Read More

In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women

My Body 29.8.2014

A few years ago, Jodi Flaws, a bioscientist at the University of Illinois, began testing a theory about the risks to women posed by the widely used industrial compound bisphenol A, or BPA. A series of studies had suggested that it could damage developing ovaries. But nobody knew how. So for a month, Dr. Flaws … Read More

Stand Up for Your Back

My Body 22.8.2014

Millions of us sit at a desk for hours a day, which can be more than a sedentary concern – it can lead to notable back, neck and/or shoulder pain, and one way to counter this is to literally stand up for yourself.  Take an occasional walk around the office or use a standing desk, … Read More

Risky Chemicals: How To Protect Yourself and Your Family

My Body 11.8.2014

How much lead, arsenic and chlorine are in your shopping cart?  You may be surprised. Everyday items, such as children’s toys, household supplies like tablecloths, and even your yoga mat (yikes!) may contain unhealthy levels of chemicals.  Here’s the breakdown on chemicals, how they make it into our products, and what you can do about … Read More

4 Things To Remember When Taking Your Dog For A Summer Swim

My Body 22.6.2014

One adorable, exciting splash session in the water can make your dog’s tail wag like nothing else, but it can also result in an expensive trip to the vet, or worse. We love our four-legged friends and want them to have fun swimming this summer, so here are four things to remember for happy tails until … Read More

Our Top Picks for Green, Eco-Conscious Home Cleaners

My Body 19.6.2014

You spend a lot of time and effort to maintain a clean home, but how clean is your home — really? If you’re using conventional cleaning products, you could be getting rid of dust and clutter, only to replace it with potentially toxic residues and films. Fortunately eco-conscious cleaning products are becoming easier to find, … Read More

3 Steps to Get Farm-Fresh Food At Your Front Door

My Body 25.4.2014

Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? Based on guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Harvard University, half your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables at every meal.  However, in a recent study, researchers found that only 14 percent of U.S. adults ate at least two servings of fruits and … Read More

Are Your Water Bottles Poisoning You?

My Body 14.4.2014

You’ve heard the mantra countless times, “Drink more water.” You dutifully buy plastic water bottles in bulk, carry one with you, and keep them in the car and at the office. But your efforts to stay well-hydrated may not be as healthy as you think. Most plastic water bottles are made with a chemical called … Read More