Water is everywhere and in everything, more or less. But you already knew that, right? So why do we find it so hard to remember to drink enough water? Water is the most important nutrient in the body - you can go about 8 weeks without food, but you can only go a few days without water. Let's take a look at some of the roles of water in our body so we can appreciate how important this nutrient is to our health.
Gluten sensitivities are caused by products that contain wheat, rye oats and barley. This means that grains (i.e., every bread product you’ve ever eaten…just about) are not your friend, if you have this sensitivity. Some signs and symptoms that your body does not do well with gluten products include: bloating, skin rashes, diarrhea or constipation, unexplained weight gain or loss, etc. Hidden sources of gluten include: alcohol, dressings, fried foods, vinegar, medications, vitamins, processed foods, soups, soy and other sauces. If you suspect that you have a problem with gluten products, I would like to recommend that you see your personal healthcare provider and request to be screened for gluten sensitivity. Lifestyle changes that are usually recommended to individuals that have gluten sensitivity include: removing gluten products from the diet, removing excess sugars (i.e., bad carbohydrates) and lowering daily stress levels. Gluten sensitivity is another reason some individuals have become interested in the Paleo Diet. The Paleo Diet offers clean eating habits for a healthier lifestyle.
Wolf, Robb. 2010. “The Paleo Solution The Original Human Diet”. Las Vegas: Victory Belt Publishing.
Sanfilippo, Diane. 2012. “Practical Paleo A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle”. Las Vegas: Victory Belt Publishing Inc.
'He gives me an unconditional love': How a service dog saved the life of a veteran suffering from PTSD
Ranger Bill saw some terrible things in Iraq and Afghanistan and, as a 30-year veteran of the Canadian Special Forces who, upon leaving the service, kept returning to global hotspots to work as a military contractor, he crossed paths with all sorts of nasty characters.
People that can find you, no matter where you are, and people Ranger Bill would prefer not to be found by.
Anyone who has ever loved an animal knows how powerful and healing its presence can be.
Specially-trained therapy animals are a tremendous help to military families recovering from war and separation at our Operation Purple® camps and retreats. These families have sacrificed so much, and they struggle with uncertainty and other stress.
Therapy animals—including cuddly cats, loving dogs, gentle horses, and others—help military families break down barriers they can't themselves.
MOTIVATED TO RUN ?….5K
Are you motivated to run your first 5K, yet? Or are you inspired by others who are participating in 5Ks and marathons? What ever your motivation for running, the first thing you must do is to get fitted for your running shoes before you do anything else. However, you also need to get a check- up with your doctor to ensure that you are physically able to participate in running before you start any new physical training program. You chose, but both tasks need to be addressed before you put any pounding to the pavement (i.e., running).
Supernaturalsoldier….”You Can Do It”!