Daily Health Tips
By The Guud Company
This is your Daily Health Tip brought to you by The Guud Company, a cool wellness company that wants to be your daily health coach. Sharing tips and suggestions for making life a little bit healthier. Also on instagram @theguudcompany and on Alexa in the Flash Briefing section. Add us, tune in and be well!
Functional Foods: Kombucha
Have you heard of Kombucha or Kombucha tea? It’s the beverage the ancient Chinese have called the “Immortal Health Elixir.” It’s been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases. Listen in for my story of how I once wouldn't touch this stuff and why now it's part of my regualr routine for gut health and overall wellness. Three products to check out: KEVITA, http://kevita.com GTS Enlightened Kombucha http://www.gtslivingfoods.com/ Kombucha Wonder Drink http://wonderdrink.com/
July 1, 2018
Functional Foods: Chia Seeds
Widely known for growing an indoor Chia Pet - these seeds pack a nutritional punch that beats outs Salmon in Omega 3 fatty acid content. Heart healthy and hydrating we share in this episode 3 easy ways to add them to your diet.
June 30, 2018
Functional Foods: The Coffee Fruit
A true superfood packed with antioxidants—due to concentrated polyphenols—coffee fruit has the power to boost the immune system, protect against free radicals and act as an anti-inflammatory. Listen in for our favorite way to get this into our systems and how even kiddos can benefit from coffee fruit in the search for ultimate wellness.
June 29, 2018
Functional Foods: Reishi Mushrooms
Reishi Mushrooms have been rated the top medicinal herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2,000 years and are among several medicinal mushrooms that have been used for treatment of infections. More recently, they have also been used in the treatment of pulmonary diseases and cancer. Listen in for why this super food is so powerful and how you can take a Reishi supplement in your quest for wellness.
June 28, 2018
Functional Foods: Acai
Say it with me: Ahhh-Sigh-EEE. It's a South American Superfruit know as an antioxidant with anti-aging, mind calming, cardio-preventative benefits. Most commonly eaten here in the U.S. as an Acai "Bowl" blended with other fruits and topped with a variety of things like peanut butter, coconut flakes, nuts or fresh fruit. It makes an excellent breakfast that is healthy to boot. Give it a try!?
June 27, 2018
Functional Foods: Matcha
Matcha. Souped up green tea. Super rich in antioxidants with lots of health benefits. Learn how and why you should be drinking Matcha tea.
June 26, 2018
Functional Foods - Turmeric
Functional Foods are defined by the Mayo Clinic as “foods that have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition.” THis week we delve into a few of the darlings of the natural food world. Turmeric, known best for it's anti-inflammatory properties has a whole host of benefits attributed to it. Our pick from Organic India can be found in the Wellness Warrior Shop on Amazon. com here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist It's a great supplement to consider but if you'd rather get this from food look to Indian and Asian yellow curry dishes for some gentle natural healing.
June 25, 2018
Self Care Sunday: Set a meaningful, attainable goal for yourself.
This morning is all about intention. Set a new goal for yourself with respect to your wellness. Perhaps it's to drink more water, or take a daily walk, to try a new yoga class, or cut out sugar. Set it for today and follow through. Be true to yourself and your quest for wellness. Watch how setting and keeping a goal can transform you whether it is for an hour, a day, the week or your lifetime. Things shift in the precise minute we decide to make a meaningful change. You can do this for yourself not just today but any day you choose. Simple changes, better choices one day at time. I honor you for being here and working on yourself. Remember, wellness is a practice.
June 24, 2018
Health Maintenance: Hair Care
Having a great head of hair starts with a healthy scalp. Get the low down on brushing and washing and caring for your luscious locks. Link to products we love on the checklist here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
June 23, 2018
Exfoliating your skin regularly.
Skin, it's your largest organ and it's important to regularly exfoliate your skin to keep it smooth and supple. Listen in for our favorite exfoliating Mitt the Kese by Kelebek. Link to it here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist We also love coconut oil as a natural moisturizer after exfoliating.
June 22, 2018
Time to consider your feet!
Take a good look at your feet. Is it time for some maintenance. Quarterly pedicures can help to keep your feet in tip top shape. If this isn't for you consider investing in a good foot file and tools to cut and shape your toenails. Products we like are over on the Wellness Warrior Checklist here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
June 21, 2018
Is it time for an eye exam?
If you've never been to an Optometrist to have your eyes examined now may be the time. Listen in for how often you should be having your eyes examined.
June 20, 2018
Health Maintenance: Visit with your dentist
Oral health is connected to overall health and can even affect your heart health. Brush, floss and see your dentist regularly.
June 19, 2018
Our Hundreth Epsiode!! You and your Primary Care Physician
Maintenance - we all need it. But how often should you be seeing your General Physician. Listen in and make your appointments with your health practitioner or for tests like Mammograms or Colonoscopies as needed based on age and family and health history. Remember, you can also enable our Alexa skill on any device simply by saying "alexa, enable today's health tip" and then opening the skill. Give it a whirl... or check it out here; http://bit.ly/GuudTipSkill We'd love for you to leave us a review and tell us what you think!
June 18, 2018
Self Care Sunday - Filtered Water and a bottle
Take care of yourself today, put your wellness first. If you havent invested in a water filter and a reusable water bottle today is the day. Make it easy and order from Amazon.com as our picks are here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist Or head to a local Target or Walmart for a great selection.
June 17, 2018
Happy Father's Day & A New Alexa Skill
Happy Father's Day to all you rad Dads out there. Hope you all are enjoying time with your families. Just wanted to share with you that we have published our second Alexa skill in the wellness space. To enable the skill you can click here: http://bit.ly/GuudTipSkill or simply ask Alexa to "Enable Today's Health Tip" and to use it ask "Alexa, open Today's Health Tip" Here you will have a choice of categories and can drill down on one subject or receive tips in multiple categories. We have Six 5-star ratings as of today...we'd love you to take a moment and leave your feedback. We are working hard to deliver content to keep your wellness top of mind. Thanks every body!
June 17, 2018
How much water should we be drinking?
An easy way to self-monitor your hydration. Tips in this audio, give it a listen.
June 16, 2018
Sparkling Water Counts!
Remember when choosing a beverage that sparkling water counts towards your daily water intake and can make a great refreshing choice when you are choosing to abstain from alcohol. A nice cold sparkling water with some line is a great substitute for a gin and tonic with ZERO calories. Check out a little machine called the SODASTREAM. You can carbonate your very own filtered tap water in reusable bottles for maximum savings and very little environmental impact. Here on the checklist: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
June 15, 2018
Structured or Enhanced Water.
What is structured or enhanced water and is there any real health benefit?
June 14, 2018
Bottled Water - It's best to avoid!
The federal government does not mandate that bottled water be any safer than tap water – the chemical pollution standards are nearly identical (EWG 2008). In fact, bottled water is less regulated than tap water. GET THIS: Companies producing bottled water are not legally require to note the source of their water NOR have to list how the water is treated (if at all). Listen in for this and more...
June 13, 2018
If you checked out the link yesterday for your tap water report card you’ll know what’s lurking in your water that you need to filter out. Listen up for the different types of affordable filters. We have our 2 favorites on the Wellness Warrior Checklist here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
June 12, 2018
Water, water everywhere. But is it safe to drink?
When most people get thirsty, they go to their tap or refrigerator for a drink of water without giving it a second thought. But what if you discovered that what was in the tap water you used every day for drinking, cooking, and washing could potentially harm you? Sadly, studies have found that potential cancer-causing agents are in almost every municipal water system in the US. check out the EWG Tap water database, search by zip code and get the report card for your tap water: http://bit.ly/GuudTapWaterReport
June 11, 2018
Sunscreen Round Up
It's self-care Sunday...today round up all of your Sunscreens...from your beachbag or knapsack, from the medicine cabinet or the pool. Carefully look at the ingredients. If you see ANYTHING other than Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide in the list of active ingredients this is not good for you. Remember that just because it says it is made for and safe for kids and babies doesn't make it so. No one is looking out for you friends...we need to do it ourselves. Pitch the products that aren't healthy and make better choices. A few of our favorites are over here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist Please visit our Facebook page where we have a few recent articles about the dangers of Sunscreen.
June 10, 2018
What about self-tanners?
From what we have learned this week we need exposure without sunscreen around noon each day in order to produce adequate levels of Vitamin D but this is about all the exposure we should get. So what to do if you are longing for that golden tan? Self tanner might be the answer. Many are very chemical laden Understand that self tanners can tout their use of organic ingredients and still have up to 30% synthetic materials, even the ones labeled “organic” or “made with organic ingredients.” The only way to be sure that the product you are purchasing is, in fact, organic is to look for the USDA Organic Seal on the label. This seal guarantees that every ingredient is organically produced, which bans the use of harmful pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Our pick is on our Wellness Warrior Checklist: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
June 9, 2018
Your Eyes and the Sun.
Light tells the brain it is time to wake up. But did you know that exposure to in the early morning, can actually help you sleep at night. The timing of exposure is crucial; the body clock is most responsive to sunlight in the early morning, between 6 and 8:30 a.m. Exposure to sunlight later does not provide the same benefit. The type of light also matters, as does the length of exposure. Direct sunlight outdoors for at least one-half hour produces the most benefit. HOWEVER, Overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause a variety of eye problems, including cataracts, macular degeneration, non-cancerous growths on the surface of the eye) and even cancer of the eye and eyelids. Therefore, to protect your eyes from harmful solar radiation you should ALWAYS wear sunglasses when you are outdoors except when you are getting that early morning light. AND never look directly at the sun.
June 8, 2018
Treating a sunburn...
A Cool milk compress Its is one of the quickest, simplest and low-cost ways to treat sunburn. It doesn’t get much easier than just heading to the refrigerator The initial coolness of the milk will ease the heat, while it also creates a layer of protein to protect your skin, help it heal, and further soothe discomfort. Also, the after-sun products we like are here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist More over on the audio!
June 7, 2018
The Ugly Truth About Sunscreens
Our goal should be to limit exposure to the sun, wear protective clothing when we need to be in the sun for longer periods and if we are going to plan a day at the beach or some fishing or hiking in less clothes than cover our bodies, we will need to invest in a natural mineral based sunscreen with with Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide or a blend of the two. Read this: https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/report/the-trouble-with-sunscreen-chemicals/#.Ww21KkgvxPY Then share this information with the ones you love. PS. A tube or 2 of natural sunscreen makes a great hostess gift if you are visiting friends this summer. Our picks are here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
June 6, 2018
Sun Protection: What to Wear
If you are going to out in the mid-day sun for a longer period of time, like for a hike, fishing, a trip to the beach or gardening…you’ll want to think about sun protection and an easy way to do this is with clothing. Light colored, loose fitting, breathable fabrics work best and will provide an UltraViolet Protection Factor (UPF) of anywhere from 3-50 according to SKINCANCER.ORG Listen up for ways to protect yourself with out chemicals.
June 5, 2018
This Week: All things SUN!
There seems to be much confusion over Sun Exposure. To tan or not to tan. Are there toxins in our sunscreens? If we don’t get sun how do we synthesize VitaminD? How to prevent too much sun exposure? How to treat a sunburn? Protecting your eyes from the sun? Or should we just skip the sun and go for a self tanner? These questions and more will be answered this week. The book we mention today is by Dr. Michael Holick called "The Vitamin D Solution" and as always you can find it on our Wellness Warrior Checklist here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
June 4, 2018
Safer Personal Care Products: Natural Makeup Brands
Can you believe that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938. But In Europe things are much different. Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned close to 1,400 chemicals in personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more. The United States has only partially banned 30 to date. This is unacceptable. Parabens, Phthalates, Polyethylene Glycols, Dyes, Fragrances....the same chemicals we have been talking about all week are lurking in your makeup bag. If you have bought mainstream brands like CoverGirl, Loreal, or Maybelline you are using toxic products. There are great brands out there that are all natural and perform as well as the bad stuff. Our three favorites: Dr Haushka Tata Harper Beauty Counter. Check them out. Get those toxins our of your personal care products for a healthier you! As always, please share this podcast with someone you love.
June 3, 2018
Shaving Cream - What Lurks Inside?
As I started research personal care products I wasn’t only interested in products that I use but products that I buy for my boys and my husband. I was really surprised that almost all commerically available shaving gels and creams are super toxic. Your skin is vulnerable during shaving. You’ve applied warm water to soften the hairs, which opens your pores, allowing more of whatever is resting on the surface of your skin to sink deeper into it. Then you shave, exfoliating the outer layer and revealing new, fresh skin underneath that is more tender and vulnerable to the elements outside—including your shaving cream and aftershave lotions. Many chemicals to be avoided at all costs. Instead, choose a shave soap, perhaps something that contains coconut oil which will give you a little lather. Please do your research. Here is the medline article I mention: http://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002717.htm And safer products here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
June 2, 2018
Safer Personal Care - What Lurks in Nail Polish
Everybody knows there are dangerous-sounding chemicals in nail polish, but many of us think our limited contact with wet polish is too minimal to cause much risk. After all, we’re not putting it on our skin or drinking it. But, a study led by Duke University suggests that we absorb at least one potentially hormone-disrupting chemical every time we get a polish. While the impact of this chemical on our health is still unclear, the fact that our body can absorb chemicals through nail polish is cause for concern. There are safe choices out there and you can find them at Whole Foods Markets or your local health food stores. Brands we like include Zoya, Smith+Cult and Deborah Lippman. A few of these are available on Amazon.com and on our Wellness Warrior Checklist here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
June 1, 2018
Personal Care Products = Skip the Fragrance
Perfumes are concoctions of many different toxic chemicals. “The average fragrance product tested contained 14 secret chemicals not listed on the label,” reports EWG Fragrances commonly contain parabens, phthalates, and synthetic musks that may cause hormone disruption, reproductive problems, or possibly cancer. The exact ingredients in synthetic fragrances are protected as “trade secrets” and therefore do not have to be disclosed on the label. Always a great choice to choose Fragrance Free products especially for babies and children and anyone with sensitive skin. A few links for your perusal: Campaign for Safe Cosmetics http://www.safecosmetics.org EWG’s “Not So Sexy” http://www.ewg.org/notsosexy Skin Deep http://www.ewg.org/skindeep.
May 31, 2018
Wellness Wednesday: Safer Toothpastes
Who would think that many commercially available toothpastes contain toxins. With the lining of the mouth being so very thin it is prone to irritation and even infection when coming into contact with toxins. Plus, the nature of scrubbing teeth with a toothbrush can irritate your gums causing even more absorption. Please take a minute to check your toothpaste for any of these toxic ingredients: DEA Flouride Propylene Glycol Triclosan SLS Saccharin & Aspartame You can check out the Environmental Working Group to see how your current toothpaste measures up here: https://www.ewg.org/ As always, products we love and approve are on our Amazon Wellness Warrior checklist here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
May 30, 2018
Safer Personal Care Products
This week we are talking about getting toxic chemicals our of products that you put on your body or skin. Anything from shampoo and soaps to deodorants, nail polish, lotions and perfumes needs to be reevaluated. Remember your skin is your largest organ and what ever goes on your skin is absorbed by your body. Would you believe that the average U.S. woman puts 168 chemicals on her body every day (men aren't much better with 85) There is much room for improvement and we are going to talk this week about the biggest culprits that may be lurking in your medicine cabinet. Remember - safe products that we love are over on our Amazon Wellness Warrior Checklist here: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
May 28, 2018
Self Care Sunday: Massage
Ahh massage. If you have ever had a professional massage you know how great you feel after. If you haven't it's worth the splurge as it not only feels terrific but has many health benefits including stress reduction, decrease pain and boost your immune system If you can't make that happen then find a partner and work on each other. WHat say you? YOu've never given a massage? Look no further: How to give a neck and shoulder massage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocioXi-8TY4 How to give a foot rub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu6RlmvuDA4 How to give a full body massage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccd4TT18GCg Happy self-care sunday!
May 27, 2018
Alternative Medicine: Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine is a complete system of medicine where together the doctor and patient look to address the root cause of disease rather than treating symptoms. They offer testing that you won't find a regular physician's office. For instance, if your chief complaint is extreme fatigue their course of action for you might be to test your thyroid, test your red blood cells for nutritional deficiencies, test you for your heavy metal burden. They might suggest a combination of dietary changes, nutritional IVs or supplements, and pharmaceutical drugs to get your wellness to the next level. Patients need to be open to being very involved in their wellness. It's very powerful from a patient perspective to feel like you are working towards wellness TOGETHER towards a better state of health. More on Functional Medicine here: http://bit.ly/GuudFunctionalMed Find a Doc here: https://www.ifm.org/find-a-practitioner/
May 26, 2018
Alternative Medicine: Homeopathy
Homeopathy (homeopathic medicine) is a system of medicine founded in the early 19th century by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Christian Hahnemann (1775-1843). Remedies are given to patients when ill - however these remedies are so diluted that perhaps not a single molecule of the active compound remains in the final preparation This makes Homeopathy one of the more controversial of alternative medical therapies. Personally speaking our family has had great success with this form of medicine especially for our two sons. One for ear infections and ear aches and the other for sleep walking and snoring. I used it to treat some of my symptoms from Lyme Disease. We have a great homeopathist who even treats animals! Here is a link for finding a homeopathist http://bit.ly/GuudHomeopathy Here is a link to a few homeopathic products we like on our Wellness Warrior Checklist: http://bit.ly/GuudChecklist
May 25, 2018
Chiropractic I a form of medicine that uses the hands to manipulate the body It is one of the most widely used forms of manual medicine that dates back to ancient systems of treatment in China, India, and Egypt. Chiropractors concentrate on spinal manipulation as a means of relieving pain. Many also encourage patients to take herbs or supplements to aid the body. Learn more about Chiropractic Medicine here: http://bit.ly/GuudChiropratic Find a Chiropractor in your area: http://bit.ly/FindChiro Awesome. And remember - sharing is caring. Share our audio with someone you know who needs to make Wellness a priority. Or take two minutes to give us a 5 star rating so others know to join us in this wellness fiesta. Ole!
May 24, 2018
Alternative Medicine: Exploring Ayurvedic Medicine
In this episode we explore India's 5,000 year old system of healing called Ayurvedic Medicine. They believe that health is not the absence of disease but instead a state of wellness and vigor and high energy. Functioning optimally is the goal. Do determine your dosha, check this out: http://bit.ly/GuudDosha To find an Ayurvedic practitioner: http://bit.ly/GuudAyurveda
May 23, 2018
Alternative Medicine: Exploring Herbal Medicine
Covering the how, what and why of Herbal Medicine. How to find a practitioner, what it can treat, what to avoid. Herbal Medicine can be just as potent and powerful as pharmaceutical drugs and should only be taken under the care of a practitioner who has studied Herbology.
May 22, 2018
Alternative Medicine: Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the Orient's oldest healing practice. Fine needles are shallowly inserted into specific points on the body along meridians to help to move energy through the body. Pain and disease is thought to come from energy either being stagnant or deficient in one or more areas of the body. Finding an acupuncturist isn't difficult as it has become very popular in the United States. Your practitioner must be licensed per state laws. Find an Acupuncturist here: https://www.acufinder.com/ or http://www.acupages.com/ Want to dive a little deeper into acupuncture? Look no further: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/introduction
May 21, 2018
Being Mindful is a wonderful practice that can soothe the psyche. Whether you choose to practice working on your breath, a walking meditation or something more formal - here is the recap for being mindful and present in a world full of distraction.
May 20, 2018
Recap: More Movement!
What is your fitness level? Are you making time for movement? Even a move towards sitting less is a win. How do you make space in your life for dedicated movement? A yoga class, bar method, running, Cross Fit? Find things that feel more like play and less like "exercise" to incorporate into your routine. We were not built to be inactive!
May 19, 2018
Recap: Which supplements are you taking?
A review of our favorite supplements from multi-minerals to probiotics and fish oil. All of our picks are in the Wellness Warrior Checklist on Amazon to make it easy for you. http://a.co/bTVcHjo Talk to your doctor, do your research. Simple changes, better choices. Be empowered!
May 18, 2018
Recap: How are you sleeping?
Revisiting our week discussing better sleep habits. No electronics before bed, choose reading instead. Sleep in a cool, dark room. Establish a bedtime routine. Ask your medical doctor if Melatonin is right for you. If so, check out our pick on the Wellness Warrior Checklist here: http://a.co/bTVcHjo Sleep well friends!
May 17, 2018
Recap: Gut Health
Just a quick clip reminding you that you are only as healthy as your gut. Probiotics will keep your immune system humming and your brain health strong. We like the VSL3 probiotic supplement which is on our Wellness Warrior Checklist here: https://a.co/bTVcHjo Including foods that are prebiotics will help to nourish your internal biome. Those include blueberries, broccoli, leeks, and asparagus. If your digestion is not fantastic consider a supplement and try to get probiotic foods like yogurt, kefir and kombucha into your diet.
May 16, 2018
Recap: Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease is deadly. Education and early detection is crucial. If you suspect you were bitten by a tick please see your medical doctor and ask to be tested at one of these labs: http://mdlab.com http://iGenex.com http://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/pathology/tick Our Wellness Warrior List on Amazon has all the products we talked about today: http://a.co/bTVcHjo Please be safe.
May 15, 2018
Recap: Living a Lower Carb Lifestyle
This week we will recap what we have been learning over the past 8 weeks. Today's podcast has a new intro thanks to Jim McCarthy Voiceovers. He rocks. Today is a good day to recommit to living a lower carb lifestyle. Omitting the breads, pastas, baked goods and saying yes to more good fats and fresh vegetables. Give that pantry a good cleaning and hit the market to stock up on fruits and vegetables. It's asparagus season and soon strawberries will be filling market stalls. As it gets warmer I find it much easier to choose lighter, fresher foods. Give it a try.
May 14, 2018
Finding a mindful activity and a sneak peek at next week.
Today, make some time to contemplate activities in your life where you are in the zone. Fully present in each and every moment. For me that is when I play tennis. For some it is golf, or fishing or hot yoga. Movement that doesn't feel like work where you are focused. It feels great.
May 13, 2018
Paying attention to what you are eating is a form of mindfulness. Listen along and learn some tips for mindful eating. For more on mindfulness we love http://www.mindful.org
May 12, 2018
Mindfulness and Halotherapy
If you have been struggling this week to really relax and sink into meditation or mindfulness looking into Halotherapy. Halotherapy addresses a wide range of needs, from skin and breathing disorders to stress management and relaxation. the antibacterial and antimicrobial qualities of the salt create a pure, salt-infused balm in the air, while the negative ions induce a positive reaction in the body's nervous and lymphatic systems. During your visit, you remain dressed (minus your shoes) while pure medical grade salt is infused into the air. Sometimes music is played other times its quiet. But it is the perfect place to go, to sit and relax and quiet the mind. Give it a try. Google "salt cave" along with your zip code and see if there is one near you. If not, slip into a hot epsom salt bath for a similar effect. My favorite local haunt: https://www.saulthaus.com/
May 11, 2018
Third Eye Meditation
Here is a quick and simple mindfulness practice for you to try anywhere that you can safely close your eyes for 5 minutes. It's called the Third Eye Meditation and listen up for how to get er done!
May 10, 2018
A Simple Third Eye Meditation
Today give this a try. Your third eye, or mind's eye, is thought of as a gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. It is source of energy and considered a Chakra. Focus your attention here while you sit quietly either by looking towards the center of your eyebrows with eyes closed or with relaxed, closed eyes focus on opening that third eye and letting energy flood your body.
May 9, 2018
Really simple tip on a way to be mindful in any activity is "counting." Listen and learn more.
May 8, 2018
This week in Wellness: Mindfulness
This a sure-to-be feel good week. Being mindful helps to slow the anxieties of daily living...breathing, being in the moment. Want even more? Check out these YouTube videos on mindfulness: http://bit.ly/2HXfZOp
May 7, 2018
Self Care Sunday - Reassess your commitment to move more!
How do you make space and time for movement in your life. Make dates with yourself and keep them as you would an appointment for a haircut or a massage. Whether it is a Spring hike with your dog on a Saturday morning or a weekly yoga class - make time, make the commitment. Remember your wellness is your responsibility. It is not selfish to take care of you!!
May 6, 2018
Sports this weekend? Leave your spectator chair at home.
If you are watching sports this weekend promise us you wont do it sitting. Hours of sitting aren't good for your body. Leave the chair at home and watch the game from your feet.
May 5, 2018
While talking on the phone...
a great trick for incorporating more steps and more movement into your day is to pace while on phone calls. For me, moving helps to focus my thoughts and energy. Give it a try your next phone call.
May 4, 2018
Wellness Wednesday : Multitask
Any time you can incorporate more movement in your day to day is to multitask. A easy way to make brushing your teeth a more active process is to do squats while brushing. In the two minutes you spend brushing your teeth (both morning and night) you can probably do between 25-50 squats. That is really working the quadriceps and the glutes. Over time, these moments of wellness will lead to a stronger you!
May 2, 2018
Move More - Take More Steps
Simply getting more steps in can really amp up the number of calories you are burning in a day. An easy way to ensure this is to always park your car in the back of the parking lot. It will take you only an extra minute or two and remember those healthy minutes are cumulative. Over time you will notice a difference in the way you feel when you either make changes to habits or start to incorporate these moments of wellness into your lifestyle.
May 1, 2018
More More - Set a Timer
You are probably unaware of how long your stretches of sitting last. An easy way to reconcile this is to simply set a timer. Use your phone as a timer and set it for 30 minutes. When it goes off make yourself stand up and either stretch or walk about for 2 minutes. Then resume sitting if you must. Take a few deep breaths before starting back to your activity for 5 extra points!
April 30, 2018
Movement Monday - Take the Stairs
This week we are on a mission for movement. We are going to recognize how long we spend sitting and literally get off our butts. Today's tip for an easy way to move more is simply to take the stairs when they are presented to us. 2 flights here or 3 minutes there OVER TIME can have a big impact. Hey, you don't have to change over night. Pairing this tip with a past one, like, lower carb eating is a great one-two punch. Now, when you see the stairs, think of us like a red little beet sitting on your shoulder cheering you on! You got this.
April 30, 2018
Just a friendly reminder.
Hey, just a reminder that our wellness tip in no way constitutes medical advice. If you have a question or a particular concern about your health please see your medical doctor. We offer you simple wellness tips.
April 29, 2018
Lyme Disease Prevention Part III : Make Tick Tubes
Deer ticks are carried by deer but more commonly by the white-footed mouse. Reduce the amount of ticks a mouse is carrying and reduce the chance of having one bite you. Using the same chemical Permethrin, make tick tubes. You will need toilet paper or paper towel tubes (cut long ones in half), cotton balls and Permethrin spray. Wearing gloves in a well-ventilated area spray cotton balls with Permethrin on both sides and let dry. Stick approx. 10 cotton balls in each tube. Leave these tubes in areas where you have seen or suspect mice activity. Corners in your garage, near wood piles or under shrubs. The mice will take the cotton balls back to their nests and the chemical will drive the ticks from the nest reducing the number of ticks a mouse can carry. Voila! No harm to the mice and less ticks in your yard. Permethrin spray here: http://a.co/bTVcHjo Tick Tubes Video: http://bit.ly/2JokddY
April 29, 2018
Lyme Disease Prevention - Treat your clothes with Permethrin
Having designated clothing for outdoor play, gardening or hiking is a great idea. Treating these pieces of clothing with a spray containing the chemical Permethrin repels bugs and insects keeping you safe. The one we like is on our Wellness Warrior Checklist here: http://a.co/bTVcHjo Make sure to use it in a well ventilated area and don't breathe in the spray. Let the clothing dry for a few hours before wearing and never spray directly onto skin. As always, tick check when coming inside, throw those clothes into the washer and hop in the shower. Remember the clothes sprayed with Permethrin will protect you for up to 6 washes.
April 28, 2018
Lyme Disease - Protecting Yourself Part One
If you are knowingly headed out to the garden, the woods, on a hike or even the golf course you should consider using a chemical agent on your skin. Along with wearing light colors, long sleeves and long pants and a hat, consider treating your skin with an insect repellent containing no more than 30% DEET. http://bit.ly/2FbfFFt Tick check as always and be sure to check your pets whenever they have been outside.
April 27, 2018
Lyme Disease Testing. Which labs are best?
Not all labs are created alike. I have a few negative LabCorp ELISA Lyme Tests. Shoot for a Western Blot from one of the following labs: www.IGENEX.com (California) www.mdlab.com (NJ) http://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/pathology/tick (NY) If you have questions or concerns hit us up on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @theguudcompany. Happy to help.
April 26, 2018
Lyme Disease: What's with the bulls-eye rash?
A tell tale sign of Lyme Disease is the bulls eye rash. However only a third of people diagnosed with Lyme recall seeing a bulls-eye rash. Learn how to spot it, what it means, and why you don't have to see a bulls-eye rash to have Lyme Disease. https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/signs_symptoms/index.html
April 25, 2018
Lyme Disease: Tick Removal and Testing
It's imperative to tick check after being outdoors. What to do if you find a tick attached and how to send the tick in for testing. 3 day turnaround for tick testing at http://www.tickreport.com
April 24, 2018
Lyme Disease, the basics.
This week we are talking all about Lyme Disease, the fastest growing infectious bacterial disease in the US. It's tricky to diagnose, even harder to treat and left untreated can become a chronic, even deadly, disease. A few links for more information. http://www.ilads.org or http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org for more information on Lyme and Tick Borne Illnesses. Transmission of Lyme Disease: http://sponauglewellness.com/lyme-study-how-borrelia-bacteria-is-transmitted-from-mosquitoes-to-humans/ If you think you have the flu and it's summer check and see if the flu is in your area....if not, think Lyme! http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm Our Wellness Warrior Checklist has a link to Richard Horowitz's book "Why Can't I Get Better" : http://a.co/bTVcHjo
April 23, 2018
Self Care Sunday: Start a wellness journal
Keeping track of all these great changes you have made in your lifestyle will help you to keep going when you feel like resorting back to old ways, make bad food choices or stop making time for your wellness. We love a small Moleskine journal for this purpose and the LePen pens. Find them both on our Wellness Warrior Checklist http://a.co/bTVcHjo
April 22, 2018
Saturday Supplement: Collagen
Collagen is a wonderful supplement help with cartilage, skin, bones and joints. It is flavorless, odorless and mixes with just about anything. THe brand we love is Vital Proteins http://www.vitalproteins.com As usual, you can find it on our Amazon Checklist here http://a.co/bTVcHjo
April 21, 2018
Probiotics - a healthier gut
As discussed back in March when we reviews Gut Health, taking a daily probiotic is a great idea for everyone. Especially if you have recently taken a round of antibiotics. The one we like is VSL#3 and you can read more on their website at http://www.vsl3.com It's easy to buy on Amazon here: http://a.co/bTVcHjo Remember to keep it in the fridge.
April 20, 2018
Fish Oils and OMEGA 3's.
Listen and learn why OMEGA 3 fatty acids are so important to health. Our favorite brand's website is very educational : http://www.nordicnaturals.com Our wellness Guru Dave Osprey has lots to say about high performance over here http://www,bulletproof.com We love the Ultimate Omega product which is on Amazon here: http://a.co/bTVcHjo
April 19, 2018
Vitamin D3 BUT only with K2
Vitamin D is actually a hormone that can be synthesized in the body. Eating enough of these food sources, such as fatty fish and flax seeds along with daily exposure to sunlight can sometimes provide adequate levels of D in the body but it's very easy to supplement. A quality product that contains Vitamin D3 along with K2 (as MK7) is what you need. Our Wellness Warrior Checklist on Amazon has our favorite. http://a.co.bTVcHjo
April 18, 2018
The Brilliance of a Multi-Vitamin
A really easy way to work on wellness is to incorporate a multivitamin into your daily routine. We like to keep ours next to our toothbrush so we don't forget. Our pick is on the Wellness Warrior Checklist on Amazon. http://a.co/bTVcHjo is the link.
April 17, 2018
Melissa's favorite supplement that multi mineral! Minerals are so important for the body's everyday processes and our soil in bad shape providing less minerals to our plants than we need. One a day. It will do you right. Remember to check out our favorite on the Wellness Warrior Checklist on Amazon here: http://a.co/bTVcHjo
April 16, 2018
Self Care Sunday - DIY Safe Household Cleaners
Buy a few spray bottles or mason jars. Google "DIY safe household cleaners" and get to work. Looks for ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, salt, sugar and lemon.
April 15, 2018
Shoes off Saturday
Making residents and visitors remove shoes at the door keeps the house much cleaner. You won't be bringing in all those sidewalk germs, dirt and grime. You'll need to clean less and will improve the air inside your home. Get cozy friends, shoes off!
April 14, 2018
Avoid like the plague: Anti-microbials and Fluoride
Anything with TRICHLOSAN needs to go in the garbage. This anti-microbial is overkill and killing us. Also, fluoride. Get it out of your water and your toothpaste. It had been declared a neurotoxin and still our government lets this toxic waste by-product into our water supply. Dumbing us all down. Raise your IQ - avoid Fluoride.
April 13, 2018
The CLEAN smell
"Fragrance" is a very dirty word. Hiding tons of chemicals in our products under cover of a simple word. Not regulated by the FDA. People, stop using products with added fragrance. Avoid Febreeze, Bounce and Tide at all costs.
April 12, 2018
Hey you, let me offer some HUMP DAY encouragement.
In the midst of a rough week? Then it's more important than ever to nourish yourself through this. Cultivate your wellness and know you can control how well you take care of yourself. Slow it down. Easy does it.
April 11, 2018
Say NO to commerical oven cleaner
One of the most toxic products you can use is an OVEN CLEANER. Like E-Z OFF. Listen in for how to make your own.
April 11, 2018
Just a quick Thanks!!
We are adding hundreds of listeners a day, we are not sure how its happening but we are thrilled to be sharing our Wellness knowledge with you. Knowing we are touching people's live and creating better health for people every day.... Well, that's our mission.
April 10, 2018
Avoid Ammonia and Chlorine Bleach for safer cleaning.
You don't need to clean with Ammonia ever and here is an easy bleach alternative to use as an additive to laundry or as a surface cleaner.
April 10, 2018
A new week - A safer, clean and green home
Ugh. So many toxic cleaning products on the market. Check out www.ewg.org to see where your products net out. Or our Wellness Warrior Checklist has products we love. On Amazon http://a.co/bTVcHjo
April 9, 2018
Self Care Sunday - Epsom Salt Baths for Better Sleep
Raising your body temperature before bed can help to induce deeper sleep.
April 8, 2018
Better Sleep via Melatonin and Serotonin
Optimizing levels of melatonin and serotonin can help your body get a better night's rest. Learn how!
April 7, 2018
Friday's Tip for Better Rest
Removing all electronics from your bedroom can assist you in getting a better night's rest. Listen for our tips on improving sleep quality.
April 6, 2018
Things to avoid for a guud night's rest
Latest episode of Daily Health Tips
April 5, 2018
3 rules for guud sleep
3 easy rules to follow to get your sleep on track.
April 4, 2018
On creating a guud sleep environment
Tips and tricks to help you get a better night's rest.
April 3, 2018
Focus on good Sleep!
This week will focus on getting a solid night's rest. Creating a bedtime routine will help your body to transition from wakefulness to sleep.
April 2, 2018
Self Care Sunday - Create a deliberate habit
Good habits are created. Set your mind to do something daily to ensure a healthy microbiome.
April 1, 2018
Saturday: Your Gut Health Recap
A review of what we learned this week about your Gut Heath.
March 31, 2018
Thursday - Gut Health: Whats the scoop on Probiotic Supplements?
Our pick for a great probiotic supplement is VSL#3. Here is why we like it, and who should take it.
March 29, 2018
Wellness Wednesday : Your Gut Health and Foods to Avoid
Daily Health Tip from The Guud Company. We are talking about LECTINS and The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven Gundry.
March 28, 2018
What to eat for good gut health.
Pre and Probiotics are what a healthy gut needs to flourish.
March 27, 2018
It's Monday and time to get to work on our Gut.
What is the microbiome? What does good Gut health look like. This week we will work on a Gut TuneUp.
March 26, 2018
Low Carb Living Sunday
Finding fresh recipes is key to sticking with your low carb lifestyle.
March 25, 2018
Low Carb Living Saturday
Staying well thru the chaos of March Madness
March 24, 2018
Increase your water intake for better health.
March 23, 2018
Happy Thursday Healthy One!
Let's read labels.
March 22, 2018
Eat good fats!
March 21, 2018
Tuesday's Wellness Tip
Eating Healthy and Removing Temptation
March 20, 2018
Living a lower carb lifestyle.
Day one in a seven day journey to more energy and less fat!
March 19, 2018
Sunday Night. Alexa, are you there?
We are attempting to publish our voice. Listen up!
March 18, 2018
The very first episode of Daily Health Tips!
March 18, 2018