Health Articles

We have all heard the phrase, “whole food”, but do you know what that is and why it should be important to us?  There are many misconceptions surrounding whole foods.  Some people feel whole foods are very expensive to purchase.  They feel that it takes too much time and effort to add whole foods into their diets.  Whole foods just don’t taste as good as “regular” food.  Some people even think that focusing on whole foods is just a fad and won’t really make a difference in the long run.  Let’s take a look at all of these topics and discover the wonders of whole foods.

Unfortunately along with winter tends to come illness.  I wanted to give a couple of suggestions on how to stay healthy this winter:

ADD / ADHD is becoming and epidemic.  Today many children spend large amounts of time in front of televisions, computers, or other gaming devices.  They are developing lifestyles that have very little or no regular exercise from a very early age and even the school systems are removing what once was daily physical education classes from the schedule.  Our world today is also filled with much stress.  Stress has been said to be the root cause of many learning disabilities in individuals labeled hyperactive, ADD, ADHD, and emotionally handicapped. 

In today’s society, SLEEP deprivation has become an epidemic in the United States.  We all know that we need sleep to survive, and yet so many of us are very sleep deprived.  Is sleep deprivation really that big of a problem?  How important is sleep?  What are the consequences of having too little sleep?  Let’s explore these ideas as well as get a better understanding of sleep in general.