Category Archives: Healthy Living

5 Simple Techniques to Jumpstart your Morning Meditation Routine

Meditation is an activity that can calm and focus the mind, bring the awareness into the present moment, and generate an experience of deep relaxation. There is lots of information about how mindfulness techniques, relaxation, guided visualizations, and other meditation techniques can affect the body in positive ways. For instance, a regular meditation practice is…
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7 Benefits of Coconut Oil

While you may not be familiar with coconut oil, you’re sure to go out and stock up after you learn how great it is for your overall health. You can take coconut oil daily by the tablespoon, use it for cooking, apply it to your skin or use it in your hair. Now for the…
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Seven Exciting Ways to Use Acai Every Day

Acai berries are one of the most potent botanical medicines on earth. In fact, this fruit is rightly called a superfood. Each little berry is packed with essential nutrients, beneficial antioxidants, and other helpful substances. This fruit is rich in B vitamins, which help reduce painful inflammation and promote improved physical stamina. Acai can be…
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7 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Rather than waiting until cold and flu season to start boosting your immune system, PurMEDICA recommends that you work on building your immune system throughout the year. You never know when a virus or bacteria that doesn't pay heed to the current season will find its way into your system. Utilize these natural methods to help…
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5 Quick Workouts When It’s Too Cold to Go to the Gym

In the article Healthy Habits for the New Year we suggested getting up 15 minutes earlier to do a quick morning workout.  If your day is packed and finding time for activity is difficult, getting up a few minutes early will be beneficial. At home workouts can be very beneficial to your day.  Getting the…
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Morning Breakfast Habits to Help You Lose Weight

Did you know January is weight loss awareness month?  I didn't.  Maybe it’s in honor of all that holiday eating and new year weight loss resolutions. Let’s continue the theme from last week, small changes for big results in 2015, but get more specific and discuss breakfast!  Actionable tips to help your busy schedule.  Note:…
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5 Small Changes for Big Results in 2015

Who’s made a new year’s resolution only to have ditched it less than one month later? I know I have. But what if instead of big and grand resolutions we made small changes in our life that over time actually made a difference? When I talk about changes I am suggesting little habits, thoughts, ideas,…
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Keeping our eyes healthy

As we age, our eyesight typically changes.  Diseases like glaucoma, other retinal conditions, macular degeneration and simple but annoying dry eyes become more common.  You might notice that your vision is not as clear as it once was or that it takes longer to focus when changing from reading to watching television.  Some of us…
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