Hope for the Hopeless Smoker

Practically everyone has a loved one who smokes or smokes themselves. This post is for you. Quitting smoking is one of the best things a smoker can do for their health. My Story I started smoking when I was 15 years old, several months after my best friend Robin started smoking. Both of my parents … Continue reading Hope for the Hopeless Smoker

A Dozen Reasons Why You Need to Grow Something to Eat

There are a number of reasons why growing something to eat is a good idea. 1. The fresher the food, the more the nutrients 2. It can be less expensive once you get things set up. For instance, we planted some chard from a $3 pack of seeds in half a wine barrel, which yielded … Continue reading A Dozen Reasons Why You Need to Grow Something to Eat

Is Salt Really Bad for You?

Salt gets a bad rap. Like causing or worsening hypertension (aka high blood pressure). But is salt really detrimental to your health? Do you really need to watch your salt intake? Read on, but before I get to the nitty gritty, the really surprising information that I am excited to share, we will just briefly … Continue reading Is Salt Really Bad for You?

Hello Wellness Adventure, Good-bye Flipside Health

I have been in labor since April. Today I just gave birth to Wellness Adventure, my new website devoted to a health revolution and inspiring people to live their own wellness adventure, to become the healthiest version of themselves possible. I named it Wellness Adventure because Vigor Adventure was already taken. (Just kidding). But seriously, … Continue reading Hello Wellness Adventure, Good-bye Flipside Health

“I Don’t Want to Hate Christmas This Year” Campaign

I love Christmas. But I hate it too, and just go into survival mode each year as the season approaches and I am behind on everything. I love Christmas decorations, Christmas movies, Christmas songs, and atmosphere of anticipation along with that certain wistful, homey feeling. And I really love the spiritual part too, feeling awestruck, … Continue reading “I Don’t Want to Hate Christmas This Year” Campaign

Correlation of Brain Health & Nutrition

Dr. Terry Wahls in her book called "The Wahls Protocol" reports about The Oregon Brain Aging Study that was done in 2004 involving 104 adults with the mean age of 87 and the effects of various nutrients and anti-nutrients. They analyzed 31 blood levels including such things as antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and essential fats. MRI's … Continue reading Correlation of Brain Health & Nutrition

Probiotics-A Quick Take

I highly recommend probiotics. Anything pro is good, right? I recommend skipping conbiotics and amateurbiotics. Kidding aside, what are probiotics, you may ask? Probiotics are good bacteria that live on the lining of the intestines and are responsible for important tasks such as immune support, crowding out bad bacteria, and improving digestion and gut health, … Continue reading Probiotics-A Quick Take

Increase Your Happiness Level

We all want to be happy, right?  I wrote a post on happiness before, but I thought I would take another dive into it after reading an interesting article by Eric Barker titled, New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, most of it taken from research done by Alex Korb, PhD. Barker distilled it … Continue reading Increase Your Happiness Level

Importance of Exercise

Exercise is the topic for today. You know its good for you. So, why don’t some of us make time for it? Let me try to inspire you with 29 reasons I came up with. Nice prime number. Why exercise: Enables you to climb stairs without looking sweaty and out of breath Reduces stress - … Continue reading Importance of Exercise