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Drink to Your Health! Tasty Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipes

By Res-Q editor 2 months ago 3081 Views No comments

Honey Zinger 

 

INGREDIENTS
2 cups water, flat or sparkling
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon honey

DIRECTIONS
Combine all the ingredients together in a tall glass and mix until the honey is completely dissolved.
Enjoy immediately with a few ice cubes.

When to Buy Organic: The Dirty Dozen List

By Res-Q editor 3 months ago 1034 Views No comments

Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzes test results of more than 35,200 samples of fruits and vegetables taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. Then, based on the results, they formulate a list known as the “Dirty Dozen.”

Five Greens to Boost Your Health

By Res-Q editor 3 months ago 510 Views No comments

You know you are supposed to eat your veggies, but have you ever wondered which ones give you the best bang for your buck? Look no further. Naturopathic doctor Melissa Josselson, N.D., says these five power-packed greens should be on your grocery list every week.

The Link Between Stress and Cortisol

By Res-Q editor 4 months ago 1069 Views No comments

You’ve heard it before: Stress makes you gain weight, but do you understand why? Here’s a snapshot of what goes on inside your body when you are stressed.

There are two grape-sized glands that sit on top of your kidneys called adrenal glands. They produce hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, norepinephrine and cortisol in response to any situation your body perceives as stressful.

Is Sugar Making You Sick? Cut it Out!

By Res-Q editor 4 months ago 1053 Views No comments

These days, everyone is talking about the evils of sugar. But what's reality and what's a myth? Get the real scoop  from Dr. Melissa Josselson, a naturopathic doctor on the Res-Q Medical Advisory Board. 

Q: Is sugar really as bad as people make it out to be?

A: Essentially, yes. Refined sugar contains no nutrients and when consumed, is harmful to the body. Sugar:

  • Increases inflammation
  • Suppresses the immune system
  • Increases triglyceride levels
  • When processed in the body, causes  depletion of nutrients
  • Accelerates aging
  • Creates an addictive response in the brain
  • Increases your risk of numerous chronic disease including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Stop Stressing!

By Amy Koch 6 months ago 1138 Views No comments

Are you constantly stressed? Do you rely on caffeine to get through your day? In today’s busy, fast-paced world, this is not uncommon. For many, an intensely busy life symbolizes success; however, chronic stress can lead to serious health consequences.  Symptoms such as insomnia, heart palpitations, anxiety, digestive issues, headaches and severe fatigue can all be related to stress overload.

Res-Q Norwegian Arctic Cod: A Tale of Fishermen

By Res-Q Editor 10 months ago 3012 Views No comments

On a clear, crisp morning off the coast of Norway, a fleet of boats sails along the cold waters of the Norwegian Sea. Many of the crew members are family; others have been friends or acquaintances for decades, relationships forged through generations of fishing the pristine, open waters that form the backbone of Norway’s economy.

Could Vitamin D Keep You Healthy?

By Amy Koch 11 months ago 1793 Views No comments

Vitamin D, or cholecalciferol, is often called the “sunshine vitamin,” however, it’s actually a fat-soluble hormone that the body can synthesize naturally.  Vitamin D synthesis starts when the sun’s ultraviolet rays strike the skin.  It then undergoes activation in the liver and kidneys.  Interestingly, most adults in the United States are deficient in Vitamin D, which can lead to many health complications. 

So why is Vitamin D so important? It has long been recognized for playing a key role in maintaining healthy bones and teeth; however, Vitamin D affects our health in many other important ways.