Acupuncture September 25, 2013
Acupuncture is a great alternative to pain medications. Acupuncture is a therapy that is designed to decrease muscle knots and decrease stress. Most individuals will notice an improvement in thier energy after one treatment.
The healthadjustment 5K on October 5th, Saturday August 19, 2013
We are getting excited here at Envive about our 5K coming up. We would love to have you, join our team!! We are going to have chair massages, adjustments available before and/or after, post breakfast and prizes.
Just say no to soda…. here is the reason: July 18, 2013
Brominated vegetable oil is found in many sugary beverages.
Recently PepsiCo tooted its own horn for removing the additive “BVO” from Gatorade. But the soft-drink giant neglected to mention it still appears in other beverages such as Mountain Dew and Fresca. BVO is also listed as an ingredient in some flavors of Coca-Cola-made Powerade. PepsiCo classifies the ingredient as an “emulsifier,” which means it distributes flavor evenly throughout the beverage. So it keeps the Mountain Dew’s citrus flavors from collecting at the surface and only being present in the first few sips. But it also contains bromine, an element found in flame retardants.
According to the Mayo Clinic, bromine can also accumulate in fatty tissues, something linked to trouble with thyroid function and may affect the nervous system causing tremors, depression, and confusion. The FDA has flip-flopped on BVO’s safety originally classifying it as “generally recognized as safe” but reversing that call now defining it as an “interim food additive” a category reserved for possibly questionable substances used in food.
Where it’s banned: Europe and Japan
Approximately one in six U.S. dairy cows are repeatedly injected with growth hormones. “Over 70% of the antibiotics used in this country are used in animal food production to keep the animals healthy due to confined or intensive operations and because it promotes faster growth of the animal,” says Mira Dessy, a nutrition educator in Houston. Boosting milk production via growth hormone can increase the need cows will have to be treated with antibiotics for inflammation of the breast tissue. Milk from cows treated with rBGH has a significant increase of the hormone insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which has been linked to breast, colorectal and prostate cancers. And rBGH and rBST can also show up in products like sour cream made with hormone-induced cow’s milk.
Where it’s banned: Australia, New Zealand, Israel, EU and Canada
technology and concussions June 17, 2013
Technology is advancing to aid in identifying concussion with athletes. This is a small microchip that sends messages back to the sidelines alerting coaches to the hits that occur during games, tournaments, and practice. This is great stuff
Women and Weight Gain June 4, 2013
I have noticed that women gain weight for two reasons. One reason is because we don’t eat every 3-4 hours. This leads our body to store the food we just ate as fat because the body thinks we are preparing for a fast or famine time. The second reason, we gain weight is from stress. Many women are emotional eaters and always eat the wrong foods when we are stressed, commonly known as comfort food. It comforts us, like a large hug around our midsections. Remember, it is easier to gain weight than to lose weight. If you want to lose weight, eat the right foods at the right time. The next time you feel stressed and want to grab a sugary snack, go for a walk instead.