6 Best Ways to Detox Your Lifestyle in 2021

detox your life with a walk in the woodsBalancing work, family, social, and other obligations means we could likely all use a break from the stress of our modern world. Just as chemicals, food preservatives, and other toxic substances can build up in our bodies and negatively affect our health, our minds can hold onto their own forms of toxins. Clinging to negative thoughts and beliefs or past failures can rob your life of joy and leave you feeling drained, for example. Continue reading “6 Best Ways to Detox Your Lifestyle in 2021”

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5 Black Vegans Working for a Healthier World

Eric Adams, advocate of vegan foodThroughout Black History Month, the Physicians Committee is highlighting some of the many Black doctors, chefs, restauranteurs, entrepreneurs, activists, and influencers who use their talents and voices to make the world a healthier, more compassionate place.

Today, we want to shout out five Black vegan trailblazers whose work embodies that goal! We hope you check out their websites and social media feeds to learn more about them and to support their work. We know you’ll be just as inspired as we are! Continue reading “5 Black Vegans Working for a Healthier World”

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6 Practical Tips for Combating Stress

stressWith deadlines looming, family obligations, a to-do list as long as your arm, and difficult life situations consuming your attention, the stress can make you feel like you’re constantly fighting something – and as far as your body and brain are concerned, you are!

The way we cope with stress matters, so here are a few tips to keep in mind to help mitigate the negative effects on both body and mind. Continue reading “6 Practical Tips for Combating Stress”

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5 Ways to Have a Safe and Healthy COVID Holiday

holiday lights at Brookside GardensLockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing are not the typical words you associate with this holiday time of year, but it is the reality we face this year. There are a few ways to handle this, but I prefer to be proactive and try to make the best of this crazy year while following guidelines set forth to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Following recommendations from the CDC, we’ve put together a helpful guide to navigating this holiday period during COVID-19 this year. Continue reading “5 Ways to Have a Safe and Healthy COVID Holiday”

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5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health

respiratory health1aBreathing is one of the most important processes that happens in our bodies. Yet, many of us rarely give it much thought. This simple but complex act is automatic and therefore does not require conscious effort to make it happen. However, for individuals with either acute or chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD, or infections such as pneumonia or COVID-19, or those impacted by the wildfires out west, breathing is very much on their minds. Continue reading “5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health”

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