October 2014 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

  • Join Health Coach Zach’s screening of Fed Up, a documentary about sugar in our food and the current health care crisis.
  • Learn about the health benefits of homemade broth and how to make it.
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley says lack of sleep is America’s biggest health problem.
  • C-Sections rates found to be alarmingly high.
  • Recipe of the Month: Raspberry Ginger Lemonade

Wednesday, October 1, 7:00 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. Join Health Coach Zach for Fed Up Screening at Thrive

Check out this trailer for an unsettling glimpse into the food industry, then come to Health Coach Zach’s free screening and learn new ways to improve your food shopping habits. See you on Wednesday, October 1, at 7:00!

Broth: A Secret Nutritional Superfood

Stock or broth is made from bones of chicken, fish or beef. Stock contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur, and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–components such as chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as supplements for arthritis and joint pain. The nutrients in broth are also excellent for healing and maintaining a strong digestive system.

This article has several different broth recipes at the bottom of the page. Enjoy a nourishing broth as the days begin to turn colder.

Staggering Statistics on Our Lack of Sleep

Dr. Kirk Parsley’s TED talk on sleep is an excellent resource to help us understand the far reaching health problems that sleep deprivation creates.

Did you know that Americans average 6.5 hours of sleep per night? This is 20% less sleep than only 30 years ago! Dr. Parsley emphasizes that changes to diet and exercise will be futile unless we address our biggest individual and collective health issue.

This newsletter from a practitioner in New Zealand has some good info on improving your sleep quality.

Higher C-Section Rates Are Alarming

Consumer Reports released findings earlier this year that showed alarmingly high incidences of c-sections. While at times a necessity for the mother or baby, the high rates “are unsupportable by professional guidelines and studies of birth outcomes,” said Dr. Elliot Main.

Recipe of the Month: Raspberry Ginger Lemonade

I just found this recipe from my former classmate Dr. Jockers and have not even tried it myself yet! I am looking forward to making it this weekend and wanted to pass it on right away. What a great idea for after your kids’ soccer match or for your own workout! Let us know how you like it!