Water The Underestimated Nutrient Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com A few facts about water probably pop into our mind — we need 8 cups of water a day, about 70-80% of our body is made of water, and most of the earth’s surface is covered with water. We don’t usually think about water as an “essential nutrient.” But it is just that. It is essential that we drink water daily since it is required in amounts that exceed the body’s ability to produce it. All [...]
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Do We Have a Choice on How It Affects Us? Contributed by Dr. Natalie Kazzi Buxton DrPH, MS, RD If there is one thing that is hard to avoid, it is stress and worry. You hear people talking about it all the time. Some get stressed when driving, shopping, watching the news, etc. There is a lot to be worried about in this world recently. Others are stressed at school or at work. Family dynamics and other relationships can also be a significant source of stress, and on the other hand, [...]
Faith in Motion How Exercise Impacts All Areas of Your Life Contributed by Josh Morton AdventHealth CREATION Life is a whole-person wellness philosophy created by AdventHealth. To learn more, visit CREATIONLife.com An intimate connection exists between our bodies and our minds. Though we often hear of the effects exercise has on our physical health, the impact of exercise in other areas of our lives receives far less attention. The truth is, all of our bodily organs are intricately interrelated. The state of our lungs determines the condition of our heart. [...]
Inflammation and Depression Is There Cause For Concern? Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com In this day and age, the world appears to be well versed on the varying topics of mental health. However, there still seems to be a disconnect when it comes to some of the leading mental health disorders, such as depression. Very much like the body, the mind can literally get sick. The mind manifests its illnesses through a myriad of ways, such as ongoing migraines, confusion, forgetfulness, brain fog, and slow [...]
Sugar And the Immune System How Much Can I Eat? Contributed by Dr. Natalie Kazzi Buxton DrPH, MS, RD Sugar is an essential component for our body. Glucose, a simple sugar, is the energy source that our cells need in order to function. Yet too much sugar is not good for us, which is why we have to pay attention to the sources that we get it from. While most of us know that eating candy and other sweets is bad for our teeth, consuming foods that have a high [...]
Your Microbiome An Immunity Powerhouse Contributed by Dr. Fay Kazzi Shanholtzer PhD, MS, RD www.TheEarthyCanvas.com As this title caught your attention you might have noticed that you have been hearing a lot more about the gut microbiome in the past few years. Other terms to describe it include the microbiota, gut bacteria, gut flora, good and bad bugs, and gut bacteria. Although the gut microbiome is not a new topic, this sudden attention on it is the result of an incredibly large body of scientific literature that has emerged over [...]
The Immune System At the Center of Our Health Contributed by Dr. Natalie Kazzi Buxton DrPH, MS, RD Most people don’t think twice about their immune system, until it stops working. As long as you don’t get sick, this system is relatively unnoticed and maybe even not cared for. The role of our immune system is to basically prevent or limit infection. We get exposed to infectious bacteria and viruses on a daily basis, but we may only get sick once in a while, if ever, thanks to our immune [...]
Financial Safety In Times of Crisis In these unprecedented times of uncertainty, what should I be doing with my money. Should I save? Should I invest in the market? Should I liquidate? This presentation will help clarify some money handling do’s and don’ts and give some helpful tips on managing personal finances during difficult times. Meet Our Presenter Randy Robinson Randy was born and raised in the San Francisco bay area as a 4th generation Seventh-day Adventist. He attended Adventist elementary schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, attended Monterey Bay [...]
Burnout! Definition, Prevention, and Management Burnout is not simply about excessive workload. A variety of stressors may lead us down the road to exhaustion, negativism, and inefficacy, which are core symptoms of burnout. It should be taken seriously, otherwise it will be detrimental to functioning and wellbeing, short-term, as well as long-term. In this talk, Dr. Bergland will discuss what burnout is, what causes it, and how to manage and prevent it. Meet Our Presenters Torben Bergland, MD Dr. Torben Bergland is one of the Associate Directors of the Health [...]
5 Easy Ways To Encourage Your Connections to Seek Help with Addiction If you are online, you have influence. What you do with this influence matters. The good news is that it has never been easier to lead people to hope and wholeness. This presentation will give you five practical tips for using your digital influence to increase awareness regarding addiction and about the important services you offer as well as how to build trust and relationships in the digital space for real-world impact. Meet Our Presenter Jamie Domm Jamie [...]