Entries by Tracy Hodge

Feeding the Wisdom of Your Body

Are you getting all that your body needs out of the foods that you consume? In my opinion, the answer is “NO!”  The reality is that our food is in a sad state these days.  Due to this, I believe that every person needs to take a quality multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. One way to…

Stress

We all have some level of stress in our lives. Stress, in small doses and for short periods of time, is completely fine and not harmful. It is when stress becomes long term that it becomes a problem. There are three types of stress that our body is subjected to – emotional, physical, and chemical.…

H2 WHAT?!

Water, otherwise known as H2O … did you know that we are made up mostly of water? Research tells us that the heart and brain are about 73% water, the lungs are about 83% water, the skin is about 64% water, and the muscles and kidneys are about 79% water. Even the bones contain some…

Have a Heart … ???

With this month containing Valentine’s Day which is all about love and the heart, I wanted to have a look at the importance of our heart, the part it plays in monitoring nervous system health, and some key nutrients that support our heart. Of course, we all have a heart. We need it to function…

Lifestyle Changes

Happy New Year!  With the new year upon us, this is the time that people tend to make New Year’s Resolutions.  The vast majority of people commit to health resolutions – they desire to lose X amount of weight or to start exercising.  While this is a great idea, most people do not follow through…

Stress and the Holidays

As I talked about in an earlier article this year, small amounts of stress are good for you.  At this time of year, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about the different types of stress as they relate to the holidays and how we can help to support our bodies through them. As…

Cleansing versus Fasting

Have you heard about nutritional cleansing, also known as intermittent fasting?  Have you wondered what the difference between nutritional cleansing or just cleansing for short and fasting is?  This article will explain the differences and the benefits of nutritional cleansing as well as why I believe that everyone needs to nutritionally cleanse! Nutritional cleansing is…

You’re Not Stressed Are You?

You’re Not Stressed Are You? Small amounts of stress are good for you.  Stress comes in good forms such as marriage, starting a new job, having a baby, moving, etc.  It also comes in bad forms such as losing a job, divorce, death of a loved one, etc.  When our stress becomes chronic and ongoing is…

To Prep or Not to Prep, that is the Question!

  I hope everyone had a wonderful summer break!  With kids being back to school. It is especially important to meal plan and prep to ensure that they get the required nutrients that their bodies and brains need to function properly at school and play.  While meal planning may seem daunting and too rigid, it…

Allergies

Some people are afflicted with seasonal allergies from pollens and other plants in their surrounding area.  Others are allergic to certain foods or components of foods.  Sometimes people are born with allergies and other times they develop them over time.  In the overall scheme of things, it doesn’t really matter how or when you got…

Water Water Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink!

Thankfully, we have plenty of water around us to drink. I am certainly grateful for this as water is so very important for many functions within the body. We’ve talked about the importance of staying hydrated in the winter in a previous article. With the hot summer sun fast approaching, I wanted to take the…

How to Prevent and Treat Colds and Flus

As I write this we are nearing the end of the traditional cold and flu season of the year.  By the time you read it, it will be pretty much over.  This does not mean that you cannot and will not get a cold or the flu at other times of the year!  I wanted…

Supplements and Healthy Aging

Do you need to supplement with vitamins and minerals? In my opinion, the answer is “YES!” I believe that every person needs to take a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. Perhaps you wonder what makes me make this bold statement? I make this statement due to the state of our food in this day and age.…