STRESS & THE HOLIDAYS

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The holiday season can definitely be a stressful time for many. While it is a time where people come together, often the objective of buying everyone gifts or long distance traveling can put stressors on the body and mind. With the coming winter, Seasonal Affective Disorder can also play a role in the mood or behavior of a person. The holiday season is a time of pure joy,

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LEAD TOXICITY IN CHILDREN – THERE ARE NO SAFE LEVELS!



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Sean E. Heerey ND, MA, CCC/SLP

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), acceptable Blood Lead Levels (BLLs) for children are <5mcg/dL. However, there is no measurable level of lead in the body below which no harm occurs. Lead is toxic to the brain! It does not matter if a child inhales, swallows, or absorbs lead particles, the health effects are the same. However, higher levels of lead are absorbed when it is inhaled.

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TURMERIC GINGER LATTE

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Ingredients

9 ounces of almond – coconut milk, unsweetened
1/4 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated, organic fresh ginger or powdered ginger
1 teaspoon organic, ground turmeric, fresh or dried works fine
1 teaspoon organic raw honey
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

 

Directions

In a small pot, over low heat, add coconut milk and rest of ingredients.

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MAGNESIUM – WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT

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Magnesium is one of the most important minerals that is used by the human body for many functions. Although it seems like a simple nutrient to obtain through food, many individuals are actually deficient. The benefits of a balanced level of magnesium are many but, unfortunately low levels of magnesium can contribute to a plethora of symptoms that can be linked to several health issues.

 

Even more concerning is the deficit of magnesium in people who have elevated stress levels.

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DRINK WATER – WHY IT’S GREAT FOR YOUR BODY

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Sean E. Heerey ND, MA, CCC/SLP

 

Our bodies need water! When you are really thirsty the beverage that tastes the best is water. Dehydration is a common condition that is easily overlooked as something that is contributing to disease and a lack of overall wellness.

 

Research has shown that proper hydration leads to increased athletic performance and overall improvements in mood.

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BAKED DORADE (SEA BREAM)

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Ingredients

1 whole wild sea bream (Dorade fish) cleaned and gutted
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 organic garlic cloves, smashed
1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
Cracked black pepper, to taste
1 organic lemon, cut into slices
1 cup steamed snow peas, for plate garnish

 

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