The Pursuit of a Good Night's Sleep

The Pursuit of a Good Night’s Sleep: 10 ways to get the zzz’s you need.

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Sleep deprivation is similar to alcohol intoxication in how it impacts our ability to function. 50 to 70 million people in the US suffer from one or more sleep disorders and it’s no wonder. Only 21% of Americans get the recommended seven to eight hours sleep each night. The number of distractions and lifestyle choices that interfere with healthy sleep …

What is Whole Body Health?

What is Whole Body Health?

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Whole Body Health is a 360-degree view of one’s health, acknowledging the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual factors in a person’s ability to thrive, not merely survive. At Root, we support the journey to total health & wellness by focusing on what we refer to as the Four Pillars of Whole Body Health. FOOD as Medicine Health starts here. What …

Can Tell You about Your Health

What Your Posture Can Tell You about Your Health

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It’s a chicken-or-egg question: What came first, the stress that caused bad posture, or the bad posture that enhances a foul mood? Our emotional and physical health are intertwined; awareness of one often leads to straightening up the other, Our bodies are designed for movement and stability. As we age, we create muscle imbalances from bad habits in how we …

The Power of Consistency

The Power of Consistency: Yoga as a Lifestyle

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“Yoga in America is becoming what it needs to be. We cannot step backward from those ways of doing things [in India], because we never had them to begin with.” – Nina Moliver The practice of yoga, which began about 5000 years ago in India, has become a booming $27 Billion industry in the U.S., with more than 15 million …

Men are Practicing Yoga

Why More and More Men are Practicing Yoga

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It’s a peculiarity of western culture that yoga is practiced primarily by women. Here, it’s often thought that men do sports and women do things like yoga and stretching. Ironically, many men have reported that their first yoga class has often ‘kicked their ass’ and that it requires a lot more strength than they imagined.  In its origin countries, yoga …

Men's Health

Men’s Health for Each Season

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”— Benjamin Franklin If we didn’t change the oil in our car for 10 years, some very major, costly issues would come up – the kind that could be easily avoided if we’d just changed the oil. We do regular anti-virus scans to catch the bugs that can crash and wreak …

The Power of Heat

The Power of Heat: Sauna, Hot/Cold Hydrotherapy, Teas & Salt Baths

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The perfect yin-yang balance of relaxation and invigoration The days are getting more and more chilly. You feel it in your bones. And after a long day at work, the thing you crave the most is a nice hot something. What is it about the power of heat that heals? Well, for one thing, heat increases fascial tissue elasticity. Your …

Traditional Medicine

Traditional Medicine and the Changing Seasons

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Traditional medicines help us align with the seasons. We can learn a lot from the patterns of nature and the cycle of the seasons. For example, in Chinese Medicine and 5 phases/element theory, each phase is associated with a season (including late summer, the 5th season), along with foods and self care and activities that complement the patterns of energy …

Kitchen Probiotic Recipes

The Importance of Digestion: Kitchen Probiotic Recipes

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Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We know that most of our friends at Root are well read about healthy practices like eating right, exercising and meditation. But as healthy minded people, we sometimes need some ‘ammunition’ to help our kids and our partners be on the same page. Holistsic nutritionist …

Fortify your Immune System

Fortify your Immune System Before Winter

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Winter is coming… …as the Starks from The Game of Thrones would say. Be prepared. While you’re still glowing from summer river runs and backyard BBQs, take this healthy dose of vitality you’ve received from the summer sunshine and keep that momentum going into the next few months as you fortify your immune system for winter. Adapt to the change …