10 fathers day sayings

Happy Father’s Day!

Here is a little history. The idea of Father’s Day was conceived slightly over a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, WA, while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth.

The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.

How Fathers Can Have the Biggest Impact on Kid’s Health

Many forces influence your child’s health. From television commercials and programs, the internet, teachers and parents, your children receive input from many areas that will shape their attitudes toward health. You, as the parent, have the ability to have the strongest influence. Modeling healthy behaviors for your kids is the best way for them to learn and adopt healthy habits for themselves.

Fathers impact in kids health

Have you ever thought about whether Mom or Dad has the biggest impact on your child’s health? Traditionally, mothers tend to have the greatest influence in the earlier years of child development. However, when it comes to healthy weight, recent research actually shows that fathers have the biggest impact.

That’s right Dad’s! It is time to step up to the plate and make sure that you are modeling a healthy weight and healthy habits that produce this lifestyle for your kids. Here are some tips to help you out.

Healing Should Be Logical (Not make you worse)

Michael Painfree
May 2, 2014

We need to drastically re-think the way that we treat disease, especially regarding cancer. Healing and homeostasis is the natural state of the human body. It is logical. However, the vast majority of traditional cancer treatments do not honor the concept of innate healing and are illogical. This article discusses some great concepts that will challenge the way you view treatment of cancer and other disease.

As Thomas Pychon said, “if you can get people to ask the wrong question, the answer does not matter”. That is the case with cancer and most diseases. With cancer and most diseases, you must treat the person, the whole person, the body ecology, if you are to have success and restore homeostasis. If your doctor says “take this drug”, you should ask “what part of my body function does it replace, improve, or fix”. The answer to this will clarify your decision process.

Cancer’s treatments current goal, albeit, misguided, is “I want my doctor to shrink the tumor until it disappears”. Caveat: If you get people to set the wrong goal, the result doesn’t matter.”

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Natural Sun Protection the Wellness Way

It’s summertime and millions of Americans are excited to spend hours outdoors at the beach, sunny parks and beautiful bike trails. At the same time, sun protection and fear of skin cancer is a major concern as well. Have you wondered if lathering up with the highest SPF sunscreen is really the best option? Are you concerned about the chemicals in traditional SPF suncreens?

Summer Sun Protection

I am definitely looking forward to spending some long afternoons at the beach with my family. However, as with most other activities, our wellness lifestyle causes us to buck the traditional trends. We avoid chemical-laden sunscreen lotions and practice sun protection from the inside out!

I love smoothies! I am always looking for new, fresh ways to include more whole foods into my diet. Smoothies are a great way to do just that. These recipes are fun and delicious. They are even kid-friendly! My six year old son is a bit of a picky eater, as most kids are at this age. Smoothies are a good way to make sure he gets the whole food, healthy nutrition that his growing body needs.

Question: What ideas do you have to help your family get more healthy nutrition? 

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11 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Elena Wilkins - Vegalicious
June 4, 2014

Are you running short on ideas for healthy snacks for your kids? Healthy nutrition is very important for our kids. Yet, it can be very challenging as well. Before resorting to highly processed junk food, check this out. Here are 11 great, delicious and healthy ideas with recipes from Elena Wilkins of Vegalicious. Many of these can be healthy meals as well. They are sure to please even the pickiest eaters!

Proper Desk Posture

Courtesy of: Spine Health

Proper posture is about much more than just looking good! Maintaining proper posture helps protect your nervous system, which is controlling every cell, tissue and organ in your entire body. Poor posture leads to arthritis, fatigue, breathing problems, indigestion, carpal tunnel syndrome and so many other health conditions. Put these tips into place while you are seated at your desk to improve your posture, prevent back pain and support your wellness lifestyle.