Category: environmental wellness

I AM DIVERSITY By: Charles Bennafield

Today, in place of my normal “Middle-age Memoirs”, I am posting a previous article on cultural diversity. I decided to do this for 2 reasons. First, I am writing an article for the H.U.B., the Hawthorn University Blog, on insomnia, which is due today,… Continue Reading “I AM DIVERSITY By: Charles Bennafield”

2020’s Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Lists Are Out…Here’s What You Should Know— Mind Body Green

Have you ever wondered if you should buy organic produce? You wonder if it’s worth the extra expense. Well, the Environmental Working Group has you covered. Every year the EWG publishes 2 lists. The clean 15 is a list of produce with the lowest… Continue Reading “2020’s Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Lists Are Out…Here’s What You Should Know— Mind Body Green”

It turns out smart phone addiction is very real!

As I was reading news this morning, I came across this video. A new study reveals that smart phones do some serious damage to the brain. Smart phones affect your brain the same way drugs do and causes an actual addiction. Here are some… Continue Reading “It turns out smart phone addiction is very real!”

Nutrition 101: Eating Local Produce All year

This was an article which I first published more than two years ago. However, I feel this is a timeless topic that bares repeating. You can never go wrong by eating locally grown food. This was a series of articles, which I’ll repost over… Continue Reading “Nutrition 101: Eating Local Produce All year”

Brain Talks: Fighting to remember ~ Phytomelatonin & Alzheimer’s Disease ~ (Part 2)

Did you know… One person in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) every 65 seconds. Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death. 5.8 million Americans are living with AD, with this number expected to reach 14 million by the year 2050. Deaths… Continue Reading “Brain Talks: Fighting to remember ~ Phytomelatonin & Alzheimer’s Disease ~ (Part 2)”

Touching Lives: The Science of Kindness

As a wellness educator, I teach people that all areas of wellness affect our health. It isn’t just about the health of our physical body. It isn’t just about nutrition. It isn’t just about exercise. It’s about the health of the BODY, MIND AND SOUL.… Continue Reading “Touching Lives: The Science of Kindness”

Brain Talks: Fighting to remember ~ Melatonin & Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 1)

Did you know… One person in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) every 65 seconds. Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death. 5.8 million Americans are living with AD, with this number expected to reach 14 million by the year 2050. Deaths… Continue Reading “Brain Talks: Fighting to remember ~ Melatonin & Alzheimer’s Disease (Part 1)”

Brain Talks: 20 Foods to Boost Memory and Heal the Brain

While research into Alzheimer’s disease has failed to turn up any useful or working “cures”, we do know that the disease begins to develop a full 20 years before symptoms occur. As we approach middle-age, many things begin to slow down, as aches and… Continue Reading “Brain Talks: 20 Foods to Boost Memory and Heal the Brain”

Brain Talks: A Beginner’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease

Doing this research on Alzheimer’s disease for my thesis was a huge wakeup call. This disease is at epidemic proportions, but research suggests that it is almost 100% preventable. I hope to help people make the changes they need to prevent this awful, life destroying disease.

The Wellness Mindset ~ Environmental Wellness: Are you nature-wise? The power of Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing)

. Today we continue our discussion of the six dimensions of wellness by discussing one aspect of environmental wellness: Nature and the power of connecting with nature. First, we need to know the definition of wellness. What is Environmental Wellness? Environmental Wellness – Living… Continue Reading “The Wellness Mindset ~ Environmental Wellness: Are you nature-wise? The power of Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing)”

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