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Tips for Going Natural & Healthy this Halloween, While Still Keeping it Fun

Tips for Going Natural & Healthy this Halloween, While Still Keeping it Fun

According to the National Retail Federation, roughly $7 billion will be spent on the Halloween season. A good portion of that money will go to candy purchases, which will be given away to the tens of millions of trick-or-treaters who take to the community streets and neighborhood parties. Armed with a bag full of candy, many parents worry about whether or not their child is getting a sugar overload as this yearly holiday makes its way through their home. The good news is that there are ways that people can help make Halloween more natural and healthy.

“Halloween is an exciting time for kids, so the last thing we want to do is take away their fun,” explains Dr. Bruno Sharp, a fourth-generation dentist who created a line of products called Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care, and is celebrating his 10th year as a Natural Oral Care provider. “We can still keep it fun and yet make it healthier. Most kids may not even realize that parents took steps to make it more natural.”

Tips for Doing a Self Examination to Help Keep Skin Cancer in Check

Tips for Doing a Self Examination to Help Keep Skin Cancer in Check

September is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, making it a great time for people to hone their self examination skills. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, adding to the 5.4 million new cases that are diagnosed each year in the country. Being diligent about skin cancer all year long is the best way to beat the odds and keep risks of getting it lower.

What you don’t know about mercury fillings could be hurting you!

What you don’t know about mercury fillings could be hurting you!

It’s difficult today to find an adult who doesn’t have a silver filling in their mouth. After all, it’s believed that around 42 percent of children have had cavities in their teeth, and 91 percent of adults have had them. Millions of people have had these cavities filled with a “silver” substance, which contains around 50 percent mercury. The problem is that mercury is a neurotoxin, which is a substance that we know to be poisonous to nerve tissue. Millions of unsuspecting people today walk around with these silver fillings that may actually be damaging their health without them even realizing it.

Support Veterans by Joining the EOD 131WOD CROSSFIT Movement this Fall

Support Veterans by Joining the EOD 131WOD CROSSFIT Movement this Fall

Veterans Day is November 11th and this day makes for a great time to consider how individuals, groups, businesses, and gyms can get involved and show their support for our nation’s veterans. While it’s estimated that there are over 19 million veterans in the country, there is one elite group of veterans in need of your support, because they have the most dangerous job in the military. This group is EOD or explosive ordnance disposal, or to many, bomb disposal. This Veterans Day, you can join a movement, and use your work out as a way to support these important members of our military.

Help Your Family Stay Healthy for $20 Per Month

Help Your Family Stay Healthy for $20 Per Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one third of the country’s adults are considered obese. Furthermore, they report that childhood obesity is a serious problem in the country. Along with weight issues, millions of Americans are suffering from chronic illness and disease that is costing them money in health care bills and lost wages. The good news is there are some things families can do to try and stay healthy, and they don’t have to cost an arm and a leg either.

“We realize that the costs of things like healthcare have skyrocketed,” explains Ed Meridian, the founder of the Network Advantage Card. “That’s why we are proud to offer a discount membership card, like NAC, that connects the dots between health and wealth. Our card is helping many people get healthy, and keep their family healthier at a very low monthly cost.”

Boulder Crest Retreat Recognized as a Model for Community-Based Veteran Programs

Boulder Crest Retreat Recognized as a Model for Community-Based Veteran Programs

The Retreat’s breakthrough approach to PTSD and combat-related stress is worth replicating, according to the American Psychological Association’s The Military Psychologist

In the three years since opening, Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness has served more than 2,100 combat veterans and their family members. The Virginia-based retreat – the nation’s first privately-funded wellness center dedicated exclusively to combat veterans and their families – serves as a proving ground for a new and innovative approach to PTSD and combat stress.

EOD Warrior Foundation Seeks EOD Tech in Need of Assistance Dog

EOD Warrior Foundation Seeks EOD Tech in Need of Assistance Dog

The EOD Warrior Foundation is partnering with MADE in Texas Assistance Dogs to pair a trained service dog with an EOD technician in need

 

Many EOD technicians need assistance when they return home from combat. Those who suffer from conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often find that service dogs bring relief, others who have physical injuries, including amputations, blindness, and many others, may find benefit in having a service dog for multiple reasons. The EOD Warrior Foundation is partnering with MADE in Texas Assistance Dogs to provide an EOD technician in need with a fully trained service dog.  This dog is being donated in honor of former U.S. Navy EOD officer, Commander Kevin Childre, who passed away in May 2015 as a result of a bicycle accident while on a ride raising awareness for the EOD Warriors Foundation.