unlocking potential diaphragmatic breathing blog

With COVID dominating the headlines, it sure has got me thinking more about the respiratory/pulmonary systems and how to optimize them. Many people didn’t know that there are different ways to breathe, focusing on drawing your breath from your mouth or nose and filling different parts of your respiratory system at different cadences. Prior to…

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older man cbd salve arm

Buying gifts for Dad is usually easy. Tie. Socks. Underwear. Yard accessories. Grill. That’s it, right? But you’re not that daughter or son to buy some easy gift for your pops. You want to help him take care of himself by getting him something practical he can actually use that will provide value and that isn’t work-related like…

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hungover man looking for hangover cure

How to Cure a Hangover We’ve all been there. We drank too much the night before, and now its the next day, you’re still feeling like crap but you have some kind of event to make it to the next day. It could be a wedding and you were drunk at the rehearsal last night,…

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wim hof cold method outside

A couple of years ago I was dealing with some health issues that caused my liver enzymes to spike to insanely high levels. Reaching the point where my doctors were worried about liver damage both in the short and long term. I went from dealing with my doctors at Spectrum Health here in Grand Rapids…

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burpee challenge workout

Well the coronavirus has really thrown a monkey wrench into my fitness goals this year. But I’m looking on the bright side and setting new goals for this brief period of ‘house arrest’.  Shameless plug for the CDC before we get too much further, please make sure you are staying indoors, staying safe and staying…

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cbd massage oil

When I first started dating my wife, I remember her always saying “beauty is pain.” I didn’t understand, until I saw her doing things that seemed painful in the name of beauty, like waxing anywhere or having a layer of skin basically burned off your face by Retinol. Though I didn’t understand it to that…

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the waldos where 420 started

Every year, thousands of people around the world will celebrate April 20th, or 4/20. To some, this is just a number. However, for everyone else, we all know that it means smoking marijuana. Even with the thousands of people celebrating the holiday in their own way, a very small amount of them actually knows where…

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what are nutraceutical products

Nutraceutical products are supplements that can be used for nutritional benefits as well as medicinal benefits. Nutraceutical product types range widely from fortified cereal to bio-yogurts, as well as vitamin supplements, herbal remedies, teas, and more.  These products are not tested or regulated by the FDA similar to how they do for prescription drugs, though…

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lemon ginger cbd hot shot

 With Coronavirus aka COVID-19 dominating headlines, everyone is eager to pump the purell and strap on a facemask. Meanwhile over on the Third Coast, we’re boosting our immunity naturally with our famous Lemon Ginger CBD Hot Shots.   What’s more, you don’t even need to leave your house to get the ingredients thanks to the…

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woman battle ropes

Admit it. You’ve scrolled through the Instagram accounts watching fitfluencers like @lbs_metrodetroit, @kfoylefitness, and @primal.swoledier and thought, “Hey, they have those battle ropes at my gym! It looks like a great cardio and full-body workout …but I’m not willing to risk looking like a rabid caveman …am I? Well, you really should be willing to risk…

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medicine ball woman

Perhaps the most iconic ‘old school’ piece of functional fitness equipment is the medicine ball. Heavy, sand-filled, leather and bursting at the seams. You know …the one collecting dust in the walled off back part of your gym that no one uses. Today, the workouts developed around this iconic equipment are definitely different than your…

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kettlebell lift

There is a whole universe of ‘functional fitness’ gear out there. Our partner Onnit along with Rouge Fitness and some others have a wide variety of the latest functional equipment. Fitness experts and Instagram influencers alike can be seen using battle ropes, slam balls, sandbags, steel maces, and kettlebells. The Crossfit movement has also been…

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cbd gummies in hand

Most likely, you’ve heard about the many potential benefits that cannabidiol (CBD) may offer your mood and health. Today’s CBD market is plentiful with products in various forms like topical lotions and oils, pills and capsules, coffee and tea, vape pens, and now CBD gummies! Yes, cannabidiol is available in edible and chewable candy form,…

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There was a time when the cannabis industry was, well, only focused on cannabis. High-THC this, high THC-that, dank this, edible that. Recreation was the industry’s focus, and many people assumed it’d always be. But now the pendulum has swung back, and things seem to be going in a very different direction. Another cannabis compound…

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CBD Brain Connection

What if someone told you there was a plant out there that interacted pretty much perfectly…with your brain? A plant whose active compounds promote health by mimicking the action of internal neurochemicals? A plant which, because of such crazy similarities, was effective at addressing the root cause of many, many health issues? Truth can be…

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woman sleeping on cloud

Nothing is more irritating than lying awake in bed late at night with the upcoming workday just hours away. It happens to the best of us, and whether you’re dealing with insomnia or finding it difficult to fall asleep after a hectic workday, there is a natural alternative to sleeping pills growing in popularity amongst…

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dog enjoying cbd oil

We’ve been sharing a lot of information on the benefits of CBD in humans, but what about man’s best friends… pets. Is there a CBD oil for pets that would help my dog or cat? The answer is yes. Dogs, cats, and other animals are able to benefit from CBD for pets. Similar to the…

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cbd cte concussion brain blog

The consequences of head trauma are very real. A concussion, the most common type of traumatic brain injury, results in temporary loss of brain function. Concussions do not necessarily require someone to become unconscious or ‘knocked out’. Some concussions, even occur without any external signs of trauma. Repeated concussions can even lead to Chronic Traumatic…

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