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Supplementing Your Immune System with a Daily Defense to Fight Pathogens

Your Immune System is Your Daily Defense Against Invaders  At its peak, your immune system works like a master orchestra performing in harmony. Upon detecting potential threats — including bacteria, parasites, and viruses — your immune system unleashes a powerful army to destroy these foreign invaders. Usually, this defense works well, protecting you against illness. But sometimes…

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Summer Blog Series #2: Outdoor Activity

Welcome to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where the landscape is diverse and the weather is bright and warm in the summer. Because we have clear, sunny skies most of the season, we have a wide selection of outdoor activities and exercise from which to choose. Hiking, gardening, swimming, fishing, mountain climbing, running, sports, kayaking—the list…

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Vitamin D: Sunshine, Storage, and Supplements

Why Don’t We Get Enough Vitamin D? Health Consequences of Not Getting Enough Vitamin D Am I At Risk For Vitamin D Deficiency? Vitamin D Nutraceuticals 3 Ways To Get More Vitamin D Sometimes called “the sunshine vitamin,” your skin can make vitamin D with regular sunlight.  That makes the name a little misleading because your…

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5 Hacks to Have a Healthy BBQ

Summertime means lazy lounging days basking in the sun, enjoying friends by the poolside, and having a backyard BBQ! Children play in the backyard, you hear the ice cream truck music in the distance, and humid air creates a relaxed spirit. Unfortunately, the season can also become an invitation for sunburn, bug bites, and other…

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Summer Blog Series #1: Summertime health tips

Break out your sunglasses and beach umbrella—summer has arrived! Many people wait all year long for the special activities that come with summer, like swimming, gardening, sports, hiking, camping, and many more. With this increased exercise comes opportunities for injuring our bodies in big and small ways. In this first installment of our summer blog…

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How to Practice Self-Care During Mental Health Awareness Month

Did you know that one in five adults will experience mental illness this year?* This statistic reminds us that for millions of people, living with a mental illness is a reality that they and their loved ones deal with every day. If you have experience with mental illness, support someone who is struggling, or simply…

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Keeping Your Body Strong to Fight Against Illness

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing environment around us, you may be wondering, “How can I best protect myself and my family from illness and infection?” Momentum is here to help with a few strategies for supporting your immune system and keeping your body healthy and strong in this season: We are what we…

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Pursuing a balanced and healthy lifestyle can feel overwhelming at times. We are bombarded with countless tips and tricks on social media, television, and articles on how to achieve happiness by losing weight and looking our best. But what if the desire to become our best selves went deeper than that? At Momentum, we believe…

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Is Broken Heart Syndrome A Real Thing?

What is Broken Heart Syndrome? Strategy 1: Eat A Heart-Healthy Diet Strategy 2: Manage Stress Levels Strategy 3: Get the Right Nutrients Your heart is a muscle that pumps blood throughout the body.1 In fact, this powerful muscle requires more energy to perform than any other organ.  A few nutrients help provide that energy to your…

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12 Heart Healthy Ideas for a Perfect Valentine’s Day

The idea of Valentine’s Day out sounds enticing. You might envision a candlelight dinner, dancing, and strolling in the moonlight. Most of us know the realistic scenario of this romantic holiday.  You wait an hour for a table and pay too much for mediocre, unhealthy food. February weather means you’ll likely be running to the car rather…

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