Holistic Health Blog
Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum

Bottle Drinking Water – How Safe Is It?

Keurig Dr Pepper just announced a voluntary recall of their Penafiel Mineral Spring Water due to higher than allowed levels of arsenic.

http://news.keurigdrpepper.com/2019-06-21-Keurig-Dr-Pepper-Announces-Voluntary-Withdrawal-of-Unflavored-Penafiel-Mineral-Spring-Water-that-Does-Not-Meet-FDA-Bottled-Water-Quality-Standards.

What brand of bottled water do you prefer and why?  Do you worry about product safety?

Sleep Health

We spend a 1/3 of our lives sleeping yet an estimated 45% of the world’s population is sleep deprived.  Why do we have such a difficult time with this essential part of our health journey?

There are five stages to sleep, including three that actively involve the body’s healing (e.g., memory processing and consolidation, generation of neurons, repairing muscles, restoring the immune system, and more).

Which one of the following reasons for insomnia best describe you?  What have you tried to that has helped eliminate your sleep disturbances?  We want to hear from you!

  • Chronic stress (e.g., overscheduled, causing frustration, anxiety, depression)
  • Watching TV, using the laptop, cell phone right before bedtime
  • Bedroom temperature problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Medications (e.g., anticonvulsants, beta blockers, decongestants, oral contraceptives, thyroid medication)

 

Why Do You Like Your Fitness Tracker Wearable (e.g, Fitbit)?

The Institute of Photonic Sciences is developing a disposable fitness tracker patch that will measure your hydration temperature, UV exposure, oxygen saturation, and breath rate.  That sounds great!  What fitness tracker are you currently using and why did you buy it?  Has your health regimen changed since you have been using it?