Envision going to your favorite restaurant to eat with family and friends. At the end of your meal, you want to take home leftovers. We all do it, and we package our extra food neatly in each compartment of the takeout box or tray and don't even pay attention to what the material is that made up that cute little dessert tray or main dish box. As the food industry learns about the products that contain our food and what and how they are shipped, products tend to be substituted with a new material. There is still one material that is used frequently and believe it or not, is and can still be found at our local grocery stores. Polystyrene is a versatile plastic resin used to produce all kinds of products. It’s most used in two forms which can either be solid or foam. Solid form of polystyrene is used to make auto parts, electronics, toys, kitchen appliances and more. The foam polystyrene is used to make building and appliance insulation, surfboards, lightweight protective packaging, egg cartons, meat trays, foodservice packaging and more. Now you may be thinking to yourself “I’ve never heard of this before, is it new?”, nope. The more widely known name for this product is Styrofoam. Styrofoam is the trade marked industrial name for polystyrene that has a blueish color whereas polystyrene is translucent. Polystyrene has many side effects which include links to cancer, vision and hearing loss, impaired memory, and concentration as well as nervous system effects. When we either eat from or heat up our food in these containers, this chemical can leach out into the food or drink and then into our bodies. Styrene is such a problematic chemical that it is also included on the Hazardous 100 list. This is encouraging retailers alike to move on from Styrofoam due to its contaminating properties. I know we can’t eliminate all chemicals from our bodies, but we can pay a little more attention to what we take our food home in as every little bit helps.
If you don’t sleep, you don’t repair, and if don’t repair you begin to break down. Everyone needs sleep and time to rebuild. The modern world we live in constantly breaks us down and the one reprieve from this is quality sleep. Here are some resources to help you sleep better and live your best life.
Toxins are all around us. It’s important that each day we try and eliminate our exposure as much as possible. Our bodies are extremely resilient in fighting off and filtering what we are exposed to daily. There are several things that we can do each day to help our bodies stay as healthy and strong. Let’s look at eliminating toxins and what things we can do to help limit our exposure
The "Be Healthy" 60-day challenge is not another fad diet or gym program. We are changing lives and creating long term healthy habits that will be in place long after the 60 days end. Archetype is here to provide a structure that is conducive to results. Learn about how we have implemented this program in the past and how we can help you turn your health dreams into a reality.
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Natalies story of how she was terrified to visit a chiropractor, until she realized the benefits and relief it provided for her chronic back pain.
This is the most common response I hear any time I ask to see a patient’s blood work. They have been told that everything is normal, yet they still feel awful. How could this be the case? This post is specifically about why medical and functional blood analysis is different and absolutely needs to be understood