ZIRA BLOG | FEBRUARY 2015

February 16, 2015 - Do you wake up in the morning feeling as though you tossed and turned, and aren’t quite ready to wake up?  This restlessness could be a form of insomnia, a common plague to people’s lives. It is estimated that about 50 to 70 million Americans have some form of diagnosable sleep disorder or suffer from chronic sleep loss. While insomnia is often thought of as being a complete inability to sleep, it is not measured by how many or few hours of sleep you get [...]

February 17, 2015 - To say that the quality of food that we eat today is poor is an understatement. It is a scary thought to know that unless you are growing and butchering your food you have no idea what is actually in it. There are things from hormones, genetic modifications, additives, sugars and much more. After all of the processing and additives, it is scarcely food at all. The health crises in the United States should be alarming us that a change is needed, but it seems that it is th [...]

February 17, 2015 - In today’s society stress seems hard to avoid. More and more people go on medications to manage their stresses each day. There are stresses due to the uncertainty of employment, growing demands at work, mortgages, family, relationships, health and the list goes on. These stresses are most likely not going to go away, but the important thing is finding a way to manage them because the damage that stress has on our health is very serious. When you think of health ri [...]

February 17, 2015 - Ginger is one powerful little root! It has been used for centuries and has long been viewed as a healing plant. In an article by Susan Biali, it mentions that Confucius claimed never to eat a meal without ginger. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ginger has been used in healing and prevention for thousands of years. Ginger is an amazing herb with many healing powers, helping with; appetite, arthritis, cellulite, pneumonia, colds, sea sickness, nausea, preventing blood cl [...]

February 23, 2015 - "I have a headache." We have all been there. Our lives often seem so over-scheduled with working, carpools, kids activities, running to the grocery store, prepping dinner, and then realizing we barely have enough energy to greet our significant other with a smile. It's hard to imagine that we could manage to muster up some romance amid this scenario. We owe it to ourselves to understand if it's really a headache we're fighting or there is another reason to not partake i [...]