Category Archives: Horseman’s Health

Horseman’s Health: Algae for the Holidays

Holiday time can be lots of fun, but it can also be stressful. Add to that the overeating that can occur with family dinners, parties, and eating on the run during travel or just being rushed decorating or shopping, and you have the perfect conditions for weight gain, heartburn, stomach cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Pumpkin – Good For More Than Just a Fall Decoration

October is the month we see lots of pumpkins around, but they are so much more than just a pretty fall decoration or good for making jack-o-lanterns. What’s In Pumpkin That is So Healthy? First, pumpkin is a great source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body turns into Vitamin A. This particular antioxidant which … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: About Chlorophyll

Guest article by Barbara Swanson and with thanks to Mark Segars The green blood of plants becomes the red blood of animals and humans! Certain of our body’s unique nutrients have an eerie relationship to pigments found in blue green algae. We are going to discuss one of the most important: Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll Chlorophyll is … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Extra Energy for Summer Fun

Have you found yourself starting to drag this summer and without enough energy to keep going through the day? With the extra work of getting ready for vacations, kids home from school, grandkids visiting and all the extra sports and daylight hours that summer brings, it can be hard to keep your energy level high. … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Summer Skincare

Summer is typically a season we find ourselves outside more with longer days, summer activities, vacations, yard work, and such. It also means our skin is extra exposed to harmful UV rays from the sun and drying from the weather conditions. If you think your skincare is all about how you look, think again. Our … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Boosting Energy to Get Ready for Summer

Summer will be here before we know it and that means the need for extra energy to deal with kids home for the summer, family vacations, longer daylight hours to be out and about, longer riding time, and all the summertime sports and summer fun. If you are feeling an energy drain, now is the … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Getting Ready for Spring Allergy Season?

I love seeing everything turning green and blooming, but can certainly do without the sneezing, itchy and watering eyes, runny nose and coughing this time of year can bring. I know I’m not alone in this as the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates around 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies. And I … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Spring Forward Without the Winter Weight Gain

As we head into March and winter comes to an end, this is a good time to take a look at the added pounds many of us put on over the winter months and our overall health and nutritional habits. Putting on extra pounds over the winter months is a common problem since we don’t … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Be Your Own Valentine All Year Round

I walk into my local grocery store and am bombarded with red and pink hearts, boxes of heart shaped candies, and flowers. I’m sure you have experienced the same this month as it is the month for Valentine’s. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, whether you have a sweetie to celebrate with or not; … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: New Nutrition Resolution for the New Year

Welcome to 2018! Have you made a new year’s resolution yet for this year? If not, maybe it’s time to set a resolution for a nutritional lifestyle change. Two of the most important areas to look at in regards to nutrition according to Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, CLC, registered dietician and nutrition expert for … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Managing Stress to Bring Harmony to Your Holidays

Just when I think life is busy enough and my to-do list can’t hold any more items, here comes the holidays again! Extra cooking, shopping, decorating, carrying on of family traditions, cleaning, getting ready for visits from family and friends and all the fun things the holidays bring. But it also means extra stress and … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Anti-Inflammatory Diet For Your Dog

Guest article by Donia Alawi of Organics USA, Inc. This month instead of our usual look at nutrition and health for ourselves, I’d like to share this article from Donia that addresses the health concerns of some of our best friends – namely our dogs. Your Dog’s Daily Anti-inflammatory Diet by Donia Alawi of Organics … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health – How Important Are Micronutrients For Your Health?

Even if you strive to eat a nutritionally balanced diet and exercise regularly, you might not be getting the micronutrients you need to avoid health problems in the future. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 9 out of 10 people in this country are deficient in potassium, 8 of 10 are deficient in vitamin … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Supporting Your Joints so They Can Support You

Our joints aren’t something we really think about much usually until we start experiencing stiffness and/or pain with them, but without good joint care our mobility is affected and the pain and stiffness can slow us down. And who has time for that? Not me. About Joints Along with your joints, which is where two … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Protect Your Skin During Your Summer Rides

Planning on doing a lot of riding this summer? Me too, and that means finding ways to protect my skin from the harsh summer sun and heat. Did you know that the health of your skin reflects your overall health and level of stress? Healthy, glowing skin indicates you are living a healthy lifestyle and … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Dreading Spring? Get Allergy Relief to Enjoy Springtime

Spring can be a wonderful time of year unless you are prone to spring allergies. Sneezing, watery, itchy eyes, sore throat, and runny nose can definitely put a negative spin on springtime enjoyment. Besides just having these symptoms that make you miserable, allergies that are not treated can lead to sinusitis, sleep apnea, asthma, ear … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Is Your Diet Dragging You Down? Natural Solutions to Boost Daily Energy

We all have periods of time when we start dragging, usually when we’ve been extra busy or burning the candle at both ends. But usually with some extra rest or a vacation we recoup our energy level. The real problem comes with a chronic energy drain. About 10% of the population in the world suffers … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Simple Ways to Get a Nutritional Boost

Sometimes our busy lives keep us from slowing down enough to fix and eat as healthy as we know we should. It’s too easy to drive through a fast food joint, fix a boxed meal, or order delivery when life is hectic even though we are aware these types of foods have way too much … Continue Reading »