6 Preventative Habits For Health

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No one likes being sick and no one has the time to put their life on hold for it. The good news is, we have the ability to prevent illness by maintaining habits for health year-round. Here are 6 ways to prevent the spread of illness Wash hands. Our hands come into contact with a variety of different surfaces daily. … Read More

Your Overall Health Matters in Defense against COVID-19

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“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations”. -Charles R. Swindoll The COVID-19 Data Unfolds Despite the novelty of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, many of the complications that arise from COVID-19 are far from novel. As data unfolds, it is apparent that many of the challenges faced during this crisis are related to problems that … Read More

Digestive Health Facts

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Go With Your Gut You might think that your brain is controlling what happens in your gut to keep your body in rhythm, but a community of microbes greatly influences your digestive health. The microbes and nerves in your body work together like musicians in an orchestra and our gut microbes play a big role in your overall health of … Read More

Gearing Up With Gratitude

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Feeling In Control Since the coronavirus began spreading across the world, we’ve undoubtedly learned a lot about the lengths to which people will go for a roll of toilet paper. While the social distancing guidelines were extended by the White House on Sunday, the uncertainty of the future continues to drive the “panic-buying” that we see emptying all the shelves. … Read More

Getting to the Root of Health with Functional Medicine

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“When a plant’s leaves are turning brown, you don’t paint the leaves green. You look at the cause of the problem. If only we treated our bodies the same way” -Dr. Frank Lipman The Burden of Chronic Disease The prevalence of the chronic disease burden on our nation is of no secret and continues to climb. According to the CDC, … Read More

Behavior Change, Cleansing, and New Beginnings

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Here’s to New Beginnings March 19th marks the 2020 Spring Equinox, which represents a time of change, cleansing, and new beginnings. A great way to start fresh during this time is to rid yourself of any unnecessary clutter. Studies have shown that a cluttered workspace can contribute to a cluttered mind. Are you having trouble with productivity, creativity, focus, and/or … Read More

Truth or Myth: Chronic Diseases

MYTH: The cause of chronic diseases are either unknown or due to genetics and are beyond our control. TRUTH: The health of the gut plays a significant role in the development of such diseases, and many lifestyle factors can positively affect disease outcome. Defined broadly, chronic diseases are conditions that require ongoing treatment or management and are unlikely to have … Read More

New Additions to the Valley Schools Team

Valley Schools is proud to announce new additions to the Valley Schools team of Dr. Lauren Ruegg, DNP as our Clinical Director of Wellness Services. This exciting news was long-awaited for our team. At Valley Schools, our goal is to bring excellence and expertise to our team and our members. Dr. Ruegg has exemplified this by working with Valley Schools … Read More

 Cold and Flu Season Prevention Tips

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It’s a seasonal thing that no one really has time for during cold and flu season. Bacteria and viruses attack with no warning. There are several steps you can take to help prevent catching a cold or the flu and reduce the spread of the ugly stuff that causes it. It’s easier than you think. Prevent catching and spreading the … Read More

Beat the Burnout with Moderate Exercise

How to Beat the Burnout with Moderate Exercise Sixty percent of public sector employees report experiencing high levels of burnout due to high occupational pressure1. Burnout can be defined as chronic job stress where the job expectations and workload outweigh the employees’ perceived psychological capacity and ability to cope with the demands. Annually the U.S spends $300 billion dollars on … Read More