Everyone knows what fat is, but at the same time it’s widely misunderstood. We all know that it’s bad to eat too much or too little of it, but aren’t there different kinds of fat? what exactly does it do for the body? All of these questions and more will be answered, as always, by […]
Blood Sugar Balancing Buckwheat Brownies
Blood-Sugar-Balancing, Buckwheat Brownies This recipe is raw, vegan, gluten-free, and delicious! Ingredients 8-10 Medjool Dates (pitted and chopped in half) ¾ cup Buckwheat Flour ¼ cup Flaxseed Meal 2 Tbsp Raw Cacao 2 Tbsp Almond Butter (or Nut-butter of choice) 1-2 Tbsp Raw Honey or Maple Syrup 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (Almond, peppermint, or other […]
3 Cold Water Swimming Benefits and Hazards and 1 Surprising Alternative
Most people would avoid cold water swimming, but there might be benefits (like helping with depression, inflammation, etc.) to taking a quick dip in less than ideal temperatures as well as some hazards. Cold water swimming is becoming popular thanks in part to evangelists like Wim Hom, athletes, and individuals with ailments like depression or […]
We are thrilled to announce the GoodTimes ‘Best of’ Award Winners!
Each year the Santa Cruz community votes for the ‘Best of’ in multiple categories. We are ecstatic to announce that we have won the five following awards! Best Massage Therapist “Gold” Cala Remick-Rodriguez Best Chiropractor “Gold” Rhodes Walton Best Personal Trainer “Silver” Beau Jansen Best Gym “Silver” Santa Cruz CORE Best Vitamins […]
4 Terrific Reasons to Choose Plant Protein!
Plant protein sources are often underappreciated due to being an “incomplete” or “low quality” protein. However, an increase in one’s plant protein intake may be the solution to reverse the negative results from animal protein, such as some chronic diseases. Complete vs. Incomplete Protein Though plant proteins can be low in some of the […]
4 Hidden Health Benefits of Celery
Celery juice has become more popular and widely consumed, but why? As with most vegetables, celery is a healthy food choice because it is low in calories, high in nutrients, and loaded with phytochemicals (“plant-” chemicals). Celery is regarded as a healthy food that one can eat to lead a healthy life and lower individual […]
3 fundamental truths, not fads, you should know before you start a fitness journey or exercise!
There are 3 fundamental truths, not on “trend” or a “fad”, you need to know before you start your fitness journey or workout routine for maximum results and injury prevention. Being in the fitness industry for 20 years there have been fads that later turn into fitness “bads”. Fitness fads come about because an individual […]
Getting all Your Delicious Macronutrients from Just 1 Produce Aisle
Humans require three macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates, and you can get all your delicious macronutrients from just the produce aisle no need for meats, dairy, and processed foods! Each of these macronutrients provides energy in the form of calories. The best ratio is 20% protein, 20% fat, and 60% carbs, or as we call […]
A Holistic Approach to Respiratory Health
Respiratory health is of major concern for many given the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of the California wildfires on air quality. Luckily, there is much we can do to improve our respiratory health and lower our anxiety in a holistic manner. Examples include massage therapy, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), acupuncture, and the VASPER […]
The CORE Advantage: Integrative Healing
Integrative healing Our bodies consist of an intricate network of biological mechanisms. From bones to muscles, to nerves, to hormones, our we cannot heal properly without these all components functioning optimally. Your success is limited by overall lifestyle health. When introducing multiple modalities into the treatment plan, each facet of the body is allowed to function better, contributing to an optimal healing process. […]