Eggs are thought of as a perfect food and are also quite a versatile food as well. An egg can be boiled, steamed, baked, cooked over easy, over hard and of course scrambled.

And much like a scrambled egg a brain can also get scrambled in a whiplash injury.

Any quick jerky movement of the neck and head can cause the brain to get shaken back and forth in the brain causing sometimes severe irreparable damage1,3.

With summertime fast approaching we will all be getting to spend more time outdoors. Living in Washington makes one even more thankful for sunshine. Often times on sunny days parks will be littered with runners, bicyclists, boaters, swimmers even sunbathers. Outdoor activities like golf, tennis and frisbee also tend to go hand in hand with nice sunny weather. However, one of the drawbacks of being out in the sun all day is exposure to UVA and UVB rays that can lead one to getting burned or worse skin cancer8.

What options do we have to enjoy the sun but still stay protected from it?

An alkaline diet has its ups and downs as does a keto diet and giving up sweets can be a challenge. Therefore a more friendly diet version of the typical chocolate mousse dessert is below. The flavor is still there but the sugar isn’t.

Practicing this recipe a few different times has let me perfect it to my tastes. First off I’d like to say I love dark chocolate the darker the better- bittersweet range from 70-90%. Therefore giving up chocolate and switching to unsweetened cacao wasn’t as challenging as one would imagine.
Make sure it is cacao and not cocoa.

HIIT has quickly become a new fad in exercise but what is it really except for looking like hit misspelled? First of all HIIT actually stands for High Intensity Interval Training. There are different ways of doing this workout but in general terms you start with a warm up for approximately two minutes. This can be on a piece of gym equipment like a treadmill or elliptical or it could be without equipment like walking outside or even in your own living room marching in place.

The parasympathetic nervous system is not often thought of but extremely important. One has often heard of the Sympathetic Nervous System also more commonly known as the "fight or flight" system1. Therefore the Parasympathetic Nervous System can be remembered as the opposite of the fight or flight response and instead as "rest and digest"1.