Keep Viruses From Making You Sick

Cold and flu season is just around the corner. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures are increasingly cooler, concerns of sickness start to appear. Kids are back in school, and we are all spending less time outside. Whether you have kids or not, germs are being spread among them and the potential to…

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The Architect, the Handyman, the Analyst, and the Weekend Warrior

  The architect, the handyman, the analyst, and the weekend warrior; what do these people all have in common? The answer is good intentions. I am going to use these analogies to paint a picture of what a holistic health coach does and explain how they differ from doctors and dieticians. I am also going…

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Party Animal or Poor Digester

  Have you ever woken up in the morning so tired that you wondered if you got any rest at all over night? As you stumble into the bathroom and squint into the mirror at your reflection, you see that the answer is written all over your face. Dark circles under your eyes shine back…

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Summer Skin Revival

  Summertime can be just as hard on skin as wintertime; maybe even worse. Over exposure to the sun, chlorine and other chemicals in swimming pools and the water at water parks, chemicals in sunscreen and bug sprays, and increased frequency of showering all lead to dry, unnourished skin. As a result, rashes sometimes appear…

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Wild Caught Brownies

Sometimes, nothing other than a rich, chocolaty brownie will do. It’s like a warm hug for your mind, body, and spirit. From the first bite, you can feel the endorphins being released. As the luscious sweetness rolls across your tongue, waves of calm begin to take you over. Each breath is longer and slower. Worries…

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Non-Dairy Milk: Is Almond Milk for Baby Almonds?

A popular saying is, “Cow’s milk is for baby cows” (not people). So does that mean that almond milk is for baby almonds? While you may or may not find that logic amusing, it brings up some questions about the increasing prevalence of non-dairy milk. I am not referring to the products that have been…

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Conquer Seasonal Allergies Naturally

For millions of people, spring marks the beginning of months of sniffling, sneezing, red itchy eyes, and sinus headaches. The symptoms can appear overnight and mimic a head cold so much that a low grade fever is present, too. All these symptoms can leave you feeling tired, lethargic, and depressed. Allergy season typically starts in…

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What Are GMO/GE Foods and Why Are They Bad?

There is a lot of talk going around about GMO foods and GE foods. They are being touted as a great advance in science by the developers and food manufacturers; they will supposedly make food cheaper to produce and be of better quality. Then there are groups and organizations that vehemently state that these foods…

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A New Look at 2 Anti-Aging Veggies

Let’s take a look at two vegetables that are so common they are often taken for granted or overlooked. These two vegetables belong in more than salads and dieters’ survival kits. Each is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but when paired together have a super effect on strengthening your body and immune system.…

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The Transformative Power of Your Thyroid

The thyroid gland is a small gland located in your neck just below your Adams apple. It is one of many glands in the endocrine system and has unique functions. Its butterfly shape hints at the important role it plays. The thyroid’s job is to produce hormones that control how quickly the body uses energy…

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