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Workout Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! Let’s get right to the workout this week. I’m a big fan of the website Pop Sugar. They have quite a few workout ideas, some of which I’ve used before.  This workout uses only dumbbells although you may want to have a few different weights available as you’ll probably be able to lift […]

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How Dietary Changes Might Reduce MS Flare-Ups

Multiple Sclerosis, commonly referred to simply as MS, is an inflammatory disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It targets the myelin sheaths that surround the nerves and damages them, disrupting the nervous system and causing symptoms that range from fatigue and muscle weakness to brain fog, numbness, and difficulties walking or moving. MS […]

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10 Delicious Recipes for Vinegar Lovers

Ahh, vinegar. It’s just another one of those amazing gifts from God, or mother Earth – whatever you believe in I guess. But really, the amount of health benefits are insane and all the things it can be used for simply unbelievable. The flavor is downright delicious – all by itself, or as part of […]

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8 Reasons to Get a Massage (Like You Need an Excuse)

We often think about getting a massage as pampering ourselves – like it’s some kind of indulgent luxury that makes us seem spoiled. But you may be pleasantly surprised to learn about the many health benefits connected to massage. It is truly a natural form of therapy that can address and relieve symptoms of all […]

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Could the GAPS Diet Help My Child…Or Me?

My grand daughter fell on the autism spectrum around the age of two. It was a stressful time for my daughter’s family, but by the grace of God and a functional medicine doctor who was DAN certified (Defeat Autism Now), she is now a healthy, bright seven year old. Not everyone is so fortunate… Besides removing […]

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Workout Wednesday-Tabata Calorie Burn

I featured the Tabata protocol in a “Workout Wednesday” post a few months ago. 20 seconds maximum intensity activity followed by 10 seconds rest, repeated for 8 rounds total. The last Tabata workout I mentioned was geared towards the leg muscles. This week’s Tabata workout is a high intensity cardio workout. There are 6 Tabata sets […]

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Hidden Gluten Ingredients You Might Not Know About

If you’ve been diagnosed with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, you already know (and hopefully avoid!) the most common sources and forms of gluten, such as wheat, rye, barley, oats, and the variants of these ingredients, but there are people out there who only look for these ingredients on labels. While wheat, barley, rye, oats, […]

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Workout Wednesday-Upper Body Workout

I have been in a workout funk the last few months. I’ve been working out but my workouts have just been “okay.” They’ve been blah, not as fun, and not as difficult as I’d like. I stumbled upon this workout when I was looking for new ideas for upper body exercises. I have to admit, […]

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Food Combining – Does It Really Matter?

About 15 years ago I saw a naturopath who was pivotal in turning my health around. I didn’t realize how lousy I felt until I quit feeling that way! Part of my ‘better-health’ protocol was food combining. I thought it was odd, but I figured “What have I got to lose?” Afterall, she was the […]

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No, Cheating on Your Gluten-Free Diet is NOT Okay

If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, you know how important it is to keep everything gluten out of your daily diet. It’s not easy, though. When you factor in your love for certain foods and the fact that hidden gluten ingredients exist, eliminating gluten can be a time-consuming and downright difficult […]

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