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The Great Wine Debate: Red or White?

Send to Kindle The great chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur referred to wine as, “The most healthful and hygienic of beverages.” Now who can argue with him? Where there is room for debate, however, is in the color of the grapes! I read an article the other day in The Washington Post titled, “It’s official: […]

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Workout Wednesday: Mental Prep for Workouts

Send to Kindle Let’s face it–the idea of regular workouts can be downright daunting sometimes, especially when your life is filled with family, work, and social commitments. Many of us feel we have little time for regular exercise, and we may not look forward to it. I know I’ve definitely been there before. Many times. […]

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Dry Skin: Why it Happens and What You Can Do

Send to Kindle They may call it a winter wonderland out there, but it’s a desert for our skin. No other time of year seems to lead to so many complaints. And it’s a problem for everyone – not just us ladies. Rough cuticles, painful cracks, chapped lips, scaly legs – male or female, dry […]

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Holiday Hardship & Why Staying Positive Matters

Send to Kindle  I absolutely love Christmas. Everything thing about it can brighten my mood most of the time. However, in the fall of 2003, I lost my best friend in Operation Iraqi Freedom a little less than two weeks before Thanksgiving. His death threw my emotions and life into a downward spiral that lasted […]

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Workout Wednesday: How Exercise Benefits Your Heart

Send to Kindle It’s really no secret that exercise is good for you. It’s also no secret that exercise can improve your heart health. Many people don’t realize how it does, and others aren’t really sure how it happens. No worries, folks. The explanation is pretty simple. Inactivity–or, the lack of exercise–is one of the […]

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5 Essential Oil Blends to Try This Holiday Season!

Send to Kindle Essential oils not only create wonderful aromas in your home, they offer a variety of potential therapeutic health benefits! When I learned that bacteria, mold, viruses, germs and odor can’t live in the presence of many essential oils, I started diffusing a thieves oil blend in my home. I love the smell! […]

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Workout Wednesday: Finding Relief from Shin Splints

Send to Kindle We’ve all felt it, that nagging ache and throb that spans nearly the entire length of your shin bone after a run or quick sprint. The dreaded shin splint. If you’re a runner, you know what I’m talking about. Shin splints are a fairly common form of post-run torture that make you […]

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Could Fluoride be the Cause of My Child’s Eczema?

Send to Kindle I recently discovered that fluoride is also a huge culprit when it comes to eczema. Little did I know bath time could be causing my son’s flare ups. I was already aware of the harmful effects of fluoride. I knew this toxic waste was lurking in our water and in our food… […]

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Thanksgiving with Diabetes – 7 Healthy Ways to Handle the Holiday

Send to Kindle This time of year, we all gather with friends and family to celebrate the holidays, and pack on the pounds before we make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But for diabetics, extra weight gain isn’t the only issue. We also have to think about managing our blood sugar levels during […]

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7 Major Nutrients To Help Kids Focus & Foods to Eat

Every day we learn more about the importance of our food choices. Our bodies are constantly up against anti-nutrients, which are natural or synthetic substances that actually interfere with the absorption of any nutrients we may be getting from proper whole-foods. When our kids consume things like refined sugary treats, fast food, fried […]

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