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Electrolytes in Summer

If you’re like me, then summer means spending all your time outdoors. Whether you’re running after a bocce ball on the lawn, running a few miles after work, or running after your kids at the pool, summer activities can bring on some serious sweat. Although being active means a stronger and healthier body, sweat-inducing activities […]

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Lemon Eucalyptus ID’d as Effective against Zika

I don’t know about you, but this Zika virus scare has made me a bit uneasy! When the World Health Organization declares an international public health emergency, who can help but be concerned? As experts talk about how the Zika virus is coming to the United States and question our preparedness, my Wisconsin-inspired urge to […]

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5 Tips for Safe and Healthy Grilling

Warmer weather means more time spent outside, which also means that it’s time to fire up the grill for outdoor cooking. While nothing says summer quite like the smell of grilling burgers or salmon, you may also be hesitant since you’ve heard that grilling can release harmful toxins. So is grilling bad for you? What’s […]

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Causes of Anemia: Contributing Factors for Low Hemoglobin

Anemia is the most common blood disorder, affecting more than 3 million Americans. (Source)  Are you familiar with the causes of anemia? If not, this post may give you a better understanding of this prevalent condition and how it is manifested in the body. Your Blood & Red Blood Cells Whole blood is comprised of red blood cells, white […]

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The Importance of Dry Skin Brushing

Your skin does so much for you. Why not return the favor? Take care of your body’s largest organ and promote its elimination function by dry skin brushing. It’s a healthy therapy that can potentially benefit the whole body. The practice has been traced back thousands of years to India’s ancient ayurvedic medicine. Known as […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy & 3 Supplements to Give Them

  Do you treat your pet like one of the family? I confess, my dog, Bandit (pictured below) was rather indulged! Our pets love us unconditionally and bring great joy and companionship. There is even proof that they can improve the health and well-being of people! Read about it here. So, protecting our pets’ health […]

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5 Reasons To Take Digestive Enzymes

Do you ever feel bloated or get constipated … or have diarrhea?  What about heartburn, irritable bowels or just a bad case of gas? More than 100 million Americans, or 1/2 the population, have digestive problems. These intestinal issues are just the beginning of what may lead to other chronic illnesses.

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Is Your Heartburn Medication a Health Risk?

Chronic heartburn is not fun; either is choosing what to take for it. There are antacids, foaming agents, H2 blockers, prokinetics, Bismuth subsalicylate products and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) … and then you have to consider the potential side effects of each. They are FDA approved, so that must mean they are safe – right? […]

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3 Reasons You Should Use Natural Makeup

  There is a lot of controversy surrounding skincare and makeup product safety these days. Manufacturers of conventional items in this industry site experts who believe that trace amounts of chemicals are not harmful to humans. Healthy living advocates say that all chemicals are bad, and the cumulative effect of using various contaminated products has never been […]

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Natural Flea and Tick Control

Fleas. Ticks. Ew! If you’re a pet parent, at some point or another, you’re going to have to worry about pest control. All those little creepy crawlies aren’t just gross, but they can also pose health risks for your pet. But is it really any better to cover your cat or dog in chemicals to […]

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