General Health

Start With a Morning Plan!

Is it time to hit the refresh button? When it comes to maintaining your health, sometimes ‘life happens’ despite our best intentions. Summer vacations, poor sleep, eating out, and poor planning can wreak havoc on your goals to lose weight, improve your endurance or change your diet. Once we blow it, the temptation to make…

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Is Your Blood Test Normal?

Have you ever gone to your medical doctor and had your blood work done, only to be told that everything looked normal? But you KNOW something’s not right because you leave the office, feeling as bad as you did when you walked in. But to someone who has been trained in the art of evaluating…

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Is Coconut Oil Bad for Your Heart?

Coconut oil has been a holy-grail of sorts for holistic enthusiasts everywhere. From assistance with hair growth to anti-bacterial benefits, this tropical oil is seemingly unstoppable. Although coconut oil is highly praised for its beauty benefits, the correlation between coconut oil and cardiovascular health seems to be up for debate. What the Experts Say The…

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3 Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Our eyes are overused and underappreciated. Computer screens, televisions, and cell phones can all lead to eye fatigue and age-related problems. Taking care of our eyes isn’t difficult with these three quick and easy tips that can help protect your vision well into old age. Eat for Your Eyes The eyes require several important nutrients…

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When Your Stress Handling System Gets Stressed!

When Your Stress Handling System Gets Stressed! Our bodies are designed to manage stress no matter what form it comes in. Whether it’s an internal stressor like gut inflammation or an external stressor such as your current tax bill, you should be more than capable of helping you manage whatever stress comes your way as…

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5 Benefits of Sweating

Very few people wake up in the morning, excited about getting their sweat on. Social conventions don’t look kindly on sweaty armpits or glistening skin. But there are a number of positive reasons to incorporate regular sweating into your health program. Detoxification Believe it or not, your body expels one liter of sweat every single…

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Plant vs. Animal Protein

Navigating the protein powder options in your local supermarket or health food store can feel a bit like scrolling through pages and pages of Netflix options trying to find the one that best fits your mood. Each of the protein powders on store shelves begs to be purchased, attempting to capture your attention over all…

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Laughter is Good Medicine

Laughter is good for the soul, they say. But, did you know it’s also good for the body as well? Research continues to discover the many ways the simple act of laughing can not only improve our mood, but also help reduce physical illnesses, and improve overall quality of life. How exactly does laughter work…

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Sleep

There are few feelings as universally satisfying as waking up from a restful sleep. Adequate sleep improves our mood, rejuvenates our cells, and positions us to recognize and receive positive experiences. Of course, lack of sleep causes the opposite effects. In fact, getting too little sleep can put us at greater risk for serious illnesses…

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Getting Savvy About Hemp Use

When thinking about hemp, we assume that its use is tied to crazy hallucinations or ravenous hunger but hemp seeds and hemp oil do not fit in this category. These do not get people high, but in some instances, can actually provide major health benefits and improved quality of life. Some benefits include improvement in…

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