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Stressed? Alter Your Microbiome.

Stress suppresses the immune system, causes the largest volume of lost workdays, triggers episodes in diseases from asthma to gastrointestinal disorders, and is a major factor in top-killing diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Stress appears to do this damage in part by influencing our gut microbiome. This influence takes place via the gut-brain […]

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Baking Soda: Remove Pesticides from Produce

A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts, found that a 15 minute soak in water and baking soda is the most effective way to remove pesticide residue on produce. This comes at a good time, as prices for organic fruit & vegetables have rose 13.1% over the past year. For households struggling with the […]

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8 Fastest Ways To Get Healthy

Did you know you can improve your health in as few as 24 hours? One way-you guessed it-move your body. Numerous studies have shown that physical activity is an important health determinant, but so are these other factors: Ditch the processed foods/convenience foods. Get enough sleep. Be physically active throughout your day. Hydrate. Eat more […]

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Physical Activity Still Lower To Pre-Pandemic Levels

Global physical activity plummeted in early 2020, as lockdowns and work-from-home mandates took effect to reduce COVID-19 spread. Even though all those restrictions have lifted, activity hasn’t returned to its pre-pandemic level, according to a new study in The Lancet Global Health. Physical activity dropped by 32 percent among those who had higher fitness levels pre-pandemic. One explanation, is […]

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Ginger; Brain and Body Benefits

As people age, our brains age and decline, as well, but diet may be the key to preventing brain aging. According to Dr. Takuji Shirasawa, a Japanese brain surgeon, ginger can help the brain eliminate toxins, prevent brain aging, and enhance immunity. In his new book “Brain Detox Diet” Shirasawa mentions that the modern brain […]

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Brain Fog: Symptoms, Causes & Relievers

Forgetting where you put your keys once in a while is normal. However, constant forgetfulness, confusion, and lack of focus and mental clarity could be brain fog. Brain fog is difficult to describe because it makes you feel fuzzy, and fatigued and can make it impossible to complete normal tasks. People suffering from brain fog […]

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The Energetics of Food

Food is more than fuel for our body. It imparts a living wisdom that is beyond the science and mechanics of calories, grams, and nutrient values. Ancient peoples, through their relationships with the plants and animals providing their food, understood that their food conveyed the unique energetic qualities of its source, such as swiftness from […]

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The Mood-Food Connection

Have you ever experienced a day when you felt great in the morning, but after lunch, you felt down and tired? What if I told you that eating certain foods could improve your mood, provide uplifting energy and make you feel like Einstein? Well okay, maybe not Einstein, but every little bit helps, right? The […]

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Benefits of a Dry January

Happy New Year! For those of you that did a lot of entertaining this holiday season and feeling the effects of it, I’m recommending a Dry January Challenge. What is a Dry January Challenge? It’s pretty straight forward-you steer clear of alcohol for the entire month of January. It’s a trend that has caught on […]

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Reset after Overindulging

If you’re feeling sluggish after an evening, weekend, or fortnight of eating and drinking to excess, don’t beat yourself up! Just balance it out with some extra self-care. No matter how healthy we are in our daily lives, most of us tend to loosen the reigns a little bit around the holidays (including health coaches). […]

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Holiday Season: How To Indulge Yourself

With the holidays come family gatherings, meeting up with friends, office parties, and other events, sweet treats, comfort foods and cocktails. Eating is a very social activity, and social interaction is explicitly tied not just to our mental health but also our physical health. Studies have shown social engagement is associated with a stronger immune […]

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