Health

Children, Health

Food Coloring and Children: Links to ADD and ADHD

Artificial food dyes are made from petroleum and approved for use by the FDA to enhance the color of processed foods. Many food choices for adults and especially marketed and showcased to children contain artificial food coloring that can have negative effects upon little people’s behavior, impulse control, attention, ability to focus, learning, thinking, and energy level. Children are particularly susceptible to the effects of food dyes, especially those with ADHD and ADD. (more…)

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Health

7 Alternative Medicine Treatments for Animals: A Short Guide for Caring for Your Pet Naturally

Kenzo had been paralyzed in all four legs for two weeks. He wasn’t eating, slept only on his side and he never even tried to get up. Prescription medications had no effect. His owners were on a mission to find a solution, and that’s when they found Dr. Valérie Trudel’s acupuncture and osteopathy clinic. When Kenzo arrived at the clinic, he seemed to be in pain. Dr. Trudel’s first instinct was to prepare his owners for the possibility of euthanasia. Obviously, that’s not a reality any pet owner wants to face, so they made up their mind to try everything they

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Fitness, Health

Fat Burning Workouts and How to Lose Weight at Home

Fat Burning Workouts and How to Lose Weight at Home You have been trying to lose weight for ages, but just can’t seem to hit that weight goal. Seem familiar? What if we told you of a few exercises which will help you shed weight super-fast? It may seem impossible, considering how hard you’ve already tried, but we bet you did not try these cardio exercises, which will let you go into a fat burning overdrive! Introducing these short bursts of cardio can jazz up your workouts like no other. You need to give your exercise routine a makeover. Boring

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Acupuncture

Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

This year it is predicted that there will be 1 billion colds and 95 million cases of the flu in the United States alone. While the misery of cold and flu season might be inevitable, one thing is changing: where we look for relief. The easiest way to protect against the flu is to have a healthy immune system. However, that doesn't mean you still won't come into contact with airborne virus particles. That's why your first line of defense against the flu, or any other illness, is to strengthen your immune system. When it comes to staying healthy during

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Health

5 Natural Ways To Increase Brain Function

For the same reasons it’s important to keep the rest of your body healthy, it’s important to pay the same due diligence to strengthening your brain. From the time you’re born to the time you pass, your brain is constantly changing in positive and negative ways. From infancy to your mid-20’s your brain adapts, learns, retains information, and eventually peaks. This doesn’t mean that you will notice an incredible decline in your cognitive functions once you hit a golden year, but the subtle hints of forgetfulness begin to emerge. From your 20’s through your 60’s your brain steadily loses neurons,

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Health

The Thyroid Network and How to Keep It Healthy

We hear about how we should keep our thyroids in check and about thyroid disorders, but do you know what the thyroid is responsible for and how to optimize the gland so you can feel your best? Here is a fast read on exactly what the thyroid is responsible for and what factors can cause it to fluctuate. I will also touch on ways to take care of your thyroids. Happy learning! First thing's first: What is the Thyroid? (more…)

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Cancer, Health

How Coffee Boosts the Brain

This just in.....but not new: If you are consuming the right type of coffee moderately, studies have demonstrated that your body may have lower risks for age-related brain problems such as dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. New data is also suggesting that drinking coffee is positively correlated with the reduction risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and organ damage. Now that is some great news for our current stimulated generation! How is this possible you ask? Coffee has an amazing ability to lower inflammation in the body and quiet the chemical stresses in the brain.  (more…)

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Essential Oils, Health

12 Essential Oils That May Help Boost the Immune System

If you are not a regular user of essential oils, here is your chance to get a quick glance at just how effective these 12 essential oils are for you and your family's health. Essential oils come from the plant stems, roots, leaves, flowers and have zero side effects (unlike over the counter drugs and supplements). Though not all essential oils are created equally, this list will give you a general idea on how some powerful oils can keep your body strong, ward off pesky foreign pathogens and keep the flu bug away. (more…)

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Health

Best Way to Prep for Spring? Start from the Inside.

As we welcome the Spring Solstice with gratitude and perhaps one less layer of clothing, let us take pause and notice the work that will pour in from the outside to make our physical appearance and environment new, renewed and ready for show. It is no mistake that as the ice starts to thaw and the days lengthen, gym, sporting, beauty salon and yoga attendances begin to soar. We start our physical preparation or the summer season now and though that may be a great motivator for the outside appearance, we often neglect and overlook the importance of a nurtured

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Health

The Four Agreements

One of my favorite reads is a Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, a short, poignant and profound read by Don Miguel Ruiz "The Four Agreements." This book is my daily reminder to live in my heart space of compassion to myself and to let go thoughts of what does not serve me, go. It is simpler than that, however. It breaks down how to approach daily situations on a fundamental and elementary level (so much so that even a first grader can understand it). I am writing a short summary of The Four Agreements and a few solid take-aways.  (more…)

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