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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Health, Pregnancy

The Importance of Contact: Hugs, Touch and Massage

Researchers have proven the power of human. Human touch and contact is so fundamental to growth, sense of self, feelings of security and love, that without it, people stop thriving. Literally. From a childcare perspective, touch helps babies stay healthier, grow stronger, have better digestion and sleep better. Premature babies and newborns have a much greater chance of survival and thriving when in constant and immediate skin to skin contact and close proximity to another body.  (more…)

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Health, Nutrition

Hemp Seeds: Nutritional Superfood Powerhouse

One of my favorite powerhouse superfoods is hemp seeds, which may sound illegal at first (but is totally safe, legal), and because of its amazing health benefits, has become more and more mainstream in our grocery store products and is incredibly versatile. In a nutshell, hemp seeds contain extreme high levels of the recommended 3:1 ratio of essential omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids, which reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, osteoporosis and diabetes.  Hemp seeds are also protein-rich (vegetarians, vegans or as a meat substitutes) and an excellent source of rare gamma-linoleic acid, important for growth and

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Reasons to Get Up and Dance Like No One is Watching

The art of dancing has become more and more popular, with television reality dancing shows, the new wave of Zumba classes in every health gym and accessible YouTube videos of dancing 101 streaming onto wireless phones, tablets and computers. Traditional holiday ballets have been a classical staple during the winter seasons and country line dancing has been popular in most cultures, not just for the rough and tough cowboys in the Midwest, but for a growing group of line dancing baby boomers, dancing to the latest Lady Gaga hits. There are so many different cultures that embrace their type of

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