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Practicing Healthy, Mindful Eating

Sitting down together as a family for dinner is a practice that has been mostly lost in the last decade – unless it’s a special occasion or a holiday. These days, more and more people spend their mealtime while driving, working or doing some other form of multi-tasking. Time spent around the dinner table sharing […]

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Do You Have a Healthy Thought Life?

A decision to make a behavioral change in your life is a powerful step in transforming your health.  For many people the definition of a good life isn’t about being healthy it is really about being happy.  What they don’t realize is that they need to have health to be happy.  You can achieve your goals, you can […]

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Balancing Emotions with Essential Oils

Essential oils are kind of amazing in that you often don’t realize how powerful they are until you really need them. And they really deliver. When everything is great, and you feel healthy, it’s challenging to notice a big shift from the oils. The physical symptoms we suffer is the body’s way of telling us […]

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Why We Should Be Concerned About Lead

What is the first thing you think of when I mention the heavy metal lead? If you’re like most people, it’s lead-based paint, which was first used in during the Renaissance period. It hit its peak for interior use in 1922, and its use in exterior paint dropped significantly in the 1950s and 1960s but […]

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What Contributes to Mineral Imbalance?

Nature is all about balance, and the human body is no different. When one system is out of balance, it causes a reaction in the body that can cause illness or disease. Unfortunately, traditional medicine tends to view each system separately and treat the symptoms presented, instead of looking deeper to find the root cause(s) […]

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How Often Do You Eat Rice?

Rice is a major food staple in many parts of the world, and even here in the United States, we eat a lot of rice. However, you may not know that nearly every type of rice is contaminated with arsenic. A study on arsenic conducted by Consumer Reports shows that brown rice actually has higher […]

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Let’s Talk About Sunscreen

Once the sun appears for a couple of days, the fair-skinned, the outdoor enthusiasts, and lots of mommas start pulling out the sunscreen. We’ve been influenced by advertising to believe that direct sun is bad for you and that sunscreen is the answer to protecting your skin, including the idea that the higher the SPF, […]

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Healthy, Natural Makeup for a Healthier You!

In today’s society, we are bombarded with chemicals and harmful toxins everywhere we turn. They can be found in the air, in our water, in our food, in our storage containers and bottled water, in our cookware, in our laundry products…and the list goes on. One of the biggest causes for concern, especially for women, […]

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Summer, Summer, Summer!

I love summer for so many reasons! Sunshine, warmer weather, fresh local produce, gardening, trail riding…the list could go on.  Did you know that there are seasonal rhythms? Our bodies change as the seasons change, and in traditional Chinese medicine, summertime is a time of motion and energy. During this period, we have our greatest […]

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Can A Walk In The Forest Make You Healthier?

In Japan, they call it shinrin-yoku, a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing,” using all 5 senses to experience it fully.  Others call it “Forest Therapy.”  My husband and I like to call it trail riding and horse camping, and both are our way of connecting with nature and de-stressing. […]

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