Health and Wellness

LED Light Therapy

LED light therapy is receiving loads of attention these days.  Retailers are now promoting travel-sized lamps, full-size lights, pens, and other handheld devices that all come with a promise of providing several health benefits.   If you aren’t familiar with LED light therapy, LED stands for light-emitting diodes. Light-emitting diodes are semiconductor light sources with flowing…
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Connect as a Couple Through Finding Fun

Did you know that partners who do things together form a much closer connection through their shared experiences as compared to couples who don’t? Time invested in shared experiences or fun hobbies helps a partnership stay strong and resilient, even during the rough patches. Finding common activities that bring fun into a relationship can help…
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Blood Sugar and Your Brain

It’s difficult to find someone who doesn't love sweets. Brownies, birthday cake, candy, or desserts are hard to pass up for most people and even though they taste good at the time, their consequences are insidious and can result in significant health issues down the road. Conditions such as insulin resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2…
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Is Your Turmeric Really Working?

It's a fair guess that you've heard a thing or two about the health benefits of turmeric. A quick internet search will provide thousands of articles touting its golden goodness. It's used for health complaints such as missing or painful periods, blood purifier, to reduce swelling, digestive complaints, liver congestion, skin diseases, inflammation, arthritis, diabetes,…
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Osteoporosis and Scurvy: The Role Vitamins and Nutrients Play in Bone Health

The word on the street is that osteoporosis is due to a lack of calcium or need for vitamin K2. But this is simply not true. Maintaining healthy bones as we get older is a community effort that depends on a number of factors including vitamin status, hormone production and mineral availability. It’s also a…
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An Orange A Day Might Keep the Doctor Away!

Aside from being sweet, juicy and delicious, science is confirming that oranges have some pretty amazing health benefits which ancient civilizations knew about, yet we are just beginning to understand. However, we need to set the record straight about one important fact: vitamin C as found in oranges is NOT the same thing as the…
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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning!

May is one of the happiest months of the year! It’s when we start looking forward to summer adventures, become inspired about clearing some of our clutter and dust off our outdoor furniture to embrace the warmer weather. It’s also a great time to think about clearing out the clutter and debris that have accumulated…
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Maintaining Peaceful Coexistence With Our Own Microbes…

Known as the father of medicine, Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician that wisely stated ‘all disease begins in the gut.’ And he was spot on, more so than he ever realized. Recent understanding of the dramatic influence the microbiome (aka the ‘gut’) has on our health has propelled researchers to dive deeper into the…
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7 Best Thyroid Healing Foods

If you or someone you know is dealing with a thyroid condition including Hashimoto’s, Graves’, or general hypothyroidism, there are a few basic things you can do to make a dramatic impact on your thyroid health. Not surprisingly, the most important one has to do with the foods you eat! Just like any other gland…
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3 Wintertime Immune-Boosting Strategies

We know the feeling all too well: a slight headache, a twinge-like feeling in the sinuses, muscle aches, and a slight shiver – all indications we’re about to come down with something. Wintertime colds and flus aren’t always avoidable, so having the strategies and support readily available before you get caught in the swirl of…
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