Healthy Living

How Ginseng Can Help with Stress

Did you know that a certain level of stress is actually beneficial? Researchers have long known that lifestyle stress plays a vital role in keeping our immune system in good working order. But if the inevitable stress pendulum swings too far to the right or the left, meaning too much or too little stress, it…
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Alternative Approaches to Living with Diabetes

According to the International Diabetes Foundation, there are currently over 42 million diagnosed cases of diabetes in North America alone. Of these, Type 2 Diabetes accounts for over 90% of them. So odds are if you aren’t dealing with diabetes yourself, you most likely know of someone who is. And the sad truth is this: in…
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Forget the Fluoride!

Think back to all the years you've regularly visited the dentist to ensure healthy teeth and gums. How many of those visits involved the use of fluoride to enhance your dental health? Probably almost all of them!  Unfortunately, fluoride has a dark side that many people don't know about and your dentist isn't telling you…
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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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Avoiding the Superbugs

Antibiotics were lifesavers when first used during WWII. They kept our soldiers from dying of sepsis or other life-threatening infections brought on by surgery and injury. There’s no question that these drugs were important in that situation. But now, 70 years later, we are observing the unintended consequences from wide-spread overuse of this class of…
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3 Places to Clean Every Week

A home that is really lived in is bound to get dirty. Aside from the visible clutter that seems to accumulate as a result of our need for ‘things and stuff,’ dirt, bacteria, and other unwanted guests can, over time, make our home their home. There are three specific areas that often get overlooked but…
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Protecting Your Health as You Age

Getting older has its benefits for sure. Not only do we have the advantage of more life experience, we gain new perspectives on relationships, work/life balance and what’s truly important. Gone are the days of worrying about what someone else thinks about us, or whether we are up on the latest fashions. It seems to…
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