Ask Questions, Do Your Homework, and Trust Your Gut

October 16, 2014

At first it was nothing much. A cramp or two, a passing queasiness, and “Frank” passed it off as gas. But it kept coming back, getting steadily worse, until putting any pressure on his midsection was nearly unbearable. That was when he started going to the doctors… Eleven specialists, 4 CT and PT scans, and […]

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“It’s All In Your Head” – Not That Far from the Truth!

September 10, 2014

For years, those words – It’s all in your head – used to be a stock response to any symptoms medicine could not explain. And patients would go away feeling shamed, blamed, dismissed and abandoned by their health care provider. So why are we saying it? Believe us, our goal is not to shame or […]

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Are You Living, or Just Alive?

September 3, 2014

Life is described as many things by different people, but one thing it can never be defined as is stagnant. Life is always changing, evolving, increasing, or decreasing in capacity. It is in a constant state of flux. While you are sitting there seemingly doing nothing, your body is always on the job building and […]

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Scales, Feathers, Fur or Fins!

August 27, 2014

No matter whether your preferred pet has scales, feathers, fur, or fins, they will boost your mood just being near them.  There is no better remedy for coming home after a bad day than being greeted with the unbridled enthusiasm, happiness, and unconditional love a pet can give.  It’s practically impossible to stay sad when […]

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Breathing…

August 25, 2014

by Karen J. Brand It seems easy, doesn’t it? We’re born knowing how to take a breath… in… out… in… out… As children, we automatically take those big breaths. We play hide-and-seek and ride our bikes and take big gulping breaths of air as we enjoy ourselves. We use our breath to yell responses to […]

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Type II Diabetes

August 6, 2014

Type II diabetes is much more prevalent today than it was fifty years ago.  Lifestyle changes, availability and ease of pre-packaged foods, as well as advances in technology have all, in one way or another, helped predicate this disease.  But Type II diabetes is a much different disease than Type I diabetes.  Type I diabetes […]

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Confused About Fermented Foods?

July 30, 2014

Fermented foods are some of the most underrated, least understood, and “best for you” foods around! Foods rich in probiotics have undergone a process of lactofermentation whereby the natural bacteria in the food feed on the sugar and starches, creating lactic acid.  This fermentation process preserves the food, creates helpful enzymes for the gut, and […]

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Healthy Fats

July 23, 2014

People who want to lose weight tend to avoid any type of fat believing, wrongly, that fat will make them fat.  Fat is actually something the human body needs in order to function properly!  Without it, the fat soluble vitamins A, S, E, and K could not be absorbed. Fat provides energy and helps food […]

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Cheat Sheet for Cooking Grains

July 16, 2014

Grains, and grain-based foods are rich in complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are your body’s best energy source and provides your brain, heart, and nervous system with a constant supply of power to keep you moving, breathing, and thinking. Grains supply B vitamins and iron as well as other beneficial phytonutrients, not to mention a satisfying […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar

July 9, 2014

Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a completely natural product, resulting from the fermentation of apple juice to hard apple cider followed by a second fermentation to apple cider vinegar. The cider retains all of the nutritional benefits derived from the apples, but it is also fortified with the extra acids and enzymes that are […]

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