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Coconut Oil Girl

Coconut Oil Girl

Although there is still a lack of scientific research over the health claims of coconut oil, other research suggest that the list of benefits just goes on and on! My experience with it and personal opinion tends to dwell more on the side of the healthy benefits! I personally love using it as a moisturizer…

Music Is Good For Your Health

Music Is Good For Your Health

I was listening to Michael Franti and Speahead after having a bit of a disappointing late afternoon and I realized that in the span of one song, my mood turned from discouraged to optimistic- down right giddy in fact. The beauty of music is it’s ability to alter your mood (take a look at this…

Dark Chocolate = Healthy Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Recent studies say dark chocolate — not white chocolate or milk chocolate — is good for you! What is it about dark chocolate? Chocolate is made from plants, which means it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables. These benefits are from flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from aging…

Boost Your Immunity

Boost Your Immunity

You can’t open a newspaper without reading the latest statistics of the flu season and the impending H1N1 flu pandemic these days. The media has worked people in to a nervous frenzy. While the threat of sickness is a real one, there are many steps we can take to ensure our good health. A recent…

Ditch the Sugar

Ditch the Sugar

A spoonful of sugar? Americans are swallowing 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, and it’s time to cut way back! Most of that added sugar comes from soft drinks and candy – the equivalent of guzzling two cans of soda and eating a chocolate bar. Remember, if you are consuming excessive amounts of added sugar,…

Look After Your Ears!

Look After Your Ears

The ears are perhaps the most intricate of the body’s five senses. They are very extraordinary in the way they operate translating the sound signals they pick around us into information in a form that can be easily understood by the brain. What’s even more remarkable is that unlike the eye and tongue that employ…

Time for a Power Nap?

Time for a Power Nap

Ever feel like taking a nap in the middle of the day, but fearing it will do more harm than good? How long should the nap take? Is half an hour too much, or could you nap for even more? Well, all of this depends on what kind of tasks you have to do. A…

The Healthcare Debate

The Healthcare Debate

When you say the words “Integrative Health” or “Integrative Nutrition” most people don’t have a clue what you mean. American’s today are used to going to their health care practitioner only when something has already gone wrong. And most are seeking a quick result in pill form or an easy access cure. They want one…

Being Grateful

being grateful

Gratitude: The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. I encourage you to take the time to think about what you are grateful for and express that gratitude. Be truly thankful for the bounty of food before you and recognize that it should not be taken for granted. Be…

Eat Your Greens!

Eat Your Greens!

Did you know that greens are the most missing food group in the modern American diet? It’s true! Eating greens will help to build your internal rain forest and protect your body from viruses. Here are 10 more reasons to eat greens on a consistent basis: 1. Greens help to purify the blood. 2. Greens…

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