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First Aid Essential Oil Picks

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Heal with ancient miracle remedies. Essential oils are all the rage. Whether you’re seeking to treat a specific ailment or simply want a safe scent to fill your home, essential oils provide a wide array of therapeutic benefits. Yet, they are hardly new to the scene. Quite the opposite, actually. Essential oils date back to Biblical times. In fact, the Bible contains 14 principle oils: calamus, cassia, cedarwood, cinnamon, cypress, Read More

The Drug/Depression Connection

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Why birth control pills are not good for mental health. I have been concerned—no, make that worried—about the nutrient depletion impact of meds for years. Many anti-depressants can make us fat while others impact our ability to exercise (like statins). So—to get the low down on which class of drugs might be making us depressed, I turned to my friend the Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton who wrote The Drug-Induced Nutrient Read More

6 Healthy Summer Habits

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Don’t let your self-care dip this season. Summer’s in full swing, but that shouldn’t be license to throw caution to the wind and give up on all of your healthy habits. Most of us go into this time of year looking forward to relaxing and recharging during  those easygoing summer days. But, you might be feeling disappointed that the summer seems to be flying by and you haven’t taken nearly as much healthful Read More

Summer Wellness from the Ground Up

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Reconnect to the Earth daily. As a society, we seem to be so disconnected. We view moments happening right in front of us through the screen of a phone while we snap photos, we spend our “social time” online, and we don’t get out and about in the great outdoors nearly as much as we’d like. As you’d imagine, this is taking a toll on our health and well-being. Most of Read More

Take the Edge Off, Naturally

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Holistic anxiety and stress support. Let’s face it—we live during stressful times. These days, we can just turn on our televisions or login to any given social media and we are submerged into a barrage of instant news that is often upsetting and troubling. Plus, our lives seem to consistently move at seemingly a million miles per hour. Between worry for our world, finishing our to-do lists and planning for Read More

Drugless Healing for ADHD

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Find the underlying cause to effectively treat symptoms. In the United States, about 6.4 million children between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD – a 16 percent increase since 2007 and a 53 percent increase over the past ten years. On average, a child is 7 years old when they’re diagnosed, with symptoms beginning to manifest around ages 3 to 6. Those are not only Read More

Turn Your Health Inside Out!

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A healing miracle is within all of us… My good friend Mark William Cochran is a holistic doctor and author of Oby’s Wisdom! A Caveman’s Simple Guide to Holistic Health and Wellness. I know you will find his personal story and wisdom inspiring and enlightening. And, as the holiday season approaches, I highly recommend his book, Oby’s Wisdom!  as a wonderful gift for your friends and family. It is endorsed by another Read More

How To Balance Your Cortisol Levels for Effortless Weight Loss

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Simple Tips to Balance Cortisol Levels and Lose Belly Fat, Regulate Hormones, and Gain Overall Health I will never forget how I was introduced to the stress hormone, cortisol and its ultimate connection to weight loss. I was a radio show guest of the late, great Dr. Atkins on WOR in New York City. It was in the early 1990s.  The segment before my interview was devoted to “open lines” and a caller asked Dr. Atkins the secret to anti-aging. His Read More

Mad About Magnesium!

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Why Your Magnesium Supplement Isn’t Measuring Up Magnesium is to minerals what vitamin D is to vitamins.  As the “master mineral” and superstar of over 300 key metabolic functions, it reigns supreme in the mineral kingdom. However, not all magnesium supplements are created equal.   If high blood pressure, leg cramps, migraines, anxiety, irritability, depression, heart disease, unstable blood sugar or insomnia are still challenging your well-being, read on… As the premiere heart mineral, Read More

Overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder Symptoms

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Use These Uplifting Natural Remedies To Treat SAD Related Depression And Anxiety Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, affects 10 million Americans—of which 3 out of 4 are women. We experience seasonal affective disorder symptoms in the late fall and winter months due to a decrease in natural light, which leads to a disruption in our natural hormone balance and circadian rhythm. Some may refer to SAD as “the winter blues” Read More