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Boost Your Immune System with Sufficient-C High Dose Lemon Peach Immune-Ade Drink Mix

When the pharmacist recently suggested I get a flu shot, I respectfully declined. I believe in building up the immune system, not injecting potentially toxic substances into my body. Of course, I always recommend people do their own research and come to their own conclusions regarding anything medical. It’s important…
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14 Health & Wellness Benefits of Spirulina – Proven by Science

Spirulina’s a blue-green algae that grows in tropical locations like Hawaii and central Africa – anywhere reasonably close to the equator. For many people, their knowledge of spirulina doesn’t extend beyond the fact that they like to order it in their smoothies.  That doesn’t mean that there’s nothing interesting to…
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16 Health Benefits of Kefir

While you may have heard about probiotics, you may be less familiar with kefir. It can be pronounced keh-feer, kee-fur, or kef-fur. No matter which way you say it, it’s pretty popular in natural health circles. That’s because it contains nutrients as well as friendly bacteria that can help you maintain a…
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9 Nutrient Deficiencies Linked to Mood Imbalance

I was curious if anxiety, depression, and mood disorders were linked to nutrient deficiencies.  I know so many people who take medication for anxiety, is there a common thread in necessary minerals or nutrients that we are missing? What if your depression or bipolar disorder could be improved by finding what…
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Candida Overgrowth, What Is It?

So many people have Candida but have no idea! Candida Albicans is a fungus ( a yeast, specifically) that grows inside of your gut.  Its normally kept under control by the balance of healthy bacteria but when it gets out of control, it can affect your entire body. Candidiasis has…
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Do I Have Candida Overgrowth?

Have you been experiencing any of the above symptoms for a long period of time? I have suffered for the past couple of years, yes- YEARS, because no one could diagnose what was wrong with me.  Not only have I been pegged with extreme fatigue, night sweats, a fuzzy brain,…
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Transform Your Mind & Body: Better Health With Sun Potion

Here’s a theory I can get behind:Sun Potion - Transformational Nutritional Supplements Sun Potion Transformational Foods is dedicated to health, happiness and well-being through the use of medicinal plants, superfoods and tonic herbs. We source the planet for potent, healing substances with the ability to transform consciousness and health. We…
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Warning: This Toxin in Your Food Might Be Making You Sick!

I have been having various health issues and someone on a message board pointed out that oxalates might be to blame. “Oxalates?” I asked. “I’ve never heard of them! No, that can’t be the problem.” But could it? Having an open mind and tired of experiencing strange and painful symptoms,…
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Simple Watermelon Salsa Recipe

This is one of my favorite recipes from my Low Oxalate Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook! This simple recipe will take you 10 minutes to whip together and it’s perfect timing because it’s so great for spring and summer.  Watermelon salsa can be the perfect light side dish or snack by itself, and…
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I’m sure you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Who hasn’t had their lives affected by Breast Cancer? My mother and both grandmothers had it. There are times when I feel like a ticking bomb. I had a cancer scare a few years ago, luckily everything turned out…
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What Is Oxalate Sensitivity?

I just read an article from a paleo blogger that has me so angry! She discusses the idea of oxalates and how there is not enough evidence about them to conclude they are problematic for people.  She discusses something called an “oxalate sensitivity” and says that people are being scared…
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31 Useful Tips to Help Relax when You Are Stressed

Life is good… here are a ways to help you enjoy it more when times get hard: + IN THIS ARTICLE11 Ways To Easily Relax When You Are Stressed:JournalingHot Shower or BathEat a Healthy SnackListen to a PodcastSit OutsideGo For a WalkDo a Yoga WorkoutListen to Soothing Nature SoundsTake a…
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This berry is your secret weapon for lower stress and more!

Schisandra Berry Bites: Your secret weapon for lower stress, healthier hormones, and insane energy! By Amy McKelvey, CEO of her vital way   If you follow natural health and wellness trends, then chances are, you’re already hip to reishi, ashwaganda, and of course our beloved ginseng. What do all these have in…
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5 Tips for Body Trust, Connection, and Acceptance

Five Tips for Body Trust, Connection, and Acceptance Body Trust involves developing a deep connection with your body so that you can make choices around food, exercise, sleep, and other practices that resonate with who you are. Body acceptance encourages care for your body and being. How do you get…
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Organic Coconut Oil for Dental Health

Coconut oil has become fairly mainstream in recent years. People are adding it to their morning coffee, slathering it over sunburn and using it to make a healthy version of fudge. It’s good for your health, can help you lose weight and can be used topically to help with skin conditions…
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Easy Exercises for Lazy People (Like Me)

Once you turn a certain age, you begin to realize truths about yourself. One thing that has become abundantly clear is that when it comes to working out…I’m lazy. I’m disciplined but lazy. Every day I do something to get off my chair and get moving but I’m not running…
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Health Benefits of Green Living

by Gwen Lewis My family has been eating mindfully for years. We avoid preservatives, hormones, and chemicals whenever possible. While not every purchase that I make is perfect, I strive to buy natural ingredients and organic when the budget allows. And I have become a devout shopper of stores that…
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The OATS Test – Assess Your Overall Health

On a few of the message boards I frequent, I heard about something called an “OAT test” which I had no clue about.  It made me think of oatmeal, and I immediately imagined a canister of Quaker oats.  Sidebar:  I miss oatmeal. Its high in oxalates, even the gluten free…
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