Healthy Finds for the New Year

Here’s to the New Year with some cool food and health care products that may change not only your morning but also how the rest of your day goes, and even your slumber. Being the undecided voter I’m always skeptical and wait to comment as to whether a product can really be of benefit. I […]

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To Chew or not to Chew?

If anyone knows me well, they know I am a gum chewer. This really had me thinking… what is the deal with gum? Is it good for our health or detrimental to it? Let’s sort through the conchewsion. On the one hand chewing gum has been touted to aid with heartburn, stress, cognitive function and […]

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5 Ways to Alleviate PMS

You wake up on the day final exams only to look down and see that Aunt Flo had made her monthly appearance. Your head is pounding, you’re tired and you can feel the cramps coming on. Is this really happening? Why ME? Why NOW? You’ve heard it’s important for a woman’s health to get her […]

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Is Juicing Healthy and Good for You?

I must hear this question at least 3 times a week and tonight Cousin Cam from Canada emailed me asking “is juicing healthy?” so I thought it time for a blog. Simply put – NO! Whole fruits and vegetables are healthy – they provide fiber, vitamins, minerals and nutrients called phytochemicals, which cannot be duplicated […]

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Drinking Flame Retardant? The Story on Brominated vegetable oil (BVO)

This week there was an interesting article in the New York Times regarding a savvy teenager who goggled an unrecognizable ingredient in the bottle of Gatorade she was drinking:  brominated vegetable oil. After reading a long list of side effects from BVO including neurological disorders and alteration of thyroid hormones, Sarah Kavanagh started a nonprofit […]

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Ten-Chi Cha Tea for Headaches?

In March I went to the Natural Foods Expo in Anaheim and picked up a few extra products here and there without too much thought.  Jeff as usual was tossing sample items in his bag and loading up both his bag and mine.  After 5 hours I was tired and felt one of those headaches […]

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