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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It’s all in your Gut: Changing your Health for 2016

We’ve all said at one time or another “I just know it’s not right and I can feel it in my gut.” What if your gut health played a part in your mood, levels of anxiety and even happiness? Researchers are now realizing our gut is giving us more information than just our psyche is […]

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Gluten Sensitivity: My Experience of Discrimination

About a year and a half ago I went on a gluten-free diet. I did this reluctantly since cutting out gluten is a major commitment and can be more than challenging in many situations. As a result of the diet change the arthritis in my hands stopped progressing, which was extremely helpful in being able […]

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Natural Ways to De-Stress Your Immune System

You have problems sleeping, focusing on work, you’re tired and things don’t seem to be going in a positive direction. Are you sick, overworked or just stressed? Stress is a term we frequently hear in relation to many life challenges. If untreated stress can impact your relationships, work life, vitality, health and…your immune system. What […]

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Vitamin D: Vitamin, Sunshine or Hormone?

You are diligent with taking care of your health but at your yearly physical the doctor tells you your vitamin D is low, and you need to add a supplement. “Wait a minute! I am often outside in the sun so WHY do I need a supplement? Is it just another way for the supplement […]

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Do Flu Shots Really Work? How to Protect Your Immune System Naturally

If you watched the news at all last week it was an onslaught of scares talking about the flu epidemic and how important it is to protect yourself and your family.  The clear message was:  do not pass go and immediately get a flu shot and don’t bother asking if there is another option. With […]

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Plain Yogurt – Your Prescription for a Healthy Gut

Do you realize the largest organ in your body is your gut?  If you were to roll it out it would equal 25-28 feet– hence the need to take good care of it with healthy foods for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. Enter plain yogurt. One of my favorite foods is plain yogurt and […]

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Don’t be afraid of the Vampire: Breaking Down your Blood Values

With Halloween around the corner, you’ve probably heard about the rage of vampires and The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn coming out in November. Let’s take a break from the candy this Halloween and understand what this vampire elixir is all about for your health. You may go to the doctor each year to get your […]

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Kelapo Coconut Oil: Much More than Suntan Lotion

Remember the days of using to coconut oil to get a golden tan.  Since those days are gone, is there a healthy purpose for this tropical oil? While doing research on oils for A Recipe for Life I became an advocate for coconut oil, specifically extra virgin organic coconut oil since it is free of […]

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What About New Vitamin D Recommendations?

This week the NY Times article rocked the Vitamin D world with a report from the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) questioning the need for Vitamin D supplements. The IOC reported most people individuals have adequate levels in their blood supplied by diet and natural sunshine and taking extra Vitamin D […]

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