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The Link Between Salons and Breast Cancer

Visiting the salon to refresh your look with a new style or color can be enticing, but if salon services are part of your usual routine, you should know about the new research that links some of these practices to an increased risk of breast cancer. In this blog post, I'll let you in on what the research says and give you tips for how you can look incredible while protecting your health. According to researchers at Rutgers University, if you regularly dye, relax, or straighten your hair, you may be putting yourself at higher risk for breast cancer. In...
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Unique Perks of Strength Training

If you're an avid exerciser, but haven't yet committed to including strength training in your workout routine, now is a great time to start reaping the many benefits it can provide. In this blog post, I'll tell you about several unique perks of strength training that you may not know you're missing out on. There are so many benefits to strength training that they can be hard to keep up with. From your physical and mental health to sleep and more, strength training can have a positive impact on many areas of our lives. Here are some of the...
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The Incredible Benefits of Melatonin

Most of us have probably heard of melatonin, the hormone our bodies produce to help us get a good night's sleep. But while you may know that melatonin can be a powerful sleep aid, it also has a wide variety of other incredible health benefits. In this blog post, I'll tell you about simple steps you can take to increase your melatonin production to not only get more sleep, but to improve your overall health and wellness. Produced by the pineal gland, melatonin supports our circadian rhythms, alerting us when it is time to sleep and when it's time...
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Preventing Chaos in Our Energy Field

Our cell phones and computers are powerful tools because they allow us to connect with others and the larger world in meaningful ways. However, the electromagnetic frequencies they emit are of growing concern. Although the research is in its early phases, EMFs have the potential to be one of today's most serious health risks. In this blog post, I'll tell you more about how EMFs affect us and let you know how you can best protect yourself. Each of our bodies' cells resonates with energy. Taken together, these energies are known as our biofield. When our biofield is healthy,...
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Beyond Antibiotics for Lyme

Summer is such a beautiful season because it brings us closer to nature. A long hike in the woods, a swim in a pristine lake, or even a quick early morning run can keep us active and help us feel more connected to our natural surroundings. Since we spend so much time outdoors in summer, it is important to be aware of health risks that exist, one of which is Lyme disease. In this blog post, I will tell you more about what Lyme disease is and describe some of the latest treatments. Lyme disease has recently been identified as...
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Vitamin C and Cancer Prevention

As the second leading cause of death in the United States, cancer will touch many of our lives at one point or another. While the quest for cancer cures is ongoing, exciting new research has made us aware of an incredible new element in the fight against cancer: Vitamin C. In this blog post, I'll tell you about the latest research and what we've learned about how to use vitamin C to prevent and treat cancer through simple nutritional choices. A new study led by Dr. Michael P. Lisanti and published in Oncotarget medical journal has uncovered that Vitamin C has...
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BBQ Grilling in a Healthier Way

Summer is the season for get-togethers with friends and family, and this often goes hand in hand with a mouthwatering barbecue. It's important to keep in mind that although grilled foods are delicious, it also presents several health risks because they contains carcinogens, which have been linked to cancer. In this blog post, I'll tell you about what the risks are and how using healthier grilling techniques can reduce them. 9 ways to grill in a healthier way: There are several health hazards that are associated with the charring and smoke that emerge when grilling foods at high heats....
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The Science Behind Mud Packing

Therapeutic Clay Packing (Mud Packing) is a time honored tradition that crosses eras and cultures. In Egypt, Pharaohs used clay for its anti-inflammatory purposes. Ancient Greek and Roman athletes used clay packing to restore damaged tissue from injuries and traumas. In addition, the Japanese have traditionally used clay as a detoxifying agent. Native Americans used clay poultices to treat infections and injuries. The reason for the widespread use of clay for healing is quite simple, it's very effective! How mud therapy works: The hands and feet contain hundreds of highly sensitive acupuncture points that are the...
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The Benefits of a Raw Diet

  The arrival of spring means the arrival of gardening season, which makes this a great time of year to think about how to incorporate more delicious, nutrient-rich raw foods into your diet.  In this blog post, I'll tell you more about the benefits of a raw diet and give you an incredible recipe for a rich, creamy Raw Vegan Cherry Cheesecake that is perfect for Memorial Day! What does eating raw actually entail? You've probably heard of raw diets, but you may be wondering what "eating raw" actually entails.  A lot of people think eating raw means eating only uncooked foods,...
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A Special Way to Honor Our Mother’s

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14, and many of us are thinking about a special way to honor our mothers for their integral role in our lives. If your impulse is to treat her to something decadent like candy, you probably know that many commercial candies are loaded with fat, sugar, and other unhealthy ingredients.    What if, instead, you could show your love and appreciation by giving her a gift that will nourish her? One of the best ways to satisfy your mother's sweet tooth while respecting her health is through the gift of dark chocolate, which is one of the healthiest...
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