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Top Ten Healthy Holiday Gifts IDEAS

Holidays are a perfect time of year to spoil your friends and family. It’s also a great opportunity to buy them a gift that they would never buy for themselves. One example that quickly comes to mind is training sessions with a personal trainer or a massage. Even though we all love to get a massage, we may not want to splurge on ourselves. We can all use more self-care, but it often gets neglected due to other priorities.

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HORMETIC STRESS

What is stress? When we think of stress, we immediately associate it with something negative. This is not always true. As humans we have developed a keen sense of survival in our nervous system called the flight or fight response. Back in the day, this was the mechanism that helped us to escape physical threats

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BODILY PH AND HOMEOSTASIS

WHAT DOES BODILY PH MEAN? We are always hearing about the pH of our blood and the necessity of staying in balance, also referred to as homeostasis. What does that really mean? The potential of hydrogen ( pH ) is a measure of acidity or alkalinity of a solution. The lower the pH, on a

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Spring Cleaning for your Gut: The beginners giude to cleansing

Welcome spring! This is customarily the time of year we clean up our homes, our closets, and our yards. What we don’t realize is, as important as it is to clean up our external environment, it’s even more important to clean up our internal environment. As the seasons change, so do our bodies. When our

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Frances’ Bone Broth recipe

I get asked so frequently for a good bone broth recipe that I decided there is no better time than the start of a New Year to share how I prepare mine and why!    Bone broth is typically made with bones but can also contain a small amount of meat still on the bones.

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A NATUROPATH’S GUIDE TO STAYING HEALTHY THIS FLU SEASON

Instead of focusing on the impending “flu season”, we should all be thinking about prevention, keeping our immune system strong and healthy. Most flu like symptoms, like coughing, sneezing, and aches, are not bacterial but viral. These symptoms are the body’s way of expressing discomfort when trying to eliminate toxins. Stifling these symptoms with pharmaceutical

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HOLIDAY DIP RECIPES

We all know that holidays are a time where we dread packing on the extra pounds because of all the temptations with rich foods around us. I find that when it comes to preparing for cocktail parties or casual get togethers, people tend to gravitate to the same old cheeses, or that typical spinach/mayo dip

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HEAT AND ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

FEVER AND DETOXIFICATION When you are sick, the body temperature often increases in order to help fight off the infection. This increase in temperature is known as a fever. The fever is your body trying to eliminate toxins through the pores of your skin. Studies show that saunas, both traditional and infra-red, can replicate a

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6 Pillars of Health

Health begins in our minds. Our perceptions of our personal health, and health in general, affect the way we act. Thinking positively about our approach to how we feel can drastically affect the outcome.

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