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makeup Lifestyle
December 6, 2019

Phthalates are the Beauty Toxins that can Make you Sick: How to Avoid Them

P hthalates are chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. They can also be used as solvents for other materials, and are used in hundreds of…
tips to help you get to sleep Sleep
December 6, 2019

Get Better Sleep Naturally: 6 Quick Tips to Adopt

A guest post by Natalie Hawkins “Obesity, depression and type 2 diabetes are all linked to not getting enough sleep” According to this report by the CDC. It’s no surprise that stress, depression,…
health, winter, woman Lifestyle
November 3, 2019

5 Tips for a Healthy Winter

As the cold weather approaches, so does the cold and flu season.  Keep yourself and your family healthy with these five tips to make the most of this time of…
fermented foods Gut Health
September 20, 2019

5 R Gut-Healing Framework Often Effective in Healing Leaky Gut

You may have heard of the 5R Gut Healing Framework. No? Maybe you've heard of 'leaky gut.' The 5R Gut Healing Framework is a method of gut-healing that rebalances your…
FAQ, questions answered Lifestyle
May 1, 2019

Keep seasonal allergies at bay ~ Proven techniques!

This time of year, I get many questions from my clients about how to treat allergies. Often these clients have been taking A LOT of over-the-counter allergy meds, and are…
Shaping the Brain Mental Health
April 14, 2019

Experience Dependent Plasticity ~ How You Are Unknowingly Shaping Your Brain

Experience-Dependent Plasticity is the continuing process of the creation and re-organization of neuron connections in your brain, depending on your life experiences. The theory means our brain changes over time,…
Decrease toxins in home Detox
April 14, 2019

6 Simple Steps to Decrease Toxins in Your Home

People in developed countries spend an average of more than 90% of their time indoors. As such, indoor environments can be huge contributors to toxic burden and, ultimately, health. The…
Chelation Therapy steps Detox
April 14, 2019

Doing Chelation Therapy? Steps to take BEFORE

First, you may be wondering what the heck is Chelation? Chelation is a way to detox from heavy metals by converting toxic metal ions into a chemically and biochemically inert…
Sleep tips Sleep
April 14, 2019

Sleep tips from the Cleveland Clinic

I see it time and time again: a client seeks help for insomnia, and they want to know how to get to sleep faster. Of course, there can be a…
Ayurvedic clock Ayurveda
April 14, 2019

The Ayurvedic clock

Most will agree nature has rhythms and cycles. We can make the choice to go with or against these natural diurnal rhythms. In Ayurveda, living in harmony with these cycles…
Box breathing Lifestyle
April 14, 2019

Box breathing | A Step-by-Step Guide to Relaxation and Focus

Box breathing is a form of diaphragmatic breathing. This technique is often employed by Navy Seals to stop the fight or flight sympathetic nervous system response and promote relaxation and…
Houseplants removing toxins Lifestyle
April 14, 2019

5 Houseplants proven to remove toxins in the air

Many of us love houseplants in our house, why not choose ones that serve a dual purpose and make the air more healthy to breathe in? Allergies, headaches and fatigue…
Ashwagandha Nutrition
April 14, 2019

Jump Start Your Energy Level with Ashwagandha

You may have heard of Ashwagandha; but what is it used for and can it benefit you? Ashwagandha is an herb utilized for over 3,000 years in Ayurveda. PubMed states…
Detoxification Detox
April 14, 2019

The phases of detoxification, demystified.

The average newborn baby already has 287 known toxins in his or her umbilical cord blood. 80,000 toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the beginning of the…
Depression and inflamamation Mental Health
April 14, 2019

Are depression and anxiety related to inflammation?

Inflammation is a useful and essential part of our immune system for healing issues such as a cut or a sprained wrist. However, if inflammation is persistent, it can wreak…

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