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Benefits to Eating Slowly

March 11, 2010
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You may remember back last fall when we noted that one of the tips to improving digestion was to thoroughly chew food (instead of swallowing it down as quick as possible). So not only is taking time to chew the important first step in the digestion process, but the speed of eating in general determines […]

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Toxic Body = Bad Breath

December 20, 2009

The number of mints, gum, mouthwash, and breath-savers available on the market are a sure sign of the bad breath plaguing this country. But what many people aren’t aware of is how toxins in the body affect their breath. Natural News recently posted an informative article on how bad breath is actually directly related to […]

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Homemade Bath Recipes

December 2, 2009

As the cold winter settles in, there is nothing like a nice, hot bath to warm up the body. I found some great ideas to try out including herbal bath bags and soothing milk baths. Since I haven’t found a “healthy” bubble bath yet (as pretty much anything that bubbles contains sodium laureth sulfate), I […]

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Natural At-Home Remedies

November 27, 2009

Reading Sarah’s post on oregano for mucus relief reminded me of an article I saved to share with you earlier this month in Better Homes and Gardens called “The World’s Cures”. The article discusses the remedies below that have been used since ancient times to alleviate uncomfortable conditions. Sore Throat– gargle water mixed with 1 […]

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Wise Traditions 2009 Part II

November 17, 2009

On day 2 of the Wise Traditions conference, I attended a very informative presentation by Kaayla Daniel, PhD and CCN. She is on the board of directors for the Weston A. Price foundation and is also the director/founder of The Whole Nutritionist. She discussed the growing problem and reasons for infertility as well as foods […]

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Live From Wise Traditions 2009

November 14, 2009

I am fortunate to have made it to Chicago safely for the Wise Traditions 2009 conference hosted by the Weston A. Price Foundation. The lectures that I attended yesterday were were presented by Sally Fallon Morell herself, president of the foundation and author of Nourishing Traditions, one of my favorite cookbooks. Sally Fallon’s seminar thoroughly […]

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Health Benefits of a Steam Room

November 4, 2009
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As the cold weather takes over Michigan, there’s nothing I enjoy more than relaxing quietly in the steam room of the gym after a tough workout. Not only are there numerous health benefits, but it’s just plain relaxing for my mind and body. It is instant warmth and comfort- right down to my bones- when […]

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Skin Brushing for a Healthy Body

October 28, 2009

Back in the beginning of October, I mentioned writing a series of posts on a great presentation by Marcella Clark and Kirsty Hardinge of the The Body Center in Holland, MI. One topic they discussed was brushing the skin regularly and I’ve found it to actually be quite relaxing. It doesn’t take more than a […]

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Easy Tips to Improve Digestion

October 1, 2009

I feel fortunate to have attended a wonderfully informative presentation on digestion and raw foods at The Body Center in Holland, MI this past Tuesday. There were two knowledgeable presenters- Marcella Clark, owner of The Body Center (also CCHT, CMMT, CRA, and more), and Kirsty Hardinge, professional chef and CCHT. I think the many things […]

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Rehydrate with Coconut Water

May 30, 2009

Since I can only dream of living in a tropical place where coconuts grow freely, I’ve found a healthy and refreshing coconut beverage I can buy at health stores right here in Michigan. This Harvest Bay Coconut Water I am sipping at the moment has a mild sweet taste and only one ingredient: 100% pure […]

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