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Help Fight Famine in East Africa

September 19, 2011

Guest Blogger: Sarah Lenssen from #Ask5for5 Family photos by Mike Fiechtner Photography Thank you Openeyehealth and nearly 150 other bloggers from around the world for allowing me to share a story with you today, during Social Media Week. A hungry child in East Africa can’t wait. Her hunger consumes her while we decide if we’ll […]

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Healthy Beach Snacks

June 1, 2011
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My favorite thing to do in the summer is pack up my beach bag, drive to Lake Michigan, and plant myself on a beach towel for the day. I bring books, magazines, and plenty of sunscreen, but what ends up being the most important are the snacks which help to keep me hydrated, full, and […]

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Stress and Your Health Part II

May 20, 2011
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So yesterday we discussed the body’s physical reaction to stress and how it responds with “fight or flight” (the same reaction as fear). We finished by concluding that a person’s state of mind can influence their physical responses and possibly keep them in a state of chronic stress. This leads into a more detailed answer […]

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Is Stress Affecting Your Health?

May 19, 2011
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I had the pleasure of attending a great local Nourishing Ways meeting on Tuesday evening where Micah McLaughlin, a local Naturopathic Practitioner from Continuum Healing, spoke about stress and how it relates to health. You might be surprised by how intertwined the two are! Before we jump into stress, if you’re not familiar with naturopathy, it’s […]

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Natural Home Cleaning & Fertility

May 11, 2011
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I’m honored to be featured in a guest post today over at Naturally Knocked Up, a great resource for information on increasing the odds of conception through natural living and nourishing foods. You will find lots of recipes, resources, support, and plenty of other information there. The post that I shared today discusses the abundance […]

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Naturally Avoid Jet Lag

May 4, 2011
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If you do a lot of travel (particularly on long flights entering different time zones), you’re likely familiar with the effects of jet lag. Luckily, there are a few simple things that you can do to help prevent or minimize it: Schedule your flights to arrive at your final destination in the mid-evening. That way […]

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Not All Essential Oils Are Created Equal

May 3, 2011
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Essential oils are a very concentrated liquid extract of plant materials such as fruits, leaves, and roots. They can serve many purposes including aromatherapy, therapeutic uses, and even cleaning. Unfortunately, all essential oils are not created equal so depending on what you will be using them for, it is important to select one that is […]

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Cookware Safety

April 19, 2011
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While we know that the quality of food we put into our bodies is important (as well as the containers we use to store them), another item to be considered is the cookware used when heating. I personally have two stainless steel pans that I use often and a large set of non-stick cookware (which I […]

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Natural Poison Ivy Relief

April 9, 2011
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Spring has definitely arrived in Michigan and it is oh-so nice to hear the birds chirping and watch the woods start to come alive again. However, one of the not so welcoming plants, poison ivy, will soon be thriving and maybe with some luck we’ll successfully avoid it. Just in case though, I saved a […]

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Why Choose Natural Candles?

April 5, 2011
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While candles can make for a peaceful, relaxing, or romantic setting, sometimes store-bought ones seem to have overpowering, unnatural smells. I’m not saying that the smells aren’t always good, in fact, I’ve always wondered how they make the “birthday cake” scent smell like one just came of of the oven. But no matter how delicious the […]

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