Are you confused too? Part 1

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Walking the aisles of a store or market can sometimes feel like a minefield of hype. From food to personal care to household cleaners, products practically shout from signs and labels: Sustainably grown! Bleach free! Proudly made in the USA! (And that’s just to name a few.)   Marketers know how to get your attention,… Read more »

Make no bones about it…seriously.

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What if your home had a frame, porous with holes that made it weak and prone to breakage? Not a comforting thought, for sure.   However, that exact scenario might very well be happening in your skeleton without your knowledge. Osteoporosis—literally, “porous bones”—puts you at risk for falls, fractures, pain, and a “dowager’s hump.” (No… Read more »

This Miracle Mineral Gets No Respect

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Suppose an essential nutrient was incredibly involved in more than 300 vital biochemical functions in the body yet deficient in about 80% of us. Would you want to know what this curious missing ingredient was? Well, just such a nutrient exists: It’s the mighty mineral magnesium. You can’t live without magnesium, a hard-working nutrient that… Read more »

Have Your Spring Battle Plan in Place?

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Ahh…ahh…ahh—ah-CHOO! Yep, here we are in the midst of another spring allergy season. As much as we love watching the world wake up and break out in color and song at the end of each winter, for so many people, those vibrant scenes come with a trade-off in wellness. And make no mistake: It’s May… Read more »

Confused About Fat? Here’s the Skinny

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“Saturated,” “medium-chain fatty acid,” “healthy versus unhealthy”—the list of terms attached to the fats in our food is extensive. So is the discussion. You might see a new report showing that a certain type of fat is good for you, followed closely by a different report insisting that same fat is dangerous. Confusing! It’s not… Read more »

Ah-choo! 3 Tips to Stop Spring Suffering

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Ah, the feel of gentle, warm sunshine kissing your skin! The deep, earthy smell of a brisk April rain! The cherry, maple, and pear trees have begun dressing themselves in their seasonal, colorful glory, and the entire outdoor world seems to be refreshed with the brilliant green wash of new life and vitality, and…ah…ah…. Aah-CHOO!… Read more »

5 Ways to Fuel Up for a High Power Season

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May is nearly over, and you know what that means. Summer is just around the corner! This season, traditionally peppered with vacations and side-trips, new adventures, and just-because get-togethers with treasured family and friends is certainly something to look forward to. It’s all so exciting—and if we aren’t vigilant about maintaining elite-level self-care during and… Read more »