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Are You Deficient in Vitamin D?

Recent research indicates that vitamin D deficiency is common in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 32 % of us are vitamin D deficient. However, the serum levels the CDC considers “normal” are far … Continue reading

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How’s That New Year’s Resolution Going?

    We’re a few days into 2016 now and, for many of us, an ambitious start out of the gate is slowing at the first turn. Why? The first workout or the first carefully planned meal usually goes well … Continue reading

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What Does Florence Nightingale Have in Common with Healing Touch?

Florence Nightingale believed in assisting the body’s natural ability to heal itself and touch (the human touch) was a major component in her work! She was the forerunner of treating patients as a “whole”, which is holistic. Energy Medicine, which … Continue reading

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Efficient and Effective Digestion for the New Year

It’s that time of year again – when we strive to make sweeping changes for the better, often to see our resolve crumble in a matter of weeks.  As we’ve suggested before, try implementing smaller changes, and set yourself up … Continue reading

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Buzzworthy

Recently, on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday”, Kris Carr, self-proclaimed “wellness warrior and cancer-thriver,” debuted an original short film where she shared some exciting news. For those of you unfamiliar with Kris’ story, in 2003 at the age of 31 she … Continue reading

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Surviving Halloween

It’s the scariest time of the year, especially for anyone who fears the inevitable sugar cravings and dreaded extra pounds from Halloween indulging. Grocery stores are frightful places – you go in for your daily shopping and suddenly you are … Continue reading

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September is Prevention Month

Most chronic diseases are preventable. We know more about prevention than ever before, but the advice can be overwhelming. Rather than succumbing to information overload, why not choose one or two changes and see how you feel? Small steps can … Continue reading

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Yoga for Mind, Body & Spirit

For thousands of years the practice of yoga has helped participants to achieve holistic health. Yoga palpably aligns the mind, body and spirit while strengthening and toning muscles, ligaments and joints. For many, the practice of yoga is an easier … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Love Turmeric

We’ve long known that turmeric, the root-derived spice commonly used in curry, provides many surprising health benefits. It’s already widely used as an effective anti-inflammatory. Now we may begin to see doctors treating depression with turmeric as well. A recent … Continue reading

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Back to School!

It’s that time of year again.  While the lazier days of summer are nice, we actually thrive more on routine. A new school year is a fresh start and an excellent time to implement healthy habits such as daily exercise, … Continue reading

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