Assessment of Your Environmental Exposure

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Since we live in a dynamic environment and there is chemical exposure on a regular basis, it is up to us to make lifestyle choices that will help our bodies stay healthy and as chemical-free as possible.  Healthy food choices can help support every cell of the body to work at optimal levels…

The Initiatives of Other Countries

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Since 1976, the EPA has issued regulations on 5 chemicals that were determined to present unreasonable risk. These 5 chemicals are out of 80,000 known chemicals! Our regulations are far behind other countries’…

Don’t Stuff Your Face: Face Your Stuff!

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In November I attended a nursing continuing education seminar titled, “Food Addictions, Overeating, and Mood Swings.” We reviewed in depth the physical responses we have to our food choices, why we make the food choices we do, and the effects food addictions have on our bodies. Here are a couple useful tools we explored…

Boost Your Immune System Part IV: Flu Shots & Something Better

There is much controversy over the safety and necessity of flu shots. Last year was especially controversial with the media frenzy on the H1N1 flu pandemic. In August, the World Health Organization declared the Swine (H1N1) flu pandemic as passed. Any worries about this pandemic are not necessary, and possibly were never necessary from the start.

Boost Your Immune System Part III: The Season for Yellow and Orange

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Yellow and Orange autumn vegetables are very tasty! It is no coincidence that nature provides us with these colorful vegetables in the autumn – they offer a much-needed boost to our immune systems before the winter months. Enjoy these vegetables all season, and store more in your freezer for the winter!

Boost Your Immune System Part I: 4 Steps to a Strong Immune System

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With the changing colors of the trees and the new chill in the air, we find ourselves in the heart of autumn with winter to follow soon. The weather changes we are experiencing are often accompanied by increased occurrences of colds and flu viruses. This time of year is a great opportunity for us to examine ways to avoid catching these viruses.

Taking a Moment for Your Health

Today I was released from the orthopedic surgeon after breaking my back on Memorial Day. Now I am starting physical therapy! I am greatly relieved to be at this part of my recovery, and I am anticipating making great strides with my physical therapist…

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