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


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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.

Forgiving for a Healthier, Happier Life


smiling ladyForgiveness requires individual changes at many levels. Research in the Harvard Health Publication indicates that forgiveness is powerful. The publication reports that forgiving others and oneself can bring about 5 changes for a healthier and happier life.

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Finding Balance


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Healing occurs when we are in the correct relationship with ourselves. In other words, we are able to heal when all levels of our human system – our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves – are all in balance.

Imbalance within ourselves comes from many sources. Most commonly, the stress of relationships, family, work, and expectations we have of ourselves can cause imbalances in our relationship with ourselves.

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Healing vs. Curing


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Whether you are seeing the forest or the trees, there is a realization that everything is connected.  This is a holistic principle that I emphasize in my life and in my private practice as a Holistic Nurse.  The integration of the mind, body, and spirit is key to caring for – and healing – the whole person.  It is important to recognize that healing is very different from curing.

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