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    How Does Our Diet Affect Inflammation?

    It is no longer a question as to whether or not inflammation contributes to chronic disease. While it is a process essential to human existence, it can easily get out of control thus worsening our health. It is always important to search for the cause of disease, so we must consider the potential sources for persistent inflammation. More often than not, the answer lies in our diets. It is the unfortunate reality that our food source is continuing to diminish in quality; a reality that means it is harder to nourish our bodies through food. As we try to...

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    What the Mind Believes, the Body Can Conceive

    The Infertility statistics in the United States are a bit inconsistent, depending on the source you reference; but let’s face it, if you’re someone who’s struggling to get pregnant, statistics are the least of your concern. It doesn’t matter what the numbers say, all that matters is what you’re going through personally. If you’re like most women (and men) I’ve worked with, you feel that you’re on a rollercoaster consisting of the strong desire, or even what feels like a need, to have a child; flashes of hope turning even the slightest physical sign into a sense that something...

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    The Common Cold of Mental Illness

    Because of its prevalence in our society, depression is often referred to as the “common cold” of mental illness. It may be common, but depression is a serious illness. Depression interferes with daily life making it difficult to function or engage in the activities that otherwise would have been pleasurable. As common as depression may be the complexity of depression challenges individuals, whose vulnerability and resilience will be determined by medical issues, the schemas formed in childhood, current cognitive style, and coping skills, and available social support. The challenge lies not only in correctly assessing factors that contribute to...

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    Coconut Flour Cinnamon Swirl English Muffin

    Coconut flour is made from dried coconut meat and contains no grain or gluten. It is light in color and texture, although it becomes much more dense when baked. Its flavor is fairly mild, with just a hint of coconut taste. It is a great flour substitute for those on gluten or grain-free diets. It is also a healthful option for those watching their blood sugar, looking to increase fiber in the diet, and wishing to reduce total carbohydrate intake. This is because coconut flour has a comparatively high fiber content. Further, a large percentage of the carbohydrates in...

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    Got Milk? Get real! Coca Cola super processes milk

    Message from the American Dairy Association: Please buy this homogenized, pasteurized, defatted, fortified “milk”, from animals that have been fed GMO corn, antibiotics and hormones. Drink it at least three times a day, every day of the year. What food can any human eat that much of without experiencing some consequences, let alone food that has been completely altered from its natural form? It was only a matter of time before one of the most basic foods around became a big target for a corporate juggernaut. Fairlife milk, the new Coca-Cola product, boasts 50% more protein, 30% more calcium...

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    There Is No “One-Size-Fits-All” Diet

    There are so many diet books out there in stores, on TV and online. Each one offers “the answer” to what ails us. High fat, low carbs, no carbs, high protein and the list goes on! Each plan offers a set of promises from increased energy and better sleep to weight loss and improved metabolism. There are many claims and guaranteed results. All these choices create a lot of confusion for people and bring up as many questions as there are diets. Questions like: Which one is the “right” diet for me? How do I decide what’s right? How...

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    What Makes Her Fit Could Make You Fat!

    Dieting. Oh what a daunting task! Counting calories, daily trips to the bathroom scale, enjoying ALL those Valentine chocolates vicariously through someone else. Discipline! Discipline! Discipline! Something about it is just so intimidating. But when we don’t understand how specific foods affect us, eating becomes a daily struggle. For those who are overweight, it’s often a never-ending effort of trying to find the magic diet to lose those extra pounds and keep them off. There are those who drop the pounds with a strict vegetarian diet, and others who slim down eating meat three times a day. And what...

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    How Echoes in the Energy Body Inhibit Fertility

    There is a specific kind of pain that results from the loss of life in the womb. Many people have experienced this nameless pain and rarely find a safe setting where they can talk freely and heal from the experience mentally, physically and energetically. Miscarriages, terminated pregnancies and intrauterine deaths (still births) can leave an “echo” in the Luminous Energy Field that sends mis-information to the physical body, sometimes preventing new life from taking root. Shamanic energy healing techniques can help clear these echoes, making room for new projects, dreams and life to find their way into the world....