Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

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The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you’re a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it […]

Tamiflu is NOT the Drug of Choice to Fend Off the Flu

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Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is approved for treatment of uncomplicated influenza A and B in children one year of age or older. It is also approved for prevention of influenza in people 13 years or older. It is part of a group of anti-influenza drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors, which work by blocking a viral enzyme that […]

Boost Your Immune System For Cold/Flu Season with This…

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Olive Leaf Extract is my favorite immune system booster. Why? Because its safe, effective and a wonderful alternative to having to take an antibiotic. Olive leaf extract comes in capsule and liquid “tincture” forms. It strengthens your immune system big time, similar to Echinacea, but much better. Scientific research has shown that the active ingredient […]

Exercise as Housecleaning for the Body

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When ticking off the benefits of physical activity, few of us would include intracellular housecleaning. But a new study suggests that the ability of exercise to speed the removal of garbage from inside our body’s cells may be one of its most valuable, if least visible, effects. In the new research, which was published last […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: How I Learned Stress Really Does Cause The Sniffles

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I’ve heard many times that stress is one of the largest causes of illness. I always thought that sounded strange. Surely coming into contact with a bug, eating poorly and not exercising, not washing your hands diligently, etc. were what really caused you to catch the sniffles. This week, however, caused me to think about […]

Start the New Year Off Right with This Healthy Fat!

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For years people have avoided coconut oil thinking it to be a “harmful” saturated fat. Moreover, many people avoid fats all together thinking they are going to make them fat. In fact, our bodies need fats to properly function, especially good fats such as coconut oil. The culprits that are making us fat are processed […]

Aren’t All Vitamins The Same?

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Before I go on to explain the 3 types of vitamins, I want to say that there is such a HUGE difference between buying a synthetic vitamin and a whole-food vitamin. The biggest difference is the way you feel. People have told me that they don’t feel different on the vitamins they are taking. There […]

Belly Fat – Getting Rid of It

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According to some recent studies on weight loss, eating low carb may have benefits even beyond weight loss. During an 8 week regimen that was designed to achieve weight maintenance and then an 8 week weight-loss plan, overweight people followed a diet containing either 43% carbs or 55% carbs and less fat. During the maintenance […]

Hope: The #1 Reason to Give

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All her life, Vanessa has had issues with her knees. But, it never stopped her from being active, until one day her left knee swelled up like a balloon and Vanessa could barely walk. The swelling dissipated within a week and with no other symptoms, she didn’t worry that it was something more serious like […]

10 Healthy Reasons to Eat Chili

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Chili has long been thought of as a greasy, fat filled meal that no health conscious person would be caught eating. Not so anymore. Chili has become a wonderful dish full of healthy nutrients for your body, and it definitely fits into today’s healthy diets. The top 10 healthy reasons for eating a bowl of […]