Keeping Food-Borne Illnesses at Bay

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Each year, one in six Americans becomes sick from eating contaminated food. But while outbreaks of food-borne illness linked to processing plants or imported products capture the public’s attention and raise fears about the safety of the food supply, as many as 70 percent of food poisoning cases originate in the kitchen. People, not products, […]

Elevate instead of Medicate

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Looking outside of ourselves to feel better is more common than white on rice. Before I came to yoga and meditation, that was my old operating system, complete with lots of software to train my focus outside of myself rather than looking inward for answers. Whether it’s in our DNA or from family or environmental […]

Stay in Bed or Feel the Burn? What to Do When You Are Sick

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Stuffy noses, hacking coughs and aches all over — cold and flu season has arrived. Though your body may be aching and your nose running like a faucet, it can be difficult to decide if you should continue your exercise routine or take a temporary break. “We all know that exercise is key to good […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Natural Ways to Heal Yourself

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I don’t know about you, but at the first sign of a cold I tend to take loads of cold medicine and cough drops and power through my day. But is that really the best for your body? Sure, it helps you feel better (sometimes) but what if you let your body heal itself first and […]

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 […]