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Did you know: Eating Raw Honey Seasonally Can Help with Allergies

Did you know that consuming wild, raw, local honey may offer a gradual desensitization to your seasonal allergies? Bees pick up the pollen from their environment. This is the same...

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Healthy Reading: I Love Dirt! By Jennifer Ward

Book Review of I Love Dirt!, by Kathryn Kos It is important that children experience nature, and learn to love the natural world around them. However, for many this is...

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Healthy Reading: The Honey Cure, by Aubrey Azzaro

Book Review of The Honey Cure, by Kathryn Kos Honey is a pretty amazing real food! In this book “The Honey Cure”, Aubrey Azzaro discusses some of the many health...

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Healthy Reading: The Symbiont Factor: How the Gut Microbiome Redefines Health, Disease, and Humanity

There is nothing more valuable than health, and yet choosing health appears to one of the more difficult decisions for people these days. Do you only see bacteria as harmful?...

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Healthy Reading: Welcome to the Microbiome

Desalle and Perkins wrote Welcome to the Microbiome to give the reader a better understanding of all the different colonies of microbes that live on, in and around us. The...

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Probiotics Have A Shelf Life!

Did You Know Most Probiotics Need to be Refrigerated? Unlike supplements, most probiotics have a short shelf life and should be refrigerated to ensure their potency. Supplements contain nutrients, while...

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Top Health Promoting Activities of the Microbiome

Did You Know the Microbiome Lives Outside Your Gut? The Microbiome is not limited to only the digestive tract. The microbiome exists on the skin, in the mouth, throughout the...

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Let Them Eat Dirt!

Our culture’s obsessive attention to cleanliness, sanitation, and hygiene may actually be having unintended consequences on our immune system.

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Uranium Poisoning

Uranium Poisoning and Exposure The increased use of uranium compounds in industry and warfare in the form of depleted uranium, causes concern and should warrant a necessary closer look at...

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Probiotics for the Immune System

During cold and flu season it’s important to consume foods that enhance the immune system. Have you heard the saying “it all lies in the gut?” There is truth to...

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Let's Celebrate, Blue Zones Style

Could These Lifestyle Tenets Be The Key To Longevity? Have you heard about the amazing concept of Blue Zones? For those of you not familiar, Blue Zones is an insightful...

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Bacteriophages and the Human Microbiome

What is the relationship between bacteriophages and the human microbiome? The relationship of bacteriophages and the human microbiome has peaked an interest in many over the years. Both the gut...

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Healthy Reading: Bentonite Clay. 30 Natural Recipes for Health and Beauty

Bentonite Clay: 30 Natural Recipes for Health and Beauty is a great little e-book containing 30 natural recipes utilizing bentonite clay for enhancing your health and beauty. The book is...

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The Ancestral Health, Functional Medicine Connection

Respecting Genetics Through Ancestral Health and Functional Medicine Ancestral health and functional medicine are movements in healthcare rapidly increasing in acceptance and popularity among both patients and clinicians. Mounting research...

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Did You Know? Eat Seasonally for Optimal Health

Our Ancestors Ate Seasonally for Health and Survival Our early ancestors were not eating strawberries imported from another country during the winter-time. They were forced to eat what was available...

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Healthy Reading: The Paleo Manifesto - Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health by John Durant

There are many paleo-diet books out there, explaining how to eat for optimal health. However, this book is very different. In fact, it isn’t a recipe or nutrition book. Durant...

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Healthy Reading: The Bone Broth Miracle, by Ariane Resnick, CNC

The Bone Broth Miracle is a compelling book about the benefits of consuming bone broth, and it covers everything you need to know! As an avid bone broth consumer, I...

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Top 7 Benefits of Collagen

Did you know collagen benefits go far beyond skin and joint health? Most people have heard of collagen, which is commonly used in lotions for the skin, and supplements for...

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If Your Poo Could Talk

What Does Your Poo Say About You? The topic of bowel movements and bowel habits is one that is not talked about nearly enough. The first time I ask my...

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Fecal Microbiota Transplants

What is a Fecal Microbiota Transplant? Did you know that Fecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT) are now being explored as a way to cure IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) and other Autoimmune...

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Healthy Reading: Brain Maker, The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life

Brain Maker is such a valuable and important book to read if you want to understand the human microbiome, and the affect our gut health has on our overall mental...

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Germ Theory

Is All Bacteria Bad? The popular belief of germ theory is that the correct way to strengthen your immune system is to ‘kill off all of the germs.’ However, a...

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Healthy Reading: Missing Microbes, by Martin J Blaser

How the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues. The premise of this book is to teach the reader about the impact over prescribing antibiotics has on human health....

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Health Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

The Power of Mushrooms In recent years, traditional plant-based medicines are gaining more and more attention with medical practitioners. Mushrooms being at the top of the list for their many...

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Healthy Reading: Chaga Mushrooms Medical Benefits, by Doc Goodman

One of the oldest recorded mushrooms used in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the Reishi mushroom, also known as Ling Zhi. In his book, Chaga Mushroom Medical Benefits, Goodman discusses the...

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Healthy Reading: Wired to Eat, by Robb Wolf

Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf is a groundbreaking, scientific, easy to read approach to nutrition that teaches us how to figure out our own biochemistry, and consume a variety...

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Early Childhood Behavior and Gut Health

Gut Microbiota, Neurodevelopment, and Childhood Behavior Our gastrointestinal tracts harbor complex communities of microbes, collectively known as the gut microbiome. These microbes inhabit the gut through vaginal birth, breastfeeding, diet,...

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Healthy Reading: Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior

The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection Edited by Teri Arranga, Claire I. Viadro, MPH, PhD, Lauren Underwood, PhD, this book gives us a thorough understanding of the microbiome and...

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Benefits of Unprotected Sun Exposure

Moderate Sun Exposure Is Healthy Mainstream media and the medical community warn to avoid the sun, and to use sunscreen, to protect us from skin cancer. However, research shows that...

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Healthy Reading: WellTH, by Jason Wachob

Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume Written by the budding entrepreneur of MindBodyGreen, WellTH is a biography of Wachob’s journey to build a life for...

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Healthy Weight with a Balanced Microbiome

What Does Our Microbiome Have To Do With It? Our understanding of obesity and the physiological underpinnings of why some people become obese, while others do not, has evolved significantly....

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Healthy Gut Flora: Tending Our Symbionts

The human microbiome is not only an integral part of our biology but fundamental to our individual health and the survival of our entire species. These microscopic communities can be...

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Eating Clay: Lessons on Medicine from Worldwide Cultures

Clay-eating, the practice known as geophagy or geophagia, has long been a puzzle to Western medical practitioners. Until recently, eating chalk, soil and other earth-related materials was an abnormal behavior,...

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Nearly Extinct Gut Flora! Three Forgotten "Nutrients"

When we count our blessings we shouldn’t forget our bacterial blessings and the biochemistry they bring to our bodies and health! We humans are but just a scaffold for the...

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Bentonite Clay and Environmental Toxins

Detoxification and Clay Detox clays have been used as a detoxification method for hundreds of years to remove all types of disease symptoms. They have the ability to remove toxic...

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Spice Up Your Topical Magnesium With Essential Oils!

Our magnesium products are created with several things in mind – one of which is keeping them as hypoallergenic as possible. In this case, that translates into keeping our products...

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Spice Up Your Topical Magnesium: Part 2

As promised, here is a continuation of our post on essential oil combinations that can be added to your magnesium oil, lotion, or bath – my personal preference being lotion...

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Melatonin: Wonder Hormone

What is Melatonin? A lovely chemical intrinsically tied to our circadian rhythm…Many know it as a powerful sleep supplement, some with knowledge of its critical role in our health, while...

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Germ Theory vs Terrain Theory

Want to know the truth about fighting colds? Many people think the correct way to strengthen your immune system is to “kill off the germs.” A bit of medical history...

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Natural Sunscreen Alternatives

Natural Summer Skincare Sunscreen is typically seen as the go-to method of protection against sunburns and skin cancer. However, most conventional sunscreens block our ability to absorb Vitamin D, a...

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Healthy Reading: Pottenger's Prophecy by Gray Graham

Poor nutritional choices have a direct impact on our immune health. The theory of epigenetics suggests that the foods we consume, as well as how we prepare and store these...

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Book Review: Beyond Training by Ben Greenfield

Can something as essential to our wellbeing as fitness be detrimental to our health? Of course it can. The complex machine that is our body has the potential to do...

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Top 5 Foods for Leaky Gut

Best Nutritional Recommendations for Intestinal Permeability When I work with clients who are struggling with leaky gut or autoimmune issues, I recommend dietary changes such as removing difficult to digest...

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Healthy Reading: The Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballantyne

Are you struggling with an Autoimmune Condition such as, autoimmune thyroid (hashimotos), celiac, crohns disease, or psoriasis to name a few? Do you struggle with digestive issues? This book is...

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