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Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work?

Well…yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice of connecting the body and mind to become more self-aware and…

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Heartburn – Can I Help it with Foods and Lifestyle?

The odds are that you or someone you know experiences heartburn. Around half of North American adults experience it at least once per month. Somewhere between 10-20% have it at least once per week!Heartburn, also known as reflux, occurs when the strong acid in your stomach creeps up into your esophagus. It can feel like…

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Pumpkin Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Overnight Oats

•1/2 cup pumpkin puree •1/2 cup Greek yogurt or non-dairy alternative •1/3 cup old-fashioned oats •1/2 teaspoon cinnamon •1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice Put all ingredients in mason jar, stir and cover. Refrigerate overnight. Top with toppings of your choice. Pumpkin Health Benefit #5 Keeps your immune system strong. We’ve all heard of vitamin C…

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The Real Deal About Artificial Flavours

Let me ask you this: Have you looked at the ingredients on a food label lately? How about a “processed” food label; like famous brands of cookies, cereals, or junk snack foods? Do you have those ingredients in your house? Do you even know what all of those ingredients are? There are a ton of…

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Why Am I Always Hungry?

If you often feel hungry, you are not alone! There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are having a party. But other times, the hunger may not be…

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Salt: The Delicious Health-Buster (And What to Use Instead)

Yes, there are lots of different kinds of salt: pink, iodized, kosher, sea, etc. They come from salt mines in the ground, or from evaporating the water out of salt water. What they all have in common is that infamous mineral that I’m going to talk about below: sodium. In food, salt is used for…

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Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money?

Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They’re supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple ingredients, there are low doses of each ingredient. In fact, they are the most commonly used…

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Yeast (Candida) Overgrowth- The Secret Factor Behind Your Health’s Demise

Is your general health deteriorating for no real reason? Have you blamed it on stress and bad luck? Well, fortunately, you might have just found an explanation after all. Your exhaustion, stress and gastrointestinal issues may be easily blamed on an issue more common than people think. Candida albicans Candida albicans are tiny yeast organisms…

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Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance? Food intolerances or “sensitivities” can affect you in so many ways. And they’re a lot more common than most people think. I’m not talking about anaphylaxis or immediate allergic reactions that involve an immune response. Those can be serious and life-threatening. If you have any allergies, you…

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How Can I Get Enough Vitamin D?

When we think of “vitamins,” we know they’re super-important for health. But vitamin D is special. It’s difficult to get enough vitamin D; vitamin D is, therefore, a very common deficiency. So, let’s talk about how much of this critical fat-soluble vitamin we need, and how you can get enough. The three ways to vitamin…

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