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how-to-boost-your-immune-system-coronavirus-covid19-ginger
Do you feel like we’ve been living in a surreal post-apocalyptic world? Many would agree, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unique, anxious behaviors we’ve never experienced before. Understandably, as something to this degree worldwide has never happened before. While these fears are justifiable and valid, we should be careful to...
what-is-nature-deficit-disorder
In our modern age of smartphones, tablets, and streaming, parents increasingly want their kids to have a well-rounded childhood. When kids are bored, or if the parents need a moment, it’s all too easy to turn on the TV or hand them a tablet. Is this bad habit robbing...
heavy-metal-detox
You might not see them, but heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury are all around us. They might be in the water we drink or dust that we breathe. And they’re definitely in the ground we walk on. Fortunately, acute heavy-metal poisoning from environmental pollution isn’t common...
is-yerba-mate-healthier-caffeine
Though it’s a centuries-old drink of the Guarani Indians, an increasing number of college students are being drawn to yerba mate, (mah-tay), because it has been given a modern, cool, exotic and healthful appeal. It’s a caffeine-loaded tea brewed from leaves of Ilex paraguariensis – an evergreen shrub that grows...
Natural Ways to Avoid the Flu
The COVID-19 pandemic – which is not a form of the flu -- has overshadowed news about the flu that we normally would have had this season. Week 11 of “flu season” ended March 14. But moderate influenza activity is still evident. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that...
health benefits of teas
Most of us are familiar with tea. Most likely sweet tea with plenty of sugar, ice cubes, and lemon. We probably consider it more of an alternative option to soda rather than an important part of our daily health regimen. For the most part, we drink tea with meals...
what is experiential wellness
It used to be that a workout was good enough. So was a quiet vacation near the beach, or a fun, family afternoon at a festival. Now, we have experiential wellness.  But today, “wellness” has taken center stage. More people are combining exercise with other things they love. From pets...
how much sleep is too much
Seven to nine. Most U.S. experts agree that this is the number of hours a healthy adult should sleep each night. Sleeping longer has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and a host of other medical problems. Sleeping less has been, too. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2018 Sleep in...
Are Alternative Milks Good For You
Nutrition has changed a lot over the years, especially in the last few decades. Most of the “healthy” knowledge we picked up in school, and from mainstream media, may not be as helpful or as accurate as once believed.  Milk, for instance, is full of vitamins and nutrients that are...
Is Your Liver to Blame?
When we think of important organs in our body, chances are we immediately consider the heart, the lungs, and the brain as vital to living. We might even consider the stomach or kidneys... but what about the liver? When you have questions regarding your overall health, it may be...
Healing the Body with Your Mind
Eefje became a student of the renowned Dr. Joe Dispenza’s meditation community, after being told she would not survive her battle against cervical cancer. She had been through chemotherapy, changed her diet and followed all medical directions, only for the cancer to spread and her condition to worsen. Still, she...
egg-marketing
There are so many different labels for eggs, that it can be hard to decide what's worth the extra price tag!  The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) only add to the confusion, with their laundry list of confusing terms and definitions.  Let’s cut through...