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Peaches Are Healthier For You Than You Think!

August 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Peaches Are Healthier For You Than You Think!

One of summertime’s best perks is the ability to enjoy a wide array of seasonal fruits like watermelon, pears, apricots, and nectarines. But the one summer fruit that stands out above the rest for its juicy and sweet interior is the delicious peach! According to the most recent nutritional data, peaches pack a powerful punch…

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Being Bored is Boring!

July 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Being Bored is Boring!

All of us get bored sometimes. Whether it’s because we truly have nothing to do (not very likely…) or the task at hand doesn’t stimulate our minds or, truth be told, we just don’t want to do anything. Sometimes it can even be due to the escalating heat of summer during July and August. When…

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National Rainier Cherry Day

July 11, 2019 / Comments Off on National Rainier Cherry Day

Summertime wouldn’t be summertime without delicious cherries. And Rainer cherries are the queen of them all! These red, juicy cherries are especially wonderful as a quick snack on a hot summer day. Lucky for us there are a number of health benefits that make them even more desirable! Named after Washington’s largest mountain, Rainer cherries…

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Vitamin B: A Superhero Without a Cape

June 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Vitamin B: A Superhero Without a Cape

If there was one single vitamin that we could label a superhero, it would have to be vitamin B. Although it’s made up of a variety of different B vitamins, when you put them all together they are a powerhouse! Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, hostility, unexplainable fear and even outright rage can show up…

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Masking Menstrual Symptoms is a Bad Idea

June 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Masking Menstrual Symptoms is a Bad Idea

For a young girl, the transition from adolescence into young adulthood can be challenging. The physical indication that she’s made it through the first rite of passage is seen with the onset of her menstrual cycle, somewhere around the 12-year mark. This hormonal shift allows her brain to mature under the influence of estrogen and…

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An Orange A Day!

May 30, 2019 / Comments Off on An Orange A Day!

Aside from being sweet, juicy and delicious, science is confirming that oranges have some pretty amazing health benefits which ancient civilizations knew about, yet we are just beginning to understand. However, we need to set the record straight about one important fact: vitamin C as found in oranges is NOT the same thing as the…

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Maintaining Peaceful Coexistence With Our Own Microbes…

April 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Maintaining Peaceful Coexistence With Our Own Microbes…

Known as the father of medicine, Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician that wisely stated ‘all disease begins in the gut.’ And he was spot on, more so than he ever realized. Recent understanding of the dramatic influence the microbiome (aka the ‘gut’) has on our health has propelled researchers to dive deeper into the…

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7 Best Thyroid Healing Foods

February 28, 2019 / Comments Off on 7 Best Thyroid Healing Foods

If you or someone you know is dealing with a thyroid condition including Hashimoto’s, Graves’, or general hypothyroidism, there are a few basic things you can do to make a dramatic impact on your thyroid health. Not surprisingly, the most important one has to do with the foods you eat! Just like any other gland…

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3 Wintertime Immune-Boosting Strategies

February 14, 2019 / Comments Off on 3 Wintertime Immune-Boosting Strategies

We know the feeling all too well: a slight headache, a twinge-like feeling in the sinuses, muscle aches, and a slight shiver – all indications we’re about to come down with something. Wintertime colds and flus aren’t always avoidable, so having the strategies and support readily available before you get caught in the swirl of…

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Butter and Your Brain

December 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Butter and Your Brain

The tide is finally turning when it comes to the health benefits of saturated fats. Although there are still some naysayers out there who would tell you ALL fat is bad, regardless of whether saturated or not, don’t believe them. The science on this subject is rock solid and the benefits of including more saturated…

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