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Essential Oils

Rarely can I read a news or social media feed today without seeing something about essential oils. It’s one of those everybody is doing it thing, and not typically being one who moves with the masses on trends I was hesitant to try this new craze. Although, it’s not truly new. Using oils and the pure form of natural growing and living elements to heal is as old as time. The benefit of essential oils is that it takes each root, flower, twig, etc. and purges and purifies it for a highly concentrated oil. There are many companies that claim to …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

If you haven’t already seen the pink ribbons starting to flutter around you then you probably will at some point this month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and most people know somebody going through this battle as we speak. According to the American Cancer Society a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes. Although, the death rate for breast cancer is down 34% since 1990. The high number of diagnosis push for early detection and screenings that allow medical professionals to target the disease in the beginning before it is too late. This …

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Food to Fight Depression

It is well known that mental illness is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s population or perhaps it’s that we are becoming more aware that it’s a real issue so it’s being addressed with a more head on approach. With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) it’s even one benefit that MUST be covered by your health plan at no cost to you. To put mental health as such a high priority in healthcare shows how much attention we need to pay to it. I understand that many illnesses must be treated with a prescription, but if there is a way to …

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Cry It Out

Have you ever heard somebody say to go have a good cry? The majority of times crying is not the result of something good, but a genuine cry can have its benefits. Many of the benefits are psychological and emotionally healing, but it can also help to release toxins and relieve stress. If any of you have had a good cry you’re wondering how this can be, because after said “good cry” you’re left feeling as if you’ve been punched in the gut and worn out. Well, that’s the initial response after we just wreaked havoc on our body, but the true …

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Wellness Wednesday: Quinoa!

Pronounced keen-waa or if you are like me Quin-O-A when I first saw the word at a restaurant. This little grain comes from South America and is packed with protein. The texture is a cross between a bean and rice and has been called a “Superfood”, which is really just a marketing term to describe foods that have a punch of nutritional value. After cooking these amazing little seeds of nutrition they can be served in multiple different ways and I’ll share a recipe with you on Saturday. Consider implementing Quinoa into your diet a few times a week as it’s loaded …

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Wellness Wednesday: Lemon Water!

I’m sure you’ve heard of it before, but have you ever put it into action. Lemon water is a common practice of many, and each time I’ve read about the bountiful effects it has on the body I have never put it into action. There are several lists of why lemon water is beneficial and how it benefits your body. I am a fan of the list I found on Root and Sprouts which also gives you a fifteen day challenge starting with choosing one benefit that motivates you the most. You can view their full post HERE. I am diving into …

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