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Beyond Yogurt: Benefits of Natural Probiotics

Probiotics seem to only be talked about in yogurt and similar dairy products. But for those of you who don’t particularly care for yogurt, it’s still important to include probiotics in your overall healthy diet. Probiotics are live microorganisms, most often bacteria or sometimes yeasts, that when ingested provide some type of health benefit. The Probiotic Market has grown since Dannon released their Activia yogurt stateside in 2003. Probiotics are now available in pill, powder, and even gummy form, and claim to solve and prevent a wide variety of ailments. Most research has shown improvements in treating mostly inflammatory diseases, […]

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Top Healthy Halloween Party Treats for Kids

Childhood, it is so magical. The first thing that comes to mind when we think of Halloween is an awesome costume. But, maybe more like candy. Ok, mostly candy with a side of costumes. How many of you remember going Trick or Treating and coming home to divide or steal the better candy with your siblings? But, could there be a way to participate in the fun of the holiday without a boat load of processed sugar and artificial colors? But also avoiding being the mom who hands out crossword puzzles? Why not have a Halloween party for your kids […]

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5 Easy Steps to Veganism

Becoming a vegan is a huge life decision that needs lots of information and guidance. Sometimes, we can feel discouraged and even judged for our imperfect decisions along our journey. I’m here to remind you that it is a journey and that it’s ok to have good and bad days. Breaking free from our old lifestyle and working towards a new one will not happen overnight. The main consideration for becoming vegan is that there are a myriad number of health and beauty benefits. If you need a little help, inspiration or just more info, here are 5 easy steps […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Acupuncture

No, acupuncture needles do not usually hurt. They are hair thin and are nothing like the needles that you’re used to during your doctor’s visits! If done correctly, acupuncture should evoke calm and serenity. Here is a beginner’s guide to acupuncture for those looking for a less drug-filled and more natural health practice. HISTORY Acupuncture is often seen as an “alternative” to western medicine, even though it preceded our modern medical landscape for thousands of years. It is speculated that acupuncture may have been used as far back as 6000 BCE in China (Hwang, 1996; Ma, 1992). However, the basis […]