Dealing with Loss, Naturally

Everywhere you look today, there are people dealing with loss. Whether it be work-related, having possessions stolen, a financial set-back, diminished health or even the passing of a loved one, grief and sadness are a part of life. As my family continues dealing with loss of our dad/grandfather/great-grandfather/partner . . . I have been reminded of a few steps that while they will not eliminate...
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Healthy Travel Tips

It’s officially SUMMER! That means lots of good things but one of them is the increase in weekend road trips and vacation traveling AND the desire for healthy travel tips. While there are huge restorative benefits to holidays, here are a few simple travel tips to ensure your vacation produces rest and recuperation rather than irritable bowel dynamics and immune-system suppression! (i.e....
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Inflammation: Simple Steps to Reduce It!

If I had a buck for every time a client’s presenting issues included inflammation I would be a “millionaire nutritionist” (generally a term thought of as an oxymoron!).   Arthritis IBS Tennis elbow Allergies Coeliac disease Asthma Plantar fasciitis Autoimmune diseases Gout The list goes on and on. Fortunately, though the conditions that have an inflammatory component are many, a few simple...
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How Not to Get “Tricked” this Halloween: 3 Bits of Sugary Advice

With Halloween just around the corner, in many households it’s time for discussions on: Whether or not to participate in the occasion? If celebrating, what costume to wear? If not celebrating, what other activity to substitute? Regardless of the reason the family is gathering . . . how much sugar to consume? I’ll leave topic 1) for another day but suffice it to say that we flip-flopped back and...
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Veggies with Kid Appeal

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you and should be consumed in high volume, and on a regular basis. Convincing the small ones in your family of this important fact, however, can sometimes be a battle. If you were on the losing end of the last turnip skirmish in your household, read on. With a little change in attitude–both the big and little one’s–“veggie...
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