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Why is Rest so Important?

We live in a culture that glorifies “staying busy” and demonizes “laziness”. Of course, work, play, exercise, and adventure are all important, but rest is too often left off the priority list. While it may seem like the opposite of productivity, rest is actually critical for both mind and body to function at their best…

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Natural and Safe Sleep Aids

What is the safest sleep aid to take? There are an overwhelming number of options when it comes to medications designed to force your body into sleep. Unfortunately, many sleep medicines promote “sleep”, but not healthy, natural sleep cycles, leaving you groggy and drowsy the next day. Even worse, most pharmaceuticals contain toxic additives and…

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Low Glycemic Black Bean Brownies

This recipe applies a lot of the tips on balancing blood sugar we provided in our previous editorial this month. Today we’re here to show you that a healthy, low-glycemic diet can satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your blood sugar or sending you into a calorie-heavy food coma. In this brownie recipe, we are…

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Blood Sugar Balance and Lifestyle

If you have already read our blog post this month about the Glycemic Index, you may be feeling some curiosity about how a low glycemic diet could fit into your life. If you haven’t read the other piece yet, you could start there, but the big takeaway is that most people can benefit from a…

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Food and the Glycemic Index:

The glycemic index value is a measurement of how much a particular food is likely to raise your blood sugar. It can change based on the ripeness of a fruit or vegetable or by the way in which the food is prepared.  While each food has a specific value between 0 and 100 on the…

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Wim What?

Wim Hof is a celebrity known to some as “The Iceman”. The Dutch extreme athlete, now in his early 60’s, has earned a number of world records related to survival and performance in extremely cold conditions. These records include climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and a section of Mt. Everest in only shorts, running a half marathon…

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Energy-Boosting Habits Instead of Energy-Zapping:

If you read this month’s blog post about metabolism myths, you may remember the big takeaway: “metabolism is hard to change”. As in, you can’t magically “speed it up” by eating anything in particular or “slow it down” significantly by gaining or losing a little weight. Your overall metabolism, the rate at which your body…

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5 Metabolism Myths Debunked!

Whether it’s truly about feeling healthier, or because our culture values a slender body, many of us have considered the concept of weight loss at some point in our lives. Exercise equipment companies, diet food brands, and even, yes, some nutritional supplement manufacturers have a history of using this fact against us by trying to…

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New Findings link COVID-19 and Gut Dysbiosis

As the number of COVID-19 cases reaches over 100 million worldwide, scientists are scrambling to gather data on the potentially deadly virus. Most headlines we see are related to vaccines and treatments. Less sensationalized are the findings of why some bodies are more resistant or resilient than others.  Recently, it has been proposed that gut…

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Elevate Your Detox with This Self Care Technique

You may associate a ‘detox’ program with a particular diet, but self-care is really important for detoxification too. Hormones and other chemicals released in response to stress actually add to the toxin load that your body is working hard to reduce. Dry brushing is a self-care technique that may do more than just help reduce…

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