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Food For Thought

Food For Thought

We all know someone who is affected by Dementia or Alzheimer’s.  Alzheimer’s is the most common form of Dementia, it contributes to 60-70% of cases.  It is estimated 5-8% of the population over 60 years old has Dementia.  Some call...

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Tips for Going Sugar Free

Tips for Going Sugar Free

Spring clean your diet with these top Tips for Going Sugar Free! High Quality Protein helps to balance blood sugar.  It keeps our blood sugar more stable so we don’t experience a rollercoaster of sugar highs and lows throughout the...

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Winter Wellness Wisdom

Winter Wellness Wisdom

Vitamin C is probably the most well-known nutrient for the immune system.  It is a water-soluble vitamin (like B complex vitamins) that cannot be stored in the body, therefore, must be consumed on a daily basis.  Vitamin C is found in...

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Sugar Cravings and Natural Sweeteners

Sugar Cravings and Natural Sweeteners

Do you ever feel full after dinner but still have a second stomach for dessert?  Evolutionarily, the sweet taste was so rare in nature and so highly prized, we developed a strong reward system for sweet tastes.  We crave the ratio of 50:50...

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Hyperthyroidism Natural Treatment

Hyperthyroidism Natural Treatment

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the front of the neck.  It plays a mighty role for its small size.  It determines the body’s metabolic rate, energy levels and temperature.  Hyperthyroidism is overactive thyroid, when the...

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Period Pain ~ Natural Remedies

Period Pain ~ Natural Remedies

Period pain (dysmenorrhea) is pain or cramps felt in the lower abdomen that occur before and during menstruation.  The pain may range from dull and heavy to severe and extreme.  Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common type.  It is...

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Enhance Your Resilience to Stress

Enhance Your Resilience to Stress

Are you tired but wired?  Here are my top 10 tips to enhance your body’s resilience to stress… B complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B7) are vitally important for the adrenals and energy production. B vitamins are water soluble...

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Cholesterol ~ Lower Naturally

Cholesterol ~ Lower Naturally

Our liver synthesises 1000-1400mg (about 80%) of our cholesterol on a daily basis.  While 300mg is the upper limit of our recommended daily intake (RDI).  Our liver has an intelligent feedback mechanism which regulates our endogenous...

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The Importance of Stomach Acid

The Importance of Stomach Acid

A Personal Experience… the first digestive symptom and first indication of leaky gut I experienced was hypochlorydria (low stomach acid), which is rare for someone 16 years of age.  Little did I know then, that it is linked to so many...

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