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Myth Busting Essential Oils, Part 1

Do essential oils even work? They smell nice and all, but do they even do anything? What are essential oils? Are they safe? What’s the deal with essential oils or aromatherapy anyway? I get these questions all the time, because I use essential oils predominantly with my clients. Instead of using herbs, supplements, or homeopathic […]

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What’s Making You Sick? Germs Or Your Environment?

Germs or Environment? It goes back to the 19th Century, this battle for dominance, and has impacted medicine dramatically since then – think antibiotics, vaccines, chemo, and drugs in general. Even lots of seemingly alternative practitioners use this same thought process – treat disease not the whole person. So, what is it I’m talking about? […]

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Probiotics: A Classic Case of Good vs Evil

Good bacteria = Superhero = Probiotics; Bad bacteria = Evil Villain. We all want to see the superheros kick the bad guy’s butts (pun intended)! Probiotics are all over the place these days. So, what’s the big deal with them anyway? Our bodies have lots and lots of bacteria – more bacteria than cells, 10:1, […]

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Sugar – Not All Are Created Equal

We all know that sugar is getting a bad rap these days, bad, bad, bad, and it is well deserved. Even 60 Minutes has gotten in on the shaming with the story about cocaine-addicted lab rats choosing sugar over coke – every single time! I’m not claiming sugar is a health food, but is ALL […]

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Spring Cleaning, I Mean Cleansing

Spring is the perfect time to not only clean out your house, but your body as well. At home we are drawn to get rid of all that clutter, stored junk, and trash. And, our bodies have that same accumulated junk and clutter – called toxins and debris. No matter how well we eat and […]

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What Is A Detox Really?

Detoxing – what does that really mean? We understand the definition: “the process of removing toxic substances”, but how does that translate into your experience? What does that really look or feel like in your body? Images of a detox center often come up with addicts going through intense withdrawals. You’d be surprised to feel […]

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Food Sensitivity, Do You Have One?

Do you  suspect you have a food sensitivity? Are you avoiding certain foods and wondering if all the hassle is worth it? What’s the difference between a food allergy and a sensitivity? All excellent questions! It seems like everyone is “allergic” to gluten these days. Is gluten causing a problem for you?  It sure would be nice […]

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