The Importance of Proper Digestion

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               We have all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Taken at face value, this statement can be somewhat misleading. A more accurate statement would be, “You are what you absorb.” Healthy food choices are very important, but those nutritious foods won’t do you much good at all and could actually be the source of all sorts of health problems if you are not digesting them properly.                  Even if nutrition is a high priority for you and you … Read More

Are You a Sugarholic?

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You knew right away I was talking about you, didn’t you? Chances are you’re reading this article because you are hopelessly addicted to sugar or suspect that you are, or you have a loved one who is a sugarholic and you want to know what can be done about it. There are generally two kinds of sugar addiction: emotional and chemical. To make things even simpler, if the emotional void is not addressed through some other means, it can very … Read More

Do I Really Need Supplements?

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          In an ideal world, we would get all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients we need from whole foods without having to take concentrated amounts of these substances in pill or capsule form. This was possible 100 or even 50 years ago when our foods were grown on fertile soils, were unrefined an unprocessed, and contained all the nutrients nature intended them to contain.           Unfortunately, our foods are more processed and refined than they used to be, they … Read More

6 Steps to Prioritizing Your Health

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Last year I wrote about how to be selfish in the new year. It was just another way of looking at prioritizing your own health so that you can be a better person and inspire others to do the same. This installment is admittedly a similar message, but with a little more emphasis on the “how” as opposed to the “what.” So this version assumes you’re already focused on improving your health this year and making some changes that will … Read More

Raking Leaves for Core Strength….and Other Things

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Raking Leaves

          Homeowners have a love-hate relationship with Autumn.  With this season comes a welcome relief from the heat of Summer and the dreaded weekly chore of raking those pesky leaves. This past weekend I spent a few hours raking on Saturday and felt pretty good about the progress I had made.  Then overnight the wind picked up and when I woke up on Sunday it looked as if I hadn’t raked at all.  It actually seemed like there was more … Read More