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Harnessing The Power of Hope

Plant growth through concrete illustrating the power of hope.

When one is dealing with a chronic health condition, particularly one that is complex and may defy both conventional and natural medicine in many ways, it is easy to fall into the trap of despair from time to time. Although this is a natural and normal response to duress, it is not a place we want to allow ourselves to remain for very long. Harnessing the power of hope is a vital element of the healing journey and living life in general. [continue reading…]

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Are You Addicted to Sugar?

Sugar addict

The consequences of unidentified sugar addiction can result in depression, anxiety disorders, antisocial behaviors and violence, learning disabilities, ADHD, microbial overgrowth, lack of inner peace and well being, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s, and drug and alcohol addiction to name a few. [continue reading…]

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Woman Being Mindful while Eating

Being more mindful when you eat can help reduce cravings for sugar and carbs, decrease appetite and prevent overeating, improve digestion, enhance nutrient absorption, improve mood, heighten inner peace and feelings of well-being, make meals taste better and the act of eating a richer and more satisfying experience, and facilitate more connection with your spiritual source. [continue reading…]

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Woman in nature experiencing inner peace

As we begin the new year, many individuals are often focused on what they can do to not only improve their health but how their life can be more fulfilling and peaceful. However, during these tough financial times, everyone is looking for an effective plan of action that won’t break the bank. [continue reading…]

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How to Increase GABA and Lower Glutamate

Glutamate GABA Balance

You can’t really talk about how to increase GABA without talking about lowering glutamate because they have a complex and interconnected relationship. Both are very important neurotransmitters that have a profound impact on many different aspects of our physical, mental, and spiritual health with the former being inhibitory and the latter being excitatory. Excitatory neurotransmitters stimulate brain cells, while inhibitory ones reduce stimulation. Like all neurotransmitters, too much or too little of either one leads to problems. [continue reading…]

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Four Things About Red Meat You May not Know

Red meat on plate

Many nutrition experts claim that red meat is unhealthy and including it in your diet might send you to an early grave. Unfortunately, this myth has been kept alive for quite a while and is based on shaky research that is far from conclusive.

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Is Bone Broth Good for You?

Bowl and spoon of bone broth

Bone broth is rich in a wide array of highly absorbable nutrients like glycine, arginine, proline, chondroitin, glucosamine, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. It has been consumed by our ancestors for millions of years and is very popular in the Paleo community and many other diet philosophies, because it supposedly can help heal and seal your gut, oppose inflammation, encourage healthy digestion, support the immune system, inhibit infection by microbes, reduce joint pain and inflammation, promote strong and healthy bones, hair and nail growth, and a more balanced nervous system. [continue reading…]

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Declare Your Independence from Sugar Today

Man on rock in sunset with arms stretched out experiencing independence

Eliminating the consumption of sugar is an issue you hear me talk about a lot around here for a couple of important reasons. First of all, I get new visitors who have never been here before on a daily basis, and thus it is often a new concept for them. Since it is one of the cornerstones of my approach to optimizing health and well-being I must present it frequently to newcomers. [continue reading…]

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Reduce Stress and Relax Instantly by Being One with Your Self

Reduce Stress and Relax by Being One with Your Self

Utilize this short and easy mindfulness-based meditation exercise to reduce your stress, lower anxiety, improve mood, increase inner peace, and relax within minutes at any time during your day. [continue reading…]

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Any Occasion Sugar-Free Carob Fudge

Sugar-Free Carob Fudge

Although carob contains a moderate amount of carbs and is not a paleo-approved food, it is acceptable for an occasional cheat. If it is eaten in moderation just a few times a year, like Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter, or birthdays, it will not be too detrimental to your health and it is always preferred over chocolate. [continue reading…]

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