How to Get Healthy Without Starving or Living at the Gym

5 Steps for Achieving the Level of Health You’ve Always Dreamed Of Are you longing to improve your health but are uncertain of how or where to begin? Are you sure you’ll have to graze on bean sprouts and grapefruit for weeks and spend hours every day at the gym to achieve the level of health you desire?         Know where you want to go. What is your vision of health? I’m not...
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Get Healthy Without Starving OR Living at the Gym

5 Steps for Achieving the Level of Health You’ve Always Dreamed Of Are you longing to improve your health but are uncertain of how or where to begin? Are you sure you’ll have to graze on bean sprouts and grapefruit for weeks and spend hours every day at the gym to achieve the level of health you desire?     Know where you want to go. What is your vision of health? I’m not asking what...
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Quick, healthy one-dish meals

How often do you come home at the end of the day and say, “I’m way too tired to cook?” Over the years I have learned what I call “triage” cooking that allows me to make simple, healthy fresh food within 30 minutes. I’ll share more of my triage cooking in other posts. Robin Robertson’s cookbook, One-Dish Vegan: More Than 150 Soul-Satisfying Recipes for...
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Food Allergies vs. Intolerances

Food allergies are very specific inflammatory pathways: Immune globulin A, G, or E. Immune globulin A is concentrated in mucous membrane tissues in the gut. IgA allergies affect primarily the digestive tract. Immune globulin E is concentrated in the respiratory tract and the skin; hence, IgE reactions tend to cause bronchial constriction (asthma) and hives. Immune globulin G causes delayed...
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Lavender and sleep

Most humans require 9 – 10 hours of sleep for optimal health, according to sleep research James Maas, PhD. Very few people in our fast-paced culture sleep anywhere close to 9 hours. What can you do to improve sleep? A recent study suggests lavender essential oil improves the quality of sleep. Seventy-nine college students who reported having sleep issues participated in this double blind...
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Winter Solstice: Sun Stands Still

Winter Solstice: Sun Stands Still By Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO Excerpted from Soul Medicine: A Physician’s Reflections on Life, Love, Death and Healing   The light is fading, and the sky is bending down to bathe the powdery snow with topaz blue. The moon has not yet risen; I’m watching for that light to spread pearlescent over the silent, waiting fields. Each evening, when the boys...
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