The Gift of Magnesium

The Gift of Magnesium

Can we talk about magnesium for a minute?  Call me crazy, but I can get quite effusive when discussing this powerhouse macro mineral.  In the pantheon of essential minerals, magnesium, in my book, is nothing short of a superstar.  Of course, all the essential minerals...

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Exercise to Live the Life you Want

Exercise to Live the Life you Want

The true, universal value of exercise boils down to only one thing – your quality of life. Despite tragedies out of our control, genetic dispositions both physical and metabolic, and our society’s shared struggle to prioritize exercise above the myriad seemingly more...

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5 Simple Steps to Better Health

5 Simple Steps to Better Health

For many people, eating right and getting healthy seems like such an elusive task.  I’ve heard all the excuses:  it’s too difficult, nothing works for me, I don’t know which diet to follow… the list goes on.  But I’ll let you in on a little secret -- getting healthy...

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SEASONAL SYNCHRONICITY

SEASONAL SYNCHRONICITY

There is a certain symmetry and sense of alignment that comes with eating with the seasons.  Before our modern age of industrial farming and high-speed transportation gave us the capacity to import foods and goods from all over the world, human beings were reliant on...

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SEASON IT UP!

SEASON IT UP!

Ahh, Spring.  After this long, cold winter, I’m sure that many of us are now happily turning our thoughts to Spring.  The promise of milder temperatures, longer days, flowers coming into bloom, and of course, seasonal produce, gives us much to look forward to.  For...

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Feed Your Gut

Feed Your Gut

We’ve heard a lot about gut health lately, and with good reason.  Good gut health translates to a strong immune system, a balanced metabolism, the effective breakdown and assimilation of our food, and, according to recent studies, good brain health as well. But good...

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BACK TO BASICS

BACK TO BASICS

We are what we eat, right?  We’ve all heard the saying, but the statement is true.  Just think about it.  Everything that we ingest gets absorbed into our bloodstream and serves as the basis for nourishing our cells, building our tissues, boosting our immune system,...

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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

For some folks, I recommend starting each day with a 20-gram shot of saturated fat. Then, I may suggest they repeat that decadence at least one more time that same day. Sound nuts?

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Breathing

Breathing

We’ve all challenged ourselves about our life perspective: am I approaching life with enthusiasm, or am I focused on reacting to the next event? We all endeavor to carry a positive life view and live a life where our emotional anxieties and fears don’t dictate our choices. But where do we fall short? How do we manage a life where worries, fears, and stress don’t rule our mental health? One step is to by committing ourselves to daily meditative breathing.

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