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Adaptogenic Herbs: Mother Nature’s Secret Medicine

It wasn't until a few years ago that I'd even heard the term "Adaptogenic Herbs" and when I did I still wasn't quite sure what they were or what they did. Adapt means to modify, change or restructure. Adaptgenic herbs have the amazing ability to modify, change and restructure our body at a cellular level.… Continue reading Adaptogenic Herbs: Mother Nature’s Secret Medicine

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Why I Believe in My Superfoods

Superfoods...  a health term that gets thrown around A LOT these days, huh? So, what are they? Why are some foods super and some not? GOOD QUESTION! It's taken me a long time to figure it out too. If you want to know the truth, I'm still learning more every day! My superfoods have changed… Continue reading Why I Believe in My Superfoods

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Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

Dear 17, All the heartache. All the highs. All the lows. All the anxiety. All the love. All the stupidity. All the moments waiting for the phone to ring. All the butterflies when he was on his way. All the tears when he left. You would think it would lessen in 30 years… but no.… Continue reading Dear 17, (yup, he’s the one)

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Dear 17, (starting and stopping)

Strength isn’t something we have. It isn’t something that people are. Strength is something that people earn. Strong is something people become. And you will...

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Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

Dear 17, (that d@~m right hip) You laugh, but it bothers you. That’s a defense mechanism. You’ll learn more about that during college when you get your psych degree. You jokingly say, “yea, that’s my birth defect” thinking that it doesn’t have an effect on you, it does. It has more of an effect than… Continue reading Dear 17 (that d@~m hip)

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Dear 17, (re: sleep, adhd, anxiety, Mo)

DEAR 17 (RE: Sleep. ADHD. ANXIETY. Mo.) Mo: I don’t know where or when I learned it, but I learned to just go to sleep. Me: That’s it…. That’s the problem, I didn’t. I never learned how to go to sleep. Mo: I know. I see it. I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime. It’s great.… Continue reading Dear 17, (re: sleep, adhd, anxiety, Mo)

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Dear 17,

You are clueless. You will go through life that way... not your fault, we all do. We never know if our decisions are right until they are done.

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What IS Gluten Anyway?? – Digestive Health Lesson #4

Gluten is the latest buzz word in nutrition. But, so many people have no idea what it is. When friends of mine with PhD's start asking for more info, it's time for an article about gluten and why it's a problem. So, What is Gluten?? Gluten is a the protein found in the seed of… Continue reading What IS Gluten Anyway?? – Digestive Health Lesson #4

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Getting ‘Glutened’ is Drugging My Kid! I’ve had it!! (Digestive Health Series, Part 3)

  So, What does getting 'glutened' look like? A. Laziness, fatigue B. Anxious, depressed, irritable, angry C. Disoriented, unaware, spaced out, Cognitive dysfunction D. Stomach ache, migraine, joint pain E. All of the above and then some!!! Anyone that has talked with me knows this is a hot topic for me. What angers me the most is… Continue reading Getting ‘Glutened’ is Drugging My Kid! I’ve had it!! (Digestive Health Series, Part 3)

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Digestive Health Lesson #2 – It all Starts with Inflammation

Dr. Tanya Edwards, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine (Cleveland), wrote that inflammation is now recognized as the underlying basis of a significant number of diseases.