8 Habits for Optimal Breast Health

You may not know this but, you have more control over your breast cancer risk than you think, even if you have a family history of it.  Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers can be blamed on inherited gene mutations. While genetic predisposition is significant when present, it’s empowering to realize that the…

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Eat Better, Eat Together

Eating with your family and friends on a regular basis has been associated with improved social skills, better-eating habits, and fewer behavioral problems in teenagers. It is also helpful for reducing stress in adults. Every year, October serves as Eat Better, Eat Together Month. While the history of the day is unknown, it is meant…

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Secrets of Longevity of the Blue Zone People

In Dan Buettner’s book, The Blue Zones, he identified five places in the world where people lived to be 100 at ten times the average rate.  In the Blue Zone the health and fitness of the people in those areas was extremely outstanding and they live much longer and much healthier lives on into a…

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Paleo Cinnamon Roasted Apples & Sweet Potatoes

There are many health benefits of both apples and sweet potatoes. When you combine these two foods into this delicious side dish, you get double the health benefits! Benefits of apples & sweet potatoes include: Stimulate weight loss Balance blood sugar Improve your vision Strengthen immunity Improve fertility in women Improve cardiovascular health Paleo Cinnamon…

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Silent Killer Hiding In Your Kitchen

As a parent, you are likely doing what you can to protect your family. When your kids were born, you made sure they had an up to date car seat to travel in when you were driving them around. You never left your kids unattended in a tub or a pool. While you likely had…

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Top 10 Gut Destroyers

Your gut has a direct connection to your brain via the gut-brain axis. If you have an unhealthy microbiome, your mental health will also not be so great.  Here are some of the top gut destroyers that you should avoid to help improve the health of your gut. Stress – Your gut is sensitive to…

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Health Of Mom’s Gut is Key Contributor to Autism

According to new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine a  mother’s microbiome — the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us — during pregnancy plays a critical role in determining the risk developing autism-spectrum disorders. (Source)  The mother’s microbiome shapes the developing brain in multiple ways.  The microbiome is really important to…

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Women’s Health

  How many of you women have, or know of another woman who has serious health concerns but just cannot seem to get to the root of the cause? How many times have you heard of a woman who has gone through weeks, months, years of doctoring to find out the cause of weight gain,…

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Heart Health Hack: Nutrition Response Testing

February is heart health month and it’s no wonder with statistics like these taken from The Heart Foundation: Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined In the U.S. someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds In the…

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