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Take Back Your Taste Buds

I once had a patient named Barb who liked to drink diet cola – up to eight cans a day. That’s a lot of aspartame, phosphoric acid and phenylalanine to pump into your body, I thought. “Why do you drink so much diet cola?” I asked Barb.

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Beverage Engineering

Technological advances in beverage engineering have made it possible for people to go from cradle to grave without taking one sip of life-giving water, if they so choose. Literally. Diapered consumers start with infant formula, which is soon replaced by pasteurized milk. After that, the cocktail selection

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While at Work

An important suggestion for people like me who spend 40 or more hours a week at work or school is to regularly break things up. The last thing you want is to sit at a desk, machine or steering wheel for eight straight hours a day, and

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Whole Body Breathing

Oxygen is what some people call “vitamin O.” It is the only essential nutrient of life without which you will die in minutes. Many people suffer from oxygen deficiency, which is linked to a host of chronic illnesses including cancer, respiratory disease and heart disease. This is

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Zombies

The 21st century lifestyle is turning us into zombies. A zombie moves slow, avoids the sunlight, eats junk, avoids physical activity, is antisocial and dies an early death. Many people walk like uncoordinated zombies, having failed to learn natural cross-crawl motion. Many of us are in good

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Melatonin

The human body needs melatonin, which can only be produced by the body’s pineal gland in absolute darkness.[1] Melatonin makes you sleepy, it slows the aging process and it stabilizes the body’s biorhythms. When your eyes sense light, your body produces serotonin for greater alertness and it

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Rest is the First Part of RESToration

Sleep is such a unique and amazing part of life. It brings healing and restoration. Poor sleep is a sure sign that something is out of alignment. Sleep disturbances are like flashing signals on the instrument panel of life, indicating that one or more of the other

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The Shocking Truth about Sleeping Pills

You may have heard the promise of happy dreams by taking a magic pill. Don’t believe it. An extensive study of over 10,000 people determined that sleeping pills increase cancer risks by 35 percent. The same study showed that people taking sleeping pills were four times more

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Electronic Devices and EMFs

If you are like the average person, you will spend about 34 hours in front of a television or personal electronic device this week. You may cuddle up to the electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) from a cell phone that lives in your pocket or purse for much of

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Healing Happens with Relationships

More times than I can recall, I have been on an airplane, at a party or at an informal gathering when someone tells me about an ache or pain. It could be anything from a sore muscle to heartburn. Often I tell them I’m a naturopath and

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