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DMSO: The Best Anti-Inflammatory You’ve Never Heard Of

If you suffer from joint or muscle pain, whether due to chronic conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia, or from the occasional over-exertion, you will want to know about the magic of DMSO. One of the hallmarks of injury is inflammation, we all know inflammation causes pain and swelling, but if left untreated can prolong the healing process significantly. Most people …

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Cupping – An Ancient Chinese Remedy

The ancient therapy of “Cupping” is making a modern-day comeback in the Western world and being used to successfully treat neuromuscular dysfunctions, orthopedic injuries, chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, and even cellulite. In China, extensive research has been carried out on cupping, and the practice is a mainstay of government-sponsored hospitals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The fundamental therapeutic value of …

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Keeping it Together?…Try Falling Apart Instead

Those of us with chronic illness know what it is like to be stoic. We fake a lot of things by putting on a happy face in spite of terrible pain, endless frustration and extreme sadness. And while we are always encouraged to “look on the bright side of things” or to “find the silver lining” – sometimes, things just …

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Adrenal Fatigue: I Had It, Could You?

Adrenal fatigue is becoming a pretty common thing these days. In a world that pumps out equal amounts of stress and caffeine, our natural “fight or flight” triggers are in constant GO mode. Our primal instincts, and the accompanying hormones designed to get us out of some big messes, are now being put to the test on a daily basis. …

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Why You Should Heart Hemp

I’m a big fan of plant-based nutrition, especially when it packs such a powerful nutrient punch to blow it’s animal-sourced counterparts out of the water. No matter what your diet preference, vegan, paleo, etc. – everyone can benefit from adding these little gems into their diet. Hemp seeds contain both essential fatty acids necessary for muscle and joint repair. They …

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The ONE Supplement to Own

If you only take one supplement, let it be this one… Moringa, often called the “miracle tree” is an ancient healing method in holistic medicine and beginning to get some modern world recognition for it’s astounding nutritional properties. In parts of the world, they are using moringa to end malnutrition in children, nursing women use moringa to boost the nutritional …

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5 Foods That are Preventing You from Healing

“Let food be thy medicine” – is a famous quote by Hippocrates. A quote that has become one of my “brain tattoos” over the last several years. But, what happens when certain foods aren’t medicine at all, but rather – poison. There are a handful of foods that have the ability to cause more damage than good. The problem with …

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5 Things to Help You get the Sleep You Need

Getting enough sleep, especially if you suffer from autoimmune disease, is like a cruel joke. We are ex-haus-ted, but often suffer from insomnia as well. Here are some tips to help achieve that restorative sleep you crave. 5 Steps to Improving Your Sleep: 1. Turn off ALL electronics at least an hour before bed. Yep, that’s right, no computer, no …

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The Scrawny-Vegan Myth De-bunked

I’m a promoter of what is referred to as “intuitive nourishment”. This is a way of eating that is dictated by what keeps your individual body in tip-top condition. It might include animal products, or it might not, but it ALWAYS includes lots of real wholesome foods from the earth. For me, veganism saved my life, it gave my body …

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Super-Hero Spotlight: Val Hughes VanRheen

When I first met Val, it was impossible not to notice her contagious smile and carefree attitude, she is pure sunshine! It wasn’t until after we got deeper into our friendship that I learned that Val hasn’t always had the luxury of being so buoyant. In fact, just a few years ago, Val was struggling big-time with an autoimmune disease …