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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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My Story – A Journey To Wellness

A Journey to Wellness My journey into the world of natural healing has been a long and bumpy ride which started in college. Picture a typical 20-year old student with mid-terms and boys being my biggest worries, when literally overnight, my care-free life came to a screeching halt. One evening I was suddenly struck with a crippling spinning sensation (think teacup ride at the amusement park) that had me curled up …

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Vegetarian Protein Sources – Sample Menu + Recipes Included

Still falling for the “but, where will you get your protein if you don’t eat meat?”? The fact is, there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian sources for the protein your body needs. The average woman needs about 45g a day / 60 for men, this can easily be accomplished with the sample menu here. Breakfast: Chia Pudding: (15g) 1 …

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Capomo: Superfood and Coffee Alternative

Capomo is an ancient Mayan superfood. Also called the “Mayan Nut”, it is a delicious nutrient-rich food that has been used in many Latin American communities for centuries. Capomo isn’t really a nut, but actually a seed that grows near the top of the hearty and drought-resistant capomo trees in many Latin American countries. The seeds are typically collected from …

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Rebounding: Quite Possibly the Best Exercise – Ever!

Okay, I always love sharing things that I think are the best-kept secrets in health and wellness. This is definitely one of them. We all know that exercise is beneficial to our bodies in so many ways – it helps us detox, prevents muscle atrophy, and it even helps to strengthen our bones –  not to mention the endorphins it …

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Weed Eater: Dandelion

I remember vividly helping my father fight an endless battle to eradicate these “nasty buggers” from our yard when I was of chore-age. And boy, what a chore it was… I could hardly ever get the elusive roots out no matter how I pulled them and the milky sap would make my hands a sticky mess. I kind of hated …

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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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Weed Eater: Purslane

Purslane (portulaca oleracea) or Verdolagas in Mexico, is most commonly recognized as a weed. It is recognizable with its fleshy succulent leaves and stems with yellow flowers. It is very resilient growing in many conditions from fertile garden soil to the poorest arid areas. It is even said that the seeds can stay viable buried in soil for up to …