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Yoga: Your Body Will Love You For it With Your Weight Training

Natasha Turner My loyal readers and patients know my number one workout passion is lifting weights. However, years of weightlifting and running, especially without proper stretching, can shorten tendons and cause stiffness, misalignment, and joint and back pain. With its full spectrum of poses, yoga can bring the body back into its natural alignment, level […]

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Create Your Natural Sleep Prescription

Natasha Turner If sleep is an issue for you, the likely cause is low melatonin. Read the list below and count how many of the issues pertain to you: Menopause (women)/andropause (men) Night eating syndrome High alcohol consumption Cravings for sweets or carbohydrates; increased appetite; eating starchy carbs close to bedtime Difficulty falling asleep Failing […]

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Grab A Cuppa Joe and Get Great Benefits With IT!

According to Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, coffee is the leading worldwide beverage after water and its trade exceeds US $10 billion worldwide. Debates regarding its benefits and risks still exist as reliable evidence is becoming available supporting its health-promoting potential; however, some researchers have argued about the association of coffee consumption with […]

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Six-Step Real Energy Fix

by Natasha Turner In general, most of us recognize our stress levels exceed what is widely considered to be healthy. And yet, although we understand the importance of healthy behaviors like managing stress levels, eating right, and getting enough sleep and exercise, challenges practicing these healthy behaviors are far too common. More often than not […]

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Three Fresh Reasons to Have More Green Tea

1. It’s the ultimate chill pill. Well, for one thing, a hot drink on a cold day is extremely soothing. However, green tea also has L-theanine, an amino acid that works by increasing the production of GABA in the brain. Like the effects of meditation, it also stimulates alpha brainwaves naturally associated with deep states […]

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Finally! Your Answer to The Age-Old Question: Is Thyroid Imbalance The Cause of Your Fatigue, Brain Fog, or Inability to Lose Weight?

We know that driving a car without gas in the tank is futile. Sure, you may last on fumes for a few miles, but in the end, it will be very difficult to get to your destination. Your thyroid is no different when it comes to weight loss. According to the Canadian Thyroid Association, an […]

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Signs Your Body Is Telling You That You Need to Change Your Workout

If you always feel tense or anxious, your body remains in a constant state of heightened arousal. Constantly overproducing cortisol and adrenalin day after day because of ongoing stress, multi-tasking, skipping meals, excessive calorie restriction, insufficient carbohydrate intake, overconsumption of protein, lack of sleep or too much coffee will lead to adrenal gland burnout. In […]

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Beet Ginger and Coconut Soup

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large sweet onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger I tablespoon of freshly chopped thyme (roughly 6 sprigs) OR 3/4 tsp or ground thyme 3 large red beets, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces 5 cups vegetable stock, divided 1 can (14.5 ounces) low-fat […]

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Forest Bathing and Nature’s Benefits

Fitting in some nature, or vitamin N, may just be the secret to unlocking a better mood, faster metabolism and stronger memory. Poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, “Why, nature is but another name for health.” Research has shown that early-morning cardio in a fasted state can burn up to 20 percent more calories; […]

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Evaluating the Effects of Stress

Written by Dr. Marlee Guy, ND Chronic stress can have major detrimental consequences to our health, wellness and beauty. In fact, skin concerns, digestive complaints, immune dysfunction, mood disturbances, poor sleep, hair loss, hormonal imbalances, and weight management issues all share chronic stress as an underlying factor. As a consequence of chronic stress, our stress […]

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