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The Benefits of Joining a CSA

CSA or community-supported agriculture has become commonplace across the United States. Despite their growing popularity, many people aren’t aware of the CSAs available around them. CSAs grow local, usually organic, produce available to members on a weekly or bi-weekly basis throughout their growing season. (Most “growing seasons” last 8 to 10 months, depending on where […]

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5 Reasons Organic Produce Is Always Better

Organic produce usually costs more than conventionally grown varieties. For this reason, many shoppers opt for the cheaper route. Conventionally grown produce is typically found throughout grocery stores. It’s mass-produced, often sacrificing quality and flavor for larger yields. In order to produce such large quantities, produce can be chemically ripened and preserved to speed up […]

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Healthy Eating: 5 Foods and Beverages to Boost Brain Health

Healthy eating is about more than eating right—it involves introducing very specific ingredients and foods into your diet to clear your mind, enhance your mind, and improve overall blood flow—and thus, your health. Some of these brain-boosting drinks can even improve cognitive function and focus, while the use of specific foods such as spinach will […]

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Herbal Tea Remedies

Herbal tea remedies contain countless health benefits, especially when you become stricken with the flu, sore throats, fevers, and even bad days. Tea warms the body as easily as it does the mind and spirit, and it’s an herbal remedy topic we’ve written about before. Some natural remedy herbs become more effective when used in […]

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Health benefits of eating organic “clean” produce

Intuitively, most of us know that eating foods without chemical pesticides and fertilizers has to be a healthier option.  However, as a medical professional, everything that comes out of my mouth must be backed up with data, right?  So here it is. 1.  Pesticides are toxic by design.  They are created expressly to kill living organisms […]

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The Awesome Power of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Research study in Health Day reports that Omega-3 fatty acids, along with blood thinning medications will help prevent the formation of future clots in heart disease patients even after the implantation of stents. According to the study, patients who received a dosage of 1,000 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids per day had improved clot properties, […]

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Has your child been diagnosed with Autism? Uncertainty about Autism Prevalence Endures.

A recent article brings up the debate once again: Are we seeing a rise in incidence because we’re more vigilant at diagnosing?  Or are we seeing more because it’s really increasing? This article introduces the subject: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705374734/Has-your-child-been-diagnosed-with-autism.html This article introduces the debate: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/Autism/27012?utm_content I believe it’s a bit of both. The first article opens by stating the prevalence: “Autism Spectrum […]

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Autism is a talent! “Autism ascribed to parents’ talent for system-oriented thinking”

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/06/kids-autism-may-be-result-of-parents-talent-for-system-oriented-thinking.ars Here’s an article in the news about the prevalence of Autism in the IT field.  The “researchers found that an area with a technology-oriented university and tech-business campus saw two to four times the incidences of autism.” The article goes on to explain one theory why: “Simon Baron-Cohen, one of the researchers and director […]

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Chronic Stress and Your Health

Chronic stress changes the way your brain handles it. Think back to prehistoric times when cave men and women were facing real danger like ferocious animals trying to make meals out of them. The brain was created to deal with fight or flight moments such as this but not the everyday anxieties related to relationships, […]

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Osteoporosis and Calcium

A recent study posted online by the British Medical Journal and interpreted by the Los Angeles Times proves that more calcium is not always the answer to preventing osteoporosis. Doctors have debated for years as to whether the recommended dietary intake for women ages 51 and older in the US of 1,200 mg’s/day is really […]

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Obsesity Linked to Breast Cancer in Women

According to the Endocrine Society, women who are overweight or obese from the age of 18 years old or later have an increased risk of getting estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. This is due to the fact that women who weigh more tend to carry higher levels of estrogen. This is one more reason that women […]

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Sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes… oh my!

Have you been experiencing any of these symptoms lately? If so, you will be pleased to learn that there are several natural remedy solutions for your seasonal allergies! Here are several things that can help: 1. Eat honey Local honey contains small amounts of the local pollen and by consuming regularly it can help to […]

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