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Beyond Thanksgiving: the Power of Gratitude

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude's effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, better health and longevity, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and even ...
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Skeptical Woman

From Western Medicine to Alternative Approaches: How Did That Happen?

My mother was a nurse. My sisters became nurses. I was the only holdout, the one who refused to consider it. My commitment to choosing something else was based on two things: contrariness (I’ll admit it) and my complete inability to deal with unpleasant human fluids, including but definitely not ...
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Mom Was Right …

It's 10:30 a.m., and you've just hit a wall. You worked hard all morning and now you've got nothing. You can't think straight, your energy has tanked, and your only hope is a cup of coffee or an early lunch.What happened? Mom said it a thousand times: Breakfast is the ...
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Woman reading food label

Serving Size Secrets

Quick Quiz: How many servings are in a bag of snack-size whole grain crackers? Or a small bottle of locally-pressed juice? Or a lunchbox pack of granola bars? Or a bottle of Honest Tea? Hint: It’s usually not just “one.” Often, the above products contain two to two-and-a-half servings per ...
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Who’s Got Your Back?

According to the American Chiropractic Association up to 80% of us will experience back pain in our lifetime. In fact, low back pain accounts for more disability worldwide than any other condition. I've had my share of it off and on for years, mostly minor pain from standing on hard ...
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Brrrrr…. Baby It’s Cold Outside!

When it’s cold outside, you know cold and flu season is here! How does a rational person best protect herself from those nasty infections? There are lots and lots of preventive steps and remedies available to us: Vitamin C, zinc, Vitamin D, probiotics, hot tea, hot lemon water, hot toddies, ...
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New Year Tradition Recipe

New Year’s Eve Food Traditions

Rich and I have a couple of New Year food traditions. One is that Rich always has pickled herring on New Year's Eve, and always with Nabisco Saltine crackers. Now, personally I don't get the appeal of pickled fish, but to Rich that's the way it is. So every year ...
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15 Natural Remedies for Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Almost everyone will experience heartburn at some point in their lives. Did you know more than 40% of Americans have heartburn pain at least one time each month¹, and that 5 – 7 percent of the entire world population has heartburn or acid reflux on a frequent basis?² Ouch! Heartburn ...
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/ / Advice, Toni Crabtree

5 Minute Breakfast on the Go

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes it just doesn't fit into our schedule the way it should. How we begin the day will determine how the rest of the day goes. It will determine if we feel energetic and focused, or if we slog through ...
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/ / Food, Food, Healthy Living

Keep Your Cool!

I don’t know how hot it is where you are, but it’s really hot here in Florida. When the rains come it cools us off for a bit, giving us a welcome break. The rest of the time we’re wilting, or melting, in our intense sun. When it's too hot ...
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/ / Advice, Toni Crabtree