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Your liver is responsible for cleaning all the crud out of your body and breaking it down to a form that can be expelled through the skin, urine, or feces. Toxin overload, evidenced by one or more of the symptoms below, may be telling you that your liver needs a little help. Eating lots of [...]

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Your brain is a muscle just like your biceps, buttocks or belly and probably could use a little training and rewiring. It may be hard to fathom, but the brain does not always think about putting the rest of the body’s interest first, it wants what it wants and does what it pleases. If you [...]

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When you experience pain of any type, it can be enough to drive you to reach for some acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Here we explore different natural ways to alleviate pain without having to resort to over-the-counter medications. Massage involves rubbing, manipulating and pressing on a person’s skin, ligaments and tendons. Generally, massage therapy is considered [...]

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Sometimes a person may need to seriously think about how much alcohol they drink. Maybe it’s time to take a break and give your body a rest. Regardless of why you want to stop or cut back on your alcohol consumption, slowing down and observing periods of abstinence can definitely be beneficial. Some of the [...]

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Varicose veins can be very embarrassing and ugly; many people want to find ways to get rid of them. These veins are twisted, gnarled, enlarged veins under the surface of the skin and for many people; it can be unthinkable to wear shorts or dresses. Varicose veins are most common in the legs and ankles [...]

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We know that we depend on plants for the air we breathe. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen; we breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. It's a perfect symbiotic relationship. Plants do even more than that by filtering the toxins out of the air that they breathe in so they [...]

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“Silence is a source of great strength.” ~Lao Tzu (Originally written by Samuel McCree) For over two years I spent one out of every four weeks in silence. At the time I was living at a Zen Monastery and every month we would have a week-long silent retreat. During this retreat we sat meditation in [...]

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Gluten intolerance isn't the only reason some people refrain from eating breads. While it may be satisfying to eat, commercially-baked bread is full of stuff we don't really want to eat and most have been stripped of nutrition in the processing. Modern wheat has been cultivated for yield, not nutrition. On the contrary, eating wheat [...]

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Fast, Easy and Painless Blood Testing is coming to a Walgreens Theranos Wellness Center near You. Thanks to a 30 year-old Stanford dropout named Elizabeth Holmes, consumers nationwide will soon, if not already, have access to fast, convenient and low cost blood testing at a Theranos™ Wellness Center in one of 8,200 neighborhood Walgreens’ pharmacies [...]

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