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Mushroom-Enhanced Coffee – Bulletproof-Style

Dr. L J’s Caramel Latte Superfood-Style Have you heard of “bulletproof coffee”?  Something that has been around for the past few years has become the “rage” among health-conscious individuals who love their coffee but not the high-acid, mold, heavy metals and toxins that are found in most commercial brands.  This “upgraded” version of coffee is […]

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Fooling Around With FODMAP for Better Digestion

A 10-Day Experiment with Eliminating High FODMAP Foods Have you heard of the FODMAP diet? This is a relatively new eating philosophy that is based on how sugars and carbohydrates are digested. All grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, breads proteins etc. are measured and rated either High or Low. The higher FODMAP foods seem to […]

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Natural homemade deodorant recipe from Dr. Oz show

Simple toxin-free solution! Several years ago I switched to a natural spray deodorant from Crystal Essence that is made without the dangerous (possibly cancer-causing!) ingredients of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, phthalates and triclosan.  I find this blend (lavender and white tea) pleasant and effective. Plus, a little goes a long way, so one bottle lasts […]

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Course for High Demand Holistic Health Careers

Natural Wellness Course Creates High-Demand Holistic Health Careers  Coaching Program Targets Obesity, Diabetes, Heart and Other Health Issues The American Medical Association has declared obesity a disease, effectively saying 78 million American adults and 12 million children have a medical condition requiring treatment.  And the CDC reports that more than 66% of adult Americans are […]

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Meat or No Meat – A personal choice

By Cassidy Cameron Natural Wellness Coaching Candidate A few weeks ago, after reading Eating Animals – a rather scathing book that denounced eating meat for moral, environmental, and health reasons– I decided to do something radical: I was going to become a vegetarian. First, I’d like to list some of the reasons that vegetarianism appealed […]

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5 Unique Earth Day Celebration Ideas

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Today is Earth Day!  What can you do to express your compassion and commitment to our beautiful blue-green planet?

The typical Earth Day activities include environmental pledges to recycle, planting an herb garden, participating in a local clean-up or beautification project — all wonderful and commendable pursuits!

If you are looking for some unique ways to celebrate with friends and family,  here are 5  “off-the-beaten-track” ideas I’ve come up with:

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Pains for Grains — Raw Fusion Solution

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A lot of information is coming to light on how difficult it is for the body to digest grains.  Most contain gluten or mycotoxins — both inflammation-causing villians that are associated with leaky gut syndrome and many auto-immune disorders.

Dr. Loren Cordain, a professor at Colorado State University and an expert on Paleolithic lifestyles, humans are NOT designed to eat grains, and doing so may actually be damaging to your gut.  For more details, I recommend that you read Dr. Mercola’s article and do some further research online.

The Paleo (aka Caveman’s) Diet rejects most grains because of these issues.  I covered this topic briefly in a former blog called A Pinch of Paleo; Bread enthusiasts can get their “fix” with some non-grain recipes included in that article.

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