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How Shrooms Can Save Bees…and 5 Ways You Can Help Them Too!

How Shrooms Can Save Bees…and 5 Ways You Can Help Them Too!

If you come by the Natural Food Store this summer, you’ll notice a prominent section of the store dedicated to bees. Our favorite mushroom company, Host Defense, has recently launched BeeFriendly™, a research initiative whose aim is to help save the honey bee population from total collapse. With every Host Defense purchase this summer, you are supporting this important project to help save the honey bee.   The Current Condition of Bees Since the early 1990’s, we’ve seen a devastating loss of honey bees across the globe, a condition known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Between 2006...

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7 Keys for Living Emotionally Healthy

7 Keys for Living Emotionally Healthy

When was the last time worrying about a situation, or strife in a relationship kept you from a good night’s sleep, stole your appetite, or raised your blood pressure 50 points? The physical You in no way stands independent of the emotional You; both are woven together in an inseparable tapestry so that it becomes impossible to affect one without also touching the other.  Thoughts and feelings can either wreck your body or help you discover who you are created to be! I’m absolutely fascinated by how the field of neuroscience has progressed to the point where we are now able to observe...

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How Can Turmeric Improve My Health?

How Can Turmeric Improve My Health?

W hen I think of herbs that God has given us as allies for health, turmeric is at the top of my list!  It’s been used as food and medicine for centuries, but with the ongoing assault on our health stemming from our modern lifestyle, we need healing plants like this more than ever!  With powerhouse anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it’s an herb worth taking in supplement form and incorporating into your diet. For this article, I’m happy to be joined by my friend Anisha Anand, Wellness Chef at He”art”ful Earth Cuisine, who is going to give you some...

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Steps to Knock Out Acid Reflux Naturally

Steps to Knock Out Acid Reflux Naturally   In my last two articles, I’ve mentioned the term body language not in the traditional sense but to say that our body is always communicating with us, telling us what it needs and doesn’t need, what feels good and what doesn’t.  I feel like mine is usually telling me I need a burrito; but I digress. Although heartburn and reflux seem like a mean way for our body to communicate, we had better figure out what it’s saying.  While we all know the feeling, nearly half of Americans regularly experience heartburn and reflux, and...

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Crucible of Relationship: Keys for Healthy Living

Crucible of Relationship: Keys for Healthy Living

  I know I’ve yet to post an article on here about herbs or physiology.  Those will come shortly, but there are a few things in life even more crucial to our health.  I often speak with people whose diets are pristine and who workout 5 times a week, but whose health is falling apart because of their relationships.  You just can’t eat good enough, or live clean enough to be healthy without healthy relationships. Our lives are defined by relationships: Our relationship with the earth as its caregiver and our own dependency on it Our relationship with our body and our ability...

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My Story: Finding Health and Purpose

My Story: Finding Health and Purpose

Hey friends, This is the first post in what I hope becomes a very worth-while health resource for community friends and folks out there on the web.  Few of us have time to sift through all that we read or hear on health issues these days, but I DO.  I’ve made it part of my job.  To be honest, part of the deal is that I love to learn about this stuff.  I stay up at night and read the latest clinical studies and research reports.  But, the other side is that I love talking with people about their health, and love hearing that their lives have improved without the side effects of...

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