Study: Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs

  I’ve heard people say this for years, and now a recent study supports it: food may be key in treating ADHD. I heard about it on NPR the other day, check thearticle out here. Some highlights: According to the study’s lead author, Dr. Lidy Pelsser, 64% of children diagnosed with ADHD are actually experiencing…

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Meditation for Beginners

I’m trying to revive my meditation practice, which over the years has been eeked away with the crunch of daily life. Ironically, I think my excuses for avoiding it are exactly the reasons I need to do it — stressed, tired, and racing mind full of lists of things I need to do. While it…

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Turmeric: Medicine in Your Pantry

This vibrant Indian spice is a major inflammation fighter, but are you using it? Many studies have proven that turmeric can decrease incidences of cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and can help ease digestive woes and lessen general pain in the body.  It’s been proven to be as effective as ibuprofen but without any of…

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Why Almost Everything You Hear About Medicine Is Wrong

I didn’t say that, Newsweek did. In this super interesting article, check it out. It argues that most medical studies are flawed (and the very framework of medical investigation is off-kilter) leading to findings that are at best unproved and at worst dangerously wrong. The result: a system that leads patients and physicians astray and incurs…

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Why Plants Are Better Than Drugs

In this great article by Dr. Weil, he argues that plants (as in herbs) are better than pharmaceutical drugs to treat illness. Western medicine holds that when a plant shows bioactivity in humans, we must attribute that single effect to a single compound in the plant. We label that the ”active principle”, isolate it, synthesize it, and…

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What do those codes on stickers of fruits & veggies mean?

  Although they seem like a nuisance, the stickers or labels attached to fruit and some vegetables have more of a function than helping scan the price at the checkout stand. The PLU code, or price lookup number printed on the sticker, also tells you how the fruit was grown. By reading the PLU code,…

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Low on Energy?

Persistent mild fatigue or a chronic lack of energy due to day-to-day stressors or hectic schedules can affect your productivity. Help address fatigue or lack of energy by keeping your blood sugar levels stable, getting enough rest and exercise, and considering these supplements and herbs: 1. Magnesium and calcium. Oral magnesium supplementation has been shown…

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Beauty Products – 7 Good for You Ingredients

These scary sounding beauty boosters actually benefit skin and hair. Ascorbic Acid What it is: Vitamin C What it does: Keeps products from spoiling; stimulates the production of collagen, which slows as you age, and minimizes lines Butyrospermum Parkil What it is: Shea butter What it does: Provides easily absorbed moisture and can also heal minor blemishes and…

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Beauty Products – The Bad Stuff

Deciphering the back of a bottle can feel like trying to read street signs in China, but not knowing what you’re putting on your skin carries risks – many products contain elements that can pose health problems. Some say you should not put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat, which I think is…

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