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Getting More Meditation Through the Headspace App

on June 27, 2017

Meditation There’s something wonderfully refreshing about sliding into the shower after a long day, as the gentle pounding of drop after drop melts away the oil and grime. Then to emerge feeling clean and fresh – ahhhh… I think of meditation as a shower for the brain. When I’m feeling stressed, irritable, or in a funk, meditation has a way of resetting my brain and clearing out the junk. While this is useful at any point in the day, my favorite times are mid-day as a nice preparation for the latter half of the day, or about 30 minutes before bedtime to clean my mind in preparation for a restful night’s sleep.

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Magnesium and Depression: Simple Cure or Snake Oil?

on May 27, 2017

Magnesium and Depression Depression has become a plague of modern life with over 12% of U.S. adults taking anti-depressants in the past year according to one study[1], which represents a doubling in prescriptions for depression since 1999.[2] When you include anxiety medication, the number rises to about one in six.[1] Add to this the undiagnosed and those who have stopped medication due to no obvious benefits and it’s clear that we have a large and expensive health care problem in need of a solution.

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Rooibos Tea: Evidence-Based Health Benefits and Safety Info

on May 27, 2017

Rooibos Tea - Friend or Foe? Spoiler alert: This new kid on the block is packed with health benefits! Veteran health afficionados are well aware of the many health benefits of green, white, and oolong tea, but rooibos tea is just hitting its stride as a mainstream beverage for tea lovers. But what is this stuff? And how does it stack up in terms of health (and safety) to our reigning champion – green tea?

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Soaking Grains with Kefir

on May 10, 2017

How to Properly Soak Grains I hate to be wrong and even worse is admitting it…But when I began doing the research for this article I was enjoying the use of kefir (water or milk kefir) to soak my oats. I won’t go into the details that most readers of this article are already familiar with, but the summary is that phytic acid content is very high in foods like grains, beans, legumes, and nuts, and this phytic acid robs our bodies of important minerals like calcium.

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