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Should You Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet?

Should You Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet?

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Has this ever happened to you? You’re coughing, aching and feeling miserable. You head to the medicine cabinet in your fuzzy pink slippers to get a hot lemony beverage, and while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil you notice that – eek – the package expired five years ago! After you congratulate yourself on your general good health (because hey, five years ago . . .) you start thinking “Will this still even work?” It’s a good...

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Does Cranberry Really Work to Treat UTIs?

Does Cranberry Really Work to Treat UTIs?

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As a treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs), cranberry (Vaccinium genus, several species, most often macrocarpon) has been studied scientifically since the early 1960s, although it has been used as a folk remedy for thousands of years. Amerindians of New England utilised the leaves of the plant, rather than the fruit, to treat urinary disorders, according to accounts by early European explorers. 1 In addition to many published reports of original research, there have...

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Becoming Your Own Advocate: One Woman’s Inspiring Story

Becoming Your Own Advocate: One Woman’s Inspiring Story

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In celebration of Breast Health month we welcome this guest post from Alana Somerville, a schoolteacher, mom, and author of the book ChemoSabe which chronicles her journey to self-advocacy. Her story inspires us to overcome whatever life throws in our paths. I am a planner by nature. This may stem from my childhood, where my Mom had a “calendar desk”; it was on this calendar that every single thing we did was written. It was a sort of schedule bible. In September of 2011,...

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Estrogen Dominance and Breast Health

Estrogen Dominance and Breast Health

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In a previous article I talked to you a little bit about estrogen dominance, and how that creates excess estrogen as well as imbalances in both of our estrogen and the balance between progesterone and estrogen. That can really contribute to a lot of breast issues, including: tenderness pain swelling discomfort and mood swings Stress can interfere with all of that as well. So I wanted to give you some really concrete tips today about some other things that you can do to help...

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Summer Superbugs: What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

Summer Superbugs: What You Can Do To Protect Yourself

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With the warmer weather here many of us will be out hiking, swimming, picnicking and camping. Nothing can put a damper on these fun summer activities like contracting an untimely infection. Bacteria are present everywhere – in our food, soil, and even our bodies. Some bacteria are beneficial, such as those that are normal inhabitants of our bodies, also known as our microflora, and others are harmful and can cause infection and disease. Certain bacterial infections tend to...

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Benefits of Bone Broth

Benefits of Bone Broth

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Everyone has been talking about Bone Broth, it’s the “NEW” – Old superfood. You have probably heard this buzz word in the past few months. People are taking notice of the benefits that our grandmothers and great grandmothers have known for years. You know that old wives’ tale, “Chicken Soup is good for colds and flus”? Well that old wives’ tale was indeed right. We all know that the more natural and non processed foods we eat the better. If you are already...

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