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9,944 Reasons

Did you know that the surface of the sun burns at 9,944 degrees Fahrenheit?! Yowzers! There are many good reasons to sunbathe, such as Vitamin D uptake and Serotonin production, but it is also wise to protect your skin from that big ball of fire....

“Minor” Thoughts on Meditation

In 2012, the Dalai Lama was quoted saying, "If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation". This statement is very powerful for any visionary, but at some point, the word "meditation" picked up a...

5 Daily Practices That Will Make You SMILE

Although there are many things in life that are distressing or outside of our control, the good news is that the way we can always choose how we respond to these things, and therefore, the demeanor we choose to take on is completely up to...

The Building Blocks of Detox

Most people think that doing a detoxification program is for "health nuts", or perhaps exclusively for the child who accidentally ingests a household poison. What we forget to realize sometimes is that regular, small doses of mildly harmful substances (such as caffeine, sugar, pollution, pesticides, second-hand...

The Fault in the Flintstone

All dietary supplements are made equal. All supplement-producing companies are trustworthy. Your daily diet is so healthful that you don't need supplements anyway. I wish that this were true. The truth is that, like all manufactured commodities, quality of products vary. The truth is that some...

The Invisible Health Hazard

  How do you avoid a health hazard that you can't see, taste, smell or hear, and most people can't even feel? This stealthy culprit is called Electromagnetic Radiation, and it has been a controversial topic in regards to safety and risk since the Digital Revolution...

Our “Swell” Friend

In the conventional world of medicine, inflammation has gotten a bad rap! What many people don't know is that inflammation occurs due to the body experiencing a trauma - this could be a visible, physical trauma, or trauma at the cellular level.  The inflammatory response...

The Fitness Myth

Crossfit, P90X, Insanity - When did the model for being healthy and fit become all about pushing the limits of your body? There seems to be a modern, accepted truth that the crazier the workout is, the more beneficial it is, and the more praise...

Thank God for Sickness

THANK GOD FOR SICKNESS The human body is a complex and beautiful machine. Just a few examples ...