How To Shovel Snow Without Blowing Out Your Back

by | Jan 31, 2015

It's Snowing. Again. It's the end of January, 2015, and we've received a TON of the pretty white stuff. As luck would have it, our snow blower broke in the middle of it all. Meaning that I shoveled a buttload of snow. Buttload,...
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Treating the Flu with Western Herbs

by | Jan 12, 2015

Tis' high-season for the flu right now, and I happen to have a heightened awareness of this particular flu's nastiness since I got it. Waaaaaaaaaahhhh! Okay, whining over. Now... what to do? A couple of days ago, I was doing some research into...
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Your Teeth and Your Diet: What’s the Deal?

by | Jul 06, 2015

(This the 3rd article in the series of three. See the first here, and the second here.) Can Diet Affect the Health of Your Teeth? After researching the conventional approach to preventing cavities, I started to dig into the potential relationship...
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Alcohol: Yea or Nea?

by | Jan 11, 2015

Ethanol: Beer, Wine, and Spirits Often referred to as alcohol or spirits, ethanol is also called ethyl alcohol or drinking alcohol. A volatile, flammable liquid produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts, ethanol is also used as a solvent, an antiseptic, and a fuel. When consumed, ethanol is...
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Fighting Cavities

by | Jul 06, 2015

Here's what we know about teeth, according to the hundreds of years of research in conventional dentistry.  Most of this information comes directly from the American Dental Association (ADA), a not-for-profit dental association. The ADA is considered the leading source of oral health related information for...
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Coffee: Good or Bad?

by | Dec 11, 2014

We're All On Drugs! Okay, maybe not all of us. But let's start by pointing out the obvious. Coffee contains caffeine and caffeine is a drug. Though some of us like to imagine "drugs" as the stuff the neighbors do while we steam broccolini...
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How to Avoid a Root Canal

by | Jul 06, 2015

I recently had a root canal and though it wasn't painful, the experience absolutely sucked. I left the endodontist's office two and a half hours later, $1300 less in my savings, feeling pretty dang defeated. After all was said and...
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Are Chinese Herbs Safe?

by | May 14, 2015

If you've ever visited an acupuncturist, a Chinese herbal formula may have been suggested as part your treatment plan. Chinese herbal medicine is a sophisticated medical system that dates back thousands of years. Each formula is designed to treat the...
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The Most Common Mistake that Parents Make

by | Oct 09, 2014

Bambinos: To Have or To Have Not When I was in my late twenties and early thirties, there was a particular conversation that would always leave me feeling really, really frustrated. The conversation was about whether or not I was interested in having or...
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My Favorite 3 Ingredient Recipes

by | Apr 17, 2015

Since my chore list has gotten increasing complex with time, I've developed a crazy love for simple things. Here's a collection of my favorite, healthy, world's-easiest recipes. Chanana Crackers Nutty and slightly sweet...and my 2 year old will eat them, praise be. What...
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