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Why Do We Crave Sugar?

TODAY'S LESSON: WHY DO WE CRAVE SUGAR? The answer: DOPAMINE!  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps to control feelings of reward and pleasure.  We get dopamine hits from many healthy sources, such as physical touch and exercise, but unfortunately, we also see a spike in dopamine when we have caffeine,...
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The Amazing Banana!

After discovering the many health benefits of the humble banana, you will never look at them the same way.  These 10 ways to use and to eat bananas will blow your mind! Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel.  They also produce digestive enzymes...
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Why is Losing Weight After 40 So Hard

So what's the deal??  Why is it so hard to lose weight after 40? There are so many factors that could be at play, so I'll stick to what I know best, hormone balance.  Yes, your hormones can play a role in why you are unable to lose weight.  There...
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Mushrooms and Immunity – Yes, It’s a Thing

I have been thinking a lot about my immune system lately and how I can keep it functioning at its best to protect me during COVID and Flu season.  A while back, I discovered this amazing company called Your Super.  They make superfood powders that I have started using religiously....
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Decrease our Toxic Load

The ongoing battle between me and my 16 year old son is about deodorant. "Really? Deodorant?", you say. Yep! My son is into the fragrance; how manly does it make him smell? I, on the other hand, am into what products can he put on his body that won't be...
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11 Reasons Why Meditation is Good For You

I am fairly new to meditation. I started a little over a year ago and now I can't imagine my daily routine not including a morning meditation. Why did I start a meditation practice? Well, lots of reasons, really. When I realized it wasn't just to "quiet the mind", that...