Air, Earth & Water

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Sanitation Overkill: Why Germs Are Our Friends

  “Cleanliness, then, should be understood not as a natural progression from a prehygienic age to an era of cleanliness based on scientific rationale, but in terms of a psychological process caused by the phenomenon of consumption.”  ~ Juliann Sivulka Stronger Than Dirt: A Cultural History of Advertising Personal Hygiene in America (1875 – 1940)Read More

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Eating Dirt: Soil Based Organisms Build Immunity

  I love this explanation from Lita Proctor, Ph.D” “Humans don’t have all the enzymes we need to digest our own diet. Microbes in the gut break down many of the proteins, lipids and carbohydrates in our diet into nutrients that we can then absorb. Moreover, the microbes produce beneficial compounds, like vitamins and anti-inflammatoriesRead More

Dr. Z’s Essential Oil Database

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Oil Pulling with Essential Oils: The Lost Key to Abundant Life!

It has taken long enough, but oil pulling has finally gained some popularity in the U.S. In fact, I believe that it’s one of the lost keys to abundant life health! Used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a fantastic oral detoxification procedure that is simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil inRead More

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3 Healing Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup.” ~ H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques H.L. Mencken was obviously making fun of idealism in his famous text, A Book of Burlesques, yet I wonder if he really meant what he said.Read More

Exercise & FItness

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3 Secrets to Living to 120!

  “I am eighty-five years old today. I am still as strong today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in.” ~ Joshua 14:10-11 Do you think that living to 120 is possible? According to aRead More

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8 Ways to Naturally Cure Sciatica

If you’re one of the 80% of Americans who has suffered from back pain just know this:  Natural sciatica relief is not only possible, it’s quite easy to enjoy! Sciatic Nerve & Spinal Misalignment Made up of low back spinal nerves L4 – S2, the sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and runsRead More

Food & Nutrition

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Quinoa: The Perfect Gluten-Free Grain

Grains have gotten a bad rap recently and everyone seems to be going “Paleo!” Yet, like any diet fad or food movement, I have my suspicions that eating like our cavemen ancestors just isn’t the best option for everyone.  Omitting grains from your diet can be a great way to give your digestive system aRead More

Black Beans

Kill Cancer With Black Beans!

Black beans are some of the most powerful and easiest Superfoods to incorporate into your diet. They have a mild flavor (which makes them a fantastic accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes), they are loaded with nutrition, and recent studies are now showing that consuming cooked black beans leads to lowered risk and incidence of breast,Read More

Natural Therapies

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Stop Pain With Trigger Point Dry Needling

More than 30 million Americans take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) every day, and I am convinced that this is because we’re raising a generation of pill-poppers from early on. What has happened in our society is that we have allowed a system to be set up that openly supports taking a drug for every ache, bump or bruise we get. WhenRead More

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Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

A recent case study reported in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research suggests that chiropractic adjustments can help reverse and prevent heart disease. According to the case study, a 54-year-old man undergoing chiropractic care experienced normalization of his lipid panel following six months of chiropractic adjustments. Fascinatingly, no other interventions (i.e., diet or exercise modifications) were implementedRead More

Joy, Peace & Prayer

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Happiness Research Offers Clues to the Abundant Life

It should be no wonder that a class based on the science behind happiness is the most popular course offered at Harvard University. As Benjamin Franklin once stated, “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” Truly, the search for happiness is the American dream. Happiness researchRead More

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Flow: The Key to Happiness

   Have you ever heard of “flow?” If not, then you’re missing out on the key to happiness!  Proposed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph D – Professor of Psychology at Claremont Graduate University, the concept of flow has been widely referenced in the field positive psychology where researchers measure things like states of happiness, values, strengths, virtues, and talents. Essentially,Read More

Natural Supplements

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Fish Oil vs Krill Oil: The Great Omega-3 Debate

At the heart of the fish oil vs krill oil debate is the recommendation that people should supplement their diet with omega-3 fatty acids. Why is this so important? Simply put: as the global diet continues toward the trend of eating everything out of a box, omega-6 fatty acid processed vegetable oils and processed foods have causedRead More