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November 2018

November 2018

November and December can feel like a whirlwind. Holiday and end-of-the-year gatherings fill our calendars, and often planning and preparing for such events is really what takes up most of our time: cooking, baking, cleaning, organizing, shopping, etc. — all to ensure successful get togethers. It can take a toll,…
How do you describe the indescribable? There are certain phenomena that must be experienced to be truly appreciated and understood. Their uniqueness and ability to touch each person in a distinct and personal way catapults them into a rare group deserving of the “too extraordinary for description” definition. Floating is…
“How much water should I be drinking in a day?” —John W., Appleton Good question, John, as water is the most common nutritional deficiency in America. We are chronically dehydrated. If the body’s water content drops by as little as 2 percent, it will cause fatigue. And if it drops…
Thyroid dysfunction lies at the base of many weight problems. In fact, one of the most common signs of a thyroid issue is an unexplained change in weight. Thyroid function is responsible for many systems in the body, including metabolism and endocrine. Healthy thyroid function means these systems are working…
When a person starts looking into regenerative therapies such as stem cell or platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) the question is often asked about what else they need to do. These types of regenerative joint injections can work wonderfully on repairing the body and can provide reduction in pain, but do…
When I was a little girl, I remember my grandfather talking about how “time flies.” As a 7-year old child, I said, “No, Grandpa, time is slow. Christmas will never get here!” Flash forward 51 years and here I am, firmly planted in my grandfather’s camp of “Where does time…
It amazes me what color can do! This time of year the leaves change and the colors take our breath away. In feng shui, colors determine the overall ambiance of a home that affects your mood, your health and your experience. When used correctly, color can create a restful bedroom,…
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day. While fulfilling those requirements might not have been a problem for kids who grew up before the dawn of the Internet, nowadays kids are…
November is National Healthy Skin Month, making it a great time to reconsider how you handle your skin care routine. When you combine the cold winter weather with the food and stress from the holiday season, it’s a perfect recipe for a skin health disaster. I highly recommend the following…
Americans spend more money on diets and weight loss, drugs to quit smoking, reduce stress and manage pain than any other country. And yet we are still the most obese country in the world and have the most stress related health issues! Money and drugs alone do have the power…
Instagram is a blessing and a curse to the aerial arts. It is so exciting to see the international pole and aerial communities grow. It is amazing to see new moves being created daily and to have “friends” you’ve never met in person cheering you on your journey. But it…
Apothecary (uh-poth-uh-ker-ee): now that we know how to say it, let’s explore what exactly an apothecary is. It is an old word that our modern society doesn’t really use very often. We tend to use the word “pharmacy” these days. Today’s modern pharmacists have their roots in the apothecary, which…
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