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It’s Vitamin D Season

On June 21, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere will experience the summer solstice, the longest day of the year – also known as midsummer. In the mid-Atlantic region of the Eastern U.S. time zone, the sun will rise at 5:48 a.m. and set at 8:34 p.m., giving us a delightful 14 hours and 45 minutes of daylight!...

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How Does an Alkaline Diet Enhance Health?

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the alkaline diet, which involves eating and living clean, focusing on real foods – in other words, making a total departure from the Standard American Diet (SAD) that’s high in processed foods, grains, refined sugars, hydrogenated oils and added sodium. An alkaline diet focuses on how your body reacts to certain...

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Benefits of an Elimination Diet

The Spring pollen season is almost over, so hopefully the temporary misery of seasonal allergies will soon come to an end (read our recent blog to learn how to combat them naturally). However, there’s another potential allergen lurking under your nose: food allergies can cause systemic inflammation and increase your risk for a number of serious health disorders. A...

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Why Practice Hot Yoga?

The sign at a local hot yoga studio always brings a smile: “Sweat is fat crying!” But as you walk into the hot yoga room for the first time – most are heated between 90°F and 110°F with 40-60% humidity ‒ you might balk as a wall of heat hits you. Yet, many practitioners swear by its benefits. We...

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Hot Topic: Infrared Sauna Therapy

For thousands of years, saunas have provided warmth, shelter and a sense of community. Perfected by Northern Europeans in the modern countries of Finland, Norway and Sweden, this tradition has spread worldwide and offers health benefits to those who partake. In the modern world, there are several kinds of saunas, most used for the purpose of cleansing the body...

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8 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is garnering a lot of great press lately as one of the healthiest foods on the planet. More than 1,700 studies profess the benefits of consuming coconut oil. The secrets of this unique fruit (it is classified as both a fruit and a nut) are its medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), 90% of which are healthy saturated fats that include...

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7 Ways Sugar Wreaks Havoc on Our Bodies

Americans have an ongoing love affair with sugar. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes a whopping 156 pounds of sugar each year. That’s about 31 of those five-pound bags from the grocery store. Can you imagine putting 31 bags of sugar in your cart? We’ve all craved it, enjoyed it and heard that it...

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