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Mealtime Magic: Stress-free lunches for healthy kids!

Mealtime Magic: Stress-free lunches for healthy kids!

It’s back to school and back to business! Making lunches fun, healthy and different on a daily basis can be a nuisance, so it’s no wonder that parents usually give their children money for school lunches. The problem is, as a parent, you really don’t know what is in that school lunch, and it’s even worse if your child has food allergies- all bets are off.

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Gender-Based Meal Planning? Why Men and Women Should Eat Differently

Gender-Based Meal Planning?  Why Men and Women Should Eat Differently

When considering what foods to include (or omit) in your diet, low fat and low sugar aren’t the only thing to consider. Nutritional needs also vary depending on your gender.

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Family Nutrition: The Building Block of Health?

Family Nutrition: The Building Block of Health?

In today’s fast-paced society, the family dinner has become almost as obsolete as the traditional nuclear family. However, a recent survey showed that kids who regularly eat meals with their parents (with minimal distractions like cell phones or TV) had a more positive outlook, higher self-esteem, and lower rates of childhood depression and eating disorders. In addition, the adults also benefited, reporting higher overall life satisfaction.

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Home Remedies for Blisters

Home Remedies for Blisters

Water blister can be caused by a number of things. The most common cause of water blisters is repeated friction such as the one’s you get on the back of your heels when you’re breaking in a new pair of shoes. Second and third degree burns are the second most common cause of blisters. Viruses such as chicken pox and shingles also begin with the appearance of small blisters as do certain allergies.

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Defying “Predisposed” Diseases: Health and longevity are in your hands

Defying “Predisposed” Diseases:  Health and longevity are in your hands

One of the most common misconceptions is that we cannot change our genetic predispositions, and are therefore pre-destined to suffer from diseases that have long been considered hereditary.

Doctors even recommend people with a family history of diseases such as cancer and diabetes to be monitored more frequently then those who do not. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself how your lifestyle influences genetics? The answer is a lot.

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Survival of the Fittest: What We Can Learn From Athletes

Survival of the Fittest: What We Can Learn From Athletes

With summer officially over, successfully re-adjusting to tight schedules, traffic jams and hectic routines once again becomes paramount. We can look at attitudes highly developed in top athletes that enable them to actually thrive under pressure. Similar to the attitudes researchers have observed in survivors, athletes can teach us a thing or two about facing the challenges in life head-on and keeping a winning attitude while at it.

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Native Remedies Summer Segment on WPTV Hablando con la Comunidad

Native Remedies writer Alexandra Tarallo was on ‘Hablando con La Comunidad’ (Talking with the Community) discussing how maintaining a healthy diet and regular schedules and meal times can help children with concentration problems stay on track during their summer vacation.

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Flower Essences: A Perfect Complement to Holistic Living

Flower Essences: A Perfect Complement to Holistic Living

While the concept of using flower essences may be new to many, they have been around since the 1930’s, when homeopath and English physician Edward Bach developed the original formulas from diluted flower materials to help address conditions such as depression and insomnia. Today, they are used for many of the same purposes.

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Bumps, Bruises & Sprains… Oh My! Tips to Treat Minor Slip-Ups

Bumps, Bruises & Sprains… Oh My! Tips to Treat Minor Slip-Ups

Most bruises are not a cause for concern, and result from tiny blood vessels bursting and collecting near the surface of the skin after impact, causing a ‘black or blue’ mark. Discoloration may be accompanied by a slight bump or minor swelling. Do watch for severe swelling and pain, which indicate a sprain or fracture. However, most bruises heal on their own, but natural remedies can help expedite the process.

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Soothe a Sunburn–Naturally!

Soothe a Sunburn–Naturally!

Usually at least once a season, that red, painful, itchy, summer rite of passage occurs – the dreaded sunburn. While next time you’ll remember to slather on the sunscreen (and either set the timer on your phone before taking a nap, or ask a friend to wake you!), natural remedies can help treat the uncomfortable situation at hand!

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