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Green Cleaning to Reduce Hormonal Toxic Load

While you may expect me to launch into a huge diatribe of which chemicals are harmful and why you should avoid them, I’m not going to do that today.

Why?  Because most chemicals are harmful!

And I have one piece of advice for you –

Friends don’t let friends clean with over-the-counter products.

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Winter Scents & Emotional Health – Diffusing Essential Oils for the Holidays

As the weather chills down, that feeling of anticipation creeps in as the holiday season approaches.  While many of us miss the earthy autumn feel for stressing over the months to come, I urge you to take a pause this fall and make your house a home with fresh autumn scents.  Even better, you can do this with the oranges and deep reds of the season minus the toxic chemicals that dance on our TV screens and magazine pages promising the wonders of pumpkin spice in your home.

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Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Fall

Sweater weather is upon us and our daylight hours are slowly dwindling. For many of us, fall and winter are the hardest months to stick with our healthy lifestyle goals. This time of year, I am so tempted to skip my workouts, pop some avocado brownies in the oven,and binge watch my favorite TV series.

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The Why Behind Weight Gain & Your Hormones

In our normal womanly monthly cycle, we rely on two hormones – estrogen and progesterone.  

It’s important to know that the menstrual cycle occurs in three phases: follicular, ovulatory and luteal. The first half of the cycle is known as the follicular phase and the second half of the cycle is known as the luteal phase. Midway through the cycle between days 12 and 16 ovulation occurs, known as the ovulatory phase.

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Can I Still Eat Coconut Oil?

I know, I know.  You just read that the American Heart Association says that you can’t. But I prefer to base my recommendations on science, so let’s get real.

The study by the AHA that is making the news is NOT NEW.  It is a review of a previous study that already offered some pretty racy suggestions concerning our diets. But let’s talk about what we DO know concerning cholesterol and heart disease for a moment, the supposed impetus behind this study review.

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