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Healthy, Natural Sunscreens

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Watch the video to see the difference between healthy, natural sunscreens and conventional. 

Essential Oils for A Good Night’s Sleep

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What essential oils are great for a good night's sleep? Below is a quick list from Carmela.

Mindfulness to Relieve Stress During the Holidays

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The holidays are the most anticipated time of the year, but they can also be the most overwhelming. One of our greatest tools for combatting holiday stress is a solid mindfulness practice.

Managing Stress this Fall

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Adapted from Susi Amendola’s original article

Happy Hemp History Week

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June 3rd - 9th is Hemp History Week, a public education campaign to raise awareness about the environmental sustainability, health benefits, regenerative agriculture potential, and new technological applications of industrial hemp.

Relax and Relieve Stress this Mother’s Day

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Adapted from Susi Amendola’s original article, “Vital Techniques for Reducing Stress”

Just 4 Steps to Preventing Serious Illness

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There is a quote attributed to Hippocrates that states “The greatest medicine of all is teaching people how not to need it”. Through healthy eating, regular exercise, plenty of sleep, and everyday happiness, many serious illnesses can be prevented.

Put Some Spring In Your Step: Natural Energy Boosters

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Spring is officially here on March 20th. If you notice that you are dragging in the morning or you find yourself exhausted and having a hard time focusing after lunch try these natural energy boosters to add some “spring” to your step:

Simple Steps to a Healthy New Year

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Content adapted from Ornish Living Magazine, Available online at www.ornishliving.com

Blue Zones: The Key to Living Longer?

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Okinawa in Japan, Sardinia in Italy, Nicoya in Costa Rica, Icaria in Greece, and Loma Linda in California. What do these five regions have in common? At first glance, the answer seems unclear.