A.W.A.K.E Method

Guest post by Emilie Tan of A.W.A.K.E Method: A.W.A.K.E Method specializes in helping conscious professionals and athletes, thrive through plant-fueled nourishment. With combined experience of over 20 years in the fitness industry, A.W.A.K.E Method comprises of award winning athletes and coaches skilled at plant-based nutrition, physical training and personal empowerment. Through workshops and coaching seminars,…

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Armor your family this autumn

As the leaves turn and the air crisps, autumn has officially arrived.  We begin to bundle up and cook hearty dishes to warm our bodies, hearts, and souls.  What a wonderful time of the year! However, chill in the air usually means more time inside and less fresh air.  Indoor spaces means enclosed spaces and…

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Questioning coconut’s secret ingredient

Coconuts have been all the rage these past few years.  You can buy coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut sugar, coconut flour, coconut syrup, and even coconut chips.  Advocates claim that coconut can help almost any person with just about any health goal, terming coconut as a superfood.  From shinier hair to healing a paper cut…

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Vaccines: raise questions, raise eyebrows

These days, the discussion of vaccines tends to be quite taboo.  However, we should not shy away from raising questions which may in turn raise eyebrows. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s speech on the corruption of the CDC is a thought-provoking reflection on how our vaccination schedule has drastically changed over the years.  He begins by…

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The power of perspective

Can you name the object in this photo? Is it a ping pong ball? Is it an orange? Is it an egg? Chances are you guessed the correct answer: egg.  Observe how something so simple as the placement of the camera’s lens in relativity to the placement of the egg changes the way the egg appears.  From…

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Buzz about breastfeeding

Most women today recognize the benefits that breastfeeding can give a baby.  Yet many still choose formula over the free stuff.  While some babies seem to latch like they’ve been practicing for 9 months, most babies need a bit of assistance and coaching to teach them how to latch and maybe even how to suckle. …

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Step up your circulation

We have previously sparked the idea that circulation may play a large role in stimulating your bowel movement.  But your circulation does so much more! Your blood system is like a highway on which your red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), and platelets transit from one area of your body to another.  It’s how nutrients…

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Stimulate your stools

Yes, they’re gross to think about, they’re more gross to see, and they’re most gross to smell.  What are they? Stools. (No, not that kind.) Poop.  Poo.  Number Two. We love to talk about what to eat, how to eat, where to eat, and even when to eat.  But just as food goes in, food…

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Nuts about Pili

Guest post by Terry Tong of Pili Pushers (www.pilipushers.com) Magnesium-deficiency is not only rampant in the USA, but also here in Asia – due to changes in our lifestyle and diet.  These changes include increased stress, drinking of alcohol and eating more processed foods. These factors either cause the body to discharge magnesium or render the…

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Vaginal seeding for newborns

Most of us realize that there are risks involved with any birth ~ an uncomplicated pregnancy can quickly turn into a complicated delivery.  Thank goodness for crisis care, like C-sections, to assist in emergency situations.  While C-sections may seem to be easier, faster, and with less pain, there are downfalls to electing this procedure. When…

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