Health & Happiness

 

Benefits of Inversion Therapy (& How to Do It at Home)

Chronic pain is, unfortunately, all too common. From sitting at work, to carrying heavy objects (or toddlers!), to pregnancy, our bodies can get out of alignment. This (combined with a weak core) often leads to lower back pain. Inversion therapy with an inversion table or other inversion tools can help relieve back pain and has many…
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Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits for Cognition, Memory & More

Lion’s mane is a funny-looking mushroom, it’s true, but it seems to have some seriously impressive health benefits. Used medicinally in Asia for centuries, lion’s mane is becoming increasingly popular in the West as science starts to back up its reputation. I’ve tried other mushrooms like chaga and noticed a difference in energy and focus, so…
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How I Reduced My Cortisol Levels Naturally With Food & Light

Oh, relaxation, that elusive activity that is often talked about and rarely achieved in today’s world. We all know we have too much stress and need to reduce it, but the execution is so elusive! Most of us probably know that our cortisol levels may be off, but fixing this takes more that just a…
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Why We Chose Samaritan Ministries Healthshare Over Health Insurance

This could be a really short post because really the answer is: because Samaritan Ministries health care sharing works so much better for our family and we save so much money (especially because we use natural remedies and don’t run to the doctor for minor stuff). For our family, the combination of healthshare and concierge…
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The Problem With Most Pads and Tampons (+ Natural Alternatives)

It is always frustrating when something that is really convenient and time-saving ends up being really unhealthy… like plastic water bottles or antibacterial hand sanitizer. One glaring example of this I’ve been researching lately is conventional tampons and pads. I know, I know… everything is toxic these days and it sometimes seems like we have…
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Top 10 Signs & Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency is a widespread problem and some estimates suggest that over 90% of us are deficient. I’ve been writing about magnesium for years, but am even more concerned about this problem lately. Why Is Magnesium Such a Big Deal? Magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body and impacts blood pressure, metabolism, immune…
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