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My IVF Story

Finding out that I (Alex) was unable to have children due to severe undiagnosed endometriosis was a huge catalyst of change for me. It rocked my entire viewpoint of myself, my health, and how much life would go. I’ll be honest, I spent the better part of a year...

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Eating Mindfully

Eating mindfully is something I’ve heard about repeatedly throughout my life.   Even before I learned much about the integrative medicine and whole food scene, it’s often discussed as the answer for a whole host of problems, from weight loss resistance to stress...

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Nutrient Spotlight: Zinc

Zinc isn’t a super glamorous mineral in the online world.  This is too bad, considering its role as a cofactor (that means it helps facilitate chemical reactions in the body) in over 300 known bodily functions! Most notably, zinc is responsible for helping out our...

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How I Use Teas As Medicine Throughout the Day

I drink several cups of tea a day.  Not only because tea blends make getting in a large nutrient variety much more manageable, but because there are so many therapeutic benefits to drinking teas made out of plants! One of the super fun things about teas is that they...

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Can using sunscreen cause skin cancer?

Summer is coming and that means lots of sun and sand!!  Getting out in nature and storing up on some vitamin D can be one of the best things you can do for you health.. But, we can’t ignore the potential dangers of TOO much sun. I have long had a fear of sunscreen...

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Nutrient Spotlight: Vitamin C

Vitamin C is quite possibly the most well-known nutrient out here.  Thanks to some very effective orange juice commercials, ask anyone on the street where you can get vitamin C in whole foods and they’ll probably rattle of a few choices. Vitamin C is best acknowledged...

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How Much Fruit Should I Be Eating?

Fruit is something that’s often discussed in conversations about nutrition. Some people say it’s great, some people disagree…it can all get sort of confusing. The fact of the matter is that the answer to my original question isn’t black and white.  Like everything in...

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How to Actually Clean Out Your Pores for Good

And The Best Oil for the Oil Cleansing Method Ever Skin problems can be some of the most frustrating aspects of outwardly health.  How come? Well, for one, skin problems are nearly impossible to hide...especially when they're on your face.  Secondly, the usual...

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Baby Gift Guide for a Holistic Mama

It’s that time of year again!! What time of year you ask?  Baby shower time!! Oh wait, just kidding.  It is always that time of year.  According to The World Counts, more than 350,000 babies are born every day!  That is a lot of potential baby showers. Although babies...

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Anti Inflammatory RoseHip Elixir for a Better Period

In living more in sync with our menstrual cycles, we’ve noticed benefits like better sleep, improved energy levels, more pleasant periods, and a general feeling of CONTROL over our lives. (Instead of always feeling like you’re being dragged around while you hold on...

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