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Holistic Protection From Getting Sick When School Starts

As I talked about a few weeks ago on the blog… there is a huge problem with the development of *super bugs* that are resistant to our current arsenal of antibiotics and antivirals, and the problem is only getting worse.     As bacteria and viruses evolve resistance and become more pervasive, I see people reaching more and more for hand sanitizers and wipes. I can’t walk into a supermarket or drugstore or convenience store any more without seeing a box of hand sanitizing wipes right in the entryway. But what you might not know about these wipes, is that …

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Fasting To Decrease Cancer Recurrence

Recently published on March 31, 2016 in JAMA Oncology, new evidence supports the idea that fasting at night reduces the risk of cancer recurrence.   Every night as we sleep we all enter a mini-fasting period before we *break-the-fast* with breakfast each morning. Prolonging the amount of time spent fasting — skipping evening snacks all together and fasting for 13+ hours each night — reduced the risk of breast cancer according to a study that spanned thousands of patients followed for over a decade.   Simply taking care to eat an early dinner and not eating again until breakfast (for …

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My Fav Ways To Prevent Skin Cancer

This month SUMMER BEGINS! So today I want to share with you the sunscreen that I personally use to protect my children’s tender skin and my own skin as well. I’ll also walk you through my thoughts on the whole sunscreen dilemma… for us it is only our THIRD line of defense against skin cancer and in many instances I’d rather use no sunscreen at all than use the chemical sunscreens on the market.   Why? Keep reading…   In years past, I’ve recommended Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 30 powder, which is a powdered form of titanium dioxide that is micronized …

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My Favorite Way To Protect Against Skin Cancer

Last week over the holidays I soaked up tons of sun with my children and connected with the earth and the ocean and the sun and the sand. It was glorious and healing. AND it reminded me to post my annual sunscreen review for my readers! Today, I’m going to show you the sunscreen that I personally use to protect my children’s tender skin and my own skin as well. I’ll also walk you through my thoughts on the whole sunscreen dilemma… for us it is only our THIRD line of defense against skin cancer and in many instances I’d …

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My secret to wiping out pit stink FOREVER!!! Even in the hottest weather!!!!

Never thought I’d be blogging about my armpit, so I had no idea what picture to put with this post… but luckily my hubby accidentally shot a random outtake picture of my pit/shoulder area when he was taking necklace pictures for me. So here we go… Armpit funk. I’ve had it all my life. Not super bad, mind you… just a little stickiness when I wake up in the morning, or afternoon funk from the southern heat of the SC lowcountry. I’ve tried lots of natural deodorants (I refuse to use antiperspirants) and enjoy them… but find they don’t it …

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Thoughts on Health FAQ: Uterine Prolapse… or “Thanks a lot, gravity!”

I’ve been asked about uterine prolapse multiple times over the past month or two, so I thought it would be a good topic for my blog. With all of the commercials out there asking you to sue your doctor if you’ve had a mesh implant… and all of the complications that can arise from the surgery, I wanted to share with you my advice for mild prolapse. Avoid surgery. That is my advice for sure. But what can you do to help with mild to moderate prolapse? Enter Jade and Pearl.   Jade and Pearl sell reusable sea pearls (all …

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Recipe: Organic Marinara Sauce from your backyard

  Well, not exactly from *my* backyard… more like from my local farmer’s backyard. As you all know, the tomatoes in my own yard didn’t take off much this year. We had a lovely crop (and it’s still coming!) which gave us enough tomatoes for fresh salads and straight eating this summer, but not enough of a crop for me to can them into sauce. Knowing this, my hubby came home one night after work with three huge baskets full of local fresh tomatoes from John’s Island… Now if you are smarter than me, you will not begin to make …

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