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Just In Time For Easter: How To Eat Chocolate To Boost Your Metabolism

      I’m really excited to tell you about today’s medical study, because I love chocolate so much and I particularly love milk chocolate. Most medical studies seem to focus on the healthy properties of dark chocolate (for good reason, as dark chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants) but I can’t seem to make myself fall in love with dark chocolate. But milk chocolate? Ummm yeah, can’t get enough. So this interesting medical study caught my eye. Published in the FASEB Journal, June 2021, researchers found that eating milk chocolate daily reduced the amount of calories that study …

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The Party Foods I Reach For Most To Stay As Healthy As Possible During The Holidays

    Well this weekend brings Halloween, which means that the very next day we are going to be hearing holiday music 24/7 with a very quick slide towards Thanksgiving and many other holiday events. And as uplifting as holidays can be, they are also incredibly stressful and emotional. Holiday stress isn’t just stress over picking out the perfect gift, or traveling in the midst of a (hopefully resolving) pandemic, or balancing social commitments. Most people report that being surrounded by rich holiday foods, alcohol, impulse eating, and weight gain during the holiday season adds a significant amount of stress …

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Brand New Holiday Gift Sets For Your Favorite People

Yes… I know, I know: it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet. But most of the items I offer are custom made (just for you!) when you place an order. And because they are hand sewn by local artisans, they can take several weeks to have made and ready to ship… …so the deadline for ordering from my shop in time for holiday gift giving is the end of next week: Friday, November 29th.   Therefore, today I give you my 10 favorite gift ideas for all the loved ones in your life!   1. For the DIYer   This DIY grounding …

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How To Navigate Holiday Parties Without Regretting What You Eat (Or Drink)

Holiday stress isn’t all just about juggling the social commitments, traveling or picking out just the right gift. Most people report that being surrounded by rich holiday foods, alcohol, temptation everywhere, impulse eating, and weight gain during the holiday season adds a significant amount of stress as well.   If there was ever a time that people worry about their weight, it’s during the holidays. How to navigate this tricky but wonderful time of comfort food, decadent desserts, and celebratory toasts galore? Today, I’ll tell you! 1. Protecting your liver at holiday parties:     Drinking wine occasionally has enjoyed …

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Giving The Gift Of Health: The 3 Best Ways

  We all have loved ones in our lives that could use a health boost.   And more than anything, that’s what we want to give them as a gift. A way to feel better. The gift of more energy, happier days ahead, and better health. But sometimes giving a healing tool is actually a tricky gift, because it is so personal. Health, and especially health struggles, are so deeply emotional and so personal. (Like I talk about here, even just the experience of pain is hardwired to the emotional centers in our brain and can trigger all kinds of …

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Ease Holiday Stress With This Essential Supplement + 10 More Ideas

Have Black Friday, Cyber Monday, holiday music piping in to every grocery store and gas station and holiday travel plans have you feeling frazzled and overwhelmed? Me too. So today, here’s 10 effective ways to ease your stress and feel naturally relaxed as you face the hustle and bustle of the holidays.   1. The easiest way to become stress-proof: take probiotics.   I’ve blogged in the past about how probiotics are so powerful in stabilizing the mind that they are actually a treatment for depression. In today’s new study, researchers show that taking probiotics for only one month reduces …

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Best Of The Best: 2017 Healing Holiday Gift Guide

  Because it’s Cyber Monday, I want to share with you my very favorite holiday gift ideas, so that you can support the health and happiness of your very favorite people.   We all know someone who gives so much of themselves they are getting burnt out, run down. Or someone facing a health challenge that could use a fun and uplifting healing gift. So often in dealing with a medical condition, journeying through illness and healing, or watching someone you dearly love go through it (which can be waaaayyy worse than going through it yourself) is exhausting. But healing …

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