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The Immense Anti-Aging Benefits Of Simply Touching The Earth

    I recently attended a cutting edge medical conference on geriatric medicine and aging, full of updates on the latest medical research on what contributes to aging and what reduces our decline in function as we age. And again and again, every single factor that contributes to aging that was discussed at the meeting  had me sitting back in my chair thinking… “grounding would help with that.” One presenter talked about how the main component of aging is increased inflammatory cytokines and yep… we have studies that show grounding significantly reduces the levels of inflammatory cytokine levels in the […]

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I’m 50 Today! Musings On Turning A Half Century Old + 7 Longevity Tips

  Well today I turned 50!  Woot! So here is how I am approaching my very first day of being 50. Or at least how I’ve thought about it in the past few months leading up to it — who knows how I’ll feel a year or two into it.  But for now, my thoughts are this: I don’t want to be an older woman trying to hold onto being young. I always found it depressing to hear  “OMG you’re 50?!?!  You look 10 years younger!”  Or to hear people try to cheer me up by saying “you look FANTASTIC

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Too Cold To Exercise Or Ground Outside? This One Tip Fixes Both Of These Problems Together

    Even in the winter, we have to get our circulation moving.   I love anything that boosts circulation because I know how crucial it is to get healing blood flow throughout your entire body… carrying much needed nutrients and oxygen to all the tissues and organ systems of your body. So I’m a big fan of the health benefits of movement and exercise, as I’ve blogged for you here: Try Not To Sit Still For More Than 2 Hours At A Time Today, Here’s Why Moving Your Body Helps Your Brain Function Better, Immediately. How To Discover Your

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Save Time To Play, Even After Returning To School. It’s Essential For Health At Any Age

Play is not only a relief and a respite from the seriousness that stress, illness and trauma bring to our lives, it is actually therapy.   Play time is therapeutic time, point blank.  Child psychologists use this healing tool often, because play is a child’s way to express and release any inner turmoil or fears that the child doesn’t even consciously know they have.   But it isn’t only therapeutic for children, it’s therapeutic for adults too. In fact, I would argue that engaging in some form of play daily is one of the best things you can do to safeguard your physical health.   From physical

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Slow Down Aging By Staying Hydrated… Especially Important This Spring & Summer

      Known as the Elixir of Life for good reason, water is absolutely critical to our well being in every way. In fact, a new study just published in Jan 2023 in eBioMedicine found that dehydration, measured by how concentrated the salt is in your bloodstream, is actually a risk factor for premature death.  Almost just as bad?  It also accelerated biological aging.  Mean if you run chronically dehydrated, your body is aging faster than your actual chronological age.  And the worst part is that this is with your serum sodium still being in within normal limits —

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When It’s Too Cold To Exercise, Do This Instead — For Similar Health Benefits!

    I love anything that boosts circulation because I know how crucial it is to get healing blood flow throughout your entire body… carrying much needed nutrients and oxygen to all the tissues and organ systems of your body.  So I’m a big fan of the health benefits of movement and exercise, as I’ve blogged for you here: Try Not To Sit Still For More Than 2 Hours At A Time Today, Here’s Why Moving Your Body Helps Your Brain Function Better, Immediately. How To Discover Your Play Style, And Use It To Improve Your Health      

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Why Your Pet Loves Your Grounding Mat (+ The Health Benefits Of Having A Pet)

    Does your pet fear thunderstorms or fireworks or other loud noises? Does your pet ever feel anxious or show signs of nervous energy?  You know, excessive licking, panting, barking, pacing, trembling? You might want to get them grounded.  A huge thank you to Scott Nixon, in Oldsmar, Florida, who noticed that his dog is fearful during thunderstorms, and found this article: Why Are Dogs Afraid Of Thunderstorms? In the article, chief scientific officer at the Center for Canine Behavior Studies Nick Dodman suggests that static build up that occurs in your pet’s coat of hair, and the resultant shocks

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