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How To Deal With Bugs This Spring… Yep, Including Ticks and Tick Bites

    Ticks carrying the Lyme disease bacteria (Borrelia Burgdorferi) have been found in all 50 states, so don’t be fooled into thinking its only something that folks in the northeast have to be concerned with. But as much as I detest ticks, I really don’t want you to limit or stop your healing practice of connecting to Mother Earth outside daily because of a fear of ticks. To me, this healing practice of grounding is as crucial as eating or hydrating or breathing to stay healthy for an entire lifetime. The earth has food, air, water, and conductive support …

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18 Fresh Ideas To Get You Outside, Protected & Grounded This Spring

      We are coming up on the spring equinox here in the northern hemisphere, which will be this Sunday, March 20th. Spring weather usually means folks are more likely to get outside, get active, go on walks, resume hiking and biking and jogging, plant springtime gardens, catch up on yard work, take food outside to eat on picnics… you name it. Getting outside in that fresh air is so very good for you. And you know what is even better for you than that? If you can be grounded while doing all of your favorite springtime activities. And …

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10 Indoor Activities That Can Easily Be Done While You Are Outside, Grounded

      In honor of Earth Day this April, I’m in the middle of a 5 part series of articles to encourage you to get outside and get grounded — in my experience it is the most absolutely essential part of your spring healing plan! These are the posts in this series: A new study explains why grounding boosts your mood (last week’s article… click to read!) My top 10 indoor activities to take outside this spring (today’s post) Holistic sun protection: tips to know before going outside Replacing minerals to boost your conductivity and avoid dehydration this spring …

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8 Ways To Naturally Defeat Spring Allergies

  What is the number one health reason that patients dread spring? Seasonal allergies, hands down.   For many folks, the first thing that comes to their mind during spring isn’t pedicures and bare feet, picking fresh strawberries and blueberries, gardening and sunshine… …it’s allergies: puffy eyes, sneezing attacks, runny noses and difficulty breathing. Well that stinks. But I’ve got your back! Because I don’t want you to drug up on antihistamines and watch your lovely spring season go by in a blur of grogginess. (And, did you know that long-term antihistamine use isn’t that great for you anyway? It’s …

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7 Natural Ways To Defeat Yeast Overgrowth

I’m so excited. We are officially well into May and this month I am actually taking my first three day vacation in a long, long time!   I have not taken a vacation — not even one single weekend off — in over two years straight. So to have a Friday, Saturday and a Sunday to hang out with friends by a lake and sleep in and stay up late and watch the kids swim and watch the sun set… yep, it’ll be heaven. With all of this beautiful warmer weather, I’ve had lots of questions come up (in the …

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How To Prevent Bug Bites While Grounding Outdoors

The weather is warming up here where I live… …and this always means my inbox is full of emails from patients and readers asking:     How can you reduce your chance of tick bites (and other insect bites) while still connecting to the earth outside?   Especially with the latest press about the Zika virus, patients are wanting to know more than ever how to reduce their risk of mosquito bites and yet continue the beautiful, healing practice of touching the earth outside daily. I really don’t want you to limit or stop your healing practice of connecting to …

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7 Essential Tips To Make Spring Allergies Disappear!

Spring is my favorite season.   And today is the first day of spring, so I’ve got a list of lots of great things you can do to optimize your health during this time of renewal and awakening! For many folks the first thing that comes to their mind during spring isn’t beaches and bare feet and picking fresh strawberries and bumble bees and gardening and sunshine… …it’s allergies. Well that stinks. But I’ve got your back! Because I don’t want you to drug up on antihistamines and watch your lovely spring season go by in a blur of grogginess. …

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