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Folate vs Folic Acid – What’s the Difference.

  Folate and folic acid are terms that are often used interchangeable when discussing water soluble vitamin B9 (folacin). Folic acid is the synthetic form …

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Are you missing out on the benefits of magnesium?

Magnesium is involved in more than 300 metabolic reactions in the body, so deficiency can be a huge impact on your life.  Magnesium plays an important …

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Shift workers – finding a balance

We are a diurnal species and thus, we normally sleep at night and are active during the daytime.  As part of modern lifestyle many people are forced …

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Is your blood sugar effecting your sleep?

This is an important post because many of us struggle with insomnia at one point or another. I fall asleep fine, but I always wake …

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Chocolate for you health

Chocolate has its share of bad press, but with February being “Heart Health” month, and Valentines day coming up, I thought I would share some …

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Depression – Natural approaches

Depression it’s something that effects us all in a variety of ways.  I recently attended a continuing education seminar with a focus on mental health, …

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A childhood itch causes pain later in life

Most of us remember their childhood experience with “chicken pox” a condition caused by infection with the varicella-zoster virus.  Mine took place over Christmas when I …

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The cortisol connection

In my last post I talked about how high cortisol levels can result in poor sleep, but there are many other health effects of elevated …

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Stressed & Sleepless

Do you find yourself watching the clock or waking up with racing thoughts? Our bodies stress hormone, cortisol can play a huge role in ensuring …

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Hot flashes got you all hot and bothered?

The temperature has been rising, and for many peri or post menopausal women this means more uncomfortable hot flashes. Hot flashes are the most common …

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