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Authenticity Mindfulness, awareness, purpose, these are concepts, ideas and practices which keep me centred, balanced and on course. I find my daily mindfulness practice is as essential as brushing my teeth, or drinking water.  It is a vital part of my daily rituals and helps me stay the course, to stay connected and remember my … Read more

Three Ways to Create a Healthy Alkaline Body Balance

3 Causes of an Acid/Alkaline Imbalance, and 3 Simple Ways to Tip the Balance  A healthy body needs a healthy alkaline body balance.  The ph scale runs from 1-14, with 14 being alkaline.  The perfect ph level for the body is 7.4 to 7.6, so somewhat on the alkaline side.  The human body is naturally … Read more

Quinoa, Inca Gold

MINDFUL HEALTH Weekly Nourishment    Quinoa, Inca Gold  In keeping with the gluten-free theme from last week, I want to share some tidbits of information a wonderful food, quinoa (keenwa). Quinoa is actually the seed from a plant related to the pigweed family. Although Quinoa appears to be the latest and greatest ‘grain’ on the … Read more

Gluten Friend or Foe?

Can You Digest This?

Do you experience any of the following symptoms?

  • Digestive distress such as gas, bloating, nausea, IBS
  • Headaches
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Mood swings, depression, brain fog
  • Nutrient deficiencies, osteoporosis, anemia
  • Unexplained Fatigue
  • Auto-immune disease
  • Water retention
  • Actually the symptoms are too numerous to include in this article.

Gluten, gluten, gluten, this is a sticky topic, and a big one.

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Tendons & Ligaments

Strains, sprains and other injuries of tendons and ligaments can be addressed through the use of proper nutrition and supplementation. When an injury occurs, the body initiates a series of defense mechanisms which is called inflammation. The body builds a wall-like deposit at the site of the injury which allows excess body fluid to accumulate, this is what we refer to as swelling. This swelling actually impairs the healing process, as adequate blood flow to and from of the injured area is critical in order for reparative agents to reach the site of the damage, and for the toxins to effectively leave. 

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