Attitude of Gratitude

by Barry Wolfson

Stress is often cited as a major impediment to our physical and mental health. Wouldn’t it be great to have a magic pill or a vaccine against stress? The practice of gratitude, it turns out, may be just the thing to help reduce stress.

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Getting a Non-Toxic Night’s Rest

by Audrey Chen

We spend up to one third of our life sleeping. Shouldn’t this sleep be the healthiest it can be? Mattresses can be a very large source of chemical exposure and have been linked to health problems such as allergies, asthma and fertility problems/hormone imbalance.

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“That Sugar Film” is the new “Super Size Me”

[excerpt] “I had no soft drink, chocolate, ice cream or confectionery,” Gameau told Yahoo. “All the sugars that I was eating were found in perceived healthy foods, so low-fat yogurts, and muesli bars, and cereals, and fruit juices, sports drinks … these kind of things that often parents would give their kids thinking they’re doing the right thing.”

After 60 days this man was beginning to develop fatty liver disease. Read the whole story here.

 

Beauty Recipe: Brown Sugar, Coffee & Cinnamon Scrub

YIELDS: approx. 10 ounces

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of brown sugar, breaking up any lumps
  • 1 tsp coffee grounds
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon or nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup oil, such as olive, grapeseed, sweet almond or jojoba
  • ½ tsp honey
  • 1 Vitamin E capsule

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Hungry? Get Hungry for Health

by Ellensue Spicer-Jacobson

Susan Silberstein, PhD, founder and director of the Center for the Advancement in Cancer Education, has created a book packed with 157 no-guilt, easy-to-make recipes that she and her staff have put together—titled Hungry for Health. Many are recipes adapted or borrowed from researchers, clinicians and recovered patients that the author has re-created to address a variety of needs that pertain to her four principles of healthful eating without sacrificing good taste.

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Ready to Discover Life’s True Purpose?

by Mark Victor Hansen

Each one of us has amazing talents and unique gifts to give to the world. No one else can make our special offer. These are things we can do that no one else is capable of doing quite the way we do them. We all have a purpose, a reason for living, breathing and existing. The most important thing we can do in life is to understand what that purpose is and how we can use it to benefit humanity. We owe it to the universe, our family, others, the future, our legacy and ourselves. Become significant—think big and serve big.

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Avoid Slow Cooking Toxic Chemicals

by Audrey Chen

vitaclay spotlightAfter its introduction in the 1970s, almost every household in American had at least one Crock Pot or electric slow cooker. The appliance is easy to use and easy to clean. The convenience of quick preparation of food cooked in one pot and the promise of a hot meal ready at the end of a long day at work is highly attractive.

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The Little Engine That Can

The Power of Positive Thinking

by Julie Ann Allender

We live in a world where “I can’t” rules. “I can’t…” is the beginning of a statement in a time when a person feels powerless. It is a means to a lose-lose situation. “I can’t lose weight. I can’t stop drinking. I can’t stop gambling.” This phrase is on the total opposite end of the spectrum from the positive, “I can.”

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Personal Empowerment is More Than a Feeling

by Michael J. Formica

Michael J. FormicaWhen I speak with clients, we often discuss the notion of “feeling” empowered. In reality, personal empowerment is not something we feel, it’s something we do. Our sense of empowerment is a reflection of the increased personal value and self-worth that comes out of our experience of having real influence in one or more areas of our lives.

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