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Allergies

Reducing inflammation during the holiday season

Christmas sea­sons are tough on those with chron­ic inflam­mat­ory con­di­tions. Hives, rashes, chron­ic stuffy or runny noses, sinus infec­tions, sore joints…these are all aggrav­ated by foods that cre­ate inflam­ma­tion. But what does that actu­ally mean?

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Body-Mind Medicine

Paying attention to the niggle

Do you ever have a feel­ing about some­thing to find out you are right? But you have no evid­ence (imme­di­ately) to prove it? This week, my funny feel­ing was about some­thing not being right. Two major

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Digestion

Frankincense as YOUR pain saviour

Frankincense was giv­en to Jesus, seen as the saviour of the world in Christianity, on his ‘birth’ (or the date recor­ded as his birth) as a gift. Frankincense how­ever can also be your saviour this hol­i­day

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anger, self-loathing, shame
Body-Mind Medicine

How to stop being an angry 'ogre'

You’re not an ogre, but you do get frus­trated and the feel­ings over­whelm you. If only there was some­thing you could do to stop feel­ing angry, right? An inter­ven­tion? A pad­ded room so you can throw

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My happy place_rested
Anxiety

Tired? Me too.

The begin­ning of the colder months, less light, more indoors time. More “back to the grind­stone” kind of work­ing.
I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel heavy.

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breathe relaxation
Mental Health

Let's make meditation easier.

Meditation. It’s become a “buzz” word. I hear a lot that people have a hard time relax­ing and that med­it­a­tion is appar­ently the best thing for that. Could be true… but maybe not? And what kinds of

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Herbal Medicine

Are you a supplement junkie?

Take a look in your medi­cine cab­in­et. How many bottles do you have in there for ran­dom vit­am­ins that are sup­posed to make you bet­ter? The vit­am­in clut­ter quiz What does each of them do? What

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The physical toll of empathy: Part 1

Since I was about 8, I knew I was a deeply feel­ing per­son. Watching movies like hor­ror movies (yes, I had the unfor­tu­nate exper­i­ence of watch­ing a hor­ror movie at 8) and sad movies I’d think about the char­ac­ters for hours. Even now,

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Breastfeeding does not a mother make

It’s taken me sev­er­al months to get the cour­age to share my feel­ings on this. This is an emo­tion­ally charged top­ic, and of course, when your own feel­ings are involved, it’s even more dif­fi­cult! I was

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Mastering Motherhood

Parenting is a tough job, people. I love my new little man. The love is fierce. But man can it be tough. Being a par­ent, and a moth­er is not for the faint-of-heart. The role requires much heart. Every

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