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Jane's Blog Getting Kids Ready for School. Don't Wait!

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Jane's Blog Getting Kids Ready for School. Don't Wait!

Parents are loading up their children with notebooks, pencils, pens, new clothes, backpacks and other items which are considered the essentials to go back to school. Yet preparing the body and mind of children are really the most important essentials. It is not unusual for sleep, stress, focus, anxiety, nutrition, fatigue and health issues to develop (like a cold) or escalate (like asthma or ADHD). Let’s face it; today many children are experiencing difficulty focusing on what they are doing in and out of school. Some children have ADD / ADHD, others are multi-taskers, some are hypersensitive and easily distracted,...

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Keep Skin Looking Young and Vibrant

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Keep Skin Looking Young and Vibrant

Skin changes are among the most visible signs of aging. Let’s face it; no one wants to see in the mirror fine lines, wrinkles or sagging skin!  How quickly the skin ages is related to health problems, environmental factors, genetic makeup, nutrition, smoking, prescription medications, properly working digestive tract, stress, sleep, sun / tanning over exposure and other factors.  With aging, the outer skin layer thins, as changes in the connective tissue reduce the skin’s strength and elasticity.  While topical creams and cosmetic products can help prevent aging of the skin from the outside, nutritional foods and supplements can repair...

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Dehydration causes Muscle Cramps and More

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Dehydration causes Muscle Cramps and More

In this extreme heat across the United States it's easy how quickly one can become dehydrated and how important it was to drink lots of water. An ex-NFL player, Mitch Petrus who was only 32 years old died from heat stroke when he worked outside all day at his parents shop. When we lose too much water, and don’t replenish it, the body becomes out of balance/ dehydrated, which can lead to chills, confusion, dizziness, fainting, blood clots, seizures, palpitations and sometimes fatal complications. The urine can become dark yellow or amber, or may have a foul odor. Research has...

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Jane's Blog Arthritis - Repairing Joints Naturally

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Jane's Blog Arthritis - Repairing Joints Naturally

Arthritis is one of the leading causes for disability in the United States. It is an inflammatory condition of the joints that currently affects approximately 58 million adults, with an estimated increase to 78.4 million by 2040. This inflammation is characterized by pain, stiffness, and a reduced range of motion with regards to the arthritic joint(s). It is a complex problem, in fact according to the Arthritis Foundation “Arthritis is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint. One thing is for sure, your joints don’t get better with age unless you...

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Jane's Blog Bye Bye Dry Eyes

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Jane's Blog Bye Bye Dry Eyes

Dry eye is one of the most common conditions diagnosed by eye doctors, and is characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eye and dryness of the eye's corneal surface. This can happen when the eye doesn't produce enough tears to keep its exposed surface moist. If the cornea dries out, it can ulcerate (break down and become scratched), giving bacteria, viruses, and other harmful organisms tiny hiding places in which to multiply. There are also good bacteria that support eye health. Only recently have scientists concluded that the eye does, indeed, harbor a "core" microbiome. In 2016...

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