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Self Care and Self Love

Taking time to care for yourself is an important aspect of health. It's a truism that you must take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else. Let's take it to heart! If you're falling apart, how can you help anyone else?

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Spring in the City

Finding peace in the concrete jungle of New York City is important for achieving stability, sanity, and overall happiness. Our hustle-and-bustle lifestyle definitely has its perks, including a vast range of cultural experiences, a diverse, expansive population, food and restaurants, and activities for every interest. We work to live and live to work, however, so we must make sure to find balance and peace.

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Demystifying Magnesium

We've probably gotten the sage advice to increase our magnesium and we would do well to take heed -- it's one of the most common mineral deficiencies (almost 50% of Americans aren't getting enough through their diet). However, when you hit the aisles of your local supplement store, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the options. Magnesium malate, magnesium citrate, magnesium oxide, the list goes on and on.

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Gua Sha

People have been asking me why this venerated, ancient practice that's been used for years is suddenly so on trend. For one thing, more and more studies are demonstrating the positive effects gua sha can have on the connective tissue and the immune system.

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Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 — The 2019 Edition!

In an annual rite of spring that's not as joyful as budding trees and emerging petals, the Environmental Working Group has released its list of the Dirty Dozen fruits & vegetables most laden with pesticide residue, as well as the flip side Clean 15.

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Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs can be very effective, if a bit odd. Sometimes they aren't even plant based but are made from a variety of organic materials. Often, Chinese herbs are used in combination with other herbs to make the perfect formula. Seeking a knowledgeable herbalist is important when taking many herbs to avoid contraindications with some pharmaceuticals, supplements, and even other herbs.

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Daylight Savings Time Blues

When the clocks spring ahead and we lose an hour of sleep, our bodies can be reeling for days. Not only do you feel run down and exhausted, but it puts quite a bit of stress on the whole system.

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