Natural Choices Encourage Healthy Skin

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October 30, 2015

Natural Choices Encourage Healthy Skin Pollutants in the air, the food we consume, the changes in weather and the stressors in life all impact the body and mind. These unpredictable elements can also wreak havoc on the skin. Many of us are acutely aware of the quality of the items we put in our mouths, but what about the products we put on our skin? Clever marketing campaigns fill magazine…

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Find Balance with Skin Mindfulness

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October 30, 2015

Find Balance with Skin Mindfulness  Skin is the first defense against environmental stressors and damage. In order to guard this valuable natural resource, we must attentively assess, pamper and protect skin with regular, mindful and tender care. Proper care for the skin begins with a natural, oil-based, gentle cleanser that contains coconut, sunflower, sesame or avocado oil. These cleansers emulsify dirt and debris while calming, hydrating and assisting the lipid…

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Low Testosterone in Males and Females

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October 30, 2015

Low Testosterone in Males and Females All parts of the human body require blood supply to function properly, and both men and women are affected by poor circulation and hormone imbalances. Some indicators of these conditions include taking blood pressure medication, systolic blood pressure higher than 120 (without taking medication), blood pressure below 105/60, thinning skin and hair, wrinkles, cool fingers and/or toes, and neuropathy (burning, tingling, numb fingers and/or…

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Smudging: the Art of Cleansing the Self and the Home

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October 1, 2015

Smudging: the Art of Cleansing the Self and the Home Smudging is the name given to a powerful technique from the Native American tradition. It refers to the art of cleansing ourselves and our environment. The Native Americans believe that our homes, objects and bodies vibrate with subtle invisible energy and that cleansing a space in our bodies with smudging clears away all the emotional and psychic garbage that may…

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Preserving Health, Wealth and Freedom

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October 1, 2015

Preserving Health, Wealth and Freedom Financial planning for the future can be a frightening prospect, but it is critical for those that want to make sure they have the resources to survive and thrive. A simple checklist can help individuals and couples preserve their health, wealth and freedom for the future. Know the Medicare and health insurance options. Understanding Medicare and health insurance is no easy task, but a basic…

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Deep-Tissue Massage: Targeted Relief and Healing

Deep-Tissue Massage: Targeted Relief and Healing There is no doubt that deep-tissue massage offers effective relief for many conditions, including chronic pain, lower back pain, limited mobility, fibromyalgia, sciatica and more. A report in Consumer Reports magazine claims that 34,000 people ranked deep-tissue massage as more effective in treating osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, glucosamine and over-the-counter drugs. “Stressed muscles can block nutrients and oxygen…

August 25, 2015
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The Importance of Positive Energy

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August 25, 2015

The Importance of Positive Energy People often experience energy coming from another person and intuitively get a negative or positive feeling as a result. While it isn’t always acknowledged, energy is a form of vibration or a frequency experienced by an individual. “The universe is full of frequencies, from musical tones and sound waves to electromagnetic waves,” says Char Butler, owner of Zen Aesthetics and Wellness, in Edmond. “Some of…

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Organic Airbrushing Offers Healthier Alternative to Tanning

  Organic Airbrushing Offers Healthier Alternative to Tanning   There’s nothing like a little healthy glow to help individuals feel beautiful. Tanning beds may provide this temporarily, but they also wreak havoc on the skin, causing premature and accelerated aging, and possibly skin cancer. Spray tanning and high-quality organic airbrushing offer a safer, healthier way to beautify the skin without damage.   One of the main components that keeps skin…

July 28, 2015
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Herbs for Performance, Enhancement and Recovery

  Herbs for Performance, Enhancement and Recovery   Outdoor summer activities can sometimes leave the body a bit bruised and battered. While the tendency is to take extra care of ourselves only after the damage has been done, taking a proactive approach by using herbs to prepare for exertion can cut down on post-workout pain, improve athletic performance and help recovery.   Before heading outside to work out, Nature’s Rite…

June 30, 2015
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Back Pain Causes and Treatment

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May 29, 2015

Nearly everyone suffers from some form of neck and back pain during their lifetime. “Until it was turned into a medical condition in the early 20th century, back pain was considered an inevitable human experience,” says Canadian surgeon Hamilton Hall, M.D. “There is no simple cure because there is usually not a clear-cut precipitating trigger associated with many forms of musculoskeletal pain.”   Despite the liberal use of the words…

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