Category Archives: Wellness

Health Benefits of the Sun Health Benefits of the Sun


sun image via Rhys Asplundh on flickr While it is true that over exposure to the sun resulting in sun burn (especially during adolescence) can lead to skin cancer and skin damage, it is also true that some exposure to the sun without protection from sun screen and excess clothing is not only beneficial but…
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Health Benefits of Mushrooms Health Benefits of Mushrooms


Photo courtesy of Red Junasun on flickr Mushrooms.  You either love them or you hate them but are they healthy? The definitive answer, I’ve found, is YES, mushrooms are very healthy.  The health benefits of mushrooms are numerous. Health Benefits of Mushrooms As you can see from the graphic above, there are many health benefits…
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Choosing Good Coconut Oil Choosing Good Coconut Oil


If you’re a reader of this blog, chances are you’ve already jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon.  I know I have.  I use it in place of all other oils in my recipes (save a little bit of extra-virgin olive oil here and there) and have started using it in place of butter sometimes, as…
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Health Benefits of Chocolate Health Benefits of Chocolate


photo courtesy of kev-shine on flickr Did you know that every evening while I sit here at my desk working on the blog, I am usually munching on a handful of dark chocolate chips? It’s true and it’s delicious. I decided that I needed to research a little about how much damage I may (or…
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Alternative to Cough Medicine Alternative to Cough Medicine


I hope you are all fairing well this cold and flu season. We’re doing pretty well over here but did have one bad bout of illness.  It was primarily respiratory in nature and was no fun, especially at night.  Three little kids hacking all night long is enough to leave a (prone to over-worrying) mother…
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