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Happy, Healthy Aging…

March 29, 2013

Happy, Healthy, Aging has a lot to do with your state of mind

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Hosting a Healthy Party

November 19, 2012

Partying is in my bones….and growing up in a working class Irish-Catholic family is where it all started! Despite their financial struggles, my parents loved to throw a party. I have pretty vivid memories of my dad arm in arm with my uncles singing Irish songs and raising their glasses of beer as they toasted […]

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Labeling Foods that are Genetically Engineered (GMO)

September 28, 2012

Shouldn’t We Know if Our Food Has Been Genetically Engineered?   Maureen McDonnell, BS, RN It is estimated that at least 70% of processed foods in grocery stores contain genetically-modified ingredients; mostly from corn, soy, canola, sugar beets and cottonseed.  I’ve been studying nutrition for 35 years, and although I knew there were concerns about […]

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Autism: Now 1 in 88

April 5, 2012

What exactly does it mean when the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announces that 1 in 88 children born in the year 2000 have autism?  I believe it means we have a national emergency on our hands!  And lets be clear, those numbers are from 2008.  Can you imagine what the actual current statistics […]

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Gas, Bloating? Solutions for Improving Digestion

March 8, 2012

I think I’ll spare myself the embarrassment and not share with you the nickname my friends gave me in high school as a result of my digestive problems.   I now know that the diet of my youth which consisted of:  bologna sandwiches made with Wonder Bread, soda, milk and Twinkies was at the root of […]

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Natural Ways to Prevent a Winter Cold and Flu

January 2, 2012

Just today I saw about 10 different signs advertising the flu vaccine. I’ll never know why, instead of this massive ad campaign physicians don’t  just encourage the use of  immune boosting herbs such as Echinacea, and Elderberry  or recommend fresh-made vegetable juice, essential oils, miso soup, Omega 3’s and Vitamin D.  Actually, I do know […]

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Why Do You Think 32 Million Kids Have Chronic Illnesses?

June 14, 2011

So many children are affected by chronic illnesses. Better insurance coverage and more doctors to treat them are not the only answers. Read more solutions

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