Archive for 2013

Boost Your Libido: A Lady’s Guide to Revving Up Her Sex Drive

Not feeling like getting it on lately? Find yourself faking headaches to get out of lovemaking?   There are many things you can take to help rev up your sex drive. Let’s go over a few herbal allies: Maca or Lepidium meyenii has been cultivated in the high altitude of Peru’s central highlands as far back

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Here Comes the Sun…Protect your Skin!

I am a life long red head. I get sun burned just thinking about the sun too much. Born and raised near Virginia Beach, I spent a considerable amount of time either on the ocean front or out in the woods soaking up all kinds of sun without a care in the world. (Granted, my

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What’s for dinner? Lemon-Caper Cod!

I often forget how much I love the Henry & Lisa’s grab ‘n go Wild Alaskan Cod.  Not only is it delicious, but it’s quick and easy to prepare, has over 200mg of Omega-3’s per serving, is certified sustainable… even the packaging is good in that it’s BPA-free plastic.  On a hectic weekday evening recently,

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Getting A “Grip” On Nutrition

I’m a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu under Black Belt, Gordon Emory. He is the owner and teacher at Charlottesville BJJ. Nutrition is an important aspect of such a dynamic and demanding sport. At my age I need to “optimize my genetic potential” and optimize the amount of work I put in to continue developing

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Heading Off Secondary Infections in the Winter

Normally, I am pretty healthy. Never get the flu, but do have allergies. Since moving to Virginia I have been sick each winter. The change in climate and vegetation have been hard on my body. The first winter I ended up with bronchitis. The second winter I ended up with laryngitis and a severe sinus

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Bring some enzymes and a dash of spice into your life!

I went home to Texas to visit friends and family this past October. My friend Olga and I were discussing over lunch how her husband, Dan had been diagnosed with a fibrous fatty cyst located on his right shoulder, which he has had for 20 some odd years. Recently it was bothering him with pain,

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Delivering Health with Cod Liver

Many of us have heard of cod liver oil, perhaps through a story of childhood woes related by our grandparents or great-grandparents that went something like: “Every day my mother would make me take a spoonful of cod liver oil before I walked the five miles through the snow to school.” What this story doesn’t

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Working the early or late shift? Stay alert with these tips!

It’s 3:00 in the afternoon, and I’ve already been up for 12 hours.  I’ve become a time shifter of sorts due to a change in my husband’s work schedule, and now my day begins at 3:00AM! We’ve been doing this for three weeks now and it’s still a challenge, but we’re slowly adjusting.  To help

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I Was a Teenage Vegetarian

As a people, we have become obsessed with Health.  There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this.  We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying.  We have lost all confidence in the human body.  ~Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail, 1979

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