Supplements

Boost Your Energy to Get More Out of Your Day

Low-energy is a frequent complaint from both customers and staff.  I addressed the sleep component of low energy in my last blog, “Sleep Better to Get More Out of Your Day”.  Now, I’d like to talk about several supplements that are proven energy boosters without side effects.  If low energy is an everyday event and

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Vitamin D and Vitamin K2

Last month Rebecca’s hosted our semi-annual health screening by Medical Screening Services.  One test that I think is so important to have done regularly is a vitamin D level.  I have been watching mine for several years now and have been pleased to get it to an optimal level. Test results are based on a

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Stressed? Overwhelmed? Tired? Cranky?

I recently felt overwhelmed and stressed from the holidays and I decided it was time for a good liver cleansing to elevate my mood.  I also had the pleasure of visiting with an Ayurvedic/Homeopathic practitioner, who also suggested a detox of the liver and gallbladder for a Spring cleanse.  I usually like to take things

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Leaves of Three, Let Them Be

Every year, I inevitably get poison ivy. I do know what it looks like and I avoid it, but still I get it every year. This year, it was a warm day in February and I needed to start playing in the dirt. There was English Ivy growing up the side of my shed, and

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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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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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