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When I think of magnesium deficiency, I don’t aim for supplements or blame poor diet alone. Currently, 70 to 80 percent of the population is magnesium deficient and, given how easy it is to obtain magnesium from our diet, this says a great deal about the diet and lifestyle of the general population.

Magnesium deficiency is caused by diet, stress, lack of sleep, intense emotions, digestive issues, pharmaceuticals and more, and each of these causes can lead to symptoms that become causes, thus creating and perpetuating a cycle of disease.

Our Ever-Changing Bodies: How We Adapt to Habits, Life Events and the Environment

In life, it nearly always seems so much more satisfying to deal with the tangible rather than the abstract. As an ex-carpenter, I know the psychological rewards of replacing a drawer runner so that it slides... Read more
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Shed Those Shoes: Being Barefoot Benefits Brain Development and More

It drove my mother crazy when I went barefoot as a kid. Still does, because I’m in stocking feet in the fall and winter and barefoot the rest of the time! I can’t stand the confinement of shoes. And I’ve long... Read more
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Overcoming Family Rejection: How to Find Strength in Pain

“I don’t like being too looked up at or too looked down on. I prefer meeting in the middle to being worshipped or spat out.” ~ Joni Mitchell Growing up, there were two sides of the kitchen table. On side A,... Read more

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White Bean, Kale and Sweet Potato Soup

Get cozy with a big pot of nutrient-dense and colorful winter soup! Filled with healing spices, plant-based protein, antioxidants, lemon, and our favorite leafy green too, there’s nothing like a warming bowl... Read more
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Feeling Lost? Try These 6 Positive, Daily Self-Care Rituals

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen We all get lost sometimes. So lost that we... Read more
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New Year, New Start: 8 Steps to Creating New Habits

It’s a new year, and many of us are looking to make positive changes in our lives. The best way to do that is not by making resolutions, but by creating habits that will stick for the long term. If you want to... Read more

Holiday Entertaining with Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Who says you can’t eat your greens… and your chocolate, too, in one dish? This healthy yet decadent chocolate mousse tastes like the “real deal” with each creamy and rich spoonful. Enjoying pleasurable foods,... Read more

Fall Favorite: Butternut Squash Soup

This is a fall favorite in my house that is flexible and can include whatever veggies you have on hand. The savory roasted vegetables and herbs combine beautifully to create a smooth, creamy and nourishing... Read more
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Setting Goals: 3 Ways That Boundaries Can Lead to Freedom

The banks of a river act as a boundary directing the water to flow toward the sea. In this same way creating structure in our lives liberates us to focus our attention toward the things that matter most to us... Read more

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes: A Weekend Treat

Who doesn’t love a cozy breakfast that reminds us of our favorite childhood comfort food? Bonus points when it’s filled with lots of nutrients, just the right amount of sweetness, and happens to be gluten free... Read more