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Mindfulness

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Mindfulness

Can mindfulness really reduce stress and enhance your health and well-being?

Nearly 4.3 million U.S. adults think so. That’s how many engage in mindfulness, or ‘mindful practices.’

Popular media refers to mindfulness as any generic process of paying attention in life (mindfully doing the laundry.) True mindfulness is more precisely defined as “being fully aware of one’s own mind, body, and surroundings by paying attention on purpose, in the present moment nonjudgmentally and without attachment.”

Mindfulness as a ...

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Cardiovascular Health

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Cardiovascular Health

Your cardiovascular health – and actually the health of your entire body – depends upon a strong network of blood vessels. From the womb through old age, healthy arteries, capillaries and veins are essential for optimal functioning of all organs, muscles and nerves. They fuel and cleanse your body in two ways: efficient nutrient delivery (fuel) and removal of toxins (cleanse/detox). Their main job is to deliver more blood flow where needed, or constrict to reduce blood flow when necessary.

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Maintaining A Healthy Immune System

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Maintaining A Healthy Immune System

The Great Defender: that’s our immune system, uniquely designed to keep us healthy and defend against illness and infection. Made up of organs, including the skin, lungs, and gut, as well as specialized cells, the immune system’s job is to remain on alert for disease-causing invaders and to protect our body against them.

Our immune system’s first responders are white blood cells (WBC) that are alerted to the presence ...

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Coconut Oil

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Coconut Oil

This is a blog post from  July 10, 2017 by Dr Frank Lipman, republished with permission.

IS COCONUT OIL REALLY THE ENEMY?

Coconut oil – it’s a naturally healthy wonder that’s accessible, affordable and versatile. At Be Well, coconut oil is one of our pantry ‘must-haves.’ We love cooking with it, adding it to smoothies and including plenty of it in our paleo meal plans. It adds wonderful flavor to our meals. It’s also a ‘good fat’ that’s rich in ...

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ADHD

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ADHD

The ADHD – Diet Connection

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): two generations ago ADHD was defined as an abnormal defect of moral control in otherwise high functioning children.  Today we know better. And we know more.  Lots more.

What is ADHD?

Today, ADHD is viewed as a multifaceted condition triggered by varying behavioral, biological and environmental factors, including certain foods and food additives. The hallmarks of ADHD are an inability to focus and/or impulsivity that is not developmentally typical for a child’s age. Symptoms ...

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Craving Sugar?

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Craving Sugar?

Sugar is a carbohydrate, one of the major nutrient groups, but it doesn’t provide vitamins, minerals, or even fiber to our diet. Still, it’s added to an array of foods, including ketchup, fruited yogurt, cereal, canned soup, certain brands of lunch meat, salad dressing, condiments, bread, and so much more. While we require some sugar (glucose) in order to function properly, all of this added sugar is harmful to our system and often leads to an even stronger sense of craving ...

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