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Organic Yoga Clothing Supports Ethical Farming and Local Communities

Today is Veteran’s Day and each year I feel inadequate in showing my gratitude to those who have served our country for all they have done and continue to do to keep our country Great. As an average citizen, it is easy to get caught up in the day to day busy-ness that in the […]

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10 Grown-Up Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins & Nourish Your Body

Pumpkins aren’t just for October. They remind me of Fall and all that we should be thankful for. There are so many heirloom pumpkins now that the iconic, perfectly shaped pumpkin is so ordinary. All these varieties and shapes of pumpkins remind me of people and how different we are, not only our outward appearance, […]

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Are Antibiotics in Cheese Creating Superbugs?

Eating dairy is a controversial subject in some health & wellness circles: the debate from vegans as an ethical perspective, it’s potential mucous-forming tendencies from holistic practitioners, it’s health benefits from raw food enthusiasts & paleo diet followers. It is packed with protein, but the cheese-health debate now may becoming more contentious. Not because of […]

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Welcome City of Brookfield Employees!

Hi there, thanks for stopping by! It was great to meet many of you this month during the Wellness Wednesday seminars. You had some excellent questions about essential ¬†oil use and green, natural living and are fortunate to have employers who are investing in your health and wellness. Remember that healthy living is a journey, […]

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Essential Oil Use and Social Responsibility

The essential oil industry is booming. Like the 100th monkey¬†& Social Change, many are suddenly seeing a sense of urgency to learn about these natural substances. One company years ago made it their mission to “have essential oils in every home”. At the time I thought that seemed like a good idea, but as I […]

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Are Essential Oils Safe to Ingest?

There are differing schools of thought on the ingestion of essential oils. According to Jane Buckle Ph.d, RN, “The topic of oral and internal use of essential oils is controversial and confusing. Much of the confusion is to do with lack of knowledge and cultural misconceptions because the oral and internal uses of essential oils […]

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Fractionated Coconut Oil: Stabilizer for Confectionary Goods

Fractionated coconut oil is a fairly new ingredient to the cosmetic industry. With the explosion of essential oil use and viral posts of Coconut Oil health benefits, it’s not surprising that a coconut product would be well-received by Americans. But is this “new” product really a health food? or a Green-washed ingredient marketed as natural? […]

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