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Is Magnesium Deficiency a Silent Epidemic?

December 10, 2016

Magnesium is possibly the most critical nutrient lacking in our diet, yet it is foundational to the chemistry of all our cells. Hundreds of enzymes require magnesium for thousands of reactions constantly taking place in the body. It is estimated that 70% to 80% of people in the United States do not meet the lowest […]

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Improve Brain Performance and Reduce Cognitive Decline

December 10, 2016

Cognitive performance is vital at any age, but more so as we get older. Memory loss as a normal part of aging is a myth. The brain is affected by the same things that damage the rest of our body – stress, poor diet, toxins, lack of exercise or sleep, nutritional deficiencies, and more. Giving […]

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The Sunshine Vitamin

December 10, 2016

Not all vitamins come just from food that we eat; some our body manufactures. Vitamin D is one of those, while there are dietary sources for this essential nutrient, like cod and portobello mushrooms. You’ll also find milk and cereals fortified with Vitamin D. Our bodies use the sun to make it. Through a process […]

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Cornerstones of Nutrition: Omega-3s

December 10, 2016

You may have heard that Omega-3s are an essential part of our everyday nutritional requirements, particularly DHA and EPA. I consider them one of the foundations for optimal health. But what are these and how do we get them? Omega-3s are also called fatty acids. They are in the oils that often come from fish. […]

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A.R.E. you there for me? (Accessible Responsive Engaged)

October 30, 2016

At our recent Hold Me Tight Couple (HMT) weekend, I was so deeply moved, when I witnessed couples going from a state of fear, panic, anger, resentment, and disconnection, to trust, connection, safe communication and intimacy. At our closing “forgiveness-commitment-appreciation” ceremony ritual at the end of the weekend, I felt that the energy in the […]

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Where is your immune system?

October 30, 2016

It’s been said that 70 to 80 percent of our immune cells are located in the gut. This protective environment identifies and attacks a variety of threats, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites, while distinguishing them from our own tissue. Supporting your immune response can not only reduce duration and severity of colds and flues, it […]

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CAN INGESTING BACTERIA BE HEALTHY?

October 30, 2016

Maintaining a healthy, balanced intestinal microbiom is important to short and long term health. When our diets contain processed and sterilized foods, we become deficient in essential microorganisms. Oxidative stress, chronic inflammation and toxins can alter this balance. Beneficial bacteria, called, must be consumed to maintain their needed presence in our digestive system. Probiotics support […]

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Dancing through Our Relationship Panic

October 3, 2016

Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in… (Leonard Cohen). We are all longing for that “safety in connection — for that sense that we can let go of our anxieties and relax, knowing that we are held and witnessed. We want that feeling of “I am safe with you,” that when I […]

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Is Your Relationship What You Want?

August 18, 2016

Many people struggle with a partner to recreate what was there when they first fell in love. We have great hopes when we start out… then things seem to fall apart. We might start out blaming another, only to realize that we are also part of the problem. There is another cause; for many this […]

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A Roadmap to Better Health – Part 6

July 25, 2016

To read the previous article, visit our blog: www.SandpointWellnessCouncil.com. Sandpoint has an amazing array of healthcare providers, from physicians to holistic providers. Many moved here after having successful practices in large cities. The best way to find what you are looking for is to ask—ask people who have gotten well. There is a lot of […]

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