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How to Help Your Sick Child Feel Better

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When my only daughter was only 7 years old, we started noticing that she was getting sick more often than not. When she would get a fever or a cold, it would last longer than our other kids. When she got a scratch or a bruise, it would take a long to heal. I accepted the idea that my daughter had a compromised immune system. Looking for ways to help our sick child feel better became the mantra I lived …

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oranges720 7 Foods to Fight Sickness This Winter

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There is a great deal of truth to the adage, “you are what you eat,” and while many people get flu shots each winter in an attempt to fend off sickness…, there are ways you can bolster up your immune system with food. Eating healthier isn’t just a way

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stress management Stress Management: Easier and More Important Than You Think

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Is stress management needed in your marriage? Perhaps one of the oldest yet hardest-to-answer questions is who is more stressed: women or men? Between you and your husband, who would you say is more stressed? If you feel it is you, recent reports would agree. The American Psychological Association …reports

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Heart Health720x315 Heart Health: Simple Steps to Prevent Heart Disease

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February is American Heart Month. Heart disease can affect anyone of us and it most likely will affect someone you know. Fortunately, by following a few simple steps we are now able to control and even prevent heart disease.

4 Ways to Help Your Heart
These easy-to-follow suggestions

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Weights Exercise: How to Fit Fitness Into Your Day

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Let’s face it, we may have 24 hours in a day but by the time we tend to the kids, the house, the errands, and the career, there’s not much time or energy left for us, is there?
One thing I’ve heard countless times from other moms is how they…

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family life-kids-parents2 Health and Wellness: How to Model a Balanced Life for Your Kids

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September is right around the corner, which can mean busier schedules and more stress. But sending the kids back to school doesn’t mean you have to turn your back on the days of family fun and having balance in your daily life…. Feeling stressed is inevitable, but you can

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sayingbye Africa: How Cook Stoves Are Making a Difference in Malawi

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As parents, we all want what is best for our children. Part of being a parent is protecting our children and making sure they live in a healthy environment. I recently traveled to Malawi, Africa where the country is increasing efforts to not only provide life saving pneumonia vaccines…

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Therapeutic: Health Promoting Essential Oils

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As part of my healthy living series, last week I discussed… the history of essential oils. I covered what makes therapeutic grade essential oil different from fragrance oil or even some brands of essential oils which are not pure therapeutic grade.
We will be learning about several basic oils in

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Lavender Field Healthy Living: History, Healing Benefits, and Properties of Essential Oils

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Working out and eating healthy are a few of the main ways to maintain a strong immune system and a healthy lifestyle…. However, there is another component that could assist your overall health as well — essential oils. Over the next five weeks, you will discover the wonderful world

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Heart health Heart Health: Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle

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Developing time for your self care in relation to your physical body is a must for optimal health…. By now, most of us have heard that the leading cause of death for women and men in the United States is heart disease, and over 60 million Americans currently suffer

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