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3 ways to spot a toxic friend and why your health depends on it!

A few years ago, I did a really difficult thing when I “deleted” my oldest friend from my life. She had become such a toxic friend, that I finally realized I had to walk away. This was a valuable lesson for me, as I was someone who would twist herself into a pretzel to try to maintain a friendship. The cold truth is that when someone becomes toxic to your life, no matter who it is, the best thing you can do is, throw out the garbage.

 

Micronutrient Mondays – **Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)**

Conenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is part of a family called the ubiquinones and is a powerful antioxidant! Humans can synthesize CoQ10 so it’s considered nonessential, but nonetheless, deficiencies can arise. One of the biggest risk factors for deficiency is treatment with a cholesterol lowering statin medication, like Lipitor. It’s established that patients on statin medications have reduced CoQ10 levels. Some studies have shown statins can drop CoQ10 levels by as much as 40 percent.

 

Just say no, the end of the people pleasing era

Hi, my name is Natalie and I am a people pleaser… Let me just say that “people pleasing” is my specialty, my weakness, my default mode. Ask me to do something for you and I will say yes. I will say yes if you’re my mother, my boyfriend, my friends, a police officer, a stranger, […]

 

Winter Blues: See ya Seasonal Affective Disorder, wouldn’t wanna be ya!

I’ll be the first to admit that my patience and general cheerful mood was grossly challenged over the past winter. Those winter blues got me,  and with temperatures as low as -40 with the windchill, who could blame me?? That frigid cold made it harder to get out of my cozy bed in the mornings, […]

 

Colds and flus – keep those pesky viruses at bay

My boyfriend once said while sick, “I like my fever, I feel like my body is at least not being a bitch and is fighting back”. Well what can I say, he has a way with words….But he also has a point. This article is about is letting immune system do it’s job, the job […]

 
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