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Must Have Essential oils for the Holidays

Reach for the lavender if anxiety levels start rising over the holiday to-do lists. Apply 1-2 drops on your wrists and hold your wrists up to your face to take at least 5-10 deep inhalations or add approximately 5 drops to a hot bath. This can help calm your mood almost instantly.

Lavender has also been shown to significantly reduce pain from headaches or migraines. In this case you should be inhaling the lavender essential oil for about 15 minutes.

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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.

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What you need to know about Vitamin B12 and B12 shots

  You could be low in vitamin B12 if you’re experiencing fatigue, mood imbalances, nerve problems, if you’re elderly, have Celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, if you take antacid medication like Nexium, Prevacid, Zantac or Prilosec, or if you consume …

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How to become more yourself

Well, I would ask if you ever do things you don’t want to do or don’t have the capacity to do, just to please others? Do you ever do things because you worry what others will think of you if you don’t? Do you ever hide your true feelings because you’re scared that being completely honest will scare the other person away? Are you shy to speak up at work or in school because you think you’ll say something stupid? Do you ever act a certain way around certain people because you want them to accept you and think that you’re like them?

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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.

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Micronutrient Mondays – Chromium

Chromiuim is an essential trace mineral that’s important for optimizing INSULIN function and regulating BLOOD GLUCOSE.

When you consume food, blood sugar (glucose) levels rise, then your body releases insulin from the pancreas. Insulin lowers blood sugar by allowing glucose to enter your body’s cells.

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