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Integrate HEALTH into your lifestyle!
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I've taken my passion for natural health and undertaken training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a Holistic Health Counselor, for more information on my evolving practice, visit my interim website at

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I’ve put together this info below as a resource for family and friends...supporting my numerous rants on nutrition and health self education. As with so many that have turned to alternative resources to help regain their health after many attempts with traditional medicine, I’ve learned that you need to be your own advocate (and sometimes for others too).


What are we putting into our bodies?!
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High Fructose Corn Syrup
When this came widely into use in the early 80’s, it coincided with the beginning of a national epidemic of obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance in the US. It reached a point where it can be difficult to find food that doesn’t contain HFCS today…
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Artificial Sweeteners
The key to staying slim…or confusing the body about sweetness?
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Soft Drinks: the scary truth
Consumption has jumped 3 fold in the last 20 years…this is more that just a sweet addiction…

Be Resourceful: WARNING! Did you know...

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Women’s Health Issues
There are great resources out there concentrating on natural approaches to health and healthcare.
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To help you find the best food, and make the right choices to live as healthy a you can.
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Water Quality
Chemicals, drugs or poison in the source water or from the bottles themselves? I've pulled a lot of info together iin this site.

Teflon Toxins
Canaries in the Kitchen: Teflon Toxicosis
When heated, cookware coated with Teflon and other non-stick surfaces emits fumes that can kill birds and potentially sicken people.
How scary is this? Anyone need some aging Calphalon?

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Other Links:
NutritionData Widget: givie it a try...
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Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database
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Local Harvest

Do you have information that you'd like to share? Just send me the info and I may use it...just make sure you credit your sources.

How much pop is your kid drinking?
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Here's a look at several favorite beverages from the content point of knew it was bad...but how bad?

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