Health

Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling For Skin Detox and A Cure For Everything

"I took the call on my cell. “I have the next big thing for you,“ my friend informed me.  “It’s big,” she said, “and it’s fantastic.  There’s already a Facebook page on it.  Everyone is talking about it.  Oil pulling. Have you heard of it?” “Huh?”  I responded.  I had never heard of oil pulling. Oil Pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic technique and has incredible health benefits. Ronna wrote about this years ago but we wanted to remind everyone as we remove our masks and move into the world, that this is a great practice to free up our immune system and help with weight loss and over all health (including tooth aches).. Watch this you tube video which has over 1.5 million views and learn how to detox the skin. It's simple and takes just a few minutes a ...
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5 Reasons You Are Drinking Water the Wrong Way And How To Fix For Maximum Hydration

Drink more water! That's what we are told for maximum health and hydration but it turns out we may be drinking water the wrong way. Here's 5 reasons we are drinking water the wrong way and how to fix it. You may be diluting the ability to digest food which creates bloating. (Watch for what is better). Drinking /gulping water too fast can flush nutrients out. (Better way is to sip slower ) Drinking chilled water....nope not ok! It can shrink the blood vessels and can solidify fats and increase joint pain. Drinking too much water. This excess can backfire. Bad for sodium and brain cells. Drinking water in standing position is bad for the kidneys. Learn how much water to drink, and when to drink and other pearls from this video that has over 9 million views....
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Plantar Fasciitis Stretches & Exercises – Ask Doctor Jo

When I got Plantar Fasciitis a few years back my.  heel was killing me, my foot hurt alot and I could barely walk.  I wrote about the remedies that were circulating among the medical professionals and I do believe a combination of several of them worked and I swore to never buy that brand of golf shoe that I believe caused it ever again! The pain in our feet can really put a hault to our mobility and it doesn't usually just go away. We need to address it! If you have Plantar F. you know how painful this can be and how hard it is to just walk. We love what Dr. Jo has to say about this painful foot issue. Dr. Jo shows us how to stretch out our Fascia. Listen and watch Dr Jo and we hope you get some relief from your Plantar Fasciitis....
Ronna Benjamin

Body Image Acceptance: Boobs, Cancer, and 10 pounds

It has been over five years now since the end of treatment, and the whole experience seems like a nightmare that happened to someone else. I have truly put it in a box in my mind that opens shortly before my annual mammogram, and then closes again. Since that time, my husband and I moved onto our sailboat and lived a life full of adventure. I have short silver hair that I love. And when I look in the mirror, I am still just fine with my boobs. It is still that extra 10-15 pounds on my ass and hips that I hate....
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My Oprah Winfrey Moment…Why 52 doesn’t have to be 30

That was precisely when it happened, my authentic Oprah Winfrey a-ha moment. At 52, I wanted out of our poisonous, youth-obsessed beauty culture, illusionary at best but more often unapologetically deceptive. Images offered as “effortless” in magazines and social media seductively and insidiously pulverize female self-esteem to a microfine powder which fails its promise to illuminate. I wanted my money back. I credit my savvy and self-confident teenage daughter Kate for rousing me from idiocy. It was a Sunday morning, and with a keen eye, I scrutinized online offerings...
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Self Acceptance and My Bathing Suit

I thought age and maturity would show up on some designated day, not that it would sneak in like a single mouse right before the massive infestation. Gray hair runs in my family, so that wasn't a surprise. The freckles on my hands were a surprise, the extra skin on my arms, whoa. Suddenly instead of the snotty idiot judgmental teenager horrified at those Ladies at the pool (who seemingly didn't care about their wobbly arms and jiggly thighs), I WAS that lady at the pool....
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5 Reasons to Get Braces as a Grown Up

Here are five reasons to think about getting braces as an adult: a.  Your teeth move as you age. I know. You thought you were done with all of this when you had braces as a teenager. Alas, you were not. All the dentists I’ve seen in the past decade—and there have been a fair few, including (cough) a dental psychologist—have confirmed that your teeth move as you age. It’s called teeth shifting and it’s a thang. Sadly, this happens even if you wear a mouthguard, because teeth grinding exacerbates that movement. Sigh AND........