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Sleep and Cleansing

September 15, 2020

Sleep and Cleansing Not sleeping much as a badge of honor for productivity has lost a lot of its luster in our society in the past decade. Part of the reason is we’ve learned a lot more about just how bad it is for your health to be burning the candle at both ends. Insufficient sleep impairs immune function, increases inflammation, has adverse effects on insulin and blood sugar balance, increases stress hormones and blood pressure. Pretty much every measure…

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How to Get the Sleep You’ve Been Dreaming Of

February 6, 2018

There are few things as life-changing as sleep. Get enough sleep, and you wake up rested, feeling like you can take on the world. Not enough, and making it to your lunch break seems like an inhuman feat. For 45 percent of Americans, insufficient or poor sleep is a sobering reality that affects daily life and well-being. But that doesn’t just mean the difference between being grumpy/lethargic and being happy/energized. It also means your body’s overall ability to function is…

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Elderberry to the Rescue This Winter!

November 9, 2017

It’s like a scene out of a horror movie: your child comes home from school sniffling, sneezing, and coughing. You know what’s coming next. This new cold will make its rounds through every family member… including you. And you really don’t have time for any of this. Fall and winter are busy! Unfortunately, they’re also prime time for colds and flu. It’s almost like these viruses take advantage of these busy times to throw a great big wrench into your…

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