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What is Skin Brushing?

I was first introduced to dry skin brushing years ago by a friend and have utilized the technique ever since. The first thing you should know is it has nothing to do with the hair on your body (unless your man looks like an ape and needs that type of grooming). Dry skin brushing is an easy, inexpensive way to invigorate your health.

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What is BRCA Testing?

Have any of you seen the TV ads for the BRCA testing? I had read about it in a women's magazine some time ago but just recently saw a commercial. I was really surprised that the testing company, Myiad, has been running the campaign for two years now considering it was the first one I'd ever seen.

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Sun Protection Is a Must

More Out of Monday:  Beauty Tips By Jeffrie Ann Hall (Esthetician) Been spending time in the sun? Like to get out when the weather is …

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90 Day Health Challenge: Week 5

In the overall picture of my health challenge, this week wasn't so bad; in terms of the short seven day period, it sucked. It was one laced with a horrible head cold and that same old PMS thing that kept me bloated and grumpy last month. The cold at least kept me popping my extra vitamin C, D, B, and drinking a deluge of liquids. I was reminded of how dry my throat was about every 15 minutes during the night from the inability to breathe through my nose.

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Natural Remedies For the Common Cold

Go figure I woke up with sinuses that had decided to work overtime making snot...don't feel so well. But that's OK; I'm going to practice what I preach and utilize some natural products and therapies for my cold.

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Insurance Companies and Alternative Medicine

Because I have suffered from chronic migraine for about eight years now, treatment options (that I would consider) are getting slimmer by the minute in mainstream medicine. This fact is one of the reasons why I am so interested and knowledgeable about alternative therapies and the use of natural remedies. A girl has to do - what girl has to do...when there is pain involved, that is.

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Instant Health Boosters: Writing and Journaling

I can't tell you how many women I've known who have said, "I hate writing; I just don't know what to say." And though some of them may have been grammatically-challenged, I always encouraged them to give it a try. Writing for creative expression or simply to journal your ideas is not about being perfect or eloquant; it's about YOU and what's inside of YOU.

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90 Day Health Challenge: Week 4

I'd love to say that this challenge has been easy for me. But I'd be lying. So, when women say that fitness, eating right, and doing all those other healthy things take a back seat to caring for their babies/toddlers, just believe them.

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Loneliness: Is It Dangerous?

Have you ever considered how loneliness affects not only your mood but your physical health?  This melancholy emotion obviously can have detrimental affects on your …

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Sexual Health: A Woman’s Right

Recently, I posted a couple of articles on women's sexual health - not a complete series by any means. So, I thought it a good idea to throw a couple more points out there on the subject. It doesn't get much more girlie than talking about vaginas. The following article is a guest post by Vanessa Scott, a former vaginal surgery consultant who knows her stuff. We'll just call her the Vagina Expert, for now.

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Is My Past Hurting My Health?

When I was the ripe old age of 13, I was introduced to the world of peer pressure. Along with that came smoking cigarettes. I thought I was cool, with it, or whatever you want to call it; sadly, I was mistaking. Throughout my teens and even into my twenties (except when I was pregnant), cigarettes remained a vice that I didn't want to give up. That is until I was getting sick all the time with chest infections and sore throats.

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90 Day Health Challenge: Week 3

Hi everyone! Well, here I am 3 weeks into this health challenge and not entirely sure where I stand, but it's early yet. Let me attempt to share the good and bad highlights from my week.

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Why Do I Need Rest?

Here it is 7-something PM, and I am just now posting. Well, I apologize for the delay, but honestly, I'm glad that 1) my Internet modem was down; 2) my laptop needs a new mother board; and 3) my husband took his laptop to work for a Power Point presentation. You see, I got to spend a wonderful day of rest with my Missy Moo (the toddler girl) playing, eating, walking, and slumbering; which brings me to the topic of this post...rest and sleep.

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90 Day Health Challenge: Week 2

Well, ladies, I managed to drop the water weight I gained last week and even a couple of extra pounds, making the total loss so far in my health challenge 2.5 lbs. I set a goal of losing a total of 10 pounds, so I'm excited that I'm a quarter of the way there.

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Women’s Low Libido: Headaches and Chronic Pain

Since our focus this week is women's sexual health, I thought it necessary to bring up the fact that countless women deal with chronic low sex drive. Though we actually want to engage in sexual activities, sometimes the body just won't cooperate.

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