Hand Soap Versus Hand Sanitizer: Why “Antibacterial” Is a Dirty Word & 4 Steps to Healthy Hands

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The Surprising History of Handwashing and Hand SanitizerS The history of intentional hand washing had an unfortunate beginning in the 1840s. When Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis proposed to fellow doctors that washing their hands before seeing each patient would reduce the transfer of infection, he was ignored, ridiculed, rejected, and ultimately dismissed from the hospital where he […]

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Some Dietary Supplements Found to Cause Harm

  My sweet grandmother mails me newspaper clippings from time to time that she thinks I would find interesting or enjoy reading. Yesterday I opened the envelope and found a newspaper article (with her standard “For: Kelly” sticky note attached) that read “FDA: Dietary supplements’ troubles widespread” as the article title. It’s a pretty disturbing […]

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Get Grounded!

When we’re on the beach, we just feel better. And I don’t mean being at the beach, like in a house nearby or on a lounge chair with a cold beer and an iPod. No, I mean really on the beach, with toes – not shoes – in the sand. That feeling of overall goodness goes beyond […]

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Benefits of Hiking/Walking

This past weekend Sam and I hiked Humpback Rocks, which is just outside of Charlottesville. It was so beautiful!! And quite the hike. It’s only a mile up and a mile down but it’s pretty much straight up. You gain almost 800 feet in just that one mile. Getting used to the altitude at the […]

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Our Main Squeeze

“How do I do a liver cleanse?” I can’t tell you how many people ask/email/text us this question. With our frequent indulgences in heavy food and drinks, it’s likely all our livers are congested and need a little TLC! But there’s no short answer to this question because so much depends on each person’s diet, […]

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Detox with chlorella

  Have you gotten your daily dose of chlorella today? I’m going to guess that many of you haven’t. So you should know that according to Green Med Info there is evidence supporting the amazing health benefits of chlorella for over 40 conditions and diseases.   One benefit of chlorella that I want to highlight […]

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Kids Food Allergies: What’s the Deal?

Peanut-free tables at schools, no nuts allowed on certain airlines, parents living in constant fear of cross-contaminated restaurant dishes. Why does it seem like every other child has some sort of food allergy!? And doesn’t it seem likely that this situation is only getting worse? A recent study done by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of […]

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Radiation Neutralizing Bath

The radiation bath is designed to help clear the system of radiation – a particularly invasive environmental factor that can devastate the immune system. Flying on an airplane especially increases your exposure to radiation (increases exposure to gamma-ray radiation at high altitude levels). The Federal Aviation Administration and the U. S. Department of Transportation have stated that flying can increase your …

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Creating a Healthy Body

So we eat our fruits and vegetables, drink eight glasses of water a day, and take our vitamins. Unfortunately, in today’s world this is not enough! Even if we feel like we’re healthy with no complaints, our exposure to toxins and electromagnetic stress in the home and/or workplace along with eating a sub-optimal diet can […]

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