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Taking care of yourself with some down time











Beach front, salty ocean and exotic beverages with the cute li’l umbrella…all sound really good right now! Vacations are always right on time! But when was the last time you went on one? Are you constantly putting it off? Do things always “come up” to keep you from getting a li’l R&R? Continue Reading →

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Designing a healthy approach to life


You’ve set some new year’s goals for yourself…maybe some fitness goals, travel plans, or maybe even a new attitude about life! The new year always brings about renewed zeal for the things we’d like to do to enjoy a better quality of life

But as we’ve seen, without that bangin’ inspirational song, or the help of “liquid courage” (alcohol), those spur-of-the-moment, conquer-the-world leaps of faith sometimes fall flat. Goals without a plan don’t work. Health and fitness are some of the top-10 New Year’s goals. And good ones to have! Continue Reading →

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Holiday cuisine: healing for the mind, body and SOUL


As we look forward to spending quality time with family and friends over a hearty spread, you might be pleased to know that holiday dinners are as good as it gets when it comes to healthy eating!  

Sweet potatoes 

This holiday staple is a treasure trove of health benefits! Rich in Vitamins C, B6, D, iron and magnesium, it not only stimulates bone, teeth and cell creation, but it also helps reduce stress, keeping colds and flu at bay. This cancer-fighting super food is also rich in potassium, keeping the heart, kidneys and nerves functioning properly. Although a “sweet” potato, its natural sugars are released slowly into the bloodstream, ensuring a balanced flow of energy — great news for diabetics! Continue Reading →

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Getting to ‘The Root’ of hair loss




First of a two-part story

By Anika Robbins

Contributing Writer



Between lifestyle and grooming issues and breast cancer treatments, hair loss affects an estimated 21 million women in the U.S., according to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Traditionally considered a “men’s issue,” women are debunking that myth at epidemic speed. With scant treatment options available, including transplantation or topical steroids, many women are resorting to natural remedies, including going natural,” i.e., wearing their hair free of chemicals. The natural hair movement has gained momentum nationwide, picking up speed in the Twin Cities.  

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