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Bringing Guatemalan superfoods to Nashville

By Rachel Rowney

Rachel Rowney cooks with Kassia Emily Fiedor, the author of ‘Cocina Holistica: Plant-Powered Recipes Inspired by Guatemalan Superfoods’… Kassia Emily Fiedor opens the introduction of her cookbook ‘Cocina Holistica: Plant-Powered Recipes Inspired by Guatemalan Superfoods’ with the following question: “Why a cookbook about Guatemala?” This central American country, bordered by Mexico, Belize and El Salvador, […]

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The importance of spiritual health

By Sharon Conley Cottingham

Sharon Conley Cottingham of the Upper Room Ministries, discusses the organization’s history and why it’s dedicated to helping spiritual health… Jesuit priest and philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) claimed, “There is neither spirit nor matter in the world; the stuff of the universe is spirit-matter.” If you have any inclination to agree with Pierre Teilhard […]

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Spring cleaning with natural ingredients

By Sheila McGinnis

How can you use essential oils in your spring cleaning routine? Regular contributor Sheila McGinnis offers her advice… I love this time of year to freshen up and deep clean the house after a long winter of hibernating inside. How about you? This is a time to raise the windows, put up the thick blankets, […]

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Caregiver stress and rejuvenation

By Dr Lisa Webb

When you’re exhausted and burned out, it’s tough to do anything, let alone look after someone else. That’s why taking care of yourself isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity, argues Dr Lisa Webb… The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or you’re in […]

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Best natural, organic beauty alternatives

By Rachel Rowney

There are a number of brands that are creating beauty products with natural, organic ingredients. Here, we highlight some of the products that we have tried, tested and loved…   Soothing and brightening sheet mask, Rawganic These are 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free, 99.9 percent natural origin and made from biodegradable organic cotton, this sheet mask […]

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Chronic fatigue and your mitochondria

By Angelina Szuch

What is the root cause of chronic fatigue? Dr Angelina Szuch APRN, of Banyan Healthcare explains why it’s vital to look at how your cells make energy in order to understand why you feel fatigued. Overwhelming chronic fatigue is one of the biggest complaint’s patients have when they seek care from a Functional Medicine provider. […]

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Be Well at Nashville Public Library

By Rachel Rowney

The ‘Be Well at NPL’ program provides numerous health and wellness benefits to the Nashville community… With over 20 different branches of the Nashville Public Library across the city, these spaces are a vital place for community engagement. As well as offering the services typically expected of a library, such as borrowing books and access […]

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Twigs and Roots – natural Nashville products

By Rachel Rowney

The two-woman team behind Twigs and Roots are passionate about their handcrafted products, and are committed to ensuring their range offers a natural alternative for their customers. You know that feeling when you finally find a product that you love? You immediately go out and buy that item in bulk, praying it will never go […]

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Caregiver stress and rejuvenation

By Dr Lisa Webb

When you’re exhausted and burned out, it’s tough to do anything, let alone look after someone else. That’s why taking care of yourself isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity, argues Dr Lisa Webb… The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or you’re in […]

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Ginger – Nature’s buried treasure

By Hayley Turner

Ginger has long been used as a remedy for illness, from nausea relief and arthritis to migraines and high blood pressure. Traditional Chinese medicine uses ginger as a warming food to counteract general cold or dampness in a person, which corresponds to sickness or slow digestion. Personal experience has proven the magic of ginger to […]

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Can dry needling help athletes recover faster?

By Steve Kravitz

Dry needling therapy provides quick relief for muscle strains and can improve flexibility. Steve Kravitz, founder of Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy, outlines how this treatment works, and how it can help… Trey, a member of a well-known theatre cast, strained his calf during a performance. When he came to Gena Thurston, DPT, CIDN of Steve Kravitz Physical […]

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The surprising dangers your children face

By Pete Dunlap

Pete Dunlap, the founder of Digital Detangler, highlights dangers facing children in the modern world, and how parents can help prevent them… When it comes to children, sometimes our zest for safety comes at the expense of real dangers. Having safe areas for playing and sleeping is important, but also consider these dangers that can […]

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