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November 10, 2016

There is a quote, "If we are each unique, aren't we all the same?"

No idea who wrote it, but for some reason it speaks to me. 

While the quote itself is flawed, the underlying message is clear:

Each of us is different in our own way, and that unifies us because we each have unique qualities to share with the world. 

But to those who look at the world through scientific eyes, this meaning goes even deeper.

Each of us is biologically unique. 

Genetically this means we each have a unique combination of g...

November 7, 2016

Winter is coming.

Cold wind. Snow. Ice. 

The flu.

There are a lot of reasons why the flu becomes so prevalent during these dark, cold months.

The amount of vitamin D and melatonin both decrease, resulting in a decrease in our immune system.

Halloween and Christmas overload us with debilitating sugar which weakens our immune system.

And the environment that is so difficult for us to live in actually helps the influenza virus thrive. 

Cold,dry climates actually help stabilize the virus, allowing it to live fo...

November 3, 2016

Last year I finally convinced my husband to try yoga with me. 

While I wasn't a regular, I loved it and knew he would too. 

As we sat up from Savasana at the end of class, I eagerly looked over and asked him how he liked it.

"It's just a bunch of breathing and stretching" he said, looking a bit confused.

"But how do you feel?" I asked.

"Good" he replied with a shrug. 

While I may have been expecting rainbows and fireworks, I was happy with good because it meant he would be a willing participant for future...

November 1, 2016

Hypothyroidism is a crappy disease that has far too many negative downstream effects.

Since it is a hormone that effects every cell in your body and controls everything from metabolism to nervous, muscular and skeletal systems, is it any wonder we feel so off when this amazing hormone is out of range?

Thank goodness for medication.

Unfortunately, like every medication, there are side effects that we have to watch for and do our best to counteract.

Despite best efforts, there is an ongoing concern with bo...

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