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Terrific Turmeric

This powerful spice combats inflammation and reduces pain



Imagine you were lucky enough to get your hands on an ancient plant known to combat inflammation, pain, and disease? What if I told you your local health food store probably has it for a few bucks? Well, it’s true— I’m referring to none other than the golden-hued powerhouse, TURMERIC!

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The Crucial Role of Calcium

We think of bones as solid and unchanging. The truth is that they are constantly changing and adapting to the many needs our bodies have. The biggest mineral need in body is calcium. Our bones are like a calcium “bank” storing and releasing calcium as needed. Why is calcium so important? The body needs calcium for almost every function! The most important function of calcium is to provide the electrical energy for the nervous system and muscular system. Calcium is essential for blood clotting, insulin production, not to mention maintaining a strong skeletal system. Calcium is a co-factor in over 500 enzyme reactions. Without these enzymes, life would cease to exist. Without calcium our heart would not even take another beat.

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Pre-Conception Prep – What Difference Does it Make?

We should spend as much time and thought preparing for pregnancy, as we do preparing for, and thinking about, our wedding! You are making a complete tiny human. Stop and ponder this for just one minute. Whether you are a man or a woman, what you put into your body, and what you leave out, especially for the 3-6 months before conception, matters.

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The Value of a Child

Empires fall

Mansions crumble

Cattle die

Machinery rusts away

Earthly pleasures vanish in a moment

But a child

Lives on and on

In the lives of his descendants

And in the lives of those he influences

All the way into eternity

(author unknown)

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Warm Beet Salad



The humble beet is an antioxidant-rich root vegetable that provides serious support for the liver and gallbladder. Strengthening these two essential organs can help prevent or reduce nausea in pregnancy. The deep pigments that give beets their rich color, called betalains, are special phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory and detoxification benefits.

Loaded with a variety of additional nutrients such as folate, potassium, magnesium, fiber, and vitamin C, beets are a great way to increase the nutrient-density of your diet.

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