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I Helped Five Women Get Pregnant, Against all Odds

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I Helped Five Women Get Pregnant, Against all Odds

Here’s how I helped 5 women who were desperately trying…and failing, to get pregnant. The first woman I treated for infertility issues was one of my closest friends. I had taken two trainings on uterine and abdominal massage specifically for fertility and menstruation support and wanted to help her and her husband. They had been trying to get pregnant for over a year. They stopped taking precautions and were using the fertility awareness method, acupuncture, and supplements in order to get pregnant. It wasn’t working. They wanted a child so badly, and the fact that they hadn’t been successful was very...

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What to Expect During Your First Professional Massage

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What to Expect During Your First Professional Massage

You may not know what to expect when receiving your first massage. You’ve probably heard a mix of glowing reports and horror stories from others who have received massages in the past and are not sure which experience you’ll have. Here are a few guidelines to help you have the best experience possible when receiving your first treatment. These guidelines are applicable to the United States and vary drastically when you travel. First and foremost, make sure the therapist you’re making an appointment with is licensed in the state in which they’re working. Being licensed means they’ve been educated in...

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How Smoothies Saved My Life

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How Smoothies Saved My Life

How contracting a disease forced me to find creative ways to intake as much nutrition as possible I first realized that smoothies had endless nutrient potential when I caught valley fever (also known as desert rheumatism) 14 years ago. Valley fever is a fungal disease that is prevalent in arid regions of the U.S. (San Joaquin Valley, CA, southern AZ, parts of Utah, Texas, New Mexico and Mexico). You get it when you breathe in a soil-dwelling fungus called Coccidioides immitis. I got it during my first 2 years living in the desert because I did a lot of digging in...

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Is it OK to Lay in Bed All Day?

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Is it OK to Lay in Bed All Day?

We all worry that it's not ok, but we all want to do it. Our society loves to use the word lazy. We love to point out when other people are not pulling their weight or when they’re not accomplishing as much as the rest of us. Even if we don’t say it, we’re thinking it. We feel good about being busy. We feel good about being that family that’s always got something going on. It increases our sense of value and importance. It validates our need to be useful and a contributing part of society. To be busy and...

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"Our Bodies Are Healthiest When They Are Alkaline"

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"Our Bodies Are Healthiest When They Are Alkaline"

Period. Across the board. Even a very slightly acidic system deteriorates tissue at a much faster rate than an alkaline system. Alkaline blood actually nourishes, whereas acidic blood breaks down, tissue. How does our blood become acidic? When we consistently eat pesticides, processed sugar, food with additives, fried foods, coffee, processed meats. When an area of the body has chronic tension, the blood there does not get flushed out as quickly as it would in an area without tension, so it sits longer than it should and becomes slightly acidic. This degrades the tissue (nerve tissue included!) in that specific...

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