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Movement is important for many aspects of health including digestion, skeletal structure, and mental well-being. Sitting in the same position for too long can feel to the body like a form of physical restraint and physical restraint can cause a stress response called chronic restraint stress. Sitting in one position[…]

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The new Wonder Woman movie debuted which got me thinking about heroes. As a kid, you wonder if you’ll get the chance at some point in your future to be one. Life holds many possibilities when you are young and you wonder, what will it be? Will you push someone[…]

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When trying to heal ourselves, studying too much information can get us lost and alienated from the hopeful payoffs of our good intentions toward health. If we aren’t careful, we can find ourselves thinking that the road to good health is following an overly restrictive list of “do’s and don’ts”[…]

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Photo by Tyler Derosier

Photo by Tyler Derosier

I do not have a strong scientific background.  I was a biology major for a couple of years and took various science classes. But you know how undergrad at a state college can be where classes are filled with hundreds of people. You take your textbook home, memorize what you[…]

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Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. ~Stephen Vincent Benét Fun. A term we take for granted because like a lot of words that are commonly used, the meaning becomes fuzzy over time. A[…]

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If you aren’t familiar with Dr. Ray Peat, he is a biologist that most notably writes in support of sugar. The tricky part about sugar is that both alternative medicine practitioners and western medical doctors are united on the same front of considering it unhealthy. People may be inclined to[…]

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Throughout my years of public school, I had my faction of friends that got me through until I graduated high school. The sentiments declared by cliché yearbook signings like “we will always be in touch!” or “see you next semester!” disappeared and now I talk to only a handful of[…]

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I am a curious person by nature. I like to learn about people and ask a lot of questions.  When I was in college, this curiosity often got in the way of my “higher” education of memorizing information for tests; ninety percent of which I wouldn’t use in my daily[…]

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Photo by Tyler Derosier

Photo by Tyler Derosier

Recently, I came across this quote by Tolstoy from the book Anna Karenina, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” After reading that, for some reason I immediately thought this, “All healthy people are alike; each unhealthy person is unhealthy in her/his own[…]

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A long, long time ago, I lived in Salmanca Spain for a few months to study Spanish. One thing I learned while I was there was what it was like to live without a car. Salamanca is an old city with a maze of streets and alleyways. Life is set[…]

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