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The Other Poppy: Corydalis

The Other Poppy: Corydalis

Did you know that there are other pain relieving plants in the poppy plant family that don't have the same addictive qualities as opium?  The opiates that come from the poppy plant include morphine, opium, heroin, and codeine. Using opioids from the opium poppy is a risky choice.  While they work like magic, they also produce some pretty intense side effects that can be hard to live with, addiction only being one of them.   Corydalis, a Chinese poppy plant, has many of the same pain relieving benefits as the opium poppy, but without the negative side effects.  In fact, recent clinical trials show that...

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Simone Wan Moran

3 Must Do Stretches after High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

3 Must Do Stretches after High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Ever wake up after a HIIT or personal trainer session and say, "What the heck, it hurts to just get out of bed!"?!?  That's been my excuse for NOT training hard but now that I'm in my 40's, I don't think I have a choice.  Sooooo I asked one of my childhood besties, who happens to be a fab fitness trainer, C Foltz, what her 3 top stretches are after an intense workout.  Check them out, and the great photos of this fitness hottie!   This stretch is a great full body stretch that lengthens all your back muscles, hamstrings and calves. This...

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Simone Wan Moran

What You Might Not Know About Water Weight and the Stress Connection

What You Might Not Know About Water Weight and the Stress Connection

Do you ever feel stressed out and suddenly realize you haven’t taken a deep breathe in what seems like forever?  After a stressful period, do you feel fatigued and have low energy?  Or do you feel bloated and puffy in certain places of your body or even all over your whole body? Cause One of the reasons we feel so badly after stress can be quite clear if we simply think of the fact that we are not breathing the way we should be.  The lack of those deep breathes minimizes circulation to places like our digestive system.  The lack of blood and...

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Simone Wan Moran

The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie That Will Protect Your Muscles and Keep You Beautiful

The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie That Will Protect Your Muscles and Keep You Beautiful

My dearest childhood friend who also happens to be a fabulous fitness instructor shared this recipe with me.  She uses it before her work out to protect herself from inflammation and soreness, which she often has after a long day of training.  The anti-inflammatory fruits and vegetables, along with the anti-inflammatory super herbs, is a winning combination.  The added collagen peptides boost your collagen for beautiful hair and nails.  Enjoy! Most delicious smoothie: Combine all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!!! 1 c coconut milk 1/2 c organic frozen blueberries 1/2 c spinach 1 sachet IN: Motion 1 scoop Vital Proteins...

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Simone Wan Moran