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Why the heck do we get hung over and what to do if you’re in the HO situation.

Why the heck do we get hung over and what to do if you’re in the HO situation.

Why the heck do we get hungover and what to do if you’re in the HO situation. Libations make for lively conversations and feel like a relaxing and celebratory thing to do…. Until the next day when we say to ourselves, did I really drink that much?  The potential problem with drinking is drinking over your personal limit which can cause the dreaded hangover.  For some, that’s 2 glasses of red wine, and for others, it’s 5 martinis.  Whatever it is for you, we’re going to go over a few reasons why hangovers happen and what you can do about them. Why hangovers happenAccording to research,...

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Simone Wan Moran

Anti-Inflammatory Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Anti-Inflammatory Cauliflower Soup Recipe

This cauliflower soup recipe is so delicious, we wanted to share it with you!  It's from Anya Vien, a contributor to Yummly, the digital recipe site.  The recipe includes both ginger and turmeric and is just one delicious way to help to reduce inflammation and relieve pain!  Enjoy!   CAULIFLOWER, GINGER, COCONUT OIL, TURMERIC SOUP Ingredients: 1 medium head cauliflower, stemmed and cut into bite-size florets 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup chopped kale 3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 1 can full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk 2 teaspoons minced ginger 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped...

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Simone Wan Moran

5 Ways to Naturally Boost your Dopamine

5 Ways to Naturally Boost your Dopamine

You’ve heard of dopamine but what exactly is it, why do we need it and how do we get more of it?  Dopamine is a chemical in your brain that plays a role in the regulation of cognition, memory, motivation, mood, attention and learning.  It also aids in decision-making and sleep regulation.  So I don’t know about you, but I need lots of dopamine in my day to keep me going! Unfortunately, certain lifestyle factors and medical conditions can interfere with our happy dopamine levels.  How do you know you’re low on dopamine?  Do you have loss of pleasure in...

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Simone Wan Moran

Alcohol—Stress Reliever or Stress Inducer?

Alcohol—Stress Reliever or Stress Inducer?

We can all benefit in multiple ways from changing some habits and reducing toxins in our lives.  Unfortunately, it's a harsh reality that we carry toxins in our bodies, which can stress our physical and emotional selves.  And we may be introducing toxins into our bodies that we may think are stress reducers, but that actually increase stress vs. reducing it.  A common belief is that having a drink—a glass of wine, a beer for example—is a stress-reducer.  Many of us have a habit of drinking some type alcoholic beverage when we get home after a long day of work.  With the...

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Simone Wan Moran