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Did You Know That Your Earlobes Can Tell You About Your Heart Health?

Did You Know That Your Earlobes Can Tell You About Your Heart Health?

  How much attention do you pay to your earlobes?  Probably not much.  But it may be worth a look.  There are numerous published studies beginning with a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Sanders Frank that support that a diagonal crease in your earlobe, known as Franks’s Sign, can be an indicator of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).  Dr. Frank’s study indicated that “having a crease running from the intertragic notch to the bottom of the ear lobe was more predictive of a heart problem than was blood pressure levels or blood cholesterol levels.”  The...

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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

5 Super Powers of Medicinal Mushrooms

5 Super Powers of Medicinal Mushrooms

I’m sure you’ve been hearing the buzz about putting shrooms in coffee, shrooms in power bars, shrooms in granola, shrooms everywhere!  Why suddenly all the shroom craze?  Although it seems like a new trend, medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in traditional healing.  They have the magical power of boosting energy, regulating digestion, and helping treat and prevent diseases.  More than 2,000 edible mushrooms exist on the planet, that’s why it’s ideal to rely on a licensed herbalist to help guide you on what you should and shouldn’t use.  Here are some reasons on why you should...

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Simone Wan Moran