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Tips for a healthy summer

June 25, 2014

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Detoxing, hydration an sun block

Tips for a healthy summer by Dr. Paul Stallone —  For us Arizonans, summer has already begun. We may not be dealing with 115 degree temperatures yet, but we will be soon. Below are some suggestions for a safer, healthier summer. Many people wait until the week before bathing-suit season to worry about those extra […]

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Ayurvedic tips for the summertime

September 11, 2012

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by Dr. Meghana Thanki —  According to Ayurveda, five elements exist both within and around us. They are fire, earth, water, air and ether. Fire and water are the elements that constitute the pitta dosha or type. Pitta individuals are of a medium build. In balance, they tend to be organized, ambitious and passionate people […]

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Every summer has a story

September 2, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Sometimes it is the same old story. Humid summers are not a fun time to be slaving over a hot stove and during this time, our bodies want lighter, cooler foods. This is easier to accomplish when you have plenty of no-cook recipes to fall back on, such as delicious […]

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Keeping your cool

August 13, 2012

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by Khayriyyah Savannah —  As the summer sun heats up, it is time to tune in to the body’s signals for staying cool on the inside. Signs of internal heat (inflammation) can range from headaches and sore muscles, to anger and impatience. Nurturing your natural balance of fluids or moisture (yin) can help you keep […]

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Essential oils for summer comfort

February 26, 2012

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by Carol E. Gutierrez —  Spending time in nature is one of the best ways to rejuvenate, and summer and fall offer a great time for outdoor fun. Yet after all the day’s activities, discomfort from sunburn and mosquito bites can keep you awake and miserable. Fortunately, nature offers remedies with essential oils, which make […]

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But, it is too hot to cook

February 26, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  By end of summer, most of us are tired of salads and grilled food, and it is just too hot and humid to cook. And since our slow-cookers might not come out of hiding for a few weeks yet, what can we fix for dinner? How about cold soups to […]

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Summertime — the season of family disruption

February 24, 2012

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by Dannette Ellenwood Hunnel —  Today’s families are like puzzle pieces. Which one goes here; which one goes there? If you are a noncustodial parent, it can be difficult to decide how to best arrange and spend time with your children over the summer months. Like a Sudoku puzzle, these arrangements can lead to a […]

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Healthy summer eating

February 24, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  School is out, and many of us are already planning for the lazy days of summer, which will undoubtedly feature campfires, barbeques, picnics, beach get-togethers or just hanging out with friends. While food is an integral component of our summertime activities, remember that good nutrition and good times can truly go […]

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“Scentsational” summer mists

February 23, 2012

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by Carol E. Gutierrez —  With these blistering hot summer days, keeping cool and refreshed is on everyone’s mind. Hydrosols are a light, cool, refreshing and natural way to get comfortable. Plant hydrosols are the end product of the distillation process of essential oils from aromatic plants. Low concentrations of essential oils are dissolved in […]

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Where did all the farmers’ markets go?

February 23, 2012

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by Bob McClendon —  Every summer, as the temperature starts to rise and we begin to wind down at the farmers’ markets, we get the same question: “Why don’t you sell during the summer?” This is a good question and is asked by many. In recent years, farmers’ markets have become very popular all across […]

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