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DIY HONEY MAMAS CHOCOLATE

DIY HONEY MAMAS CHOCOLATE

By Laura Lea Goldberg 8 Slices Total time: 45 min. Ingredients: **Required: Candy thermometer • 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate (I use 72%) • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder OR cocoa powder • 3 tablespoons roasted unsalted almonds • 1/4 cup honey • 1/3 cup coconut oil • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract • pinch sea salt for garnish Directions: 1.   …

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Is Marriage worth the investment for Men?

Is Marriage worth the investment for Men?

According to a new survey by Wilcox and Wolfinger called ‘Men and Marriage, debunking the Ball & Myth chain’, which is: “Marriage is not worth it for men. It’s not worth the practical and financial sacrifices, the lost romantic opportunities, or the “lack of freedom.” But despite the prevalence of this ‘ball and chain view of marriage’ it is simply …

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Manduu opens second location in Brentwood

Manduu opens second location in Brentwood

A new Manduu Fitness center has opened in Brentwood. Manduu utilizes EMS technology that has been used in orthopedic rehabilitation and other medical applications for years. It results in ”an ultra-low-impact strength fitness program that compresses a comprehensive, full-body workout into just 15 minutes” says the owner Jason Ritzen. Which means a Manduu session can replace six to eight hours …

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What happens to a Woman’s Brain when she is pregnant?

What happens to a Woman’s Brain when she is pregnant?

According to a report in Brainfacts.org, in 2016, a team of researchers from the Netherlands and Spain used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study what happens inside the brain during pregnancy. Comparing MRI images taken before women became pregnant with images taken after they had given birth, the researchers found pregnancy shrinks the brain’s gray matter. What’s more, the volume …

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The mystery of Mumps resurgence

Rising Mumps cases even in vaccinated populations in the United States over the past decade have raised doubts about mumps vaccine efficacy. Researchers examined these outbreaks using mumps vaccine effectiveness data.They found that the increase in mumps cases is more consistent with loss of vaccine protection over time, rather than incomplete protection against an evolving virus population or lack of …

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Afternoon Tea at Cafe at Thistle Farms

There’s two good reasons to patronize this Cafe: firstly, the food is excellent (more of which later) and secondly you’ll be supporting an excellent cause, I can’t put it better than they describe on their website: “The Café is part of Thistle Farms’ social enterprise, which heals, empowers, and employs women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction”. But dispel any …

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Intermittent Fasting – a new way to diet?

A recent article in mindbodygreen.com suggest that ‘Intermittent Fasting’ (IF) can be an efficient and long term way to lose weight. Author Melanie Avalon says “It’s no secret that typical calorie restriction tends to be miserably unsustainable, as determined dieters meticulously log every bite of food they consume. Many of them end up bingeing or consuming low-calorie frankenfoods in an …

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What is “fair fighting” in a relationship?

All successful long-term relationships have their fair share of conflict. Conflict is a natural component of emotional intimacy. But too many people shy away from raising their voices or asserting their needs. There are multiple reasons for this, including fear of abandonment, a belief that fighting is a sign of weakness, or simply a desire to not be like other …

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Some easy anti-aging tips

A great article by Brian Syuki (@ifocusonfitness) on www.care2.com 1.    Apply sunscreen when going outside. Research shows that sunscreen can help keep your skin looking younger and even lower risk of skin cancer. 2.    Meditate every day. It’ll give you lots of energy and lower your stress levels. Stress is one of the biggest accelerators of aging. It shortens telomeres …

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Modern Acupuncture opens new outlet in Cool Springs

Modern Acupuncture, already established in six states, is opening a new center in Cool Springs. Their approach is to bring Acupuncture, that most ancient of therapies, into the 21st Century. They claim it means “no more unapproachable, unmarked, expensive clinics”. Adding, “from the moment you walk through our door, all five senses encounter an environment of relaxation and healing. If …

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8 ways to cut your Grocery bill

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach The weekly trip to the supermarket is costing more and more, this month Karina Hammer offers some advice on saving those food dollars. In recent years, grocery prices have skyrocketed. Here are some tricks to pinching pennies at the grocery store, while still enjoying nutritious and delicious food: Eat more beans – Beans …

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How hair loss treatment has changed

How hair loss treatment has changed

30 years ago, only the ‘most desperate’ people had hair transplants. Your father’s hair transplant procedure was in its infancy. Very few physicians understood or offered it and consequently the results were – well, not natural. I know because I was one of the most desperate. My name is Michael Ramsey and today I’m the clinic director for one of …

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15 Nashville Health and Wellness Groups worth joining

15 Nashville Health and Wellness Groups worth joining

Many activities are best done in the company of a group of like minded and motivated individuals. Veronica Williams (pictured) provides a round up of such local groups. 1. Nashville Hiking Meetup Members: 16,656 https://www.meetup.com/nashville-hiking/ Nashville Hiking Meet up is one of the largest Meet up groups in Nashville. This group goes on hikes throughout Nashville and the surrounding area. …

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Haley and Michaels-Music is their therapy!

Haley and Michaels-Music is their therapy!

With a hit single and an Album on the way, Nashville’s hottest new music stars found time to discuss with Health & Wellness Magazine how they maintain a healthy work and lifestyle. H&W:What keeps you so healthy and in-tune with your mind, body & soul, while maintaining such a hectic schedule? We both have daily routines that are grounding for …

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A brief guide to some local Alternative Therapies

From Salt Caves to Hypnotherapy, Alternative Therapies have become popular among many who are searching for new wellness solutions. Whether you are looking for a cure to your anxiety or just a solution for better breathing these 15 alternative therapies can be found around the Nashville area. Veronica Williams  reports. 1. Floating Sensory deprivation tanks were first created in the …

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8 Essential Health Tips for Women

8 Essential Health Tips for Women

Women are called on to overcome many challenges and obstacles each day. Unfortunately, because of all the responsibilities and commitments in life, it can sometimes be hard to find time to take care of yourself. Nevertheless, to keep being all you need to be to everyone, you must learn to make your health a top priority.Listed are some key tips …

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Are you looking for a tool to help take you to the next level?

Recently, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Men’s Journal have all touted the tank as a way to enhance athletic performance. It’s not magic or mumbo jumbo. The physiological effects of floatation therapy have been studied and recorded in various research studies over the past 50 years. Faster Recovery In a recent study on recovery using flotation therapy results showed flotation appears …

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How Floating can help with your everyday challenges

Epsom salt is a centuries’ old remedy trusted for its natural ability to ease aching muscles, reduce inflammation, soften skin, and restore the soul. Amy Grimes of Float Nashville looks at its many benefits. Just two cups of the Magnesium-rich mineral turns a familiar bath into a little spa-like luxury. Now, imagine the benefits delivered by 1,000 lbs. of the …

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Can Essential Oils help with your Allergies?

Shelia McGinnis this month looks as Spring arrives and everything starts to bloom, at how some Essential Oils could help with your allergies. Oh, the beauty of spring with all its blooms! But with the beauty, we also have to deal with the itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and stuffy nose, headaches, and rashes! Well did you know that essential oils …

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Floatation Therapy shows some surprising results on the brain and anxiety

In a recent study done by Dr. Feinstein a researcher with the prestigious Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Tulsa, OK. he gathered participants and divided them into two groups – those who would float for 90-minute sessions and those who would relax in a chair for the same period of time. He used MRI and water-proof EEG to …

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