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I have covered a lot of topics on this blog about health and wellness but so far I've neglected to spend quality time on water.  Water makes up to 60% of your body and is the most important life-giving substance.  The concentration of water in your brain is estimated to be as high as 85% while the liver, kidney, muscles, heart and intestines are 75% water.   The body turns over 40,000 glasses of water per day.  Through this process about 6 glasses worth are lost.  If you add in exercise, movement, and sugar intake you can require up to 15...

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My journey into meditation originally started 2 years ago.  In the midst of a massive Beatles obsession I looked into Transcendental Meditation, the famed technique used by them and many other big named celebs.  I signed up, took the course and began meditating the mantra given to me.  It didn't stick.  I was not ready nor in the right place to begin a meditation practice.  I was doing it for the wrong reasons. In September, as I've written about in other posts, I began a journey of healing some auto-immune business going on in my body.  Around this time I...

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The adrenals are small glands located just above the kidneys.  They are responsible for the production tons of hormones, close to 50.  Cortisol, is the most important hormone produced by the adrenals, regulates blood sugar, blood pressure and inflammation within the body.  The short story: your adrenal health is very important to your health. Many experience was is known as adrenal fatigue or burn out syndrome.  Common symptoms of burnout syndrome are fatigue, craving, high stress, insomnia, brain fog, anxiety, depression, and food allergies.  A lot, right?  I told you the adrenals are important.  Many of us experience some of...

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When I was small I had an imaginary friend named Pete.  Pete would follow me everywhere and we’d talk.  Normal, right?  One day Pete never came back but my imagination stayed. Talking to ourselves is quite human although it gets a stigma.  It’s funny because if you were to tell a therapist that you talk to yourself, they’d talk to themselves internally and say, “delusional,” yet they’re doing the very act.  I was in a constant state of pretend growing up.  As children, we live in a state of constant bliss because we don’t think about outward judgment.  We haven’t...

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Recently, I've learned the importance of moderation.  I'm an all-in kind of person.  When I get into something that works I stick to it to the tee.  As I wrote about before, I was very sick and found healing through natural means.  Food is the OG medicine.  With a change in diet I drastically reduced inflammation and began to feel the best I've ever felt.  Yet, despite all the good things I went too far and shocked my body. Prior to getting sick I was a pizza and cheeseburger kind of guy.  Salads? No way.  Any veggie? Some french fries. My...

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