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WELLNESS--We have been having record breaking heat in Southern California and with the planet continuing to warm up, there’s a good chance we have not seen the end of it.

This past week Los Angeles and San Diego have felt more like Arizona with temperatures reaching 117 in some places. Heat records all over southern California were toppled and at one point in Los Angeles alone there were over 32,000 residents without power. 

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WELLNESS--A cleanse doesn’t have to mean drinking awful green potions and starving yourself of everything you enjoy for a month. A cleanse can also be a time of gentle purification. During a cleanse it’s important to note that they’re may be a period of time where one feels more cranky and fatigued. That is mostly due to the die off of my cotoxins in the body and is a temporary state. With some persistence and determination, that time will pass and coming out the other side will feel incredible. 

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The DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) is a dietary pattern used to control hypertension. The diet is designed to use a variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meats, fish, nuts, and low fat dairy options. DASH limits sugar and sweeteners, added fats and excessive red meat.

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WELLNESS--A few years back, fitness trackers like Fitbit, Garmin, and Apple watch among others swept the United States and the modern world as a must have device if one wanted to stay fit. Data shows that in 2016 alone there were over 125 million wearable devices sold worldwide. There is no question that these gadgets are helping companies get rich, but are they helping people get fit?  The jury is still out on this one.  

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WELLNESS--As more and more people are considered “overweight” in our country there are a few things happening. On one hand, the battle cry over the bulge seems to get louder and doctors and health officials are yelling from the mountaintops that people need to lose weight. On the other hand, as a culture we are getting used to having so many people in this situation that it is becoming more socially acceptable. 

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WELLNESS--It has long been suspected that cleaning chemicals have long been to blame for reduced lung function and potential long-term damage. Finally, a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine that followed 6000 people over a 20 year period has linked the use of cleaning chemicals with reduced lung function and damaged lungs. The study compared the effects on these people lungs to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for a 10 to 20 year period.

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WELLNESS--Staying healthy on the road is no easy task. For most of us, business travel can be exhausting and sometimes it seems that matter how well intentioned you may be to stay healthy on the road, coming home exhausted seems inevitable. Here are 7 quick tips to help you travel in a healthy way and come home refreshed.  

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WELLNESS--This year the flu has ransacked the nation and isn’t finished wreaking havoc quite yet. There are a few reasons this season is so bad, starting with the type. Each year, there is a different flu strain and often more than one. H3N2 is leading the way this year, which causes influenza A, and two types of influenza B. H3N2 is particularly effective when attacking the human immune system learning quickly how to get around our fighter cells and get deeper in the body and various organ systems leading to serious illness. H3N2 has historically been responsible for more hospitalizations and deaths than other strains and has been around for about 50 years. 

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WELLNESS--There is a new book out called iGen that explores the relationship between screen time and happiness in teenagers. The author states that kids born after the year 1995 … kids aged 23 or younger … have grown up with such a damaging amount of screen time that they are less likely to be happy than kids born before them that have logged only a fraction of screen time. 

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WELLNESS--While organic fruit and vegetables have been consistently growing in popularity for many years, there are still plenty of people that don’t understand the importance of making the choice to go organic.

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WELLNESS--Can too much cardio actually kill you? While we know that the effects of cardiovascular exercise is primarily beneficial, there is a growing body of research indicating that too much of this good thing called cardio may actually be dangerous. Like everything considered healthy or unhealthy, extremes on either end seem to be dangerous. 

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WELLNESS--As the holidays approach, traffic is on the rise all across America. For those of us in big cities traffic goes from challenging to downright terrible. While the obvious solution is to not leave ones house, for most of us that is not an option. There are a number of things we can do to help manage stress and air quality while driving on congested roads.

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WELLNESS--Everyone knows a dog is a man's best friend, but if someone told you that having a dog could decrease your chance of heart disease by 36% and reduce your chance of premature death by 33% would you believe it? 

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WELLNESS--It is common knowledge among health experts that there is considered to be a pre-antibiotic era and an antibiotic era, but it wasn’t until recently that the possibility of a post-antibiotic era has been deliberated. In 2011 the World Health Organization released a statement stating, “The world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era in which many common infections will no longer have a cure and will once again kill unabated.” This was when the rumblings of a possible health crisis started to become louder.  

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WELLNESS--You may be familiar with the term “Sound Bath” as it has become more and more popular, especially within the spiritual, yoga, and meditation communities. Although it has nothing to do with getting wet, many would liken it to being cleansed from the inside out. 

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WELLNESS--Over the past few months I have been using an FDA approved, homeopathic, transdermal, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) gel. Like many people, I am always on the lookout for the next breakthrough product that will help me  remain healthy, young, and vital. 

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WELLNESS--I’ve been taking a social media vacation. I needed a break. The more people I speak with, it seems that I am not alone.

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WELLNESS--Have you ever noticed that even when you’re doing well, life seems to test you?

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WELLNESS--We have been having record breaking heat in Southern California and with the planet continuing to warm up, there’s a good chance we have not seen the end of it.

This past week Los Angeles and San Diego have felt more like Arizona with temperatures reaching 117 in some places. Heat records all over southern California were toppled and at one point in Los Angeles alone there were over 32,000 residents without power. 

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WELLNESS--For starters, the all or nothing attitude towards exercise is not the mindset we want to hold.

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WELLNESS--Last week two high profile celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain took their own lives.

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WELLNESS--There is a drug that has taken the psychiatric world by storm and it’s called Ketamine.

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