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Research Suggests Frankincense Essential Oil May Be a Useful Tool in Fighting Breast Cancer

Frankincense Tree

By Shelly Allen, CEOC, AADP accredited In continuing our Essential Oils for Breast Health series, this week we will focus on Frankincense essential oil. Frankincense is probably one of the most widely recognized essential oils along with it’s BFF, Myrrh. Anyone who has any affiliation with the bible will immediately reflect on frankincense and myrrh as gifts the three wise men brought to baby Jesus. So what would make frankincense and myrrh such great gifts for mother and baby after child birth? To answer that we must look at the oil’s chemical components. There are three types of frankincense; Boswellia …

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Essential Oils for Breast Health

By Shelly Allen, CEOC, AADP October is breast cancer awareness month, which is kind of interesting because I don’t think anyone reading this article isn’t aware of breast cancer. We all know someone who has gotten the call from the doctor’s office after a breast cancer test, “The doctor would like to see you…” From what I can ascertain, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the month to remind women to keep their breasts healthy by getting their recommended screenings. My intention during this month is help you understand how you can use essential oils to help support breast health. So…What …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What You Need to Know Thanks to earlier detection – through screening and increased awareness – and better treatments, a woman’s risk of dying of breast dropped 38 percent between the late 1980s and 2014, translating into 297,300 fewer breast cancer deaths during that time. However, there’s much more to be done. Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Only lung cancer kills more women each year. And there remains a large racial gap in mortality, with African-American women having 42 percent higher death rates compared to whites. The chance that a woman will …

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Dark Chocolate: The Not-So-Bitter Truth

Dark Chocolate Health Benefits

By Joy Bauer, MS, RD | Reviewed by a board-certified physician Verywell FFor years, researchers have investigated the health effects chocolate (of course, when it’s eaten in moderation) and have ultimately reached the following conclusion: dark chocolate has numerous health benefits. I’m a huge fan of dark chocolate (and have even included it as one of my top 10 super foods), so I have compiled a list of its health benefits and of tasty ways to enjoy its deliciousness. Here’s your “Chocolate 101” lesson. The Truth About Antioxidants Dark chocolate is made from cocoa, a powder extracted from cocoa beans …

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The Six Hidden Causes of “Chronic” Illness

Chronic Illness

An estimated 133 million Americans, 40% of the population, suffer from chronic diseases, a number projected to grow to 157 million by 2020. Although these diseases are usually considered “incurable,” many people have found relief from their symptoms through methods pioneered by veteran holistic physician and author of bestselling book “The Emotion Code” Dr. Bradley Nelson, who has trained more than 3,200 healing practitioners worldwide in natural methods to relieve chronic pain and illness, and has testimonials to prove their success. DDr. Nelson practiced for 17 years as a holistic physician in Southern California plus two more years working with …

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In Need of Fertility Treatment?

IVF Treatment

I Can Help. Growing up in California, I had many friends that were members of the LGBT Community. As I went through my medical training and became enamored with the field of fertility, I knew that one of my missions would be to help some of my wonderful friends become parents. As the leader of LGBT reproductive rights in South Florida, I was the first doctor to eliminate unnecessary medical testing requirements for members of the Lesbian Community undergoing fertility treatment. My goal was to make treatment as easy and friendly as possible, and treat all couples the same, regardless …

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Four Ways To Stay Sober Through The Summer Holiday Drinking Season

Staying Sober

Here comes the summer drinking season—June graduations and weddings, Fourth of July, the beach, and barbecues! What could go wrong? Plenty, if you don’t have a plan for getting through the summer sober. In Alcoholics Anonymous, we call the period from Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Year the “Bermuda Triangle” of sobriety—many alkies come in, but not all make it through. If anything, summer is more dangerous for people in recovery, because there are so many social cues to drink. What’s a recovering alkie or addict to do? Here’s some kitchen-tested advice that gets passed along the Twelve Step meetings …

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SEVEN INTERESTING CLITORIS FACTS

The clitoris is the female sex organ that has one purpose and one purpose only…PLEASURE! Yet it’s the most overlooked female body part! DID YOU KNOW 29% of college women are unable to locate the clitoris on an anatomy diagram? (Compared to ONLY 25% of their male counterparts!) 70 – 80% of women reach orgasm via clitoral stimulation alone, so without this pleasure-giving organ, women would be SOL when it comes to orgasms. So without further ado, give me a hand in welcoming these seven interesting facts that you may not have known about the organ that makes women’s eyes roll …

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60 Seconds A Day To 6-Pack Abs

Having a toned, flat stomach is often one of the ultimate goals among people trying to get healthier. Though all sorts of fancy contraptions have been marketed for improving abdominal muscles, they are not necessary. Instead of doing countless sit-ups, you can sculpt the perfect flat stomach with one simple exercise. WHY THIS WORKS The reason that this exercise is so beneficial is because it targets all of the core muscles at the same time. Instead of only activating the surface muscles, which are commonly called the “six pack,” this exercise targets the transverse abdominous, the gluteus maximus, and anterior deltoids. As studies in the Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise have proven, an …

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The Facial: More than Just “Fluff”

The Facial

Often, we at Skin Care by Angelina, are asked – What does a facial actually do for me? Do I really need a facial? If you guessed “Yes” you guessed right, the answer is YES! Even though you might not see any concern with your skin yet or you are comfortable with your skin, facials are important to strengthen your skin and to support its health. The skin is our largest organ protecting our internal organs against heat, light, injury and infection. We only have one skin which is not easily replaceable so we need to properly take care of …

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