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Prepare now to avoid dry, cracked winter skin

November 14, 2018 — Winter weather brings harsh conditions that can wreak havoc on skin. Come winter, winds pick up, temperatures plummet and humidity levels in the air can drop. These factors create a recipe for sapping skin of its natural oils and vibrancy. Even the most well-maintained skin

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Tips for beating the cold weather blues naturally

November 12, 2018 — Fall is officially upon us. The aspens are glowing with beautiful yellow and orange hues and our yards are becoming inundated with pine needles. Neighbors are scrambling to get their wood supply cut before the snow falls, and many of us have already busted out

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Sculpting a strong upper back

November 9, 2018 — This is Part III in my upper body series. In the last two week's we covered both arm and shoulder strength and development. Many thanks to those who have attended my last two workshops. At this Saturday's workshop we will be focusing on strength and

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How cancer starts

November 8, 2018 — Many people have been diagnosed with cancer or have a loved one who has received such a diagnosis. In fact, according to estimates from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, by 2030 there will be 21.7 million new cases of cancer. That estimate means

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Gather your women

November 7, 2018 — The concept of women gathering is not a new one. Red tents and moon circles have been occurring for hundreds of years. We've talked before about the importance of female friendships, support and shared conversation, and it's a movement that has been gaining a lot

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Reading this could save your life: The dangers of high blood pressure

November 5, 2018 — High blood pressure is very common. The Centers for Disease Control states that it affects one in three American adults and more than 50 percent of people over 55 years of age. High blood pressure is also a major cause of premature death. It leads

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Shoulder to shoulder

November 2, 2018 — This is Part II in my upper body series. Last week's column was about arm development. Many thanks to those who attended my arm strength and sculpting workshop last Saturday. At this Saturday's workshop we will be focusing on strength and development of the shoulder

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Keeping that summer glow all winter long

October 31, 2018 — Tahoe is already a very dry climate, and this dryness only increases as we move indoors during the colder months of the year. Heating can wreak havoc on our skin, as does the way we find ourselves moving constantly from single digit temps, to 75

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The importance of annual women’s health exams

October 29, 2018 — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but breast cancer is not the only screening women should care about. All women should have an annual health-screening exam. Having an annual health care visit is a great opportunity to take charge of your health. Routine health care

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Are you well armed?

October 26, 2018 — When you stop to think about it, the way your arms look tell people who you are and what you do. Are you an athlete? Do you sit at a desk all day? Do you lift weights? Do you practice yoga? Are you a couch

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How to stay focused in a world of distractions

October 24, 2018 — I don't know about you, but at any given time, the search bar on my laptop has around 15 tabs open. And I'll continually add more as I get distracted by a thirst for knowledge. This is wonderful in a creative sense, but incredibly useless

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Connection between eating and energy

October 23, 2018 — The connection between energy and eating is significant. A healthy diet and approach to eating can vastly improve energy levels, while a poorly planned diet that lacks nutrition can contribute to feelings of fatigue and increase a person's risk for various ailments. The Harvard Medical

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Separating the myths from the facts about health insurance

October 21, 2018 — Signing up for a health insurance plan can be daunting and time consuming. As a Certified Enrollment Counselor, my job is to make it easier for South Lake Tahoe families and individuals to navigate Covered California and enroll in a health care plan. With all

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When is clumsiness a cause for concern?

October 18, 2018 — Who hasn't tripped over his own feet or knocked over a water glass on a table? No one is immune to the occasional clumsiness, but some people may grow concerned that their bouts of clumsiness are becoming more frequent. For healthy people, bumping into a

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Natural ways to fight fall allergies

October 15, 2018 — As the days become shorter and the weather cools down, a new crop of allergy symptoms can arise, turning the autumn season into one marked by sneezing, scratchy throats and itchy eyes. Medications can alleviate such symptoms, but allergy sufferers may want to investigate some

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Simple hygiene tips that can have a lasting, positive impact

October 10, 2018 — Personal hygiene isn't about just looking good. The effects of maintaining personal hygiene are myriad and include reducing one's susceptibility to infection and decreasing the risk for disease. Because personal hygiene can have such a profound impact on overall health, some may feel that they

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What is holistic nutrition?

October 8, 2018 — Today in the U.S., we are faced with the alarming reality that we are the sickest developed country in the world, and for the first time in history our children's generation is expected to live shorter lives than the adult population. The good news is

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3 beverages to avoid to enjoy better sleep

October 4, 2018 — A good night's sleep has been linked to numerous health benefits, including improved mood and less chronic pain. That only highlights the importance of taking other steps to improve sleep while on the road, including avoiding certain beverages that can compromise one's ability to get

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Eating for the changing season: Ground and nourish yourself through food

October 1, 2018 — We tie ourselves to the seasons. All summer, we do what we can to spend as many daylight hours outdoors, participating in high energy activities. Our diets are lighter, fresher, and the foods we consume are generally cooling in nature, and designed to keep the

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Finding the words: Talking about suicide

September 28, 2018 — Talking about suicide can be uncomfortable. If you have a loved one that you are concerned about, you may be nervous to ask personal questions such as, "Have you thought about ending your life?" After all, what if you offend them? What if they get

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