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high functioning individuals

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high functioning individuals

“Many people believe that diet has little to do with mental or emotional health. Yet hundreds of research studies prove that nutrient deficiencies and imbalances adversely affect the way we think and feel. After all, the brain and the nervous system are integral parts of our physical bodies and need to be nourished, just like the other organs. With a healthy body and brain, we can produce the endorphins and other biochemical compounds needed to feel optimistic, happy, balanced and focused. These “feel-good” chemicals not only equip us to become high functioning individuals able to cope with the stresses of...

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Plant-Dyed Shoe Love! Another Happy Week No 132

Another Happy Week

Plant-Dyed Shoe Love! Another Happy Week No 132

WOW!!! So excited about (and SO grateful for!) Bed/Stu organic shoes!!!! I remember speaking with employees a few years ago about how the company plans to make ALL of their shoes using vegetable-tanned leather (HALLELUJAH!); I have been able to find many shoes with their company that are plant dyed and vegetable tanned. #sograteful! #sohappy! Now I own a tall pair of plant-dyed boots; a short pair of plant-dyed boots; and a plant-dyed crossbody for my phone & cards. #wow #thankyousomuch #hello!happiness I don't own a television set, but I recently learned that 16% of its weight is toxic chemicals!...

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Happiness Class: Nutrient Depletions

Happiness Class

Happiness Class: Nutrient Depletions

"Various substances present in our comfort-craving, health-compromising American lifestyle can have a profound impact on our nutrient levels.  Conventional commercial farming practices reduce our nutrient content as vegetables and fruit absorb their nutrients from the soil in which they are grown. Conventional crops are grown with synthetic fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, and are in the same fields over and over again, causing soils to become depleted. If you live in the Midwest you will drive past cornfields that have been in the same place for decades. Fruit and vegetables are picked before they are ripe enough in order to survive transport...

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eight oranges

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eight oranges

“We have to eat eight oranges to get the same amount of vitamin C as our grandparents got from eating just one. Despite all of our advances in technology and agricultural practices, the health of our soil is only getting worse. Our soil today has 85 percent fewer minerals than it contained 100 years ago...Aggressive agricultural methods have literally stripped the minerals and nutrients out of the soil...the industry has defaulted to fast-growing, pest-resistant production, making every generation of produce less nutritious than the last. All over the world, minerals and nutrients in our soil have been lost because of...

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Real Living Real Happiness

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Real Living Real Happiness

I grew up in Minnesota, birthplace of Target and Cub Foods; I learned early on about superstores and massive amounts of stuff! I know the innovative people who started these chains had the best intentions: to provide affordable food and clothing. After discovering the true joy of real food, real clothing and real shelter consumed with purpose, I know now that I was addicted to all of the stuff! I remember the thrill of “having money” (teacher salary haha!) and spending hours in Target searching, trying on, and imagining all of the outfits and decorating for my life! I remember...

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