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Wellness-Breakfast RecipesSpringing forward an hour can leave you sleepy and disoriented for days, which is exactly what women don't need in the midst of trying to get ready and out the door on time every morning. Make breakfast easy using these five ideas for a meal full of healthful substance. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for jump-starting your metabolism.

Tuesday: Get your potassium and coffee fix too!
Coffee Banana Smoothie
½ cup cooled brewed coffee
½ cup skim milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc.
½ medium banana
handful of ice
Blend until smooth

Wellness-Med Diet 2I found myself on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. It was an amazing spring day, and my dear husband and I were walking through a flea market near a marina. Yes, there were the typical flea market vendors, lots of touristy clothes, some really nice handmade jewelry, sandals and hats… and then we got to the farmers market.

Wellness-SipBefore you turn up your nose and decide to Supersize, consider giving raw foods a try. Going green (and red, and yellow, and white, and orange) with your diet can boost the immune system and ward off illnesses from the common cold to cancer. Nutrient-rich, and easy to digest, raw foods are turning heads as of late. Jennifer Pohlman, owner of Sip Organic Juice Bar in Grand Rapids is proving that chewing is overrated.

Wellness-Karla Parkhurst CroppedThe crazy pace of life in today’s society can take its toll on a woman's health. Not only in the dramatic increase in stress related conditions, that range from headaches, fatigue, and digestive disorders to chronic pain and insomnia, but in the significant effects on moods, sense of purpose, and happiness levels.

Wellness-Own Your Health“Own your health” is the relatively new catchphrase in the natural health industry. What does it mean? Simply put, you can’t get healthy until you want to get healthy. It also means that you take an active roll in staying healthy.

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