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If you have been to the beach or on a lake recently, you’ve probably seen people Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and wondered “what the heck?”  Me too. So I accepted an invitation to SUP with my friends in Holland on Lake Macatawa. Turns out SUP, a sport that originated in Hawaii, is the fastest growing water sport in the world according to the World Stand Up Paddleboard Association (WSUPA) and can be done in both large and small bodies of water with relatively little equipment. While the items required are kinda pricey, they are super durable and if cared for properly one board and one paddle is all you will ever need.

A combination of kayaking and surfing, SUP brings the open water to the masses with an extremely adaptable sport for just about every ability. 

Most people complaining about similar health issues. They want more energy, they’re overweight but can’t keep it off, they complain of brain fog, bad moods, chronic pain, or an embarrassing bowel problem. It is important to help people understand the connection between how they’re feeling with the food they’re eating. They learn to choose foods differently, with a focus on reducing symptoms. It doesn’t have to take them years of trial and error.

Are you running wildly between frantic and sluggish on most days? 
It’s no wonder. From morning to night, our nervous systems take a beating with the 
barrage of incoming stimuli–deadlines, traffic jams, high-pressure meetings, family and
 work demands, and constant interruptions. To make matters worse, we add in coffee, 
sugar, fast foods, and snacks, and for some of us, even nicotine.

So the last time you suffered from an illness, wellness crisis, setback, or a negative circumstance, when it was over, you decided to plan something BIG, no, REALLY BIG to raise awareness for said cause, right? What? You didn’t?! Sara Binkley Tow will make you reconsider your lack of action.

Almost every American home has one. And many of us rely heavily on its convenience–the microwave oven. Some still remain skeptical, however, with a lingering feeling that microwave use somehow makes food less healthy. Is food cooked in the microwave harmful to our health? Does this cooking method remove nutrients from our food?

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