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  Tightness in your chest, difficulty breathing, adverse reactions to environmental and biological triggers. Are you experiencing an asthma attack…or do you have a wicked case of allergies?   Answer: it could be both. Allergies and asthma often occur together. Certain allergens – like dust mites, pet dander, and pollen – can act as triggers […]

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Feeling groggy and irritable during the day, and find yourself wishing for a nap? You might be sleep deprived…and your breathing might be playing a crucial role.   Sleep is essential for all humans. For many of us, however, true, restful sleep can also prove to be elusive. Not getting enough quality sleep can create […]

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  In most first-world countries, water seems like a plentiful resource. Even in times of drought, it’s still easy to walk into a convenience store and grab a bottle of water – a luxury many countries and people don’t have. And while 71% of the earth is covered in water[1], it is still a sought-after […]

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  Your weekly cleaning schedule probably includes making sure all the majors are covered: floors, countertops, sinks, tubs, surfaces. But dirt, grime and dust don’t discriminate – they can (and will) settle anywhere, even on places you might not think to clean on a regular basis. So despite your best efforts, you may find yourself […]

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Everyone wants a clean home, but the myriad cleaning products on the market can give anyone pause once you stop to look at the ingredient list. Most commonly-available household cleaners are harsh, full of chemicals, and contain synthetic fragrances and dyes. Fumes from these cleaners can exacerbate breathing difficulties, and using several in combination can […]

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  Everyone can think of a time when they didn’t get enough sleep – that heavy, groggy feeling lingers throughout the day, and that dragging usually indicates you’re not operating at your best. When children don’t get enough sleep, they also feel the effects, which usually make them cranky and difficult, and their performance at […]

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  The speed of life is changing…and so is the way people view their career. Growing numbers of men and women are less content with bringing someone else’s vision to fruition, and more interested in setting their own standards and blazing new trails. More and more people are finding themselves trapped in a monotonous routine […]

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  Whether we like it or not, most of us are exposed to cleaning products and their residues at low levels on a daily basis. When these chemicals are used, their fumes linger in the air and we breathe them in. Chemicals in cleaning products can also enter our bodies by absorption through the skin […]

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    The sweet arrival of spring usually triggers a person’s innate desire to start anew, and that often extends to the ritual held dear to many: spring cleaning. It can feel so good to organize, clean, recycle and reconfigure your home into a fresh, streamlined environment. But spring cleaning can be a big undertaking, one that sometimes leaves you […]

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