Ah, Sugar – Let’s Kick That Habit

The ‘S’ word – sugar. We love sugar. We crave sugar. And lucky for us, it’s in everything! For years we have equated sugar with love. Sugar communicates and evokes love. Birthday cakes. Valentine hearts. Weekend donuts. It’s an instant gratification. But does that really make us lucky? Not exactly.   The Skinny on Sugar Let’s start at the beginning…

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Do You Know the Dangers of OTC Pain Medications?

We Americans love our drugs. We have shelves stocked full of painkillers, decongestants, anti-inflammatories, allergy medications, sleep aids, and more. Most of over-the-counter medications, and especially our painkillers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin), and naproxen (brand name Aleve), are even available in bulk. With such availability and quantity, it’s hardly surprising that most of us aren’t aware…

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Bugs, Bites and Burns! Essential Oils for Summer Use

Five years ago, I didn’t even know what an essential oil was. These days, I am known around Apple Wellness as the essential oil nut – if you are sick, tired or grumpy I will hand you an oil and say, “Here, smell this!”. These plant derived extracts aren’t merely fragrant; they are powerful tools that can enhance your quality…

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Crucial Nutrients for a Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be such a beautiful time in your life, but it can also be a stressful period, due to the amount of conflicting information on what to eat, how much, and what vitamins to take. Often women think that pregnancy means “eating for two.” This is partially correct, as you are now growing another human, but this does not…

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Have You Been Misdiagnosed? Could Your Digestive Problems Be SIBO?

The American Nutrition Association reports that 70 million people suffer every day from some form of digestive issue. This number seems pretty accurate to the Apple Wellness team. Digestive problems are one of our top three customer complaints. Many of these customers have had digestive issues for years and are still struggling to only manage their symptoms. Could they have…

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Why This Momma Takes Tick Bites Seriously

Tick bites are an area of particular horror for me. As a child, I was nervous to the point of obsession about them. All I had to hear regarding the habits of any insect was that they ‘drink your blood,’ and I was instantly scared to death of them. Tick bites were especially terrifying for me because, unlike a mosquito…

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This Momma’s Top Ten Organic Baby Products

Buying organic is more than a fad. Choosing to purchase and use organic products is quickly becoming a call to action by consumers. As we become aware of the toxins and chemicals being used in our hair care, makeup, skin care, baby products and clothing, we have a choice to make.     Realistically, not many people can afford to…

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The Seriously Scary Side Effects of Statin Drugs

Statins are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs. Chances are, you know several dozen individuals who are currently taking them — including yourself. Statins are a class of drugs that are most commonly prescribed to patients with high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. They work in the liver to prevent the formation of cholesterol, lowering the amount circulating in…

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