What is Bulletproof Coffee?

Have you heard of Bulletproof Coffee?   If you’re any kind of coffee enthusiast, you most likely you have. But if not, it has been a popular trend since 2009. Creator, Dave Asprey, first discovered this coffee while hiking in Tibet.  Bulletproof Coffee typically includes coffee, grass-fed butter or ghee and MCT oil (also known as ‘brain octane oil’. To…

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Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse for Beautiful Hair

As a child, my mother always used an apple cider vinegar hair rinse after shampooing. That was before the days of shelves laden with hair care products. Unfortunately, these products are a significant source of toxin exposure. Check out four of the common chemical toxins found in hair conditions (including other hair care products) and health concerns related…

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Local Fitness Coach Highlight — Meet Ariel Mierendorf

At Apple Wellness, we love our local trainers and fitness coaches. These passionate individuals are changing the lives of our neighbors and friends in the Madison area (and beyond!) through helping them make the lifestyle choices necessary to ‘find their healthy place’. While we specialize in providing the nutrients, supplements, and health foods to help you all on your way,…

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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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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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