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articles by: Mel, selected from Organic Spa magazine

Chocolate as Medicine

To paraphrase Kramer talking to George on Seinfeld, "Oh you may stray, but you'll always return to your dark master, the cocoa bean...and only the purest can satisfy you." Amen to that! The cocoa bean…

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5 Easy Health & Wellness Tips

Here are five easy and expert tips from Sandy pukel, founder of the "Taste of Health" holistic cruise. Try one, or try a variety, ans see how soon you feel a difference. 1. If you're thinking of go…

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How Much Water Do You Really Need?

Are you constantly walking around with your water bottle struggling to drink eight glasses of water a day? Most of us know that staying hydrated is good for our bodies. However, does it really improve…

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The Right Way to Stretch

For many people, it's part of the morning routine: brush your teeth, comb your hair, get that first cup of coffee, and do some stretching, like touching your toes, the way you learned to do when you w…

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What you Can Bank On in Hard Times

Our economic style is a natural expression of who we are. Hoarder. Spender. Philanthropist. Cheapskate. Gambler. Shopaholic. For richer or for poorer, your money is a measure of how you see yourself. …

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Indoor Allergins: Dust Mites

There are countless potential allergens in your home, and studies have shown that indoor air quality can be significantly worse than the great outdoors, depending on the area you live in and the c…

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The Tao of Dog

As a writer, I have the good fortune of being able to work at home, which has many advantages. But the greatest advantage, by far, is that I get to spend a lot of time with my dog. At first glance, it…

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Go Green: How to Make Your Business Trip Eco-Friendly

An average American who takes one or two trips abroad, emits 19,841 pounds of carbon per year. Here are 10 valuable green travel tips that make it easy to balance environmental concerns with travel a…

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Vietnam’s First Eco-Spa in Paradise

It's always wise to expect the unexpected when traveling far from home, and fortunately unforeseen circumstances and unanticipated "bumps in the road" often lead to favorable outcomes. Such was the ca…

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