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Southwest Life

Breezing through life when it’s blustery

Have you noticed yourself or others being more irritable or cross in the springtime? Do you ever wonder if we feel more agitated because of the spring winds? This has been a topic of conside...

Eating from your gut

Have you heard that kale is “super healthy,” but you really, really don’t like it? Or that sugar is bad and should be extricated from your diet completely? What if there was another way t...

Are supplements right for you?

Deciding whether you need supplements is a question many people ask themselves. They have become mainstream and you find them almost anywhere now – grocery stores, drug stores, even hardware...

An ode to cacao

Ah, chocolate. Divine gift of the gods, seducer of millions. Offering health and healing to the physical, emotional and spiritual planes of our existence. How has this bean held us rapt for ...

Making resolutions real

The new year is a time where a lot of us reflect on life – what’s working, what’s not and how we can improve. We are coming down off the “holiday high” with lots of baked goods, cocktails an...

Enjoy the sweetness of the season

Do you love the taste of sugary treats but wish there was a healthier way to enjoy them? This holiday season, there’s no reason to ditch the traditions that support and give context to our l...

Digging deep for optimal nutrition

Root vegetables can be intimidating. Most of them have thick, strange-looking skin and can look like they’re from outer space. Some root vegetables are given the cold shoulder because they h...

Shifting with the seasons

This morning felt like the first true day of autumn – the air was cold and crisp, more layers required to walk the dogs, and the body wants warmer foods for breakfast. This shift of season ...

Is magnesium a panacea?

What if there was a nutrient that could support better sleep, sustained energy all day, a balanced response to stress, athletic recovery, healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels, bone ...

All are not created equal

Herbs are some of the most amazing creations under the sun. They are full of hundreds of phytochemicals that work synergistically to create potent medicines and nutrient dense foods. Plants ...

Water: The elixir of life

Many people wonder, “How can I easily and affordably improve my health?” The answer is simple: Drink more water. In adults, about 60% of the body is made up of water, so for someone who weig...

Lawn to Table: Eat the weeds in your garden

Many of us have been excited about the seasonal return of the farmers market. The fresh quality and the variety of offerings are tantalizing and nutritious. What if I told you that you can g...