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Practical Wellness

Practical Wellness falls under the Wellness & Learning umbrella, which covers all things fitness and wellness in creative and inspiring ways that resonate with people living in a mountain community.

“Healthy” Foods That Aren’t

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Certain foods like granola bars and yogurt may seem healthy, but don't let the packaging fool you.

Ease the Sneeze

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It's allergy season, which is even worse due to the drought. But you don't need to rely on over-the-counter medication to treat your sneezing and itchy eyes when there are natural treatments.

Breakfast: Is it Really that Important?

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At certain times of the day, our bodies are primed to digest food, absorb nutrients, and produce insulin at peak efficiency. Linda Lindsay examines how breakfast relates to circadian rhythms, and why you might not want to skip this morning meal.

How Much Can a Body Take?

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This month, Linda took a look back over the 100 articles she has written for Moonshine Ink and asks: How much can a body take?

Performance in a Bottle

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Do sports drinks really help you recover and perform better? Yes and no.

Let the Sun Shine In

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If you practice strict sun safety protocol, you may be depriving yourself of vitamin D, a nutrient that’s critical for much more than just bone health. Learn why a few minutes of direct sun (emphasis on few) might lower your risk of high blood pressure, certain cancers, and much more.

Blowing the Lid Off Sports Drinks

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Supermarket shelves are loaded with sports and energy drinks claiming to boost performance and hydration. But do you really need a specialty drink every time you exercise?

What Do You Really Know About Zika?

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To date, 1,800 Americans have returned from overseas infected with Zika. Of these, 134 are Californians, including one man from the Sacramento area.

Caffeine: What’s All the Buzz About?

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We know that caffeine perks us up. But the compound also boosts focus and physical endurance, and lowers the risk of a number of diseases. Here’s what to expect from your daily cappuccino or Earl Grey.

Red Meat

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Meat can wreak serious havoc on your health. Here's six reasons not to have steak for dinner.