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It’s all a miracle. All of it, from the infinitesimally small probability of our existence to the families we are born into, environment, chance, and serendipity. And so we float through the world in awe, struggle or blissful oblivion in the name of the miraculous — the human experience of transcendence we call life.

The miraculous was always within reach for me. I didn’t grow up with fairies or elves, but I never had to be convinced, changed or talked into any of it. My great-grandmother, Valasia, healed people with a special form of prayer. I will never forget her…


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It is amazing to me that Human Resource departments favor those with Fortune 500 experience. And I am not talking about the fact that these employees are used to wasting endless hours on meetings, compliance exercises, videos, and reports designed to justify their very existence.

The biggest reason why large company employees are obsolete, is because most of them are conditioned to miss the forest from the trees. They are given segments of tasks, the context of the product is missing, and egos are simply thrown in to compete for attention. …


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Getting right to the point: chamomile may help you sleep you better, but it will not make you drowsy. Believe it or not, you can drink it and drive. Chamomile tea is a powerful substance. It has amazing healing properties.

“Chamomile is known for its:

  • anti-inflammatory,
  • anti-diarrhea,
  • antioxidant,
  • anti-cancer,
  • neuro-protective,
  • anti-allergic,
  • and anti-microbial effects.” ~ (Bayan Al-Dabbagh, 2019)

It’s good for the heart and it acts as a gentle stress reliever. May cleanse estrogen mimickers and prostaglandins — hormones that initiate and perpetuate inflammation. Balances hormones.

It can help you get better sleep because it contains apigenin, a chemical that…


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Why Do We Need Antioxidants?

Harmful substances produce unstable free radicals — injured molecules that miss an election (electrons are usually paired). They then become reactive, as they seek out healthy cells from which to steal electrons. These free radicals are created as byproducts of natural reactions, pollution, radiation or toxins.

We all know that blueberries, blackberries, pomegranates, green tea, grapes and dark chocolate are antioxidant rich foods, but what does that mean?
Antioxidants have the ability to neutralize reactive molecules that are forced into their condition by damage.

Antioxidants come in many different forms — vitamins A, B, C, and E, lycopenes, luteins, polyphenols…


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It’s the fastest growing supplement category and for a good reason. Nitric oxide:

  • protects your heart,
  • keeps you young,
  • gives you energy,
  • heals your skin and joints,
  • oxygenates your body,
  • aids in sexual health,
  • and cleanses your blood.

Kills blood parasites, such as malaria and babesia.

It’s an amazing substance that is best obtained from nature — leafy greens, sun, herbs. Ample scientific evidence suggests that it protects you from the harmful effects of chemotherapy and radiation. It is also found to be lacking in those with acute response to Covid.

If you do not eat large salads with leafy…


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I haven’t had a headache since 2010. Yes, it’s been a decade. Before that I was on 800 mg of Motrin and my stomach was bleeding, as I was over-medicating in hopes to stop the pain. And the pain was still there, in the background, like an annoying sharp jabber that was stealing my sanity, my joy, my life.

I thought I would have to live with these awful migraines forever.

Will never forget the day I went to ER. They agreed to see me because I was hitting my head so hard that my scalp had a self-inflicted bruise…


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Many people feel anxious these days. No one will judge you for worrying about the future in these troubling times.

When do you know normal worry has turned into anxiety? How is anxiety diagnosed and why do we not test for neurotransmitter imbalances through a lab test, not a questionnaire?

All valid questions, and we can test for amino acid imbalances, specifically for those that play a vital role in anxiety — the inhibitory ones that calm the mind, and the excitatory ones — those that keep us awake, wired, and restless. You get the idea, but another article will…


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The heartbreak that comes with having a smart child that gets terrible grades due to refusal to get organized to do work is hard to overcome.

I will begin with sharing a story. Can you relate to any of this? If you can, and feel that your child has ODD, take the quiz at the end of the story. Please understand that these types of kids are often highly intelligent, strong, independent, and self-sufficient. Many of them become amazing achievers.

“All the signs were there since she was a toddler. The defiance started at the age of 3. The medical…


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Estrogen may play an important role in sleep, but progesterone holds a special significance. A steroid hormone produced in the ovaries of non-menopausal women, by a temporary gland formed at ovulation, progesterone is also secreted by the adrenal glands of both men and women. Progesterone is always naturally produced. Progestin is a synthetic form of it, marketed as Drospirenone, Levonorgestrel, or Medroxyprogesterone.

Progesterone is a precursor to GABA, a calming neurotransmitter that reduces neuron activity, thus soothing the brain. GABA controls fear and anxiety, as it steps in to soothe over-excitement as needed. It plays an important role in behavior…


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If you have acquired sensitivity to the estrogen that circulates in your blood, you may experience melasma — dark spots on the face and body. The chances of that happening increase with hormone treatments for fertility, HRT, or birth control. Other risk factors include estrogen blockers and seizure medications.

Licorice root extract has been used in beauty products for millennia. It acts a tyrosinase inhibitor that prevents melanocytes from pigmenting your skin. It’s a natural skin brightener.

Other amazing titles believed to be a part of its medicinal arsenal include:

  • hormone balancer,
  • mood enhancer,
  • heartburn soother,
  • immune system booster,
  • heart…

Evelina Sodt, PhD

I am a naturopath, not an MD. Nothing on this page intends to treat, diagnose or prevent disease. Check me out at www.tinyurl.com/EvelinaSodt Thank you!

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