Holistic Animal Care: Food for Thought, by Jenny Magli

Have you ever wondered what’s in the commercial dry packaged food you feed your pet? Or have you just assumed it was good because that’s what the advertisement said? Well, I did just that. Many years ago I fell for the ads hook, line and sinker. I thought that since I was purchasing a high …

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What Is . . . Good Nutrition? by Dawn Lundin, Sherri Rule and Deb Sergey

We all want the easiest path to good health, and nutrition can be a great place to start.  When it comes to nutrition, the amount of information can seem overwhelming.  Cholesterol, saturated fat, trans fat, phytonutrients,  vitamin D and omega-3 fats are all important factors to consider in keeping your body healthy.  Focusing on these …

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Herbal Options: Form Affects Function, by Victoria Jungwirth

I’ve received a lot of questions about how to use herbs – what form? How often? What dosage? So I thought I’d devote a whole article to address some of these issues. Firstly, why choose herbs from the many alternative healing modalities available to us? Everyone will have a slightly different answer to this, but …

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Introducing Member Joy Center

YOOPtopia in Action Member Joy Center is a creative sanctuary for body.mind.spirit, nestled in a wooded corner of Ishpeming, MI. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “It’s a happy talent to know how to play.” Vivacious owner Helen Haskell Remien will make you feel right at home, whether you’re dipping in as a first-time attendee, …

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10 Reasons to Have a Regular Eye Exam

Vision is a precious gift. With healthy eyes we can see our surroundings, enjoy the people around us, and even glimpse our own features in the mirror. Although people with dimmed or no vision manage very well, being able to see clearly is a wonderful asset in life. The eye examination is a vital health …

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