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Mercury Free vs Mercury Safe
by Dr. Kevin Flood, Grand Rapids I have recently been asked this question several times last month: “What’s the difference between a mercury free dentist and a mercury safe dentist?” There is a huge difference. The recent  peer reviewed scientific literature has begun to turn out research that  verifies that dental amalgam fillings, which are […]
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Prostate Health and Pressure-Free Living
Prostate health has been in the news recently as the American Urology Association announced that it no longer recommends routine annual prostate screening for men ages 40-54 or over the age of 70. They also extended the recommended interval for men 55 to 69 to every two years. Frequent screening had resulted in misdiagnoses and […]
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Herbal Solutions for Tooth Pain
The nutritional, medical and health information in this article is based upon the research, training, and professional experience of the author. The information presented is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. This information is only intended as an informative guide for those wishing to know more about their health and nutrition. It […]
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Finding How Much Sleep is Enough
March 6 through 13 was National Sleep Awareness Week. Insufficient sleep puts us at risk for Alzheimer’s, diabetes, accelerated aging and other degenerative conditions. Learning to get better quality sleep is a powerful health strategy. Our health history, current well-being, stress load and sleep efficiency all contribute to our sleep requirement. The best gauge of […]
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8 Ways To Stop Bleeding Gums
Bleeding gums are often the sign of a deeper problem. The most common cause of bleeding gums is gum disease or an infection of the tissues which surround your teeth. Do not ignore this sign. Early treatment is cost effective and will prevent more extensive and expensive treatments. The following are effective ways to treat […]
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Feng Shui Contributes to Efficient Living and a Green Economy
  Contributing towards a green economy starts at your living and working spaces. Your space could be a small cubicle at the office, a room in your home, your apartment, house, or even your car. Feng Shui is the way to live in sync and harmony with your surrounding environment. It helps you to harness […]
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Cookie Dough Bites Recipe
Yields: 12 servings Total time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup cashew nuts 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 5 tsp maple syrup ¼ tsp salt 2 Tbsp cacao nibs Blend the cashews and oats in a food processor so the mixture resembles the consistency of flour meal. (It should be slightly […]
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Managing Mange
Treatment Plans that Speed Relief by Dr. Matthew J. Heller “Mangy mutt” may seem a benign enough term for a sorry-looking pooch, but behind the poor appearance can lie a troublesome health condition that causes many species of domestic animals, including cats, discomfort if not properly treated. Mange is typically caused by tiny, parasitic mites […]
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2016 Grand Rapids Conservation Collection
The greater Grand Rapids region has a myriad of nonprofit organizations who are dedicated to enhancing our community through an environmental lens. Whether protecting water, preserving land, engaging volunteers, or educating us about the natural world, these organizations could not be successful without the support of our community. Additionally, it is the collaboration among these […]
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Canadian First Nations’ Crystal Lameman to Speak at Wege Speaker Series
The Wege Foundation (www.wegefoundation.org) will host the 20th Annual Wege Speaker Series on Thursday, April 21 at 4pm at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. The speaker this year is Crystal Lameman, a member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, whose homeland is the site of the massive “tar sands” oil development in Alberta, Canada. […]
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August 2017

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