Author: Steinar

The “COVID Chronicles” movie1 gives a concise look at the pandemic, answering some of the questions that have left many people scratching their heads, because the reality and science don’t seem to match up with what the media is reporting. Ivor Cummins is a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem-solving. On his website, TheFatEmperor.com,2 he offers guidance on how to decode science to transform your health. He produced “COVID Chronicles” along with Donal O’Neill, a documentary filmmaker in the field of health and human performance. There were red flags in the…

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Jan. 7, 2022 — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to agree Friday with the federal government that it is within its rights to require health care facilities that accept Medicare or Medicaid dollars to vaccinate workers against COVID-19, but justices seemed more skeptical that the government can order other large businesses that they must require employees to be vaccinated or get regularly tested.The justices heard arguments for almost 3 hours on Friday in two cases that will decide whether the federal requirements can stay in place while businesses and 25 states challenge the mandates’ legality in lower courts.The court could…

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Ahh, it’s that time of year again. I don’t know about you, but the cold weather, post-holiday months are definitely my favorite time of year. Who doesn’t love a turned-up collar over a chunky knit sweater with thick socks and a beanie? There’s nothing quite like the feeling of the crisp, cool air stinging your cheeks when the rest of your body is wrapped up in warm layers. I live for it. My favorite pastime? Cooking up healthy soup recipes that make me feel cozy and warm. As an Aussie girl, I grew up spending the holidays in summer which meant…

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Photo courtesy of Britney Gill for GOODLAND Hot Tubs & Outdoors When you step into a hot tub or lie down on a heated mat, you’re more likely thinking about how wonderful it feels than about the therapeutic value—which is also significant. Heat treatment has benefits for our skin, core, muscles, pelvic floor, and sexual health. And you can get them at home. There’s a spiritual side to warmth as well. Saunas have long been a part of purification rituals for the body and soul, and sweat lodges are used for spiritual ceremonies by Indigenous people throughout North, South, and…

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Better Living uses affiliate links. If you make a purchase through them, we may receive a small commission (for which we are deeply grateful) at no cost to you.   For the perfect coffee drink that you and your guests will be sure to love this holiday season, try this super easy and delicious holiday eggnog latte recipe.   Eggnog Latte Coffee Recipe Give your daily latte a flavor boost with the rich and delicious cinnamon and vanilla flavors of eggnog with this easy 5 minute recipe. Course DrinksCuisine American Ingredients 1x2x3x1/3 cup warm steamed milk1/3 cup prepared eggnog, warmed 1/3…

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A City Hall wedding always sounded ideal to Angela and Ryan. “In San Francisco, magical moments occur between strangers every day,” she told me. “Like the way people banded together to chaperone elders in Chinatown during the surge of anti-Asian violence. I found those acts of service so moving during a scary time. So, it felt natural that Ryan and I would get married at our City Hall.” Here are some photos from their intimate day… “We agreed to get ready at home because we feel most comfortable there and wanted to spend the morning with our cat, Clancy. I…

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In the world of shiny new food trends, the humble green smoothie has taken a backseat to bright açaí bowls and fresh celery juice. Now don’t get me wrong, juicing can be healthy and smoothie bowls are a great way to add more vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to your diet. However, as a nutrition science major and a certified health coach, I understand how even small tweaks in our food intake can make a world of a difference. Most juices and açaí bowls out there are a blood-sugar crash waiting to happen, which will lead to sugar cravings, irritability, and…

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Photo courtesy of Julie Sergent Ferreri It’s 2022, it’s detox month at goop, and the best new clean beauty essentials—frizz-obliterating shampoo and conditioner, brow serum from a famous San Francisco brow guru, and more—are all here in the shop. Jean Godfrey-June executive beauty editor “The rare person who doesn’t get frizz or flyaways should ignore the following, but everyone else’s hair can now look (significantly) shinier and silkier, even on the most humid afternoons. Somehow, this shampoo and conditioner manage to delete frizz without tamping down curls, waves, or even volume. It is a guaranteed good hair day, and I…

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Sponsored by and developed in part with support from Ferring Pharmaceuticals.   Food is one of our favorite parts of the holidays. But when our gut health isn’t at its best, enjoying some of our favorite dishes and desserts can actually make us feel worse. As someone who’s had her fair share of gut issues after taking a course of antibiotics for Lyme Disease over a decade ago, I can tell you it’s no party. C. diff infection, short for Clostridioides difficile infection, affects the gut and can be particularly challenging to deal with this time of year.  Here we…

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