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26 Apr. 2014 Posted by Hannah Mich

Wrong is Right: Discovering proper movement

exercise, movement, proper posture, proper exercise technique

As an exercise specialist, the most common question I get from clients is, "am I doing this exercise right ? My answer a couple of years ago, would have been a decisive "yes" or "no," but I have grown as a professional and have learned a hard lesson that I want to share...

24 Feb. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich in proper posture, postural alignment, poor posture, improve posture

Slouchy No More: Improve your posture

stretches, postural exercises

Sitting at a computer desk eight hours a day. Driving long commutes to and from work. Lounging in your over-stuffed couch watching television. Combine these activities with stressful lifestyles and the obesity epidemic, and it is no wonder we are a society with a generally “slouchy” posture.

12 Feb. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich in new year's resolution, active lifestyle, live green, eco-friendly, recycle, reuse, organic

Ah Ha Moment: Greener you, healthier you

recycle, tennis shoes, sneakers, green living, active lifestyle

You are on the right track. You are eating more vegetables and less saturated fat. You have a gym membership and go three to four times a week. You also climb the stairs religiously instead of being crammed in the elevator with 10 other co-workers trying to make it to the office floor before eight o’clock in the morning. And you are saying “no” more than “yes” when it comes to those yummy doughnuts that seem to always be calling your name in the break room at the office. And yet something feels like it is missing?

21 Oct. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in spices, herbs, cinnamon, parsley, nutmeg, basil, natural remedies

The Aroma, Flavor and Health Benefits of Common Herbs and Spices

spices, herbs, cinnamon, parsley, nutmeg, basil, natural remedies

Herbs, such as basil, cinnamon, nutmeg and parsley, are more than just a way to add flavor to your favorite dishes. In fact, they have very powerful affects on the human body when consumed correctly. A better understanding of the foods we cook with can enable us to personalize our cooking to meet our personal tastes as well as our physical needs. If you feel you would benefit from the medicinal use of any one of these herbs or spices, contact a local naturalistic doctor.

Basil

14 Oct. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in protests, protesters, occupy wall street, occupy chicago, freedom, citizens

Our Fight: Voting is not enough to regain our freedom

protests, unity, citizens, freedom, rights, community, liberty

These recent protests are not just about money and corruption. We, the citizens of this country, have been used as a means to an end. Our rights as human beings and as citizens of this country have been over-shadowed by our role as consumers. We are protesting as citizens of this country because we recognize our power and our role in stopping such injustices from continuing to occur.

7 Oct. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in Legislation, EPA, FDA, USDA, environment, agriculture

Legislation That Shaped Our Current Environmental Movement, Agricultural Industry and Food Safety

legislation, EPA, FDA, USDA

It is hard to progress forward unless you know where we have been. Therefore, I thought it vital that we review the history of environmental, agricultural and food safety legislation, including the development of important government agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency. Although this list is not all-inclusive of past legislation, it should help you understand how certain government agencies developed and the role of government regulation.

1862 United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA

29 Aug. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in Bt cotton, GM cotton, pesticides, insecticides, cotton products

Cotton: Soft, absorbent and toxic

Bt cotton, cotton, organic cotton, pesticides, toxins

When you hear the word “cotton,” what do you think? Do you think white, fluffy, soft and absorbent? Do you think about t-shirts, socks and summer dresses? What many people do not think about is the process and chemicals used to get those cotton products we know and love. Now when I think about cotton, I cannot help but think about chemicals, toxins and health risk factors.

Here are some numbers to consider. 

15 Aug. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in politics, leaders, politicians, president, trust

No Trust No Leaders

leaders, leadership, politicians, trust

When I listen to the news on the television or read it on-line, I notice a common theme, political disputes. It seems our politicians cannot seem to get along. With all the arguing and personal attacks, it is a wonder our political leaders get anything done at all. Then I hear how Americans have lost faith in our politicians in part because of financial distress and this political upheaval. The consequences of this lack of trust in political leaders include the loss of leadership, little to no progress with programs and poor outlooks on future leaders.

10 Aug. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in water supply, Great Lakes shrinking, water crisis, water usage

Quenching Humans' Thirst: Depleting our water supply

water supply, droughts, water crisis

When I walk throughout my neighborhood in the middle of the hottest and usually driest months of July and August, I find that I am dodging the water shooting from sprinklers and jumping over puddles of water on sidewalks. Because clean water is so accessible to us, we consequently tend to be wasteful with its uses like leaving sprinklers on too long, creating a saturated yard and those sidewalk puddles. In our ignorance, we are taking advantage of a natural substance – water- without any regards to its limitations.

29 Jul. 2011 Posted by Hannah Mich in dandelion greens, weeds, herbal remedies

Mistaken Identity: The common dandelion

dandelion greens, weeds, herbal remedies

The dandelion is probably one of the most common weeds. The bright yellow flower is considered an eyesore whether they are in our yards, thriving on the side of the road or growing between cracks in a sidewalk. By definition a weed is a plant that is considered unwanted and a nuisance, which is a very subjective definition. Meaning, virtually anything could be considered a weed. So what do you know about dandelions besides the fact that they are considered a weed?

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