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      HOCl: MEET THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

      HOCl: MEET THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

      Did you ever have a cool kid who could do almost anything move into your neighborhood, and you wanted to hang out with him all the time?  Well, that’s the way we at Optional Nutrition and Wellness feel about our newest product, HOCl.  It’s effective, it has a myriad of application possibilities, and it’s easy to keep at home or take on the go.  It’s safe for all ages, free from any harmful chemicals and it is natural to the body.  Briotech, the industry-leading manufacturer, has made a product unmatched in stability, duplicating the purity and power of the innate immune system.  It's no wonder we are crushing on it.

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      HANDLING STRESS DURING COVID-19

      HANDLING STRESS DURING COVID-19

      As individuals, many of us feel we have lost control.  Someone else is dictating what we can and can’t do, where we can and can’t work, how we can and can’t conduct our daily lives.  It is uncomfortable to some and paralyzing to others.

      Where are you on that stress meter?  How can we bring a sense of calm back to our lives that don’t look at all normal right now? 

      First and foremost, contrary to what the media would have us believe, realize YOU ARE NOT HELPLESS!

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      HOW YOU CAN BE PREPARED FOR THE CORONAVIRUS?

      HOW YOU CAN BE PREPARED FOR THE CORONAVIRUS?

      In 1907, Baden-Powell, founder of Boy Scouts of America wrote their famous simple motto:  “Be prepared.” Upon hearing the Scout motto, someone asked the follow up question, “Prepared for what?”  Baden-Powell’s simple reply: “Why, for any old thing.” Good advice.


      Friends, by all news accounts, we are now facing in America the initial outbreak of COVID-19, and it’s time to put that Boy Scout motto to good use.   In an effort to give some preparedness to our patients, we offer the following information. Most people find knowledge to be empowering which consequently relieves fear.  This blog is aimed at equipping you so you realize you are not powerless in maintaining your health. In fact, you have an amazing arsenal at your disposal.

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      OXYTOCIN AND ITS LITTLE KNOWN BENEFITS

      OXYTOCIN AND ITS LITTLE KNOWN BENEFITS

      Oxytocin, the “cuddle hormone” which we discussed in the last blog (click here to read), has for years been relegated only to the OBGYN’s office for its relationship to childbirth and breastfeeding.  Ignored by doctors and researchers alike for years, its other amazing abilities have only recently been studied, and to date there is still no medical description of a deficiency in oxytocin. Beyond its sexual benefits as previously discussed, oxytocin has come on the scene with several newly found roles.  Below we will discuss several of the more researched benefits of oxytocin.

      Oxytocin also plays a role in mood stability, aiding in the treatment of schizophrenia, lowering blood pressure in women since it is a vasodilator, increasing milk supply in lactating women, mental alertness, neuroplasticity of the brain, appetite reduction, inducing labor, pain control during labor, and stopping hemorrhaging after delivery.

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      TIME TO TAKE OUT THE TRASH

      TIME TO TAKE OUT THE TRASH

      The emphasis quite often is to regulate what goes in and on our bodies, but how much time do we spend helping our bodies "take out the trash", aka, detoxing? Many of us don’t even know our detox pathways! Let’s take a little dumpster dive into the world of cellular garbage and detox and think of some simple ways we can show some love to these organs and systems.  The following ideas will not be an exhaustive list, but rather a jumping off point to get you started.

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      Have You Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’?

      Have You Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’?

      Valentines’ Day is just around the corner and just the mention of the holiday to celebrate love usually evokes one of two responses in people.  Possibly Marvin Gaye’s song, Let’s Get It On, pops into your mind as you anticipate a night filled with romance with the one you love.  But too often we find ourselves lamenting with the Righteous Brothers of passion gone awry or worse, we just don’t care anymore.  If your loss of passion is related to sex drive, desire, or ability, then keep reading. 

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