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What You Need to Know About Depression: MTHFR Mutation Symptoms

When I found out I was homozygous for the MTHFR gene mutation c677t, it was like a lightbulb. It explained so many of my health problems, but one of the biggest was depression. After a year of treatment, diet changes, and supplements, I feel so much better! The depression is gone, and a whole lot of other issues are much better. Think I’m an anomoly? I’m not. MTHFR is much more common than most people realize, and it could be why or someone know you are suffering from depression, too. 

What You Should Know About Niacin and Depression

Depression is isolating. You keep the symptoms hidden, even from yourself. Recovery and treatment feel impossible and overwhelming. A few years ago when I realized that I was really depressed and not just having a really hard time for a really long time, I knew I had to get help fast, and that’s when I tried niacin. The results were fast and significant. It saved my life. 

35 Errands You Can Run Before 10 a.m.

I’m often out of the house early for school drop offs, sports practices, or workouts, and since I’m already out, I want to do a few errands. Most places don’t open until mid morning, but I’ve made a list of 35 errands you can run before 10 a.m. and get a jump start on the day or make the most of your time. 

How to Start and Stick to an Exercise Routine

How to Start and STICK TO an Exercise Routine

Getting started with a new workout plan is usually the hardest part, but once you get going, it becomes second nature. Whether your goal is weight loss or getting in shape, I have 30 tips to get you motivated to get to the gym, start that strength training program or perfect your yoga poses. I’m ready to do this. Are you?

20 Quick, Easy and Healthy Meal Starters from Costco

Our lives are so hectic that getting a healthy, delicious dinner on the table can feel impossible at the end of an already harried day. I have found 20 quick, easy, healthy meal starters at Costco that I keep on hand for the nights when the only other options seem to be fast food or fasting. Most of them are gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo. Some of them are also Whole30 compliant.I can get a quick and easy meal on the table in 15 minutes with most of them, and that saves us all from a life of drive-thru purgatory. 

The Secret to Staying Sane During Summer Break

Summertime fun with kids can also wear you out! It can be hard work to have so much fun, and after about a week of working your way through the list of 100 fun things to do (whose idea was that anyway?), you might be banging on the doors of the school begging for summer classes. I have the secret to staying sane during summer break so it can be a break in between all that fun. 

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