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Healer Allan Haynes

Healer Allan Haynes

 Allan Haynes followed in the footsteps of his grandfather in St. Thomas and became a healer. Haynes was never officially taught by his family, instead he carefully observed his grandfather. Before modern medicine, healers were common in villages in the island. Haynes says he... Read More »

Why Organ Donation Is Important and What...

Why Organ Donation Is Important and What Kind of Organs Can You Donate?

Our body is made up of many organs that perform very specific functions. These organs are systems of cells and tissues that are assigned specific tasks like respiration, digestion etc. The capacity of these organs to perform the given tasks diminished with age. The main organs that experience... Read More »

Make Life Bigger Than Yes Versus No

Make Life Bigger Than Yes Versus No

Many people want you to stop saying "Yes" to everything. It's overloading your life, sapping your energy, and keeping you from doing the meaningful stuff. Jeff Goins calls this "the small but soul-crushing word you use every day." Their solution? Say... Read More »

Holiday Eating Survival Guide

Holiday Eating Survival Guide

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, RD A few weeks ago, we celebrated Thanksgiving. Now, Christmas is right around the corner. While celebrating, it is easy to gain ten even twenty pounds between now and Three Kings. Today’s nutrition tip will provide you helpful strategies that will... Read More »

Low-Calorie Sweetener Facts

Low-Calorie Sweetener Facts

What are low calorie sweeteners? Are they safe to use? Today’s nutrition tip concludes the diabetes awareness series with this confusing topic. According to the American Diabetes Association, low-calorie sweeteners, formerly known as artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes, have few... Read More »

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Chocolates & Health

Written by Rebecca Faulkner, MS, R Which chocolate is healthier, milk chocolate or dark chocolate? If your answer is dark chocolate, then you are correct. During processing, cocoa goes... Read More »