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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on an article explaining that some severe headaches may be caused by dehydration.  In the hot summer weather, drinking water is even more important.  It's recommended that a 160-pound person drink 80 ounces of water per day.  Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

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Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator, discusses the importance of dreaming to our well-being, and ways to sleep better, "perchance to dream."  Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, a

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Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator, reflects on an article touting the benefits of socialization, or interacting freely with other people, to our well-being and health.  Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, and her associate Tonya "Tank the Nurse" Kerrin, discuss the advantages of aromatherapy.  Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, says although green is most popular on St. Patrick's Day, the color provides many psychological advantages.  Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

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Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, says studies show being grateful is beneficial to your overall health, including making your heart and brain healthier.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, says if you're giving chocolates for Valentine's Day, consider the excellent health benefits of dark chocolate.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, discusses the advantages, and potential hazards, of body cleansing or detox programs.  Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

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Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on ways of minimizing the stress of the Christmas holidays.

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Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on the need to create intentions before setting goals

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, discusses how to combat the nasal congestion that comes from fall allergies. Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, discusses the effects of allergies, which will likely be more prevalent as fall arrives.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack,  owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, discusses the challenge of coping with the intense summer heat.  In some ways, modern conveniences such as air conditioning make adapting to the heat more difficult.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on an article that describes how gardening provides excellent exercise.  Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on a video comparing popular American breakfast items -- such as doughnuts and pancakes -- to the more healthful breakfast foods enjoyed in other countries.  Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on a Psychology Today article that chronic stress may damage brain structure and connectivity.  The article is based on a University of California study.  Other than prescription drugs, meditation, exercise, social connectivity, laughter, and listening to your favorite music are recommended as good ways to combat stress.  Dr.

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Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reviews a Mayo Clinic article that advises caution in using complementary and alternative medicine.  The article reminds us not to take information about supplements and other products on the Internet at face value.

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Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, comments on a Mayo Clinic article on complementary and alternative medicines.  Velvete says we should always see a doctor before adopting unconventional products or treatments.

Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on a Mayo Clinic article that explains how being assertive can help reduce stress and improve personal communication.

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Wellness commentator Velvete Womack, proprietor of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on an article suggesting certain types of nutritional supplements for specific symptoms of stress.

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Our wellness commentator Velvete Womack, owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, says biofeedback is a way for individuals to learn to control certain functions within the body, such as high blood pressure.

Our wellness commentator Velvete Womack considers the benefits of sleep.  While experts recommend that most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per day,  Velvete says those hours do not necessarily need to be in one continuous stretch.  And she offers some surprising sleep aids, including plunging your feet in ice water.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, discusses a natural and holistic approach to fighting allergies. The approach involves eliminating candida, a type of yeast that thrives in the gastrointestinal tract, by avoiding foods that are based on yeast and refined simple carbohydrates.  These include white flour, white rice, processed sugars, table salt, mushrooms and beer.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack of Lighthouse Education, reflects on a Huffington Post article, predicting the top fitness and wellness trends of 2017.  Among them HIIT, which stands for "high-intensity interval training" and hygge (pronounced HUE-ga), a Danish word which means "taking pleasure in the simple and ordinary."

Our wellness commentator Velvete Womack, marketing director of Lighthouse Education, relates her experience in implementing the "23-minute morning ritual that will transform your whole day," which we discussed on a previous program.  And Velvete recommends sticking with it (or any other change in your life) for 21 days to establish a new habit.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, marketing director of Lighthouse Communication, has been so taken with a morning routine described in the article "This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Will Transform Your Day," that she has decided to try it herself.

Velvete Womack, owner of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, reflects on a recent article, "10 Things to Hate About Sleep Loss" (as if there aren't already enough things to hate about losing sleep).  Velvete recommends that you drink eight ounces of water before going to bed (which she says will not cause you to go to the bathroom more than normal) and disconnecting from all media for an hour or so before sleep.

Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and proprietor of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, reflects on the health benefits of hugging, which among other things, reduces pain, depression and stress, decreases the heart rate, and lessens worry of mortality.

Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and proprietor of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, says kombucha is a fermented tea that was first brewed by the Chinese more than 2,000 years ago.  It has a "rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis and other degenerative diseases."  Kombucha can be brewed at home, or purchased as a commercial product.

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