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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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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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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.

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.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, proprietor of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, reflects on an article that says you should make 2016 your "selfish" year.  In this case, "selfish" means to take care of yourself, and meet your own needs, so that you will be better able to take care of others.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, owner of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, reflects on advice for enjoying the holidays, including New Year's Eve, and the New Year ahead.  One suggestion is to remain in the moment, not to be overly preoccupied with things of the past or the future; also to practice forgiveness; and

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Thanksgiving may be behind us, but gratefulness is no less meaningful in our daily lives.  Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, the owner of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, reflects on a recent University of California-San Diego study that showed that gratefulness improved the condition of people with heart problems in their 60s, not only their heart health, but

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, says many people may suffer from a magnesium deficiency.  Velvete, the proprietor of Fire and Ice Massage and Spa in Commerce, says some 300 bodily functions depend on the right amount of magnesium in the body.  Listeners and readers should conduct their own research and consult with their personal physician before taking magnesium supplements.

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Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and proprietor of Fire and Ice Massage and Spa in Commerce, says mental health sometimes receives less emphasis than physical well-being.  In addition to the recommendations in this article, she says it's important to find meaning in your life, a purpose greater than pleasing yourself.

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Velvete Womack, the proprietor of Fire and Ice Massage and Spa, and our wellness commentator, discusses the health problems caused by sitting at a computer all day, and the "two-minute solution" that might add years to your life.

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Our wellness commentator and proprietor of the Fire and Ice spa, Velvete Womack, discusses food as the most important aspect of health, emphasizing natural, unprocessed foods.

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Wellness commentator Velvete Womack, proprietor of the Fire and Ice spa in Commerce, discusses the role of motivation -- "getting your mind right" -- in any program of improving your health and well-being.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, proprietor of Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, says recent research shows that low DHA blood levels in children contribute to poor sleep habits, as well as resulting behavioral problems.  Cold-water fish such as salmon and tuna and natural supplements with Omega 3 acids are helpful in raising DHA levels.  The same dietary advice is go

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Dr. Velvete Womack, wellness coordinator of the Fire and Ice spa in Commerce, discusses wellness concepts for starting the new year.  Also, Velvete previews the Wellness University scheduled for Saturday, January 17 at the Northeast Texas Children's Museum in Commerce.