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Top 10 Articles of 2013

Top 10 Articles of 2013

Happy New Year! I wish each of you a joyous 2014 filled with abundant health, joy and blessings.

2013 was an amazing year for Good Works Wellness Research. I am so blessed to share information that empowers you to improve your health. I appreciate your support and encouragement more than you know. In 2014, I will launch a broad selection of online coaching programs, will increase my offering of online webinars and onsite seminars, and will continue top102013expanding my list of services. I look forward to growing with you!

Following are the articles I wrote in 2013 which received the highest number of views and interaction. Some of the articles that made the list surprised me. It was especially surprising to see some of my oldest articles make the list this year, even though they were not last year’s top ten. Interesting!

As always, if there is a topic you would like me to cover, please let me know! I am here to serve you.

Top Articles of 2013

  1. Green Coffee Bean Extract and Raspberry Ketones: Truth or Hype?
    Shares important information about whether or not these popular supplements actually work. Also shares important warnings on side effects and potential negative consequences of using them.
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  2. Signs of Zinc Deficiency and Ways to Increase Zinc Levels
    Discusses ways to spot a zinc deficiency and the best ways to boost your zinc levels. The statement, “You need zinc to think,” is very true!
  3. Create a Detoxification Bath Using Common Ingredients
    Provides details on simple ingredients you can add to a bath to create a pampering detoxification experience and boost health.
  4. Important Facts About Chia Seeds
    Turns out these tiny seeds are loaded with nutrients and health benefits. This article shares information about why chia seeds are a great addition to any eating style and also shares recipes and creative ways to use them.
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  5. Top 10 Ways to Shorten the Duration of a Cold
    A helpful article that shares simple steps to take to make any cold or flu less severe.

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  6. Top Seven Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight
    An inability to lose weight is not always due to lifestyle issues. This article discusses physiological imbalances that can make weight loss impossible.
  7. How Motorcycle Riding Improves Physical Health
    The fact this article made the top ten was a very pleasant surprise! My thanks to all the motorcycle advocacy sites that picked it up and shared it. Article shares facts about the ways riding a motorcycle improves health and wellness.

  8. The Wonders of Goldenseal
    This was another surprise. One of the first articles I ever wrote, it shares information about the many uses of the versatile herb Goldenseal. Also shares dosage information, warnings and contraindications.
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  9. Top 11 Reasons I Refuse to Get a Flu Shot
    This article generated a lot of controversy, but was written with love. The article shares the top scientific reasons I choose to not get a flu shot. Vaccination is a very personal choice. I’m not anti-vaccination, I’m simply pro-research.
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  10. The Joy of Fruitless Smoothies
    This was another big surprise and was also another very early article. It is encouraging to see that information I shared several years ago is still pertinent. This article shares information about why smoothies do not need fruit. Also shares several great recipes.

Top 10 Articles of 2012

Happy New Year! I wish each of you a joyous 2013 filled with many blessings and abundant joy.Top 10 Articles of 2012 Graphic

I’ve never been much of a “follower,” but it appears the expected thing to do at the start of a new year is to create a top 10 list. This is mine. Following are the articles I wrote in 2012 which received the highest number of views and which focus on topics which are frequently searched for. Some of the articles that made the list surprised me. Based on the titles included in the top ten, it is obvious everyone loves lists.

As always, if there is a topic you would like me to cover, please let me know! I am here to serve you.

Top Articles of 2012

  1. Green Coffee Bean Extract and Raspberry Ketones: Truth or Hype?
    Shares important information about whether or not these popular supplements actually work. Also shares important warnings on side effects and potential negative consequences of using them.
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  2. Signs of Zinc Deficiency and Ways to Increase Zinc Levels
    Discusses ways to spot a zinc deficiency and the best ways to boost your zinc levels. The statement, “You need zinc to think,” is very true!
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  3. Create a Detoxification Bath Using Common Ingredients
    Provides details on simple ingredients you can add to a bath to create a pampering detoxification experience and boost health.
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  4. Top Seven Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight
    An inability to lose weight is not always due to lifestyle issues. This article discusses physiological imbalances that can make weight loss impossible.
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  5. Top Five Ingredients to Avoid in Skin Care Products
    What are you putting on your skin? Read this to learn which skin care ingredients can have negative effects.
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  6. Top 10 Ways to Shorten the Duration of a Cold
    A helpful article that shares simple steps to take to make any cold or flu less severe.
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  7. Important Facts About Chia Seeds
    Chia seeds rarely get the respect they deserve. This article shares important information that may make you appreciate them much more.
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  8. Top Six Ways to Maximize Digestion
    Many health practitioners consider digestion the most important determinant of health. Read this article to learn helpful ways to improve digestion and absorption.
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  9. Best Tests for Sources of Vitamin B12 
    B12 deficiencies are very common. This article discusses ways to spot a B12 deficiency, which forms of B12 are most effective at reducing deficiencies, and which tests are the most accurate.
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  10. Dark Circles Under the Eyes: Causes and Solutions
    Dark circles under the eyes are not merely a cosmetic issue, but have a physiological cause. This article provides helpful information on recognizing why you have dark circles and steps you can take to diminish them.

 

My Holiday Prayer for You

This holiday season, my prayer for you is that your days will be filled with overflowing joy,

That you will know unlimited contentment in every moment,

That everyone you encounter will treat you honestly and ethically while wearing a smile,

That your body will glow with abundant health and your accounts with sufficient wealth.

I pray your household will be filled with peace, your heart with joy, and your outlook with hope.

I pray you will know no sadness, stress or anger in the year to come.

I pray every light will be green and every line short.

I pray doors of opportunity will open wide while doors of despair slam in your face.

I pray your weekends will be filled with sun and your weeks with productivity.

I pray your vehicles will carry you safely and your appliances never fail.

I pray every meal will strengthen you and be gently heated by the warmth of family and friends.

I pray your wardrobe always flatters and your shoes never hurt.

I pray your wisdom grows and your fears fade.

May every day begin with a smile of expectation and end with a sigh of satisfaction.

May you always have the confidence to ignore voices of doubt.

May each joy multiply and every sadness shrink.

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May every raindrop create bouquets and every cloud sprout a rainbow.

May each day be full and each night peaceful. 

Most of all, I pray your heart never doubts you are loved deeply.
Your support blesses me. I sincerely pray this season is filled with much joy for you and those you love. May God richly bless you now and always

With Much Love,

Pamela Reilly

A Naturopathic View of Blog Indiana 2012

Blog Indiana 2012Last week I had the immense privilege of attending and speaking at Blog Indiana 2012. Blog Indiana is a conference for – you guessed it – bloggers in Indiana. The problem with describing Blog Indiana is that its sessions and attendees extend far beyond the blogging community. It is impossible to condense the conference to fit into a nice, tidy box.

While at the conference, I met a diversity of people with varied interests. I met people who had never written a blog post and were there to learn more about blogging and social media. I met people who are CEOs of or who work for social media and internet marketing companies. I met many people who are considered experts in their field on a national level. I also met people who had little or no involvement in social media and blogging and who came to Blog Indiana to learn as much as they could and to network. Blog Indiana is obviously an amazing conference that appeals to and benefits a wide range of people with varied interests. I was incredibly blessed to see many old friends and to make many new connections. I learned so much that it will take several months to implement every factor I want to apply to my business.

Just for fun, I thought I’d share a “Naturopathic perspective” on what attendees gained and lost during Blog Indiana 2012. The analogy is weak, but it works, simply because Blog Indiana provides “nutrition” that helps businesses heal and which helps banish negativity. I want to give Randy Clark credit for his unique blog post: Blog Indiana’s Big Problem and for giving me permission to steal his idea of helping promote the speakers by linking back to them.

Detoxification of Toxic Information

Whether attendees learned from Allison Carter that engagement requires visual enhancement and that writers must let go of fears related to using graphics,  or learned from Douglas Karr that creating solid SEO requires eliminating outdated SEO myths, I guarantee every attendee was able to detoxify beliefs and knowledge that were hindering their growth. I also have no doubt this cleanse of outdated information equipped Blog Indiana attendees to pursue new levels of success. Other sessions that helped with the detoxification process included Steve Hill’s presentation on getting great results with rebranding, and (hopefully) my session, which explored ways to easily generate content and recognize existing content sources. (You can view my presentation at The Care and Feeding of Content Monsters.)

Regeneration of Purpose and Vision

Every attendee received cutting-edge information and research related to social media tools, programs and philosophies. Based on what I heard from most of the attendees I spoke with (and I spoke with as many as I could), the amount of information gained was overwhelming. Many attendees said their first goal was to condense everything they learned into a set of bullet points, and to then create a plan for implementing specific points each week. Summarizing everything gained and creating a feasible implementation plan is itself a daunting task.

For most attendees, the information gained not only provided the encouragement they needed to move forward, but also provided tools and techniques they can use to advance their business or their personal development.  The range of information shared was immense and included everything from essential Facebook tools (Chad Richards), how to start your own “Friend Up” for reciprocal networking (Randy Clark), how to tell your story and leverage grammar to gain respect (Jane Goodwin), or how to use social media to promote not-for-profit events and needs (Nathan Hand and Sara Croft). That’s a very tiny sampling of the sessions, so you can imagine the wealth of valuable information that was shared!

Establishing Supporting Relationships

As I said previously, some of the attendees at Blog Indiana were there solely to network. Regardless of our end goal, I know every attendee enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and find new resources for their business and personal needs. It is amazing to go to a conference where absolutely every person is friendly, engaging and genuinely wants to help. While there, I heard networking stories of people who found jobs, people who wound up dating someone they met at Blog Indiana, and more than one person spoke of finding a company they soon realized was a perfect fit for their business needs. The networking opportunities and potential to make new friends was huge. For the speakers, I know the stress level was very low, as speaking at Blog Indiana is similar to speaking in front of a room filled with family. 

Having Fun and Decompressing

Please don’t think Blog Indiana was all work and no play. Every session I attended was enhanced by numerous laughs, and it was not uncommon to hear loud laughter coming from other sessions. Blog Indiana is fun in the midst of the benefits! I very much appreciate that the organizers, Noah Coffey and Sean Plew, not only exhausted themselves ensuring every facet of Blog Indiana flowed perfectly, but also took time to organize social events before and during the conference. The ability to socialize without a schedule helped each of us get to know each other better and helped cement the relationships that had been formed.

To put it quite simply: Blog Indiana is my favorite conference every year. I highly recommend attending! For those who attended this year, what needs to be added to this post? For those who weren’t there. which session do you think you would have enjoyed the most? I look forward to reading your answers!

Updates on Where to Find Me

Hello! I’m getting so many questions about where I see clients that I decided it was time to share some updates. I’ve had many big changes in the last few months and want to let everyone know!

As always, I provide consultations in person or via telephone or Skype. Please don’t let location stop you from contacting me. I also travel frequently and am often able to set up consultations during my travel dates.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact me via telephone at 317.489.0909 or via email. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have about me or my services.

Please note I cannot answer personal health questions via email due to liability issues. I can only answer personal medical questions for established clients.

Information on the Website

  • If you are interested in scheduling a consultation and want to learn more about what to expect, the Consultations page is a great place to start.
  • If you are curious about what will occur during your consultation, please visit the What to Expect page.
  • If you would like to learn more about me and the journey I traveled to reach the point I’m at today, please visit the Meet Pamela page.

Office Locations

I currently see clients on the west side of Indianapolis, near the Eagle Creek Airport. 

West Side Office

Located inside of the offices of Dr. Michael Gossweiler Periodontics:

7537 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46254


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