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4 Tips to Purify and Bring New Energy To Your Home

The new year is upon us all, as we are reminded to set positive resolutions and change old mindsets and habits that do not serve us to the side lines. What better way to start anew then with these simple 4 steps that will bring better energy and "chi" into your home and living spaces. A nurturing and toxic-free environment is what we should always aim for, but don't get overwhelmed at trying to make everything perfect. One item at a time, always flowing, and at your own pace. (more…)

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Essential Oils, Health, Skin

Organic DIY Face Scrubs, Masks and Washes

Nothing screams that you love and appreciate Mom like homemade gifts. (Moms will appreciate that no matter what the occasion and how many celebrations have been logged in the books). This Mother’s Day, think outside the fresh cut flowers and box of chocolates in the red shaped box. Send her a jar of your homemade organic face creams and scrubs with essential oils. It will help her relax and who doesn't like a little good-for-you pampering? (more…)

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Health

Composting Benefits, How To’s and Worm Bins

As earth day quickly approaches (Tuesday, April 22, 2014 this year), I will be writing a few articles dedicated to how we can each better our living environment, earth and health through simple steps that do not take a lot of money or time. Of course, earth day is just a specific day in spring where we observe why it is good to be nice and considerate to Mother Nature, but we should always to aware and conscious of decreasing our carbon footprint, leaving as little to no trace of garbage behind and try to simply do better as far

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Nutrition

Eating Well On A Budget

Many people think eating well and being healthy takes a lot of money and is only for the rich. Nothing can be further away from the truth. The information below highlights some of the top tips to save BIG when it comes to nourishing you and your family's bodies with wholesome-good-for-you-foods. Healthy is for everyone.  (more…)

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Health

The State Fair: Social Pressures and Healthy Fair Foods

State fairs seem to be an all year event, highlighting carnival games, vertigo educing rides, world record size animals, artist exhibits, and music concerts. Perhaps even a greater draw than those listed above is the food. Anything fried or artery clogging, from batter fried beer, to fried pats of butter. Perhaps it is time where people defiantly claim their freedom from intentionally seeking out non-GMO, organic and seasonal foods. (Perhaps not). At any rate, there is an up side to the 24/7 health conscious and perhaps overly nutty (by mainstream middle-America terms) foodie; there is a growing trend for health fairs to

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Nutrition

Top 10 Nutrition Essentials for the Home

I get a lot of emails from people asking me what are the most healthy and essential foods that they should eat on a daily basis and what are examples of foods I eat at home. Though it may seem near impossible to many to incorporate superfoods in every meal, especially for a busy, (sometimes traveling) and picky household, there are easy staples to base your meals from. I turn to the following 10 nutrition essentials when designing a meal plan for myself and for my family. Not only are they all power foods, they are versatile, delicious and should

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Nutrition

Cool Off, Get Lean, and Pump Up Health Benefits of Summer Fruits and Vegetables

Summer is here and the temperature outside is super sizzling (in many places of the western hemisphere now). Most all children are out of school and frequenting the water sources (beaches, pools, lakes and back yard sprinklers). What are perfect healthy summer treats that cool the active and hot body? Summer is a great time to eat more antioxidant rich and sweet juicy fruits and vegetables. It is a time where our metabolisms are in full charge, which in turn should create more momentum, movement and drive for total body circulation, detoxing and slimming down. Flu season is behind us.

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Health, Nutrition

Spring Has Sprung! Eating Seasonally for Spring

I am a huge supporter and advocate of eating seasonally, eating organic, and eating locally. This type of eating lifestyle and dietary consciousness is not only about what is good for our bodies; it is about what is symbiotically beneficial to the environment as well. Eating seasonally appropriate foods gives our bodies optimum nutrition and energy. It cools and heats our bodies according to our changing environment and helps us detox and cleanse our body organs so we are lighter, more resilient and stronger than last season. Want to have more spring in your step and save money on foods

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Nutrition

Be Stronger and Healthier? A Look into the PALEO Diet

It is a very popular eating style by many hard core athletes; especially those devoted to the sport of Cross Fit. Some declare that it is even be a movement into better eating and awareness! I am referring to the PALEO Diet, or food and nutrition consumption by eating foods that are focused primarily on a wide variety of raw, unprocessed, whole foods, vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots and meats. The PALEO Diet is also concordant with a person’s genetic ancestry, and has promises that people can avoid many of the diseases associated with our modern diet, including diabetes, heart disease

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Children, Health

Pesticide Dangers to Humans and Animals

When ingested, pesticides accumulate in the fat deposits in the body where they remain and eventually cause extreme damage. Infants and young children consuming breast milk ingest pesticides as does pregnant women who pass pesticides on to their fetus. Women who eat fruits and vegetables that have been sprayed with pesticides, pass the pesticides on to their nursing children. People who eat meat that has been injected with growth hormones and antibiotics, and fed feed that is produced with pesticides, not only (for women) pass these chemicals on to their nursing children, but change testosterone in the bodies into estrogen.

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