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Jazz Up Your Water!

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Drinking water on a daily basis is one of the best habits to pick up – staying hydrated and healthy will always be in season. However, it can leave you yearning for more kick, just a little more flavor. Fortunately that can be easily remedied – water does not have to be boring! Read More »

“‘Accidentally’ Natural Products”

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For many, living well is not simply a fad. It is not a fleeting moment that brings organics and natural products in their home – it is a way of life and it is a way to be conscious, sustainable citizens of the planet. Here is a list of five products that prove that labels do not always need to read ‘organic’ for you to live naturally. Read More »

Spice Up Your Life!

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Spices are the best way to make a typical meal become an impressive feast. You have the choice to set the scene, whether you want to create a house-warming aroma with cinnamon and ginger, or a festive and exotic mood with cayenne pepper and turmeric. But a mouthful of foodie-essence isn’t the only thing you’ll get with spices. Most are chockfull of nourishing elements including, anti-inflammatory, metabolic-boosting, and/or curative assets. Read More »

Tips for healthy school lunches

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Getting kids to eat a healthy diet isn’t always easy. Carb heavy school lunches are expensive and don’t promote healthy food choices. With the school year just around the corner, it’s time to get organized for packing school lunches. Providing your kids with healthy lunch options doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. The key to success is having a plan in place. These time-saving tips will help you pack healthy lunches that don’t break the bank. Read More »

Is Your Cooking Causing You to Age Faster?

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There are a thousand different things in the world that accelerate the aging process, from tanning to smoking, too much stress, skipping out on sleep, and everything in between. Now it’s time to open your eyes to another way aging may be sneaking up on you quicker than you want, and it lives in your kitchen. Many foods and cooking methods contain and/or produce nasty compounds that can lead to an extra wrinkle, or even worse, a disease driven from inflammation - and they are literally called AGE’s. Read More »

Are Metals to Blame for Your Children’s Behavior?

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One of the biggest concerns for any mom is that her children are getting the proper nutrition so that they can be healthy and happy. After all, that is what moms everywhere want for their children. However, what your child is eating may be causing some behavior problems according to some recent studies. Research from Dr. Neil Ward of the University of Surrey has found that there is a link between excessive amounts of certain metals in food and aggressive or anti-social behavior in children. Since children’s brains and bodies are still developing, these metals could be causing conditions such as autism, anxiety, and depression as well as learning disabilities. Read More »

Health Food or Junk Food? The Truth about Juice

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If you were to open an American child’s lunchbox (under age 8), you’re sure to find three things – a sandwich on white bread, potato chips (or equivalent) and a juice box. Most unknowing parents would presume the chips are the worst part of that equation in a child’s diet, but would you be surprised if we told you otherwise? Read More »