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Healthier (Decadent) Valentine Desserts

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  deviantart.com     I love chocolate. For Valentines Day, but really, every day.     Good chocolate.  Dark (at least 70% cacao).  Low sugar.  High in anti-oxidants. It is really a health food, until it gets processed into junk with wax and chemicals.  Sadly, most of the popular chocolates on the market fall into this […]

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A Relaxing Detox Bath

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    Happy New Year!   Since we are in the month of resolutions and detoxing, I wanted to give you a simple detox you can enjoy whenever you have 30 or so minutes before bed. This is important, because I promise you you’ll want to sleep after you get out of the tub. It’s […]

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The Gift of Being Triggered

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  Meltdown season. Here we are. If you haven’t had one, even just a little one, please share your secret to sanity. Because dealing with unrealistic schedules, endless gift buying and wrapping, multiple family dynamics, an overabundance of decedant food, harsh freezing weather, and usual day-to-day life, it gets to be a bit much for […]

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The Best Way to Take Your Supplements

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  I love simple infographics, being such a visual person myself. Since this is so well done, I’ll just let you enjoy it and put it into practice.   Keep in mind supplements are no substitute for eating actual healthy food, which often combines these nutrients for you.  With that said, it is a great […]

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Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!

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 (yes, you can have pie and still be healthy)   For most people in the US, gathering with family to eat an enormous holiday meal, and maybe express gratitude between forkfuls, is a day looked upon with mixed anticipation and angst.  Will everyone get along?  How am I going to get all of these dishes […]

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How safe is your microwave?

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  I get asked a lot about how safe it is to use microwaves. Personally, I use it daily. For storage. That’s it. Actually, I do occasionally take out what’s inside to “nuke” a natural heat pack for sore muscles, so it does have a second purpose.  What I will never do with it again […]

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On Doing Everything on Your Own

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source   The community I live in very much prides itself on being able to do everything yourself.  I agree that there is a lot of value in that; learning to be self-sufficient is an important life skill.  However, I do think it puts a lot of pressure on an individual to not ask for […]

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Cure Your Sugar Hangover

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    If you dipped a few too many times into the candy bowl, you may feel lethargic, foggy or have sore joints (among other discomforts).  Why?  Because sugar is so inflammatory, it literally makes your entire system flare up. You need to give your body some extra love and assistance to help bring it […]

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Pumpkin Powerhouse Smoothie

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    Since I’ve already professed my adoration for pumpkin, I thought I would share a recipe with you that I make often during the fall months.  It’s rich in iron, vitamin A, potassium and protein, and you can make it in about two-and-a-half minutes.  This makes for a quick snack or meal that is […]

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Eating for the Seasons: Fall 2013 Edition

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    The many reasons to adore fall.  Slightly cooler temperatures perfect for favorite boots and sweaters, gorgeous bursts of changing color against the crisp blue of the sky, and the seasonal harvest that creates our cravings for creamy soups, crisp apples anything pumpkin spice.   Eating the best of the fall produce is a […]

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