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  • What is the best menstrual cup and why should you even use one? Learn the many benefits of menstrual cups and find the best one for you.

Best Menstrual Cup (And why you should ditch your tampons!)

Looking for the best menstrual cup? Or, are you just hearing about menstrual cups for the first time and wondering “why would anyone use that thing!?” That’s what I first thought when I first started wondering about menstrual cups. So what got me on the road to reviewing and figuring out the best menstrual cup? [...]

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  • Want to get your family on board with healthy eating? This simple nutrition fact labels game is sure to win them over.

Nutrition Fact Labels: Why you need to read them.

Who really enjoys reading nutrition fact labels? I mean, really? But here's why I think those nutrition fact labels are a huge part of any real food journey. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's back up a bit. I often get asked, "how to get my family/spouse/friend/etc. on board with real food?" And it [...]

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  • Want some good posture tips? Check out this comprehensive article on the basics of sitting. Improve your posture and reduce back pain. Super important stuff.

Good Posture Tips: The Complete Guide to Healthy Sitting

Good posture tips are floating all around online. The problem is, most of them don’t address how to maintain good posture while sitting. And with back pain on the rise for so many people, knowing the basics of sitting isn’t just about looking tall and confident. It’s about reducing chronic back pain, having more energy, [...]

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  • This gluten-free pancake recipe is also a homemade gluten-free pancake mix! Making a nourishing breakfast is so easy now with this flax-seed pancake recipe.

Gluten-Free Pancake Recipe (+ Easy make-ahead pancake mix)

This gluten-free pancake recipe is the bees knees. And I'm going to show you how to turn it into an even easier make-ahead  gluten-free pancake mix so you'll be ready to provide a nourishing breakfast any day of the week. Gluten-free pancake recipe = Love in the morning. We’ve all heard how important the first meal [...]

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  • Learn the benefits of deep breathing and how to enhance your health with these breathing exercises and tips.

Benefits of Deep Breathing + Breathing Exercises & Tips

What are the benefits of deep breathing? Well, I’ll tell you. But first, take a deep breath in. Go ahead, I’ll wait. When I was a freshman in college my roommate (who I still love and adore) would often be at her computer typing away furiously while I’d be on my uncomfortable twin bed doing [...]

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  • My health journey was a major shift in perspective. What is real food? What kind of exercise is good? I hope my health journey will help inspire yours.

My Health Journey – A Shift in Perspective

It's been a while since I've shared my health journey. For a long time I felt like some sort of “in the closet” crunchy-granola, green-livin’, real-food-believin’ hippie. Sure, the people who really know me know that I believe in health. And if someone asked I’d be more than happy to share a DIY cleaning product [...]

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  • Just because you know the importance of exercise doesn't mean it's always easy to fit in. Learn how to get moving more, no matter how busy you are!

Importance of Exercise: Tips to move more & better.

We all know the importance of exercise… or do we? Is it really just to have defined abs or burn enough calories to eat whatever we want? I remember a conversation I had with a wonderful friend many years ago. She was really getting into running and confided in me her motivation: “I work out [...]

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  • Why should you ditch your fabric softener? Lots of reasons. Learn how to keep your home safer with these easy fabric softener alternatives.

Fabric Softener Alternatives and Other Safe Approaches to Laundry

Why would you need fabric softener alternatives? I mean, when I think of doing laundry I think of: Fuzzy bears bouncing into piles of colorful towels. Sunshine swirls dancing around a clothesline. Warm-from-the-dryer blankets wrapped tenderly around your family. I mean, this stuff is cozy and heart-warming. The array of products marketed to the masses [...]

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  • The adaptogenic properties of Holy Basil and energizing Chia Seeds are perfect to replenish your body. Try this homemade sports drink recipe today.

Tulsi and Chia Seed Homemade Sports Drink

Your homemade sports drink just got a lot better with two words: Chia Seeds. If you look in the dictionary, the definition of chia seeds is as follows: CHIA: n /'tji-a/ the actual, indisputable, perfect supplement to anything ever. Also see: Heaven, Gift to Earth, Ambrosia, etc. Yup. That's it. Assuming, of course, that your dictionary's up [...]

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  • Learn about the free way to boost your health. Earthing benefits range from better sleep and much more. Learn how easy it is to start earthing today.

Earthing Benefits: The free way to boost your health.

Let’s talk about earthing. As a modern dancer I’ve always viewed the feet as the foundation for the body, especially for spinal health. I prefer walking barefoot as much as  possible, and when I buy shoes they MUST be comfortable. And as a somatic practitioner I often look at women wearing high heels and feel [...]

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  • These avocado fries are so amazing! Seriously, make some today. You won't be sorry.

Recipe: Avocado Fries with Chili Lime Mayonnaise

Avocado fries. If that doesn't sound amazing, I'm not sure what does. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Avocados, in my opinion, are just about the most perfect food. I love to slice them, sprinkle just a hint of sea salt on the slices, and savor them one at a time. I love chopped avocado [...]

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  • Looking for natural remedies for seasonal allergies? Here are 9 effective natural remedies for seasonal allergies that are easy to try.

Nine Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Natural remedies for seasonal allergies: Allergy sufferers rejoice! I remember growing up watching my mom suffer from seasonal allergies every year. I felt fortunate that I didn’t have any allergies, especially because even as a young child I hated the idea of taking pills. That all changed when I moved a couple of years ago. [...]

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  • Have you tried the oil cleansing method? Learn why you should! www.thankyourbody.com

Oil Cleansing Method: What it is and why you should do it.

Oil cleansing method? What does that mean? Is it a cleaning procedure for dealing with oil? Nope. The oil cleansing method (OCM) is a method of cleaning with oil. Stay with me. Some of you who have never heard of the oil cleansing method may be confused. After all, haven't we all been told that oil [...]

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  • Is butter healthy? You may be surprised to learn the butter truth.

Is Butter Healthy? The butter truth.

Is butter healthy? If you would have asked me that while growing up I would have said, “Duh. No.” But I have a confession: I love butter. Real butter. You know, that yellowy goodness that comes from cream. I love it. I’ve even made my own butter. A number of times. For a long time [...]

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  • Skinny Monkey Cookies are vegan, gluten free, and low in sugar. They'll satisfy your sweet tooth and fuel your body with healthy nutrients at the same time!

Recipe: Skinny Monkey Cookies

Skinny monkey cookies? What? When I saw this recipe floating around the internet, I must admit the name raised my eyebrows a bit. It's probably derived from the fact that the main ingredient in these cookies is banana...but it got me thinking, have you ever seen a fat monkey? Then I realized that yes, I [...]

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  • Make an all natural foaming cleaner using non-toxic baking soda, dish soap, essential oil and vinegar. Gets the job done with no chemicals, and it's easy!

All Natural Foaming Cleaner

Been looking for a homemade foaming cleaner? You've come to the right place. If you've been on the road to natural living long, you've probably already read quite a bit about the wonders of baking soda and vinegar when it comes to cleaning the house. Dirty windows? Vinegar! Stinky fridge? Baking soda! Stopped up sink? [...]

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  • This natural, flu fighting tea soothes your cough and sore throat with honey, lemon, ginger and other immune-boosting herbs. Effective, and tastes great!

Flu Fighting Tea Recipe: All Natural & Effective

Flu Fighting Tea is perfect for fever, aches, pains, a wracking cough, or a sore throat. Sounds like the flu to me! It's never fun to feel under the weather, but so many of the cold and flu remedies available are full of chemicals that you wouldn't otherwise put in your body. One of my [...]

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  • This all natural deep conditioner uses the fatty goodness of coconut to help damage hair. You will love this heavenly experience!

All Natural Deep Conditioner with Coconut Cream

This luxurious deep conditioner with coconut cream is exactly what your hair wants. Why? Because your hair wants to be as soft and shiny as possible. And this coconut cream conditioner will give you that spa-like bounce, naturally. People are really interested in all natural care products. I've had a lot of great questions about [...]

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  • These rich, chocolaty zucchini brownies will satisfy your deepest craving. Zucchini makes the brownies moist, but you'll never know it's there! So yummy.

Recipe: Chewy Zucchini Brownies

What's even better than a rich, chocolaty, chewy, fudge brownie? A rich, chocolaty, chewy, fudge brownie that's good for you! These brownies are so full of chocolate flavor, you won't realize that they're also full of healthy zucchini. If you happen to be swimming in summer squash (see this post), this is a great way [...]

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  • The problem with romance and a better gift for Valentine's Day.

The problem with romance.

Some say romance is dead. I say, "Maybe that's okay." Stay with me. I promise I'm not against love. Hardly. I mean, I've read "Pride and Prejudice." I wanted my own Mr. Darcy. My problem with romance started with Valentine's Day. When I was first married I was relieved to think all my former Valentine's Day woes [...]

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