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  • How much exercise is enough? How much exercise do you need? What if I told you that exercise may be the problem? Learn what your body really needs.

How much exercise is enough? The surprising truth.

How much exercise is enough? How much exercise do you really need? And is all exercise the same? What if I told you that exercise wasn't the answer? What if told you there were two BIG problems with exercise. Let's back up. You've heard the story about the Emperor's new clothes, right? You know the [...]

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The Many Shocking Health Benefits of Celery Juice!

Celery isn’t exactly the most exciting food and in many ways, you could accuse it of being bland. To many people raw celery is not especially tasty, doesn’t look particularly interesting and normally most of us will avoid eating it unless we’ve first dipped it in something much tastier! But they do say it’s the quiet [...]

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  • Body image issues. We all got them. But is working toward a

Body Image Issues: Shocking results from 1000 women.

Body image issues. We all got 'em. Big or small. It's hard not to feel the pull to look a certain way into today's image obsessed world. But when it comes to body image issues are we really getting to the root issue? Do body image issues just magically go away as we work to [...]

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  • Lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, learn the super simple body hack that will fool even your toughest critics.

Lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds. No diets necessary.

Lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds? Stop right there. You didn't really think you could lose 10 pounds that easily, did you? I'm mean, let's be real. If you want to literally lose 10 pounds in 10 seconds you’re going to need to perform some sort of unpleasant surgery. Or give birth. So unless you're ready to pop, [...]

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  • Interested in reading body language? Want to make a better first impression and find your inner confidence? Stop making these 5 body language mistakes.

Reading Body Language: Don’t make these 5 mistakes.

When I was young I used to think that reading body language would open a whole world to me. It was a world where I could better understand people, ace job interviews, or know if my date liked me or not. The funny thing is, during my training to become a certified movement analyst, I [...]

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  • The importance of self-love is an important tactic for healthy living. Being kind to your body may do more for your health than anything else. Here's why.

The Importance of Self-Love: Be Kind to Your Body

The importance of self-love. It's talked about a lot online, but not as an actual tactic for healthy living. Self-love is more than just accepting your body and feeling beautiful. The importance of self-love goes way beyond body image discusses. Self-love is vital to being healthy. While I do believe that how we eat, move, [...]

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The Best Health Benefits of Watermelon Juice – How It Can Help

Melon is one of my favorite fruits to eat on vacation and it’s incredibly refreshing and thirst quenching if you’ve spent all day in the sun. What makes it extra sweet though is the fact that I know it’s not going to damage my body – being mostly made up of water (particularly water melon of [...]

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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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Going beyond the rumors and showing just why coconut water actually is amazing for you!

Coconuts have so many health benefits and uses that it is almost ridiculous. Not only is coconut something of a panacea when it comes to your health – able to deliver all kinds of crucial nutrients and combat a vast range of health complaints – but it’s also popular as a cosmetic, shaving foam, hair [...]

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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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Hemp Oil For the Skin – Why you might want to consider hemp as your next beauty product

If you want to get the softest feeling and looking skin possible, then you might find that the amount of information available online is overwhelming. There are thousands of products available in stores and a lot of mixed reports about how well they all work. Not only that, but there are countless blogs telling you [...]

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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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