Thank Your Body

Thank Your Body is the place to be for natural, healthy living. Join us as we discuss real food, fitness, and non-toxic approaches to life.

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Get First Access To New Natural Health Products, That Can Enhance Your Families Wellbeing, and All at Below Cost. Healthy eating and exercise are only the first steps to nourishing your body, and helping it thrive. Real food heals, repairs your cells, gives you energy and enhances your body. But healthy eating and exercise alone [...]

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  • Don't be fooled by the hype. Some candles are dangerous to your health. Ditch those toxic scented candles for these natural, frugal alternatives.

Say Goodbye To Toxic Scented Candles (+ Simple Alternatives)

Ah, scented candles. I remember the days when I’d stroll past a store full of them and stuff my nose deep into these colorful object. “This one smells like vanilla! This one is cake batter! Oh my goodness, cookie dough!!” I'd linger in the synthetic fragrances and feel all cozy inside. Funny how things change. [...]

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  • 5 Easy to Grow Herbs You Should Try Growing Indoors

5 Easy to Grow Herbs You Should Try Growing Indoors

Growing up I always would watch my mom go outside and do her gardening. As a child I didn’t understand her fascination with gardening. Since my only real job outside was to weed, I didn’t have the same love affair as my mom. But as I got older, the image of her being outside became [...]

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  • 20 Powerhouse Vegetables You Should Be Eating & Why

20 Vegetables You Should Be Eating (+ Yummy Recipes)

We’ve all been told over and over again “eat your veggies!” I’m sure at this point in your life you know how good veggies are for you. You know you should be eating them (and most likely be eating more of them than you already are). But let’s face it… sometimes it can be hard [...]

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  • Discover the surprising health benefits of furniture-free living.

The Health Benefits of Furniture-Free Living

Have you ever thought about the health benefits of furniture-free living? Wait. Let's go back a step. Have you ever thought about the possibility of furniture-free living? Because, if you're like I was a couple years ago, you may not even know furniture-free living is even a thing. Yeah, furniture-free living is totally a thing. [...]

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  • 14 Simple Ways to Boost Your Health in 5 Minutes

14 Simple Ways To Boost Your Health In 5 Minutes

Ready to boost your health? New Year's means many Americans are thinking about their health. Whether you want to eat better, get more sleep, lose weight, or reduce stress - you're not alone in making a health-related New Year's Resolution. Boost Your Health in 5 Minutes But here's some really good news: You don't have [...]

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  • home remedies for yeast infections

The Best Home Remedies for a Yeast Infection

Home remedies are all the rage at the moment and it seems that no matter what the ailment, there are a plethora of natural solutions out there that claim to be able to help. This is true for colds, for general lethargy and for any number of other issues. But what about something very concrete [...]

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  • 6 incredible health benefits of infrared saunas. Yes, please.

6 Incredible Benefits of Infrared Saunas

The health benefits of infrared saunas are pretty awesome. But here's the thing, I never considered myself a "sauna girl". I mean, sure, I had a few experiences hopping in one of those sweaty, moist boxes of heat, but I never lasted more than about ten minutes before I felt like I was suffocating. Then [...]

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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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  • 12 experts share their "one thing" you must do for a healthy life.

13 Experts share their “one thing” you must do for a healthy life.

What do you think is the most important thing you can do for your health? What goals are on your to-do list for the new year? For so many years I remember making promises to myself to "eat less junk food" or "run 20 minutes every day" or to follow a "no food after dinner" [...]

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  • My lesson in dreams, patience, and timing.

A lesson in dreams, timing, and patience.

Once upon a time I had a dream to change the way women see and use their bodies. And by "once upon a time" I mean 2003. I've always been an entrepreneur at heart. Even as I started my career as a university professor, deep down I wanted to be my own boss. I just love [...]

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  • Wondering what it's like to move to New Zealand? Learn why my family moved to New Zealand and what's next for us.

Hey, why not move to New Zealand?

Hello from New Zealand! Wow. I feel like it's been a while since I've sat down and put my thoughts into the blogosphere. I've had a lot of people ask me about our experiences coming to and living in New Zealand. So I figured it was time to share some of our adventure with all of [...]

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  • Ever feel like the "health" world is kind of... toxic? Read about the unhealthy business of 'being healthy and share it with those who need it.

The unhealthy business of “being healthy”

I feel like this post has been a long time coming. In fact, I've sat down several times to write it, but I always got stuck as I tried to get coherent thoughts to hit the screen. Hopefully today will be different. My birthday is on Sunday. I'll be 34 years old. Thinking about a [...]

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  • Suffering from gluten intolerance symptoms? It may not be the gluten after all.

Gluten Intolerance Symptoms: What’s really going on?

Do you experience gluten intolerance symptoms? Ever find yourself dealing with digestive issues, headaches, brain fog, or other related symptoms when you eat wheat or other gluten containing grains? For some, gluten intolerance symptoms go way beyond some tummy discomfort. Certain autoimmune diseases can be an absolute nightmare to deal with, and I know plenty [...]

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  • The ultimate healthy holiday shopping guide: Ideas for everyone!

The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide for the Health Nuts of the World!

Tis' the season, my friends. The season for giving. I don't know about you, but I love finding the perfect gift for my loved ones. (And, let's be honest, I also love finding the perfect gift for me, too!) This year I've wrangled up something for everyone. Everything here is "Robin Approved:" Tried, tested, and loved. I [...]

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  • Bulletproof Coffee Ketones

Bulletproof coffee: Should you drink it?

“Bulletproof Coffee” – What is it and should you drink it? If you haven’t heard of bulletproof coffee, you’re not alone. Until recently I hadn’t either. Or I guess technically I had heard of the concept (adding fat to your morning cup of jo for extra energy), but didn’t know it had garnered its own [...]

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  • Learn how to garden in the winter without a green house. So cool!

Gardening Through the Seasons: Preparing Your Winter Garden

I have come to love this time of year.  The seasons are starting to change here in Northern Utah, and I am eagerly starting to plant various lettuce, spinach, herb, and vegetable starts from seed.  Melons, beets, carrots, leeks, bok choi, cabbage, broccoli, kale, parsley, cilantro, dill, lettuce, and other plants are going in this [...]

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  • 31 life lessons for my daughter - good reminder of what is important in life.

31 Life Lessons I Want My Daughter to Know

My Dear C-Monkey, In your 3 years of living on this planet you have already learned so much. You’ve learned how to walk, run, climb, and dance. You’ve learned how to say “please” and “thank you” ...and how to throw an impressive tantrum. You’ve learned that life isn’t always fair, that sharing isn’t always easy, [...]

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  • The plea for balance.

The plea for balance.

Balance, noun: A condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. Mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc. Today I'd like to make a case for finding balance. Every day I see a need for more balance in our lives. A need for more peace and stability. For better judgment in our own approach to living, and less judgment against [...]

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  • What's on your spring cleaning checklist? You may be surprised what's on mine. This year I'm spring cleaning my life.

Personal Spring Cleaning & Other Things

I've been a little MIA on the blog these past few weeks. (Thankfully, my wonderful contributor Erica has continued to give y'all some amazing recipes in my absence!) My family and I just got back from a much needed vacation (our first real vacation since we've been married!) and I'm feeling rejuvenated and excited to [...]

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