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The Truth About Avocados

Avocados have become very popular in the last couple of years and are known as a superfood. They are very nutritious and contain approximately 20 different vitamins and minerals. They are also low in sodium and cholesterol, but get their bad...

3 Ways to Meditate for a Healthier You

Did you know that more and more research is discovering that the mind, heart and body can improve with regular meditation? With the holidays coming up it is important to stop and think about your body.  We tend to put our bodies in a lot of stress...

Lavender Sugar Scrub

How to make a Lavender Sugar Scrub 1/2 cup of Olive Oil ( Squeezed a capsule of vitamin E) 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar 6 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil ( Can be substituted for other essential oils) Mix together & Enjoy!So easy even the babes can make...

Probiotic Foods For Gut Health

We hear all the time about probiotics, but what are they really? Probiotics are good bacteria that primarily line our gut and help to keep our gut healthy. Benefits They are especially important in the digestive system, but also help increase nutrient...

How to Make Your Thanksgiving Meal Healthier

Thanksgiving is a special time when people get together with their loved ones and enjoy each other’s company over delicious food.  Traditionally, this special holiday started with healthy foods that were prepared from scratch with...

Meatless Vegetarian Protein Sources

I recently became a vegetarian and was always hungry until I learned to incorporate essential protein sources into my diet. In general, there are 20 different amino acids (essential nutrients for the body) that form a protein and nine that our body can’t produce...

Tips for Healthy Eating While Eating Out

We live in a country where food is served in abundance and portions are continuously ignored. This makes it extremely hard to make the right choices when dining out. Below are seven simple strategies to help you make healthier choices while enjoying a meal out. Snack...

What you need to know about calories

How Many Calories should I be eating? This is the number one question and the most controversial one.  Calories, are units of energy you consume. There is a simple rule.  If you take in more calories than you use, you’ll gain weight and if you take in...

How to Rev Up Your Metabolism

Food and Activities to Rev Up Your Metabolism   There are many factors that work against us when it comes to our metabolism, especially age. The good news is that there are simple steps that you can take to revamp that metabolism. New research shows...

Coconut Oil: Good or Bad?

There are so many mixed messages about Coconut oil that it can get very confusing.  At one point it was considered bad and now it is considered good.  What is the true story about coconut oil? Moderation The first thing to remember is moderation. The...

Healthy & Fun Snacks for Kids

Snacking is important for children because their smaller stomachs fill up fast and they burn energy quickly.  Between meals, snacks can provide the nutrients and hydration they need.  Most kids don’t have time to finish their meals so snacks are a...

Allergy Testing: When should you look into it?

Allergy tests may help find allergies to things you eat, touch, or breathe in.  However, to get an accurate result, a blood and skin test are essential to test for traditional IgE allergy.  The allergen specific IgE antibody test is used to diagnose an allergy to a...

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