Archive March, 2014


Easy Homemade Sunscreen

With spring here, and the anticipation of outdoor adventures on the horizon, now’s the perfect time to start talking about natural protection from the sun! We all know that protecting our skin — the body’s largest organ – from the sun is super important; but sadly, so many of the commercially-prepared sunscreens on the market are laden with harmful […]

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It Looks and Tastes Like Honey … But, Is It?

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How Many Calories Am I Burning?

Have you ever wondered how many calories you actually burn while exercising or doing your day to day activities? Here’s a chart that will take the mystery out of knowing how much you’ve burned from common exercises like running, and from things like housework. Many of us make the mistake of thinking we burn more calories than we […]

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Salad In A Jar

“What I love about this idea is that many people (including my kids) love “to go” type food.  They are so much more likely to grab a salad and go when it is portioned in containers. This is a picture of my own salad in a jar.  It has my homemade yummy vegan dressing.”  ~ Denise Begin […]

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Refrigerate Without Electricity

 Take a smaller pot and put it inside of a larger pot. Fill the space in between them with wet sand, and cover the top with a wet cloth. When the water evaporates, it pulls the heat out with it, making the inside cold. It’s a natural, cheap, easy to use and even portable refrigerator. […]

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Asparagus Benefits

   Asparagus will be coming into season soon and if you’re trying to drop a few pounds, asparagus are good for weight loss.  Low in cholesterol, and a good source of Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, and Zinc.  Also an excellent source of dietary fiber.  Follow the tips below for best handling procedures.   When you buy […]

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HAPPY SPRING GARDEN TIPS

It may not feel like it, but Spring of 2014 began TODAY! This was a particularly cold and snowy winter and we think we speak for many when we say, YAY!” Soon flowers will be popping up (sometimes through snow) and it’s only a hop, skip and a jump to summer! (Louder YAY!)     Spring cleaning your garden […]

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Accupressure Points

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Probiotics and Your Gut

You may have been hearing a lot about probiotics in the past couple of years. Although it may have become one of the popular buzz words of the health industry right now, using “good bacteria” to balance “bad bacteria” has been around for centuries. These microorganisms help with digestion and offer protection from harmful bacteria, just as […]

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St. Patricks Day Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are great anytime, and this recipe is perfect for any occasion. It’s even better for the ‘morning after’ the St Patrick’s day party. The banana has boatloads of potassium, which is a proven hangover helper; the kale adds essential minerals, vitamins, and fiber; and the protein-packed Greek yogurt fills you up and tastes delicious. […]

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