Archive September, 2014


The Top 10 Natural Alternatives for Ibuprofen

Although Ibuprofen is a very effective anti-inflammatory, side effects such as ulcers or stomach and digestive tract damage, along with long term circulatory system and heart damage through constant use, make the need for a natural alternative without side effects more desirable and necessary. We remind you to always check with your Doctor before taking […]

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Fall in Love With Pomegranates

You may end up with red stained fingers from eating a pomegranate, but this antioxidant-rich fruit deserves a place in your fall diet. Known for their tart flavor and juiciness, the edible seeds are nutritious and delicious alone as a snack or in any recipe you like. Health Benefits 1. High in Fiber – Pomegranates […]

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Pay It Forward Friday

We are continuing our PIFF (pay it forward Fri) campaign. We would love to encourage you to commit to one random act of kindness and carry it forward for the rest of the weekend OR Week! This week we chose a random act that might get you some funny looks. But it will also make […]

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Holy Guacamole!

Avocados are extremely nutritious and a delicious way to add good fat to your menu. There are many recipes and ways to enjoy avocados, but Guacamole is one of my favorites. It’s very easy to make and it tastes great on anything from chips to a topping for baked chicken or fish! I hope you […]

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SMILE It Forward Friday

A SMILE I have been running an experiment of sorts.  It’s actually how our Pay It Forward Friday was started.  I am not even “paying” anything, but rather giving … giving a smile. J I have been focusing on looking people in the eye and smiling.  Doesn’t this sound ridiculously simple?  It is simple!  Yet, […]

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So You Think You Can Dance?

The newest group of “Stars” have begun dancing for the coveted Mirror Ball this week! DWTS and  “So You Think You Can Dance?” are just two of the successful Reality TV shows. Most of us love to see other people dance. Millions watch week after week as the contestants go from being amateurs to ballroom […]

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Bruises and All Natural Remedies

Folk Remedies: Butter – Apply butter (NOT margarine!) immediately after the injury happens or as soon as the bruise appears. Cabbage – Macerate and heat some cabbage and apply to the affected area. Calendula – Apply a cream or a tincture of calendula to the bruise. Mustard – Make a poultice of mustard and apply […]

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An Open Door

“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.  From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” ~ Psalm 61:1-2 It’s a scenario many a young Mom (and Dad) can relate to … Opening the door […]

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Thinking Outside the School Lunchbox

  Thinking outside of the lunchbox We’ve all heard the frightening statistics on the current state of public school lunches. Produced en mass, most school lunch programs use food that is processed, genetically modified, and contains high-starch ingredients. Rarely are organic options available. However, with child obesity on the rise and pressure to make our […]

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Foods For Your Moods

Thanks to rawforbeauty.com

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