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10 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

10 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

If you are thinking of eating healthier, make changes that you can manage, making them part of a lifestyle. Going extreme or eliminating things completely (unless you have no choice) is usually going to backfire. Allow balance! 10 EASY WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH 1. One less cup of coffee. Replace with caffeinated white, green, or maté tea. Or, choose an herbal caffeine-free tea. 2. Bake desserts instead of buying them and keep snacks real, whole food based. Think nuts/seeds, veggies with dip, Peanut butter on apples, a healthy tortilla chip with salsa, or cheese with a healthy...

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Natural Home Remedies for Heartburn, Pain & Pressure in the Chest & Stomach Area

Natural Home Remedies for Heartburn, Pain & Pressure in the Chest & Stomach Area

  This topic is very near and dear to my heart. Literally. If you read my About Me page, you can get the whole story. The pain I used to experience for so many years was incredibly debilitating and frustrating, because nothing gave me relief. I almost removed my gall bladder, I had my heart looked at numerous times assuming something was wrong. I tried it all from pain meds, heartburn meds, EVERY natural remedy under the sun, and I spent a lot of money in the process. The first thing to address is that many times the pain and pressure you feel in the center of...

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Is Annie’s Selling Out To General Mills Such a Bad Thing?

Is Annie’s Selling Out To General Mills Such a Bad Thing?

In the wake of Annie’s Homegrown being bought out by General Mills, I thought you would find some of the owners of these other popular “natural” brands interesting.   MORE “NATURAL” BRANDS WHERE THE TRUE OWNER MAY SURPRISE YOU • Stonyfield Farms is owned by Dannon • Tom’s of Maine, a popular line of natural toiletries, is owned by Colgate-Palmolive • Mrs. Meyers Clean Day is owned by SC Johnson • Kashi is owned by Kellogg’s • Naked Juice is owned by PepsiCo • Odwalla is owned by Coca-Cola •...

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Antibacterial Products Causing More Harm Than Good

The over-use of antibacterial products, as well as antibiotics, are believed to be contributing to the ever-rising issue of superbugs, and antibacterial/antibiotic resistance (MRSA), because it takes a full minute of hand washing, or exposure, for the common bacteria fighting ingredient, Triclosan, to effectively kill the bacteria. Triclosan is an ingredient commonly found in products such as antibacterial hand soaps, as well as Colgate Total (to fight gingivitis by killing bacteria), and many other products. Most people wash their hands for roughly 10-15 seconds using anti-bacterial soap,...

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Vegetable Soup Recipe

Vegetable Soup Recipe

Tonight I am making a “Must-go” vegetable soup (recipe). Once in awhile we like to let our pantry and fridge run down to the bare bones just to use stuff up that we normally do not use. I loathe waste, and at this point we have some vegetables begging to be used before they go bad (that are technically fine to eat, but I don’t necessarily like the look of them). Cooking them in a pot of soup is the way to go.    VEGETABLE SOUP RECIPE (not really a recipe) I always start a soup base of sautéed garlic and onions with coconut oil, or gently sautéed...

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How to Get Your Kids To Eat Vegetables

How to Get Your Kids To Eat Vegetables

  Are you struggling to get your kids to eat vegetables? Join the club! First off, always encourage healthy food choices in a positive tone, and try to avoid negative comments. For kids that are old enough to understand, talk to them about ingredients and food, teaching them over time that real, whole foods are what their body needs in order to function as opposed to something processed. Living food for a living body. Compare labels with them in the store, choosing the one with the fewest ingredients that you recognize. Compare the body to a plant or a flower…it...

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