March 2013

Month Archives

The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners

The big debate on artificial sweeteners and their health risks continues on, with the FDA claiming that there are no known health risks & others arguing that they indeed have harmful effects on the body. Let me start by saying that the argument stating there are no known health risks of artificial sweeteners is not […]

Why EGGS Are Better For You Than You Think!

For many years now eggs have gotten a bad reputation as an unhealthy breakfast item. Eggs have been labeled as the cholesterol raiser…eat an egg then BAM, cholesterol through the roof! However, American consumers are taking another look at eggs and giving them a well-deserved second chance. Let’s examine the nutritional facts of the egg… […]

Our Top 10 Secret Beauty Tips (shh..)

Check out our favorite top 10 beauty secrets! Give them a try! Huge Pimple? Break open an Advil Liquid gel and apply directly to a pimple to reduce swelling overnight. Dull Hair? Rinse your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar and spring water for instant shine. Stained Teeth? Brush your teeth with Rembrandt Whitening Toothpaste for […]

Coconut Curry Noodle Soup!

So this month’s Favorite Ingredient is the lovely coconut! As a reminder, the 1st Friday of every month, we will reveal our favorite ingredient for that month. Each following Friday for that month, we will feature a recipe using that favorite ingredient! Today we’d like to share a recipe for Coconut Curry Noodle Soup! Try […]

Getting Your Diet BACK ON TRACK!

When I start to feel sluggish and out of balance, I look towards my diet to help me get centered again. My diet influences so many parts of my health and life overall. When my diet starts to go south (i.e. more sweets, processed, fatty foods, drink less water) I notice: More facial acne Greater […]

Eat CLEAN: The 80/20 Rule for Maximum Fitness!

I’m sure you’ve heard of the 80/20 Rule when it comes to fitness. For anyone who hasn’t, it’s simple. The key to achieving optimum fitness is 80% what you eat and 20% physical exercise. What does this mean? Realizing your fitness goals, whether they be weight loss, toning up,  building muscle, or improving cardiovascular endurance […]

Delicious Antioxidant Tea

I absolutely love tea. It has so many amazing health benefits, it’s hard to not incorporate it into your diet. I don’t drink coffee too often but when I crave it I try to drink a cup of tea instead. My sisters and I can spend forever browsing the tea sections in the supermarket. I […]

Flaxseed Hair Gel Recipe

Flaxseed hair gel is absolutely AMAZING. I made a small batch last night to test it out and my hair has never felt so soft! It is so easy to make and is a much better alternative to other hair gels full of chemicals and alcohol (yuck!). I will definitely be making this gel more […]

Super Quick Homemade Facial Peel!

[youtube=http://youtu.be/o62bFVgfprs] For your peel you’ll need: 1 packet plain gelatin (I used Knox brand) 1 tbsp of milk (I used 1%) Directions: Mix these two ingredients in a bowl or mug and microwave for 15 seconds. Let cool for 1-2 minutes then apply to your face. Leave on for 30 or so minutes or until […]