August 2013

Month Archives

DIY: Healthy Watercress Pizza

  While browsing the web, I found an AMAZING recipe for watercress pizza on Bon Appetit. Not only does this pizza taste delicious, but it is much healthier than traditional pizzas! You only need 5 simple ingredients to make this watercress pizza?? Need I say more? Watercress Olive Oil Pita Bread Sweet Peppers Goat Cheese […]

5 Reasons to Keep Fit in the Fall!

Okay so summer is winding down, and now is the time when most people feel its their chance to relax and/or deviate from their fitness regimens… …but WAIT JUST A MINUTE! Believe me when I say, that’s the last thing you want to do because in just a few months you’ll be promising yourself and […]

Natural Soothers for Upset Stomach

We ALL get stomachaches for one reason or another, whether it’s from a bad meal or from a night of drinking. Stomachaches are verrrryy uncomfortable and as a result I’ve worked fast to find ways to get rid of them! Here are my favorite 3 natural ways to soothe an upset stomach: 1. Apple Cider […]

15 Ways to Treat Anxiety, Naturally!

Many people suffer from anxiety, whether it be a more serious case, or only minor anxiety. Perhaps you only suffer from minor anxiety and want to try treating it yourself or  maybe you are just in favor of seeking out natural remedies before turning to western medicine, which are often harsh with even worse side […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Watercress Shot!

Consuming the required daily amount of green-leafy vegetables can be TOUGH, especially if you feel like you have NO time to sit down to a nice meal! Well, look no further than a refreshing shot (of watercress!). Watercress shots provide you with important vitamins and nutrients that you miss out on when you don’t eat […]

NEW Study Reveals Fruit can prevent Aneurysm

Surprise, surprise, a new study was just released declaring that a diet that includes 2 or more servings of fruit can help to lower your risk of an aneurysm. Now, the link between fruit intake and the risk of an aneurysm is of course a groundbreaking discovery, but this idea that fruits and vegetables are […]

The American Diet vs. The World…

Recently, I spent a week in Jamaica for a relaxing vacation. While it was full of both relaxation and fun filled days/nights, I actually learned quite a lot. One interesting thing that I picked up on was the difference in diet. I’m not talking about the differences in foods, but rather the difference in quality […]

D.I.Y: Lemon Sugar Lip Scrub

When was the last time you exfoliated your lips? I’ll be honest: I don’t exfoliate them as much as I probably should! 🙁 I know, if you don’t wear lipstick on a daily basis, exfoliating your lips can seem pretty trivial in your “beauty to-do’s”. I mean, what’s a little something Vaseline can’t fix, right? […]

Delicious Watercress Smoothie

It’s 7 am. You’re groggy and can barely keep your eyes open! Before you reach for that first coffee of the day, reach for your watercress instead! Yes, I know: there is a HUGE difference between watercress and coffee but why not energize your body and mind while consuming vital nutrients?? If you read our […]

Essential Oils: Top Seven Heavenly Uses and Benefits

Essential oils are the highly fragrant oils that are extracted from a plant’s root, leaves, stems, flower, or bark. These oils are usually obtained through two methods: pressed or steamed. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in everything from holistic care to aesthetic purposes. Many are sold in small quantities due to […]

4 Reasons to Change Your Beauty Regimen

Too much of anything can be a bad thing right? This is something I try to live by. Balance is key, in all aspects of our lives, work/life balance, nutritional balance, balance of rest and physical fitness and so much more. When that balance gets thrown out of equilibrium, thats when problems arise. This same […]

Honey Deep Conditioner

Deep conditioning is the most important part of the day! Okay, not really–but deep conditioning our hair on a weekly (or biweekly) basis is super important for maintaining the health and beauty of our tresses. I have been making my own deep conditioner regularly for the past few months because I simply haven’t bought one […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Watercress Salad!

Watercress is absolutely delicious and can be prepared in so many ways such as in soups, stir fries, or sandwiches. Our favorite way to get our fill of watercress is through a refreshing salad. Below is a recipe for our delicious Summer Watercress  Nectarine Salad. This salad is a nice light mix between sweet and peppery, that’s positively […]

Buyer Beware: 7 UNHEALTHY “Health” Foods

All too often, people are fooled by misleading food labels or ads that boast about how “healthy” their product is. If only you knew that “no sugar-added” or “all natural” aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be. Below I’ve compiled a list of the top “healthy” foods you may want to rethink. Fruit Smoothies […]

Shape Up Those Brows

Thanks to biology, our eyebrows serve as our eyes’ protection from sweat and debris, but culturally they have evolved to also serve as an important part of facial aesthetics. Eyebrows really do frame the face. They can make a huge difference in how a face looks. A thick prominent uni-brow can give the feel of […]