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What Happened After I Quit Sugar

Okay so the title may sound a little overly dramatic, but about 2 months ago I decided that I wanted to quit sugar (added sugar to be exact) and simple carbs completely. Not that my diet consisted of massive amounts of sugary sweet treats, but on occasion I would enjoy frozen yogurt with WAY too many […]

10 Dairy Milk Alternatives for Those Giving Milk the Boot

As a lover of all things dairy, transitioning to a dairy-free lifestyle has been tough. I am a sucker for everything related to cheese and ice-cream. It doesn’t help that I live across the street from a froyo joint and countless restaurants with cheesy goodness. My love passion for dairy took a backseat, however, when I began experiencing extreme stomach […]

The Amazing Benefits of Chamomile

Chamomile, a daisy-like plant of the Asteraceae family, has been used for centuries for its vast health and healing benefits. Today it is used across the globe and only continues to amaze for its medicinal properties. Although there are a number of species, German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile tend to be the most sought after […]

Smoke Hookah? Here’s Why You Should Reconsider

Do you currently smoke hookah? If the answer is yes, you may want to reconsider after reading this. Hookah, with origins tracing back to India, has been around for at least 500 years. More recently, it has made its way across the globe and is continuing to increase in popularity particularly among teens and young […]

7 Natural Toothpaste Alternatives You Need to Try

When it comes to brushing our teeth, we are not limited to just the tubes we see in the grocery store aisle. These toothpastes can be chalk full of chemicals that have no place in our body. NO PLACE. A popular brand, that is no stranger to our households, totes the following inactive ingredients: Hydrated […]

Got Tummy Troubles? Learn to Cure Digestive Issues with Food

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing the author of the new book Your Solution to a Healthy Gut, by Kimberly Tessmer, RDN, LD. The book discusses common digestive issues (which I’m sure we can all relate to) and ways cure digestive issues with food. Check out our interview below to learn more about Kimberly Tessmer and her […]

10 Reasons Every Woman Should Try Reusable Pads

Reusable pads. Yes, I said it. These two words don’t always go hand in hand. Why would anyone want to reuse a pad? Simple. The benefits are endless. Reusable pads are great for your mind and body, not to mention Mother Earth. Glad Rags, a brand of reusable pads, offers an amazing selection for both […]

5 Fruits You Should Be Eating This Summer

Okay seriously, who doesn’t love Summer? You’ve got the sun, sand, blue skies, yummy barbecued foods, maxi dresses (I have an obsession), and refreshingly delicious summer fruits! With all the different fruits, though, how can you possibly choose which to eat? Allow me to narrow things down a bit. Read on to learn the 5 fruits […]

9 Ways to Kick Allergies’ A** This Spring!

Brace yourself, allergy season is upon us… Prepare for the runny nose, itchy eyes and constant sneezing–the type of allergies where one sneeze just isn’t enough. Seriously–how much sneezing can one person take? When it’s not the catastrophic avalanche of sneezing, it’s the itchy throat and eyes…maybe that pesky fly that just won’t take a hint, […]

7 Surprising Ways to Use Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is just one of those ingredients that should be a staple your home. There are so many incredible uses for it! From body aches to foot infections, epsom salt treats a variety of ailments. In fact, there are a few ways to use epsom salt you may not have heard of! Ready to […]

15 Ways Dehydration is Hurting Your Body

Raise your hand if you drink the recommended 2-3 liters of water a day…every single day. Was your hand raised? Don’t feel too bad if it wasn’t. You’re not alone, most people unfortunately do not consume the recommended daily intake of water.   Sure, it seems harmless, but what really happens to your body when […]

Cleanse Your Body: Detox Water

Let’s be honest: it’s not easy consuming our required daily intake of water. It requires some serious concerted effort. With our busy schedules the notion can simply slip our mind. Next thing you know it’s 7 o’ clock at night and you’re hastily gulping down glass #2 during commercial breaks. (We’ve all been there).   The solution is simple: detox […]

How to Beat Your Cold Naturally

It’s that time of year. Unfortunately, cold season doesn’t play fair. Your cold comes on suddenly, usually without any sort of warning. One minute you feel like running through a field of tulips and butterflies and the next minute you feel like you have fallen through a pot hole on your way to so-called tulip field. […]

10 Creative Ways to Use Pumpkin This Fall

  Halloween may be over but the cherished “pumpkin season” has yet to come to an end. Reusing your pumpkin saves you money and creates a colorful menu for weeks to come! Before you toss your jack-o-lantern into the nearest receptacle try out  a few of these fun and clever ways of reusing this halloween […]

1 Key Reason to Listen to Your Body’s Symptoms

Recently I noticed my nails were breaking…A LOT…and I tend to have very strong nails that grow fairly quickly. So, you can imagine my surprise and frustration when my nails were peeling out of control and I had no idea what was causing my symptoms. Now before you get grossed out, when I say “peeling” […]