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Health is Beauty

Health is Beauty
Your diet is written all over your face. Okay, that might sound extreme, but it’s actually quite true. Your genes do play an important role as well, but your skin tone, complexion, and the hydration of your skin are under your control. Plus, it has a lot more to do with what you put into your body than what you slather on your skin. You can spend $100s or even $1000s on the latest and greatest beauty products and skin treatments, but nothing c...

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The Importance of Probiotics for Immune Health

The Importance of Probiotics for Immune Health
How the Immune System Works The coordinated job of the immune system, including both our Adaptive and Innate functions, is to correctly differentiate between what is “self” and “not-self”. The immune system must identify what is a pathogen or toxin that we want to block, versus a beneficial compound that should get absorbed. This vital job is what allows us to mount a strong defense against bacteria and viruses but not overreact with alle...

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The Health Benefits of Love and Connection Are Available to Everyone

The Health Benefits of Love and Connection Are Available to Everyone
Love has powerful human benefits. What is the single greatest way to have a mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually fulfilling life? After an astonishing seventy-nine years of studying this question, the most comprehensive research ever done on human lives concluded that it is to love and let yourself be loved. Love has physical benefits – it's science Love is a powerful emotion, right up there with feeling free, joyful, ...

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Resolving to Do Better and Feel Happier This Year

Resolving to Do Better and Feel Happier This Year
New Year’s resolutions We want to live life to the fullest. Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, intending to form new habits, achieve goals, and spark positive change. According to several polls, some top resolutions (can you relate?) include: Lose weight Eat healthier Exercise Improve a relationship Read more Improve finances Travel more Learn a new skill Spend more time with family and friends Get organized Th...

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2020 Supplement Calendar

2020 Supplement Calendar
We’re deep into this first month of a new decade, and hopefully, you’ve had a chance to reflect on what went well for you in 2019 and what needs to be left in the past. If you’re looking for wellness inspiration for the year ahead, look no further than our Supplement Calendar. Despite the name, it’s much more than just matching supplements with certain times of the year. We’ve included Energetic Quality, Body Organs, Food, Wellness Themes/Activi...

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Gut Health as the Holidays Wind Down

Gut Health as the Holidays Wind Down
A return to comforting routine We do what we can to stay healthy at this time of year. The beginning of the year may naturally bring our focus inward, to taking care of ourselves and our families. I use the power of routine to make staying well easy. I am grateful for the convenience of probiotics to support my family’s gut health, and root veggie recipes to ground us. The natural rhythm of the season also favors sleep. Starting the year on...

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How to Stick to Your Exercise Routine

How to Stick to Your Exercise Routine
3 Things You Can Do to Prevent Cop Out 1 . Make a date with a friend If you knew your exercise buddy was waiting for you, you wouldn’t stand her up, would you? Of course not. Making a standing date with a friend holds you both accountable. Plus, it’s more fun to exercise with your bestie, especially when you’re cheering each other on. 2. Get enough sleep It’s hard to get in a good workout if you’re running on fumes. Getting enough shut eye...

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Making Healthy Eating Easy

Making Healthy Eating Easy
5 Types of Food You Should Be Eating Regularly Healthy eating can be puzzling when nutritional advice changes all the time. The good news is you don’t need to go on the latest fad diet to eat well. (In fact, you probably shouldn’t!) Just make sure to include these five rock stars of nutrition in your diet on the regular, and eating healthy will become an easy part of your routine. 1. Faithful Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetables ar...

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The Ultimate Healthy Fat-Loss Trifecta?

The Ultimate Healthy Fat-Loss Trifecta?
While I believe in biochemical individuality, I feel that everyone, regardless of their decision to follow a keto or plant-based or any other type of diet, should consume a variety of nutrient-dense whole foods and limit their intake of empty convenience foods. This helps us stay healthy and disease-free and maintain healthy body composition. Additionally, most of us can benefit by choosing to eat more fiber-rich, low-sugar produce and good fa...

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Thinking Deeper About Our Impact

Thinking Deeper About Our Impact
I’ve always been concerned with how much impact I have personally on the world. I try to do as much as I can to reduce my impact, from putting up solar panels and riding my bike to using as many reusable items as I can. But this has become more of a challenge within the last year as I’ve become a small business owner. As a business owner, it’s easy to get in the habit of doing whatever it takes in order to make a buck and consider our own well...

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Chocolate and Mānuka Honey Face Mask Recipe

Chocolate and Mānuka Honey Face Mask Recipe
Is there anything more intoxicating than the smell of melted chocolate? While it tastes divine, chocolate’s rich antioxidant and nutrient content in this face mask are amazing for skin showing the effects of aging or UV damage. The mānuka honey will draw moisture into your skin while leaving it supple, radiant and more elastic. For more information on how manuka honey benefits the skin, see our first post in the series. DIY FACE MASK # 5: MĀ...

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Back to School for Mom Too

Back to School for Mom Too
The Busy Energy of Fall & Back to School Ah, autumn. The evenings get shorter but filled with more activities and busy energy. Some people are tired of pumpkin spice, but true fall lovers are anticipating the sweaters and boots, layers and leggings. Or maybe the leaves, apple cider, and football. I like scarves, the selection of freshly harvested vegetables, and evenings enjoying tea and the sound of rain on the windows. With all the ne...

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