Skin Health Tips for Fall and Winter

Skin Health Tips for Fall and Winter
Skin Health Tips for Fall and Winter What do you love most about fall? Walking in the crisp air, carving pumpkins, and tasting the first bite of a sweet, juicy apple probably top your list. Dry, cracked skin? Yeah, not so much.  But just as the leaves are turning red and drying out, your skin is doing the same. And it only gets worse in the winter.   Challenge #1: Dryness Colder temperatures outside and parched, heated air inside can really do a nu...

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Grain Free Blueberry Crisp

Grain Free Blueberry Crisp
Grain Free Blueberry Crisp Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Time: 40 minutes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 2 ½ cups blueberries Juice of half a lemon (2 tbsp) 3 tbsp coconut sugar 2 tbsp Elderberry Crystals 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 ½ cup almond flour or almond meal 2/3 cup brown sugar ½ cup hemp hearts ½ cup sliced almonds Pinch of sea salt 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter or ghee   Method: Preheat oven to 3...

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    Easy Vegan Blender Ice Cream

    Easy Vegan Blender Ice Cream
    Easy Vegan Blender Ice Cream Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Makes: 4 servingsTime: 15 minutes Ingredients: Ice Cream: 1/2 cup cashews, soaked for 4 hours2 cups frozen bananas1/4 cup plant-based milk1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder or 1 tbsp vanilla extract Elderberry Swirl (Optional): 1 cup blueberries1 – 2 tbsp Flora Elderberry Crystals2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)1/2 tsp tapioca starch Method: If you’d like to make the ...

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    Too Early to Be Thinking About Elderberry? Nope.

    Too Early to Be Thinking About Elderberry? Nope.
    Too Early to Be Thinking About Elderberry? Nope. Congratulations parents, you finished your back-to-school shopping and shipped your kiddos back to in-person learning. Or if you don’t have kids at home, maybe you bought yourself a pair of cute new winter boots when they went on sale. But while you were stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, sweaters, and corduroys, did you happen to pick up any elderberry? Elderberry? Already? It’s not even ...

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    Omegas for Brain Health

    Omegas for Brain Health
    Omegas for Brain Health After what we’ve been through, just about everyone could use a brain boost right now. Kids have undergone a year or more of disrupted schooling, and many of them have fallen behind. Adults are experiencing pandemic-induced brain fog.[1] And seniors who’ve been especially diligent about staying home are experiencing the effects of loneliness on the brain.[2] It’s a lot. Thankfully, there’s omega-3 fatty acids. Ever heard that...

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    Peach, Lemon and Mānuka Tonic

    Peach, Lemon and Mānuka Tonic
    Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Persons: 2 Total Time:1 hour Ingredients 2 cups waterPinch of sea salt1/3 cup Flora Mānuka Honey (a variety with a high MGO+ factor is recommended)¼ cup apple cider vinegar3 ripe peaches, sliced1 lemon, slicedSparkling water, to serve Instructions Add water and salt to a pot and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat, then stir in Mānuka Honey until dissolved. Pour t...

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    Summer Skin Health

    Summer Skin Health
    Summer Skin Health Summer can do a number on your skin. The main culprit is sun exposure, which is responsible for the lion’s share of premature skin aging. But chlorine from the pool and salt water from the ocean can also suck the moisture from your skin, making it dry, rough, and scaly. What’s a summer lovin’ person to do? You know enough to protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen. And moisturizing from the outside with your favorite lotion ...

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    Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement

    Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement
    Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement Collagen is hot. Celebrities and regular folks alike swear by it for healthy hair, skin, and nails. But collagen isn’t just a beauty supplement. It may also help you work out harder and recover more quickly. That probably sounds good whether you’re an elite athlete or just someone who’s trying to stay fit. Exercise: A Double-Edged Sword Exercise is good for you, but it can also be hard on te...

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      Stress & Mental Health: What’s the Connection?

      Stress & Mental Health: What’s the Connection?
      Stress and Mental Health: What’s the Connection? The pandemic has shone a spotlight on the role situational stress plays on mental health. According to the American Psychological Association, more than two-thirds of adults say their stress levels rose during the pandemic and almost half experienced everyday tension and mood swings.[i] If you or someone you know got sick, if you were an essential worker, or if you balanced working at a desk wedged i...

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        Where are You on the Mental Health Continuum?

        Where are You on the Mental Health Continuum?
        Mental health can easily be affected by stress. This year more people than ever are showing signs of stress-related health issues; high blood pressure, stress-fueled eating with associated weight gain, nausea, weight loss and hair loss from worry, and the list goes on. Our mental health status occurs on a spectrum or continuum, meaning we all move back and forth between doing excellently and doing not so great. We hope to spend the most time ‘in th...

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        Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly

        Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly
        Summer’s in full swing and lots of folks are hearing the call of the open road. Whether you’re taking a trip you’ve been planning for months or escaping for a spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway, what you pack can make or break your trip. Depending on where you’re going, you may need a bathing suit, hiking boots, your bike helmet, or dressy clothes for a fancy restaurant. But no matter where you’re headed, these travel essentials will serve you w...

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        Do You Even Science, Bro?

        Do You Even Science, Bro?
        Clinical Trials and Supplements Jokes aside, having research papers that support your dietary supplement’s health claims is a huge boon in most global markets. In many cases, it allows for product specific health claims that rise above generic ones. It gives extra confidence and reassurance to consumers that what they’re investing in for their health will actually work for them. There are many different kinds of research articles that might be whip...

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