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September 2019

Health Recipes

Cleansing Kuku

September 30, 2019
cleansing kuku

What is Cleansing Kuku? Imagine a quick-cooking frittata with bushels of fresh herbs bound together with just enough egg. It’s based on Kuku Sabzi, or “herb kuku,” customarily served at the festivities of the Iranian new year to celebrate spring, a traditional time for cleansing. If you’re looking for a cleanse-appropriate recipe, it would be “kuku” not to try it! It is packed with detoxification-supporting foods: alliums like onion and leek, fresh eggs, and green herbs like parsley and cilantro….

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Elderberry Chia Protein Pudding

September 26, 2019
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I absolutely love chia pudding. It’s nutritious and delicious and can be thrown together in just minutes (literally minutes!) the night before for a quick and easy breakfast, snack, lunch, or dessert. Not only does this elderberry version look pretty, but it also tastes great and is packed with antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, protein, and pre- & probiotics too!  It’s also suitable for gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and keto diets. Chia seeds have a mild nutty taste and are rich in fiber,…

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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part VI

September 25, 2019
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This mānuka honey face mask is perfect for skin that is oily or prone to clogged pores. Activated charcoal is an inexpensive wonder ingredient that can absorb oils, dirt, and impurities. The mānuka honey will draw moisture into your skin while fighting unwanted microbes for a dreamier complexion. For more information on how manuka honey benefits the skin, see our first post in the series. DIY FACE MASK # 5: MĀNUKA HONEY + CHARCOAL MASK (For Oily Skin and Clogged Pores )…

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“Fall” into a New Cleanse Routine

September 24, 2019
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Summer 2019, at least in the northern hemisphere, is in the rearview mirror and autumn leaves are beginning to fall. As the seasons change, now is the perfect time for a cleanse and digestive tune-up before heading into the season of food temptation: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In early fall, our brain begins to signal some hormonal changes. Insulin resistance increases slightly. Our bodies begin to store a little more fat. Millions of years of mammalian evolution are behind this…

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Get a Fresh Start This Fall with a Gentle Cleanse

September 18, 2019
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The change in seasons often inspires us to make a new start. What better way to start fresh than to do a cleanse? Some people are turned off by the idea of cleansing because it seems too extreme or harsh on the body. Plus, no one is a fan of spending hours chained to the bathroom. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a gentle way to detoxify your system in one week. Let’s be clear what a…

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Lifestyle Recipes

DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part V

September 18, 2019
face

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: MĀNUKA HONEY +DARK CHOCOLATE MASK (For…

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Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them

September 17, 2019
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Elderberry: the most popular way we know to stay healthy—and for good reason! You know you want more elderberry goodness in your life and adding Flora Elderberry Crystals to food is the easiest, most versatile way to get your dose. We’ve searched the internet to collect some creative ways to get your elderberry boost. Here are over 25 of our favorite ideas: Drink It Up In this simple Gut-Loving Water Kefir or swirled into an elderberry kefir drink In a…

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Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars

September 12, 2019
elderberry

You may be a worrier, or maybe not. If you’re a parent, when a toddler decides to suck on a dog toy or shopping cart handle, you may panic, or you may shrug, saying “That should help develop their immune system.” I’ve seen both reactions. Regardless, when our daycare or school-attending kiddos take “sick days,” we may worry—about their immunity, missing learning activities, feeling terrible, potentially infecting others, and causing us to take unplanned “sick days” too. Resilient, healthy children…

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DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part IV

September 11, 2019
face mask

Love to glow? Then try this face mask perfect for all skin types. Rich in nutrients, fatty acids and chlorophyll, spirulina is perfect for brightening, detoxifying and nourishing dull, tired skin. Spirulina also encourages quick skin cell turnover while mānuka honey moisturizes and provides powerful anti-microbial action. The result is a brighter, more radiant complexion with only two ingredients. This mask is gentle enough to apply daily and the deep green, slightly iridescent color is kind of intoxicating. For more…

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Back to School for Mom Too

September 10, 2019
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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 new activities, this mom usually…

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