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Where are You on the Mental Health Continuum?

July 27, 2021
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 the green’, where we...

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Featured Health Lifestyle

The 7-11 for Getting the Most out of Iron (Everything Absorption)

July 13, 2021
Today we separate the truth from the fiction when it comes to taking iron. You should come away clear about what you can do to improve your iron absorption. Why 7-11 (and not 411)? Because we will clear up 7 confusions and provide 11 solutions. When we find out we are low in iron, or someone that we care for is low in iron, we might start consulting Dr. Google, as one does. We might find interesting facts and theories,...

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Recipes

Elderberry Chia Protein Pudding

September 26, 2019
elderberry chia pudding
I absolutely love chia pudding. It’s nutritious and deliciousand can be thrown together in just minutes (literally minutes!) the nightbefore for a quick and easy breakfast, snack, lunch, or dessert. Not only does this elderberry version look pretty, but it alsotastes great and is packed with antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, protein, andpre- & 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,minerals, plant protein, antioxidants, and healthy...

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Spirulina & Mānuka Honey Face Mask Recipe

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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Natural Mānuka Honey Face Mask Recipe

August 21, 2019
DIY

No matter what our age or our skin type, sometimes our skin can use a little help. Things like stress, too much sun and lack of sleep can make our skin look less than red carpet ready. What better way than a DIY face mask to beautify your way to glowing skin? There’s no need to resort to products filled with artificial preservatives and unpronounceable ingredients. Mānuka honey, a rising natural beauty superstar and “super” honey with enhanced healing and…

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Recipes

Popsicles Two Ways

August 17, 2019
popsicles

What better treat on a hot summer day than an ice-cold popsicle!  Here I have two different flavors. The first is a fresh and tangy Creamy Berry & Lemon combo.  The second is “PBBJ,” a play on everyone’s favorite PB&J, with an extra “B” for a twist!  Dr. Tara’s passion is to inspire and empower others to experience the joy and richness of life.  She embraces a holistic definition of health & wellness with a focus on lifestyle factors. For…

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Health Recipes

How to Use Udo’s Oil

August 6, 2019
oil

Do you get enough healthy fat? Many people don’t consume enough, especially essential omegas. Omega-3, -6 and -9 oils are safe to use in meals for the whole family, not just smoothies! Udo’s Oil is a great way to balance a meal, make a snack more satisfying, or finish off a dish of any kind. How Much Udo’s Oil? Using 2 – 3 tablespoons daily seems to work well for most adults and children 10 years and older. Even babies…

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Family Recipes

Sunburn ‘Sicles: Red Beet Ice Pops

August 1, 2019
ice pops

For the kids and the kids at heart, try this electrolyte replenishing, oxygenating ice pop post-play. I’m fairly certain it’s well known that when we engage in physical activity, we lose important electrolyte minerals through sweat and exertion. To restore that fluid balance and help our muscles recover from exercise, beverages that contain these electrolytes are extremely important. Where do we get these electrolytes if not from Gatorade? Of course, filtered water should contain trace minerals that allow us to…

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Amazing Reasons to Use Manuka Honey

July 30, 2019
honey

Honey is a thing of wonder. According to some estimates, honey has been used as a food and medicine throughout 8,000 years of human history and culture, from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to practices of the Ayurvedic and TCM systems. As one of the longest standing ingredients in the arsenal of holistic human health, honey has a lot more to offer than a simple refined sugar substitute (though it’s perfect for that too!). Honey has been used for its unique…

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Family Recipes

Trail Mix That’s School-Safe & Nut-Free

July 25, 2019
trail mix

This trail mix has kid-pleasing ingredients that are safe for school, daycare, and activities that do not allow peanuts or tree nuts. It is a well-balanced snack, offering a healthy dose of protein and complex carbs—the kind that supply significant energy and fiber—plus some filling fats. With flavors and textures kids will love (including their new favorite, Baobites) it is sure to be a hit. It is also made with moms in mind: rich in electrolyte minerals and antioxidants, contains…

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