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Green Tea vs. Black Tea

Tea is said to be the most popular beverage in the world. It’s been consumed for thousands of years by millions, perhaps billions, of people. Tea has also been shown to have many health benefits. And some of these benefits are thought to be related to tea’s...

Can’t Meditate? Here are 9 Other Ways to Break Free from Stress!

Can't Meditate? Here are 9 Other Ways to Break Free From Stress I know! Meditation is the secret sauce to take your wellness up to the status of the elite gurus. It’s the “be all, end all” for the health of your entire mind-body-spirit. It’s the absolute must-do that...

What to Avoid if You Get Migraines

What to Avoid if You Get Migraines Migraine headaches can be terrible. The pain, vision problems (including aura), nausea, etc. can be debilitating; especially if they stick around for hours or even days. Migraines affect about 15% of adults, so they’re fairly common....

Water – How Much Do I Really Need to Drink?

Water - How Much Do I Really Need to Drink? Water is essential for life. You can only survive a few days without it. And being hydrated is essential for health. I could argue that water is the most essential nutrient of them all. Water is needed for every cell and...

Turmeric – Is It Really a Miracle Spice?

Turmeric - Is it Really a Miracle Spice? Turmeric is a rhizome that grows under the ground like ginger. It has a rich, bright orange color and is used in many foods. Originally used in Southeast Asia, it’s a vital component for traditional curries. You can find dried...

Protein – How Much Is Enough?

Protein - How Much is Enough? Protein is not just for great skin, hair, and nails; it's critical for health. Without it, you wouldn't be able to repair damage, digest food, fight infections, build muscle and bone, create hormones, and even think and have good moods....

Need a Mood Boost? Eat This!

Need a Mood Boost? Eat This! No question that what you eat can affect how you feel, right? It also affects how you eat, how you sleep, how you lose weight, how you gain weight and a whole lot of other stuff. Mental health and brain health are complex. So are the foods...

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

How Much Sugar is Too Much?  It’s official! Organizations and governments are (finally) declaring a maximum amount of daily sugar intake. So, how much sugar is too much? While guidelines may be a  step forward, there are still a few problems. One - they don’t all...

Healthy Fats and Dangerous Fats

Healthy Fats and Dangerous Fats All fat is NOT created equal! Some are healthy fats and some are dangerous fats. And which fats you choose may be making you fatter or keeping you from losing the fat you have. Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients along with...

5 Natural Ways to Deal with Bloating

5 Natural Ways to Deal with Bloating  Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a “food baby?” Then let’s talk about how to deal with bloating. Well, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it...

Recipe – Matcha Energy Bites

Recipe: Matcha Energy Bites Serves 6 (makes 12-18 bites) 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened 4 tbsp almond flour 1 tbsp matcha green tea 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup 1 tbsp coconut oil Instructions Add all ingredients into food processor and pulse until blended. Shape...

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Green Tea vs. Black Tea

Tea is said to be the most popular beverage in the world. It’s been consumed for thousands of years by millions, perhaps billions, of people. Tea has also been shown to have many health benefits. And some of these benefits are thought to be related to tea’s...

read more

Recipe – Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is an herb. The flower and the oil of lavender are used to make medicines and essential oils. Lavender is commonly used for anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, depression, headache, and pain. In foods and beverages, lavender is used as a flavor component....

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Recipe – Migraine-Calming Fresh Herbal Tea

Recipe - Migraine-Calming Fresh Herbal Tea Get migraines? Here’s a super-simple calming herbal tea that you can enjoy on those painful days. Serves 1 5 washed mint leaves (or a tea bag) 2 cups of boiled water Instructions Steep mint leaves (or tea bag) for 5-10...

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What to Avoid if You Get Migraines

What to Avoid if You Get Migraines Migraine headaches can be terrible. The pain, vision problems (including aura), nausea, etc. can be debilitating; especially if they stick around for hours or even days. Migraines affect about 15% of adults, so they’re fairly common....

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Recipe – Infused Water

Recipe - Infused Water You may not love the taste (or lack thereof) of plain water. One thing you can do is add some sliced or frozen fruit to your water. Here are some of my favorite additions to infuse water with a little flavor. But don’t limit yourself to these....

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Water – How Much Do I Really Need to Drink?

Water - How Much Do I Really Need to Drink? Water is essential for life. You can only survive a few days without it. And being hydrated is essential for health. I could argue that water is the most essential nutrient of them all. Water is needed for every cell and...

read more

Recipe – Golden Milk

Recipe - Golden Milk Serves 2 1 cup canned coconut milk 1 cup hot water 1 ½ tsp turmeric, ground ¼ tsp cinnamon, ground ½ tsp honey Instructions Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Whisk to combine. Warm over medium heat, whisking frequently. Heat until hot, but...

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Turmeric – Is It Really a Miracle Spice?

Turmeric - Is it Really a Miracle Spice? Turmeric is a rhizome that grows under the ground like ginger. It has a rich, bright orange color and is used in many foods. Originally used in Southeast Asia, it’s a vital component for traditional curries. You can find dried...

read more

Recipe – Baked Chicken Breasts

Recipe - Baked Chicken Breasts Serves 4 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp paprika Instructions Preheat oven to 450°F. Place a layer of parchment paper on a baking dish. Place the chicken...

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Protein – How Much Is Enough?

Protein - How Much is Enough? Protein is not just for great skin, hair, and nails; it's critical for health. Without it, you wouldn't be able to repair damage, digest food, fight infections, build muscle and bone, create hormones, and even think and have good moods....

read more

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