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A staple of Mediterranean cooking, oregano is a super-spice that truly packs a nutritional punch.  Not only does this small green herb add zest to your dishes, it also contains many health promoting properties.  Adding it to your dishes is just one way to add......

Smoothies are a great pick-me-up snack that can also double as a quick breakfast or meal replacement.  While opting to buy a smoothie at a local juice shop is great when you are on the go, there is something innately satisfying about making your own. ......

We’ve talked quite a bit about the importance of staying well hydrated especially during the warmer summer months.  We’ve also suggested some delicious and healthy ways to make your own fruit and herb diffused water.  However, one topic that still needs to be discussed is......

The components to living a truly healthy life are multiple.  Among them are clean eating, exercise, mindfulness, avoiding toxin overload, and a plethora of other things.  However, the importance of having people in our lives to help us on our road to wellness is often......

Along with summer comes heatwaves.  The last thing you want to do when the temps peak is be stuck in the kitchen over the stove.  That’s why we love meals like this which are simple, healthy, delicious and don’t require using any heated cooking elements!......

Kale has become the darling of the “greens” world in the past few years.  It is no small wonder why, as it is one of the most nutrient dense foods available.  Kale is a cruciferous vegetable that is packed with Vitamins A, K, B, and......

Temperatures are rising, now that summer has arrived, and the need to stay hydrated is as important as ever.  Staying hydrated is essential to maintaining good health and optimal weight. However, most of us go through our days dehydrated without even realizing it. Dry lips,......

Looking for a new twist in salad making?  We have a wonderful alternative, that is perfect for hot summer days.  The Moroccan Raw Carrot Salad is full of beta carotene, spices that boost your immune system and decrease inflammation.  Other fresh ingredients, such as garlic......

As our lives get busier, spending quality time outdoors seems to have taken the back seat to a lot of our other endeavors. Statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have shown that, on average, adults spend 87% of their time inside of buildings, and......

Living an active lifestyle has always been associated with keeping fit and overall physical health.  Exercise helps us achieve and maintain optimal weight and muscle function.  It also delivers cardio benefits and aids in everything from circulation, to digestion and more.  However, what is not......

Summer is here, which means lots of outdoor eating. Picnics, potlucks, parties, BBQ’s you name it….all a lot of fun, yet can lead to a lot of unhealthy eating.  Finding some alternatives that are fresh and healthy, as well as delicious, can help curb the......

Nothing says comfort food like a nice bowl of soup.  Our butternut squash recipe is mouthwateringly delicious and provides all of the benefits of some truly wholesome vegetables and seeds.  Served warm in winter or slightly chilled for a summer evening, this soup will soon......

We all love soft, static-free, fresh and fluffy laundry.  However, the means by which so many of us achieve this is frighteningly toxic.  Store bought fabric softeners and dryer sheets are a virtual cornucopia of chemicals, all of which are absorbed by our skin and......

Few foods are as heartwarming and comforting as a nice bowl of oatmeal.  Not only is this a delicious breakfast alternative, but our recipe packs a nutritional punch.  Made with heart healthy steelcut oats, and a bevy of antioxidant rich berries, this bowl of cereal......

All too often we get caught up in the busy-ness of life and suppress the messages our bodies are trying to deliver to us.  Work, childcare, social schedules, helping others, etc.  are all necessary parts of life.  However, they can keep us busy to the......

Finding a form of exercise that fits well with your lifestyle and current physical abilities is essential for achieving and maintaining good health.  There are many different forms of exercise to choose from, and one of the most popular is yoga. Yoga has reached viral......

Eating healthy doesn’t mean that you have to give up all of your traditional favorites, like pancakes!  It does mean that some ingredients are substituted and others added.  Here we have a delicious and wholesome pancake recipe that incorporates, zucchini, apples, coconut oil, and grassfed......

Sometimes all you want is a nice, easy to prepare dish of comfort food.  This is a wonderful, healthy option that doesn’t take long to make and will leave your family or guests happy and asking for more.  Made with wholesome, fresh ingredients this is......

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body. The minerals and nutrients, not to mention antioxidants and vitamins contained in fresh produce are the perfect way to boost your health and immune function. However, eating......

Warmer weather is upon us which makes it the perfect time to experiment with raw fruits and veggies. Having a few recipes in your pocked that incorporate nature’s bounty will make meal planning quick and simple. Recipes like this one, will have you looking forward......

There is no doubt that eating clean is essential for health and wellness. However, it is just as important to use products on our bodies that are just as healthy and toxin free. Soaps, shampoos, lotions and the like can all contain chemicals that are......

When we think about salads, we usually think about a healthy meal or side.  However, what is in our salad can make or break it.  Salads that contain processed dressings high in saturated fats and sugars are in no way beneficial.  Neither are ones made......

While we can’t always avoid the toxins and chemicals in our environment, there are some things that we can do at home to lessen our exposure to them.  Cleaning supplies are one way in which we can make a change in our homes for a......

Now that the warmer months are upon us, it’s important to remember to hydrate!  While drinking plenty of liquids is important year round, the warmer months can cause us to perspire and become easily dehydrated.  Drinking an appropriate amount of liquids per day will also......

Keeping our bodies fit and in motion is of the essence. Without movement, our bodies begin to atrophy and cannot perform as they were meant to. Exercise not only keeps off unwanted weight, but benefits our muscle tone, joints, circulation, digestion, blood sugar levels, increases......

We hear a lot about antioxidants, but what are they exactly and why do we need them? In a nutshell, antioxidants are nutrients, phytochemicals, and enzymes that are capable of counteracting the damaging effects of oxidation and free radicals. Antioxidants are also believed to play......

Living clean and being clean can easily go hand in hand once we realize what is in our cleaning products. Laundry detergent being one of the cleaning products that our bodies come in contact with the most. What we use to wash our clothes, towels,......

What exactly are the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen?  While they may sound like the good guys and villains of one of Marvel’s latest creations….the truth is, we are talking about food.  Although, they very well could be the good guys and villains of......

There are a lot of reasons why the air in our homes, offices, and classrooms may not be free of toxins.  Living or working near busy roads, using household cleaners that are not naturally derived, and even carpets and upholstery that release chemicals such as......

Most of us are acquainted with how well meditation works to calm the mind, lowering anxiety and stress levels.  We know that it can promote relaxation and increase a general sense of peace.  What is not as commonly known is that practicing meditation on a......

Refined sugar is popping up everywhere. No longer just relegated to sugary desserts and treats, it can now be found in pasta sauces, bread, and other seemingly innocuous foods.  It has recently been reported that Americans consume roughly 150 pounds of sugar in any given......

Our bodies are constantly bombarded by toxins in the air, food supply, and even the hygiene products we use.  To give our bodies a fighting chance, we need to help with its natural detox process. Using a clinically tested detox protocol such as is offered......

When we think of turmeric, we tend to think of it as a spice used to add color and flavor to our cooking.  What is not as well known, are the many heath benefits this spice has, and the role it plays in attaining and......

Clean eating and exercise are essential to our health and wellbeing.  However, another important piece to the wellness puzzle is mindfulness and the ability to work on our mind-body connection. While there are several different modalities for practicing mindfulness, all of them aid in our......

Everything we eat turns into one of two things once digested…alkaline ash or acid ash.  In order to maintain optimal health, it’s important to find the correct balance between alkaline and acidic foods. According to renowned Swedish nutritionist, Dr. Ragnar Berg, the preferred dietary ratio......

Every year, we tend to write the same resolutions for the coming year.  Something to do with working harder, exercising more, eating healthier.  These are all wonderful goals to want to attain, but I’ve always felt there was something deeper amiss. If you were to......

It’s almost that time of year when we start making lists of our New Year’s resolutions. Whether they are mental lists or written by hand, resolutions usually have to do with making better lifestyle choices, losing weight, getting fit, and so on. While making plans......

The amount of diets and weight loss gimmicks that we are exposed to year after year are almost innumerable. Yet, the common denominator with all of them is that they don’t really work. The problem with these fad or yo-yo diets is that while some......

High Quality Green Tea & What it Can Do For You Drinking green tea has been associated with good health for centuries. Recently, it has become more popular than ever, and with good reason. Far more than a fad drink, green tea has been proven......