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Love Yourself to Health

February is usually highlighted for expressing love for family, friends and significant others, but it’s also important to remember to love yourself. Loving yourself increases your health in two major ways When people love and respect themselves they tend to make better food and lifestyle choices, promoting physical health. Plus, loving yourself will help you view yourself in a more […]

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Hydrating Home Spa

Steaming Similar to employing a humidifier in your home, steam treatments are a fantastic way to rehydrate dry skin, hair and respiratory passages. Steam helps ease congestion, sinus infections and inflammation within respiratory passages. Moist heat will hydrate your skin, enhance circulation and unclog pores, giving your skin an unseasonably healthy glow. Adding essential oils and herbs to your steam […]

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Antioxidant Rich Tropical Winter Beverage

Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Drinking fresh, hot herbal teas during blistery winter months offers a host of benefits. It warms your body and excites taste buds while increasing hydration and replenishing important nutrients. A popular ingredient in herbal tea blends, the vitamin C loaded Hibiscus packs a punch to dry winter ailments with antioxidant and immune-boosting properties. Hibiscus teas are commonly […]

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Nutrient Loaded Oatmeal

A steaming bowl of healthy, fresh-cooked oatmeal is a perfect way to warm yourself on cold winter mornings. But remember, all oatmeal isn’t created equal. Instant oatmeal is often loaded with unnecessary sugars and should be avoided. Instead, take an extra five minutes and use organic rolled oats. This tasty oatmeal recipe is loaded with fiber, vitamins C, K, E, […]

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5 Tricks to Block Winter Dryness Blues

Heaters keep you warm, but they also wick moisture from the skin. And when you walk outside, exposure to cold air and wind gives your outer layers an environmental shock. Along with wintertime elements, not drinking as much water as you would during warmer months, not getting enough fresh fruits and veggies, and the nutritional deficit of your holiday leftovers, […]

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Cranberry & Fresh Pear Cobbler

From its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to its high levels of vitamins C, E and K, this crust-free cobbler offers an array of health benefits. It’ is also an excellent source of dietary fiber, manganese and those hard-to-find omega-3 fatty acids. While the recipe calls for dried cranberries, try using fresh, raw cranberries instead to maintain the berries’’ synergistic benefits, […]

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Holidays, the healthy homemade way!

You’ve heard the saying, “it’s the thought that counts.” This year, make your thoughts count and show your loved ones how much you care about their well-being by giving healthy, homemade gifts. Do-it-yourself (DIY) gift making not only allows you to avoid the numerous hidden toxins that lurk in most store-bought products, it also allows you to save money and […]

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Pumpkin Puree Soup

This high fiber soup is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin A, beta-carotene, mixed carotenoids, and minerals such as magnesium. Top with roasted pumpkin seeds to add a boost of immune enhancing zinc. Serve warm or chilled throughout the year. Ingredients 3/4 cup water, divided 1 small onion, chopped 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree 2 cups unsalted vegetable broth 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Indulge Without the Bulge

Oven roasted turkey, corn bread stuffing, green bean casserole, and sweet potato pie. November is a very delicious time of year. With Thanksgiving, Thanksmas, Christmas, and a lot of holiday parties to look forward to, it can be easy to gain weight this time of year. Not to mention that most of our holiday comfort food is full of extra […]

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A Quiet Health Care Revolution

It’s just becoming audible now, but the stirrings are significant. A grassroots transformation in health is underway. It’s driven, largely, by these stark facts: nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese…tens of millions are afflicted by chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes…and 70% of us report suffering from stress (which itself can lead to such problems […]

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