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Simple Ways to Create Beautiful, Glowing Summer Skin

Beauty is more than skin deep, and encompasses our entire being – mind, body and spirit.  You may know someone (or be someone) who has outer beauty that takes your breath away, but inside are either hurting emotionally or are physically unhealthy. Sometimes the stress from difficult situations can affect us physically and steal the beauty […]

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Simple Fermented Veggies

Fermented Veggies are simple to make and a great way to nourish your the good bacteria in your gut. American diets are very sterile, we pasteurize many foods which kills natural enzymes and gentle bacteria that normally feed our gut flora. It shouldn’t come as any surprise as Americans have a reputation for becoming very […]

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How to really find the best quality essential oils

The essential oil business is booming, distributors and overnight “experts” are popping up all over as are training programs to promote better understanding.  For the average consumer though, knowledge, a good dose of common sense and some discernment to sift through the hype will pay dividends as you invest in essential oils. In this market, […]

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Organic Yoga Clothing Supports Ethical Farming and Local Communities

Today is Veteran’s Day and each year I feel inadequate in showing my gratitude to those who have served our country for all they have done and continue to do to keep our country Great. As an average citizen, it is easy to get caught up in the day to day busy-ness that in the […]

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10 Grown-Up Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins & Nourish Your Body

Pumpkins aren’t just for October. They remind me of Fall and all that we should be thankful for. There are so many heirloom pumpkins now that the iconic, perfectly shaped pumpkin is so ordinary. All these varieties and shapes of pumpkins remind me of people and how different we are, not only our outward appearance, […]

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Are Antibiotics in Cheese Creating Superbugs?

Eating dairy is a controversial subject in some health & wellness circles: the debate from vegans as an ethical perspective, it’s potential mucous-forming tendencies from holistic practitioners, it’s health benefits from raw food enthusiasts & paleo diet followers. It is packed with protein, but the cheese-health debate now may becoming more contentious. Not because of […]

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Essential Oil Use and Social Responsibility

The essential oil industry is booming. Like the 100th monkey & Social Change, many are suddenly seeing a sense of urgency to learn about these natural substances. One company years ago made it their mission to “have essential oils in every home”. At the time I thought that seemed like a good idea, but as I […]

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The safest essential oils to ingest

Are Essential Oils Safe to Ingest?

There are differing schools of thought on the ingestion of essential oils. According to Jane Buckle Ph.d, RN, “The topic of oral and internal use of essential oils is controversial and confusing. Much of the confusion is to do with lack of knowledge and cultural misconceptions because the oral and internal uses of essential oils […]

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Fractionated Coconut Oil: Are There Benefits?

Fractionated coconut oil is a fairly new ingredient to the cosmetic industry. With the explosion of essential oil use and viral posts of Coconut Oil health benefits, it’s not surprising that a coconut product would be well-received by Americans. But is this “new” product really a health food? or a Green-washed ingredient marketed as natural? […]

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Top News in Health & Green Living of 2014

2014 was a year of growing and understanding more in health and wellness. Knowledge is power and when Americans see the impact their choices have on personal and global health, the easier it will be to create positive change. Here are the top Health discoveries and news stories of the year: 1.  Ebola outbreaks in Africa […]

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