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Perfect Summer Dessert: Raw Caramel Slices

Are you looking for an amazing, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, Raw dessert for that special occasion this summer? This is it! Someone shared this Paleo recipe with me a while back on Facebook and I just made it a week and a half ago. It’s from the Raw Food Institute in Australia and I modified it […]

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Turmeric Tea Soothes the Body and Senses

Turmeric tea is one of my favorite things to drink when the weather turns cool. It’s a nice substitute for some teas that I usually drink, one that I welcome when the temperatures fall and the snow comes. Ayurveda is the holistic lifestyle of yoga. The principles of Ayurveda lie in respecting the natural change […]

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Fasting – Ancient Wisdom To Help Improve Mental Clarity, Boost Energy

Fasting has been a practice of healing the body for centuries.  I am not talking about current trends that call for you to drink copious amounts of cayenne laced lemonade for 10-30 days.  This article will deal with some reasonable methods of fasting based on traditional practices from other cultures.  The concept itself is fairly […]

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Toxic Landfill or Oasis? Natural Cleaning Solutions For Your Home

NEWS UPDATE!  April 2012 EWG’s Hall of Shame, Most Toxic Cleaning Supplies. Check it out and make sure none are in your cupboards. When is the last time you looked under your kitchen sink?  Or in the cupboard where you keep your cleaning supplies?  Household cleaners have some of the most toxic ingredients.  In our […]

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Cellulite No Match For Essential Oils

Our bodies need fat to protect vital organs like our brain.  Our cells need fat to function optimally.   Too much fat in the body can accumulate in the form of cellulite though – you’ve seen it, the dimpled skin that appears in areas like the hips, abdomen and arms.    Cellulite is actually clusters of old fat […]

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Fire & Ice: Cleansing With Hydrotherapy

Our bodies are made up of 60% water by weight, our brains 70%, our lungs 90%.  Water is essential to life, we can live 3 weeks without food, and only 3 days without water.  Water transports nutrients to our cells and moves the toxins out.   Because of this importance, it should be no surprise that […]

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Beauty Products To Accelerate Aging And Improve Weight Gain

You exercise, eat well and follow the latest trends in health but still can’t reach your goals for weight.  Did you ever think that your skin cream or body lotions could be making it difficult for you to shed those unwanted pounds?  Beauty is more than skin deep, and your health and beauty products may […]

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Cleansing – From The Inside Out

So far I’ve talked about cleansing from an external perspective, outside your body.   The next few articles will be about cleansing your body from the inside out.   There are many cleansing programs and regimes available, I will be covering just a few of these.  Cleansing is not a one size fits all process and it’s important […]

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Cleansing For Life: Cheese Puffs Not Included

Cleansing does not have to be a drastic event, nor should it be.  You might want to jump into some dramatic cleanse, but be patient.  Your goal should be to lay a solid foundation of  wellness that will become a part of who you are.  If you build a lifestyle around healthy choices,  cleansing can […]

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You Are What You Eat (and clean with)

What do you think of when you see the word “cleanse”?   Years ago I would have thought a cleanse was simply flushing out the colon.  I had heard about “colonics” and there was no way I would ever do that.  Someone mentioned they take a Senna “cleanse” once a week.   That sounded a bit […]

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