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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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Healthy Girl’s Champagne

Kick the Soda Habit This is a great alternative to sugary soda. If you are trying to kick the soda habit, try this to wean yourself off the carbonated beverages. No added sugars and nothing artificial! Moderation Drinking a glass of wine, particularly red, a couple of times a week can keep your heart healthy […]

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How To Really Cut Down On Belly Fat

I’ve had several conversations in just the past few days regarding weight loss and belly fat, specifically during mid-life changes.  There is a lot of research available as to what works, what doesn’t and I’ll briefly outline some  basic principles as well as some tips that will be helpful to most of you.  While many […]

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Decadent Paleo Brownies

This is what real food is meant to be – nourishing, satisfying and full of flavor, you don’t even realize these have no wheat  Since I’ve given up wheat products I have more energy, I don’t “live in a fog” and just feel better overall.  This recipe uses  coconut flour which is high in protein […]

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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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Enzymes, The Key To Life, Part 1

Probiotics have been in the spotlight lately, even by large food manufacturers. Even traditional doctors are hopping on the bandwagon and promoting them somewhat. Some other body elements that are even more important are enzymes. Enzymes assist practically all body functions. Digestive enzymes break down food particles so nutrients can be absorbed into the bloodstream. […]

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Ningxia Wolfberry

Ningxia Red is an organic whole foods nutritional drink from Y. Living. The foundation of Ningxia Red is the Ningxia Wolfberry (Lycium barbarum L.), a fruit grown in the Ningxia Provence of China.  This superfruit grown in a very fertile area in the base of the Himalyan mountains.  The Ningxia Wolfberry is so valuable that […]

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