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Organic foods for your picnic

6 Ways to Green-Up Your Picnic Basket & Cookout

Spring and summer bring back lots of memories for me, the lazy warm days staring at clouds in the sky and lying on the soft green grass. Warm summer evenings on the pier up north or hot days at the beach are perfect opportunities to pack a snack or lunch to enjoy outdoors. Every 4th […]

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10 Simple Mood Boosters

  I had another article planned for this week, but decided this morning I needed to post this one. I’m taking a detour lead by faith …. It’s been a heavy week;  conversations of divorce, teen suicide and a close friend on life support. I decided to post this article to honor those in my […]

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Deck the Halls with Peace & Calming

SIMPLE STEPS TO KEEP THE CALM THIS SEASON Ready to have a Merry Little Christmas?  Or does the month of December set your mind spinning with To do lists, gifts to buy or thoughts of added stress?  Here are some practical steps you can take to help your body manage the stress of the holidays, […]

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9 Simple Ways to Avoid Stressing Your Immune System

This information is for educational purposes only and not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. If you need medical care, see a doctor. There are three basic elements to healthy immune function Control inflammation (best done under the care of a medical doctor) Keep the immune system running at it’s best Boost your […]

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6 surprising sources of Anti-bacterial chemicals

Would you argue against a statement that American’s are afraid of germs? Or maybe I should say, American Manufacturers want Americans to be afraid of germs. Some Germs Can Be Good For Us  I was thinking of just that as I visited a local farm in my area, Back to the Best. It’s a family […]

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44 Health Busters I Avoid

My article on 44 health builders was so popular, I was inspired to look at the flip side.  Being healthy isn’t about just doing the right things, it also involves avoiding habits that can make you sick.  Obviously, if I was a smoker but did all the things on my Healthy Living list, I would […]

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44 Things That Keep Me Healthy and Vibrant

  I just celebrated a birthday,and  I’m not shy to admit that I turned 44 this year.  I’m glad I can honestly say I feel better now than I did years ago when I was younger. I am still ironing out some wrinkles (pun intended) from less than ideal choices I made in my teens […]

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14 Upcycled Essentials for Travel

Upcycle I realize that having a Pure Home and Body can be pretty serious and complex when you’re talking about toxins, chemicals and getting sick. Being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated, and it’s actually pretty fun when you  apply simple habits like upcycling into your daily routine.  Upcycling is taking recycling a bit further and […]

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Pure Companies That Care: GoBites, Healthy Snacks for On The Go

Vote with your dollar There are some great up and coming companies as well as some established businesses committed to providing you with the resources you need to stay healthy, live organically and preserve our natural resources. More local stores are beginning to carry healthy products because there is a demand.  We can improve the options […]

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When the Exception to the Rule Becomes the New Status Quo

Major life events can turn our lives upside down, like having your first baby or getting cancer. When we had our first baby we probably went a bit overboard in protecting him from everything. I remember keeping his delicate skin covered even when we walked down to the mailbox to protect him from the “cancer-causing” […]

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