Mini-Detox ideas for spring

Mini-Detox ideas for spring

Now that spring has actually arrived, it feels like it’s time to shed the heaviness of the winter and get ready for sunny warm days and cool breezes. Take a deep breath though, detoxing from the winter doldrums doesn’t have to be a 30 day juice cleanse! It can mean making small changes to give your body a little bit more of what it needs. Read on for a few simple ideas to help you move toward a healthier you. 7 Step Detox Plan...

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DIY Workshops are back!

DIY Workshops are back!

After three months of planning, my newbie husband and I had a beautiful wedding on October 25th! Being in our late thirties, we didn’t want to spend a year planning a wedding so we went to town DIY’ing and got it done. We were floored by the help we had from our friends and family and it went off without a hitch! Just when we thought things were going to settle down, we were lucky enough to find a house in Melrose and will be...

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5 Healthy Halloween Treats!

5 Healthy Halloween Treats!

Not all candy is created equal! Many Halloween treats are full of high levels of white refined sugar (see dangers of sugar in our previous blog post). A Reese’s peanut butter cup has 21 grams of sugar, a plain Hershey chocolate bar has 24 grams and a small bag of milk chocolate M&M’s has 30 grams of sugar! The sugar in Halloween candy can stay in your mouth for 20 minutes after consumption which can destroy your teeth’s...

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5 Natural Remedies for Common Cold Symptoms

5 Natural Remedies for Common Cold Symptoms

With the onset of fall (soon to be winter) comes cold and flu season. Flu season can start as early as October. It is important to get a jump start on amping up your immune system before you catch a nasty week long cold. You can start by getting enough sleep, drinking less alcohol, eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, garlic and trying immune supportive herbs (great immune boosting recipe here). If you do happen to catch a nasty...

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5 Ways to Get Creative With Fall Foliage

5 Ways to Get Creative With Fall Foliage

The first day of fall is September 23rd. Soon the leaves will be changing into colorful shades of red, yellow and orange. Fall foliage creates an opportunity to get up, take a healthy walk, and use nature’s gifts for some creative art projects. Creativity is important for health and well-being. Incorporating it into some aspect of your life can be quite rewarding. Developing our creative potential allows for us to support certain areas of...

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It’s Baby Safety Month! 4 Ways to Keep Your Baby’s Body Safe

It’s Baby Safety Month! 4 Ways to Keep Your Baby’s Body Safe

September is National Baby Safety month. Not only is it important to prevent accidents and injuries in the home, but you should also be taking a closer look at the products you are using on your baby. Scientists are beginning to verify just how dangerous some synthetic chemicals are to human health – especially children. Babies in general will get a heftier dose of pollutants due to their small sizes, hence the need to be extra careful...

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5 Healthy Recipes Using Fall Fruits & Vegetables

5 Healthy Recipes Using Fall Fruits & Vegetables

Fall is approaching fast which means new fruits and vegetables will be in season. There are many benefits to eating produce that is in season (especially local/organic). Eating local organic produce is not only easy on your wallet but it is also much more supportive of your health and the planet’s. The fruits & veggies that are not in season generally travel between 1500-2500 miles before they get to you (doesn’t sound so fresh...

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5 Ways to Put a Healthy Creative Twist on School Lunches

5 Ways to Put a Healthy Creative Twist on School Lunches

As the new school year approaches so do brown paper bag lunches. Sometimes it can be a bit daunting trying to figure out what healthy choices to put inside your child’s lunch box. In general, healthy school meals matter. Children that lack proper nutrition tend to have trouble focusing in school. In contrast, the children that do eat nutritious meals every day while staying active tend to excel. Listed below are 5 healthy creative ideas...

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Dangers of Sugar : Using Honey Instead of White Refined Sugar

Dangers of Sugar : Using Honey Instead of White Refined Sugar

Eating or drinking too much white refined sugar can be very hazardous to your health. It depletes the body of precious vitamins and minerals due to the demand it puts on the body during digestion. Additionally, high daily sugar intake can lead to diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity and a higher risk of cancer. It can be really hard going cold turkey on your favorite sweets and dessert items, but, the good news is that there are...

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