December 21, 2016
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Low Carb Meal Planning Tools, Tips, and Tricks

The key to lasting health, fitness, weight loss, or anything you want to do successfully is consistency. It is easy to get started. You are excited, full of optimism, and hopeful about the changes you can make in your life. Then, it gets hard. But if you are consistent, your […]
December 7, 2016
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Superfood Spotlight: Turmeric

The first time I heard about turmeric as a health supplement was after I tried many traditional methods to get some pain relief. I used to have a lot of back pain in my shoulders from being on the computer all the time. I worked out, and that helped some, […]
November 2, 2016
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My List of Natural Store-Bought Cleaners For when you just don't have time to make it yourself...

I think it is fun making my own cleaning products, and it has been one of my favorite parts of my journey to a healthier lifestyle. It is like a craft project that is useful, safer for my family, and saves money (as opposed to buying natural store-bought cleaners). I have […]
October 19, 2016
Cacao and its many benefits

Superfood Spotlight: Cacao

What exactly is cacao? Cacao is actually a tree that produces beans. Powder is formed from the beans and is raw, and therefore is the purest chocolate you can get. You can find it in powder form, nibs, or bars. It has many healthy qualities and lets you eat chocolate without […]
October 13, 2016
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Supplements to Take While Pregnant

Matt and I are happy to announce that we are adding a member to our family in January! We are having a boy, and the kids are so excited for a baby brother. In this time of transition, I have really been working on my health by trying to eat healthy […]
October 5, 2016

DIY Natural Dishwashing Detergent – Recipe Index Choose which detergent works best for you!

  Today I want to share with you a list of natural dishwashing detergent recipes that I have found over months of searching for the “perfect one.” While I will have the recipe I personally use below, I have learned that there really is no “perfect” natural dishwashing detergent for everyone. […]
August 17, 2016

DIY Natural Multi-Purpose Cleaners – Recipe Index Choose which recipe works best for you!

  Today I want to share with you a list of natural multi-purpose cleaner recipes that I have found over months of searching for the “perfect one.” While I will have the recipe I personally use below, I have learned that there really is no “perfect” natural cleaner for everyone. […]
April 12, 2016
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How to Beat Sugar and Stay Happy

Yeah, I don’t know. Still working on this one! 😉 All kidding aside, this is something I still struggle with. I will be very good for an extended period of time, but then fall off the wagon when a birthday or holiday comes up. Sometimes even a really bad day […]
April 2, 2016
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Superfood Spotlight: Bee Pollen

Have you tried bee pollen? Have you even heard about it? When I first started this healthy lifestyle journey, I was very surprised to find out that bee pollen is very good for you. I was reading a clean eating book, and the author put bee pollen on her oatmeal. […]
March 28, 2016
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One Habit That Will Immediately Improve Your Health

If you could do just one thing and improve your health, would you do it? Sometimes there is so much information out there that it can be overwhelming. If you are anything like me, when you get overwhelmed, you tend to just do nothing. I have written extensively on the […]
March 26, 2016
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3 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Started Making My Own Cleaning Products

No. 1: Every recipe won’t work for everyone. You may have hard water, or maybe a different brand of one of the ingredients doesn’t work so well. The bad news is that it may take some trial and error. The good news is, there are lots of helpful recipes online, […]
March 20, 2016
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Why Consistency Beats Motivation Every Time

We have all heard it (or said it) a thousand times: I just need to get motivated to ____.” Whether you fill in the blank with “exercise more” or “get healthy” or “lose weight,” we have the tendency to wait until motivation strikes us to get started. The Truth About Motivation […]
March 18, 2016
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6 Health Practices You Can Stop Doing Today

Do you ever feel like getting healthy is a full time job? So many tips on how to do things better, or supplements to take, or workouts to do…it can get overwhelming. Plus, I hate doing things that don’t serve a purpose.  While there are many ways to improve your […]
March 14, 2016
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Why You Should Care About Using Natural Products

I knew that it was important to use natural products for a long time before I actually made the switch. I remember thinking it was probably something I should do, and then seeing a documentary called Chemerical, and it really dawning on me that this is a serious issue.  But […]
March 11, 2016
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7 Ways Your Diet Can Make or Break Your Health

For a long time, I focused on the wrong things when trying to get healthy. There was that “eat as little as possible” phase. And the “counting points or calories” phase. And the “working out will take care of everything” phase. I have literally made all seven of these mistakes, usually […]
March 9, 2016
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Why You Need to Ditch Your Deodorant Quickly

Why is this important? With each product that we use, we can let harmful chemicals enter our biggest organ: our skin. These chemicals have all kinds of undesirable effects, and many of them have never even been tested. According to the National Research Council, no toxic information is available for more than […]
March 2, 2016
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The Magic of Simply Going Outside

In our digital world, sometimes it is easy to stay inside and miss the beauty all around us. I know this is true for me. I am not much of an outdoors person, but lately the weather has been so beautiful here in Texas that I am trying to be […]
February 26, 2016
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DIY All Natural Daily Moisturizer

I love the feeling of a luxurious moisturizer in the morning. It makes your skin feel so soft and supple, and allows your foundation to go on smoothly.  When I learned about the harsh chemicals in my moisturizer, I tossed it and decided to create my own. Now, I alternate […]
February 24, 2016

How to Protect Your Body from Chronic Inflammation

Why it is it important to learn about inflammation? Do you struggle with acid reflux or heartburn, acne, back pain, allergies (food or seasonal), asthma, high cholesterol or blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, anxiety or depression, chronic fatigue or migraines? Then you need to read this article. These are just some […]
February 19, 2016
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Superfood Spotlight: Spirulina Why You Should Be Taking Nature's Multivitamin

Spirulina is a blue-green microalgae that grows in warm, fresh water lakes. It the most nutrient-dense food there is. Spirulina contains high levels of protein, as well as 18 amino acids. It also has beta-carotene, B12, iron, calcium, magnesium and high levels of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), as well as over 100 other vitamins […]