Health

Get a Fresh Start This Fall with a Gentle Cleanse

September 18, 2019
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The change in seasons often inspires us to make a new start. What better way to start fresh than to do a cleanse? Some people are turned off by the idea of cleansing because it seems too extreme or harsh on the body. Plus, no one is a fan of spending hours chained to the bathroom. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s a gentle way to detoxify your system in one week. Let’s be clear what a…

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DIY Mānuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part V

September 18, 2019
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Is there anything more intoxicating than the smell of melted chocolate? While it tastes divine, chocolate’s rich antioxidant and nutrient content in this face mask are amazing for skin showing the effects of aging or UV damage. The mānuka honey will draw moisture into your skin while leaving it supple, radiant and more elastic. For more information on how manuka honey benefits the skin, see our first post in the series. DIY FACE MASK # 5: MĀNUKA HONEY +DARK CHOCOLATE MASK (For…

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Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them

September 17, 2019
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Elderberry: the most popular way we know to stay healthy—and for good reason! You know you want more elderberry goodness in your life and adding Flora Elderberry Crystals to food is the easiest, most versatile way to get your dose. We’ve searched the internet to collect some creative ways to get your elderberry boost. Here are over 25 of our favorite ideas: Drink It Up In this simple Gut-Loving Water Kefir or swirled into an elderberry kefir drink In a…

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Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars

September 12, 2019
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You may be a worrier, or maybe not. If you’re a parent, when a toddler decides to suck on a dog toy or shopping cart handle, you may panic, or you may shrug, saying “That should help develop their immune system.” I’ve seen both reactions. Regardless, when our daycare or school-attending kiddos take “sick days,” we may worry—about their immunity, missing learning activities, feeling terrible, potentially infecting others, and causing us to take unplanned “sick days” too. Resilient, healthy children…

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DIY Mānuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part IV

September 11, 2019
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Love to glow? Then try this face mask perfect for all skin types. Rich in nutrients, fatty acids and chlorophyll, spirulina is perfect for brightening, detoxifying and nourishing dull, tired skin. Spirulina also encourages quick skin cell turnover while mānuka honey moisturizes and provides powerful anti-microbial action. The result is a brighter, more radiant complexion with only two ingredients. This mask is gentle enough to apply daily and the deep green, slightly iridescent color is kind of intoxicating. For more…

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Back to School for Mom Too

September 10, 2019
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The Busy Energy of Fall & Back to School Ah, autumn. The evenings get shorter but filled with more activities and busy energy. Some people are tired of pumpkin spice, but true fall lovers are anticipating the sweaters and boots, layers and leggings. Or maybe the leaves, apple cider, and football. I like scarves, the selection of freshly harvested vegetables, and evenings enjoying tea and the sound of rain on the windows. With all the new activities, this mom usually…

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Plant-Based Sushi Rolls

September 5, 2019
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When the heat kicks in and I can’t bear to turn the oven on, I turn to sushi rolls that require minimal cooking and can be served cold! This vibrant colored plant-based sushi recipe utilizes the nutritional power of Udo’s Oil to assist in nutrient absorption and skin, joint, and brain health.* Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For the original hot cacao post and more delicious recipes, follow her on…

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DIY Mānuka Honey Face Mask Series – Part III

September 4, 2019
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In this mask recipe, mānuka honey is paired with the free-radical-fighting and antioxidant-rich matcha tea powder, the calming and cleansing qualities of oatmeal and the soothing power of aloe for a combination that can refresh and revitalize aging and/or dry skin. For more information on how manuka honey benefits the skin, see our first post in the series. Three more face mask recipes are coming over the next few weeks. Stay tuned! Article, recipe, and photos courtesy of BETTER LIVING. Visit OnBetterLiving.com for more helpful…

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Back to School Immune Health for Kids

September 3, 2019
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The September back-to-school period invokes a unique blend of feelings for both parents and children: excitement, anticipation, and butterflies, with novelty, planning, and growth all in the mix. More time indoors, crowded rooms of kids, and cooler weather can also present challenges to our immune systems though. The first two weeks back to school in September often involve a spike in colds/upper respiratory tract infections1. The infection rate can increase by six times the usual rate as germs spread. Back…

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Green Garden Sauce

August 29, 2019
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When your garden herbs are growing like crazy, use them in this rich and satisfying, healthy green dressing. It makes a spoon-stands-up-in-it-thick sauce that works best on power bowls, Buddha bowls, and hearty salads or tossed into a pasta salad. Our Mediterranean bowl was made with a tarragon-based sauce, but basil would make a good alternative. Pair the herbs in the sauce with the bowl: Indonesian, Thai, or Vietnamese street-food style bowls may pair well with sweet basil or anise-y…

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