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Frozen Yogurt Bark Recipe

July 18, 2019
frozen yogurt

Frozen yogurt bark is a nutritious and delicious family-friendly summer treat. It’s super simple to prepare and can be made with dairy or non-dairy yogurt and your choice of toppings. I made my frozen yogurt bark a pretty pink using my favorite Salus Red Beet Crystals. It was a hit with my whole family! I generally recommend using a higher fat yogurt (I use anything from 2% to 8%) so your dessert is creamy and luscious instead of icy. I also like…

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Mānuka Honey + Lavender Lemonade

July 17, 2019
lavender

Lemonade is timeless. It’s sweet, citrusy and there’s nothing that refreshes quite like it when the heat sets in. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with modifying the classic traditional lemonade recipe—made with lemons, sugar, and water—into something a little more sophisticated with a bit of lavender. And, while we’re at it, healthier. How Do We Make Mānuka Lavender Lemonade? To start, give this Mānuka Lavender Lemonade the essence of lavender by making a lavender ‘tea.’ To do this, steep dried…

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Education Health

Keto: 5 Strategies for Doing It Right

July 12, 2019
keto

Feeling the lure of the keto diet? Two big reasons people try it are because they hope to drop weight or to heal from health issues. Getting into a ketotic state can provide better clarity and mental energy, resolve some chronic neurological and energy disorders, and can even have metabolic advantages. While there are potential benefits, ‘going keto’ is not foolproof. It is often misunderstood and can create problems. The greater and swifter the diet change, the more the adjustments…

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3 Ways a Multivitamin Can Help Your Kid at School

July 10, 2019
multivitamin

Most people take a multivitamin for the same reason: to fill in the gaps in their diet. That’s why we give our kids multis; while our diets aren’t perfect, theirs are worse. But did you know that giving your child a well-crafted multivitamin can offer concrete benefits too? Turns out, a daily multi helps your child in school in three important ways. A is for Attendance School can sometimes seem like a swap meet for the sniffles, especially in preschool…

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Health Recipes

Key Lime Pie Smoothie

July 4, 2019
key lime pie

Pie for breakfast? Yes, you heard us right. Our Key Lime Pie Smoothie hits the health mark and makes a great breakfast option, yet is delicious enough to tempt even the toughest critic. Lime juice delivers a boost of vitamin C, apple brings a solid dose of fiber to the table, and coconut flakes add a hint of tropical flair. Add this easy-to-make smoothie to your weekend breakfast spread, or throw it together in a pinch on busy weekday mornings,…

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Family Health

3 Ways DHA Helps Kids: A Review of the Latest Research

June 28, 2019

A new school year is just around the corner. For some kids (and almost all adults) this is a happy occasion. Other kids struggle more in school and may not be as excited to board that big yellow bus again. If only there was something that could help your kiddo pay attention and think better! Good news, parental units: according to two new studies, that something is omega-3 fatty acids like DHA. If you’re expecting a little one, there’s even…

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Vitamin C Manuka Honey Face Mask

June 26, 2019
vitamin C

This lovely golden face mask can brighten your day and your face. With manuka honey and natural vitamin C, it is so good you can eat it! Commercial vitamin C serums are wonderful for brightening skin and clearing up blemishes, but vitamin C is not stable in liquids for long periods of time. Therefore many beauty experts now suggest skipping the serums and adding vitamin C in the more stable dry powder form to your own homemade products, just prior…

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Fitness Health

10 Tips for a Lifestyle of Health & Wellness

June 14, 2019
health

In April, I celebrated my 30th birthday. For so much of my life, 30 seemed… so far away. I can still remember the days of thinking “When I turn 30, I’ll be married with two kids, own a house in the mountains, and be the CEO of my own business.” Lofty goals for an age that seemed so distant yet came so quickly. Not shockingly, most of those aspirations are still in the works, but what I do have is…

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Have a Healthy Father’s Day

June 13, 2019
Father's

Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, while still finding my feet with this parenting thing, I’m taking my first Father’s Day to reflect on what becoming a parent somewhat late in life means to me so far. Trying to put it into words inevitably sounds a little corny or clichéd, but seeing…

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Education Featured Health

Why Probiotics Help with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Vaginal Health

June 11, 2019
vaginal

Everywhere you turn you’ll find articles, videos, and memes about the power of probiotics. Probiotics have been touted as the next line of medicine for mental health issues, the solution to chronic inflammation, and might even ramp up your metabolism. Are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Could they really help with all of those health issues? In a nutshell… it looks like they just might! Plus, it looks like they’re an important addition to our collective diet.…

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